Forever & Always (Piano Version)

Fearless [Platinum Edition] (2009) | Fearless (Taylor's Version) [2021]

“Forever & Always (Piano Version)” is simply a stripped down piano version of Taylor’s song “Forever & Always” from her second studio album “Fearless” (2008). It was released on the album’s Platinum Edition. The re-recording of the song, “Forever & Always (Piano Version) (Taylor’s Version)”, was released on April 9, 2021 on the album “Fearless (Taylor’s Version).”

Taylor decided to show a different side to one of the fan-favorite songs on “Fearless” and recorded a version of the song that captures the raw emotions behind the lyrics. During an interview with iTunes in 2009, she said it’s one of her favorites on the Platinum Edition:

“There’s a version of my song ‘Forever & Always’ that’s just piano and cello. It’s song on the record that I feel has a lot of different sides and it has a lot of different emotions all poured into one song. And so this version of the song really addresses the sad parts of that song. On the record the way it is, it’s produced and it seems angry and frustrated and confused. But this version of the song is just really sad.” — Taylor Swift

In regards to the original version of the song, she said:

“’Forever & Always’ is about when I was in a relationship with someone and I was just watching him slowly slip away. I didn’t know why, because I wasn’t doing anything different. I didn’t do anything wrong. He was just fading. It’s about the confusion and frustration of wondering why? What changed? When did it change? What did I do wrong? In this case, the guy I wrote it about ended up breaking up with me for another girl. Guess now I know why he was fading.” — Taylor Swift

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Once upon a time, I believe it was a Tuesday when I caught your eye
And we caught onto something
I hold onto the night, you looked me in the eye and told me you loved me

Were you just kidding?
’cause it seems to me, this thing is breaking down
We almost never speak
I don’t feel welcome anymore
Baby what happened, please tell me?
‘Cause one second it was perfect, now you’re halfway out the door

[Chorus]
And I stare at the phone, he still hasn’t called
And then you feel so low you can’t feel nothing at all
And you flashback to when he said forever and always
Oh, and it rains in your bedroom
Everything is wrong
It rains when you’re here and it rains when you’re gone
‘Cause I was there when you said forever and always

[Verse 2]
Was I out of line?
Did I say something way too honest, made you run and hide
Like a scared little boy
I looked into your eyes
Thought I knew you for a minute, now I’m not so sure

So here’s everything coming down to nothing
Here’s to silence that cuts me to the core
Where is this going?
Thought I knew for a minute, but I don’t anymore

[Chorus]
And I stare at the phone, he still hasn’t called
And then you feel so low you can’t feel nothing at all
And you flashback to when he said forever and always
Oh, and it rains in your bedroom
Everything is wrong
It rains when you’re here and it rains when you’re gone
‘Cause I was there when you said forever and always

You didn’t mean it baby
I don’t think so

[Bridge]
Back up, baby, back up
Did you forget everything?
Back up, baby, back up
Did you forget everything?

[Chorus]
‘Cause it rains in your bedroom
Everything is wrong
It rains when you’re here and it rains when you’re gone
‘Cause I was there when you said forever and always

Oh, I stare at the phone, he still hasn’t called
And then you feel so low you cant feel nothing at all
And you flashback to when we said forever and always

[Final Chorus]
And it rains in your bedroom
Everything is wrong
It rains when you’re here and it rains when you’re gone
‘Cause I was there when you said forever and always
You didn’t mean it baby

You said forever and always
Yeah

General Information
AlbumsFearless [Platinum Edition]
Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
ReleasedOctober 26, 2009
Re-ReleasedApril 9, 2021
GenreCountry Pop
Length4:27
LabelsBig Machine Records
Republic Records
SongwriterTaylor Swift
ProducersChristopher Rowe
Nathan Chapman
Taylor Swift
FEARLESS CHRONOLOGY
UntouchableForever & Always (Piano Version)Come In With The Rain
Hidden Message
Still miss who I thought he was
Official Lyric Video
Official Audio
Official Audio