OFFSTAGE: Will Taylor Swift Go “Back to December” Now?

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File this under none-of-my-damn-business-but-I’m-going-to-talk-about-it-anyway. I just have to say one thing. Maybe now that Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal have gone their separate ways, she will take a bit of her own advice and go “Back to December.” To Taylor Lautner. Swift has never come out and said that her current single is about her old romance with the wolf boy from the Twilight movies. But c’mon. “Your tan skin/Your sweet smile/So good to me/So right”? That sure sounds like Lautner. Right before that legendary December 2009 break-up, she brought Lautner to her Chicago show in November. And she asked my kids if they liked the Twilight movie, because “Taylor Lautner is RIGHT BEHIND YOU!” You could feel the love in the air that night. So in her song, when she says things like “This is me swallowing my pride standing in front of you saying I’m sorry for that night” and “Wishing I realized what I had when you were mine” and “If we loved again I swear I’d love you right,” I feel like there’s a second chance for the two Taylors somewhere in that song.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.