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Taylor Swift - A Place in This World (Audio)

Taylor Swift - A Place in This World (Audio)

"A Place In This World" is the fourth track from Taylor Swift's eponymous debut album. Swift performed it live on ‘iTunes Live: SoHo’ JFK New York.

Background

I wrote this song when I was thirteen and had just moved to Nashville. It was tough trying to find out how I was going to get where I wanted to go. I knew where I wanted to be, but I just didn’t know how to get there. I’m really happy this is on the album, because I feel like I finally figured it out.

Taylor wrote "A Place in This World" in November 2003, when she was 13 years old. Her family lived in Pennsylvania but would frequently travel to Nashville in an attempt to get her a record deal. The Swift family then relocated to Nashville in 2004 when Taylor was offered a "Developmental Deal" at RCA Records.[2]

She wrote "A Place in This World" about her dream of becoming a famous musician, knowing that it was what she wanted out of life, but was unsure whether or not her goal would be attainable.[3]

Robert Ellis Orrall revealed on his Instagram page that he recorded the song with Taylor, Angelo Petraglia, and Jamie Tate on January 15, 2004, along with "I'm Only Me When I'm With You" and "What Do You Say." This version appeared on one of Taylor's demo CDs and may be different from the one on her debut album.[4][5]

Hidden message

Hidden message: I found this.

Taylor wrote "A Place In This World" when she was 13 years old. She later found it when she was producing the album, and decided to include the song.

Lyrics

I don't know what I want, so don't ask me
'Cause I'm still tryin' to figure it out,
Don't know what's down this road, I'm just walkin'
Tryin' to see through the rain comin' down
Even though I'm not the only one who feels
The way I do

I'm alone, on my own, and that's all I know
I'll be strong, I'll be wrong, oh but life goes on
Oh, I'm just a girl
Tryin' to find a place in this world

Got the radio on, my old blue jeans
And I'm wearin' my heart on my sleeve
Feelin' lucky today, got the sunshine
Could you tell me what more do I need
And tomorrow's just a mystery, oh yeah
But that's okay

I'm alone, on my own
And that's all I know
I'll be strong, I'll be wrong
Oh but life goes on
Oh, I'm just a girl
Tryin' to find a place in this world

Maybe I'm just a girl on a mission
But I'm ready to fly

I'm alone, on my own
And that's all I know
Oh, I'll be strong, I'll be wrong
Oh but life goes on

Oh, I'm alone, on my own
And that's all I know
Oh, I'm just a girl
Tryin' to find a place in this world

Oh, I'm just a girl
Oh, I'm just a girl, oh oh
Oh, I'm just a girl

Trivia

  • Taylor originally wanted to name her first album "A Place in This World" before later deciding to name it after herself.[6]

References

  1. "Taylor Swift - A Place In This World Lyrics." Genius, 2020. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  2. "Taylor Swift: The Songs." Taylor Swift Switzerland, 2014-2019. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  3. "Taylor Swift - A Place In This World Lyrics." Genius, 2020. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  4. "Robert Ellis Orrall on Instagram: 'My talented friend...'" Instagram, 15 January 2020. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  5. "Taylor Swift Era." You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love, 6 November 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  6. "Taylor Swift: The Songs." Taylor Swift Switzerland, 2014-2019. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
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