Taylor Swift’s The Story Of Us video was directed by Noble Jones and filmed at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Written by Taylor Swift, The Song Of Us video features a book in the library called “The Story of Us” and is told by Taylor while she’s standing between bookshelves and sitting on a desk with flashbacks of her and her ex. They face each other and try to say how the other feels, but end up walking away. The video ends with Taylor closing the book.
“The Story of Us is about running into someone I had been in a relationship with at an awards show, and we were seated a few seats away from each other,” Taylor told USA Today. “I just wanted to say to him, ‘Is this killing you? Because it’s killing me.’ But I didn’t. Because I couldn’t. Because we both had these silent shields up.
“I went home and I sat there at the kitchen table and I said to my mom, ‘I felt like I was standing alone in a crowded room.’ Then I got up and ran into my bedroom, as she’s seen me do many times. And she probably assumed I had come up with a line in the song. And I had. And that was actually the last song I wrote on the album, and after I finished that one, I knew I was done.”
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