We Were Happy (From The Vault)

Fearless (Taylor's Version) [2021]

“We Were Happy (From The Vault)” used to be an unreleased song written by Taylor during the creation of her second studio album, “Fearless” (2008). It was finally released on April 9, 2021 on “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)”.

Over a decade on from its release, Taylor is re-visiting her second album with the release of “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)”. As part of her unprecedented battle to regain ownership of her own music, she is re-recording her first six albums, with “Fearless” being the first to see the light of day. Alongside re-working the album, there are a few surprises – including the unearthing of previously unreleased track “We Were Happy (From The Vault)”.

FROM THE VAULT
Songs “from the vault” were written when Taylor was between the ages of 16 and 18 in the run-up to the release of album two. Back when she initially released “Fearless” in 2008, these tunes were held back for various reasons, including the fact that you couldn’t cram that many songs onto a physical CD – how very 2008. But in 2021, with the re-recording of her second album, Taylor wanted to let fans “into the entire dreamscape that is my fearless album.” In a post to social media, she shared her excitement:

“I’m really honored that Keith Urban is a part of this project, duetting on ‘That’s When’ and singing harmonies on ‘We Were Happy’. I was his opening act during the ‘Fearless’ album era and his music has inspired me endlessly.” — Taylor Swift

Keith Urban also shared his excitement on Twitter, saying: “Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner asked if I’d join their band and I said hell yes!! They said you’re gonna love our lead singer – she’s fearless 😉 We got to sing together and were so happy, and I said that’s magic when stars align like that !!!!!”

LYRICAL CONTENT
“We Were Happy” details Taylor’s  feelings of guilt due to falling out of love with a boy.

Lyrics

General Information
AlbumFearless (Taylor’s Version)
BackupKeith Urban
ReleasedApril 9, 2021
RecordedNovember 2020–February 2021
Written2005
GenreCountry
Length4:04
LabelRepublic Records
SongwriterTaylor Swift
ProducerJack Antonoff
FEARLESS CHRONOLOGY
Mr. Perfectly FineWe Were HappyThat’s When
Official Lyric Video
Official Audio