"Today Was a Fairytale" as written by and Taylor Swift....
Today was a fairytale
You were the prince
I used to be a damsel in distress
You took me by the hand and you picked me up at six
Today was a fairytale

Today was a fairytale

Today was a fairytale
I wore a dress
You wore a dark gray t-shirt
You told me I was pretty when I looked like a mess
Today was a fairytale
Time slows down whenever you're around

But can you feel this magic in the air?
It must have been the way you kissed me
Fell in love when I saw you standing there
It must have been the way
Today was a fairytale
It must have been the way
Today was a fairytale

Today was a fairytale
You've got a smile that takes me to another planet
Every move you make everything you say is right
Today was a fairytale
Today was a fairytale
All that I can say is now it's getting so much clearer
Nothin' made sense 'til the time I saw your face
Today was a fairytale

Time slows down whenever you're around
Yeah yeah

But can you feel this magic in the air?
It must have been the way you kissed me
Fell in love when I saw you standing there
It must have been the way
Today was a fairytale
It must have been the way
Today was a fairytale

Time slows down whenever you're around
I can feel my heart
It's beating in my chest
Did you feel it?
I can't put this down

But can you feel this magic in the air?
It must have been the way you kissed me
Fell in love when I saw you standing there
It must have been the way
But can you feel this magic in the air?
It must have been the way you kissed me
Fell in love when I saw you standing there
It must have been the way
Today was a fairytale
It must have been the way
Today was a fairytale

Oh oh yeah yeah oh
Today was a fairytale


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"Today Was a Fairytale" as written by Taylor Swift

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    General CommentThis is the first single from the soundtrack for the romantic comedy Valentine's Day, in which Taylor Swift makes her movie acting debut. The country-pop singer wrote this song for the film.


    The song features boy-meets-girl lyrics utilizing a fairy tale metaphor in a similar way to Swift's 2008 single "Love Story."


    The song first appeared in late December 2009 in a teaser trailer for Valentine's Day.


    Another page was written in Taylor Swift's own personal fairytale when it was announced that this song broke the record for best first-week download sales by a female artist moving 325,000 digital sales on the first February chart of 2010. The prior mark for biggest debut week download sales by a female artist belonged to Britney Spears' "Womanizer," which moved 286,000 units in October 2008. The largest opening week for a track among all artists was established by Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" (465,000) in April 2009.

    Spears took her record back again in January 2011 when "Hold It Against Me" debuted with 411,000 downloads in its first week.


    For those of you who like chart trivia, in its second week on the Hot 100 the song dropped from #2 to #22. The tune that had been #22 the previous week was Swift's collaboration with Boys Like Girls, thus demonstrating that two is indeed better than one. Maybe this song should have been titled "2day Was a Fairytale."


    This song was only the second ever, following Eminem's Crack a Bottle, to debut at #1 on the Canadian Hot 100.
    musicrocks13on November 11, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthis song is pretty self explanatory...that day was a fairytale, and she's talking about what it's like to be in love with that guy. i love how she sings, "can you feel this magic in the air?" it's like she's comparing her love life to a fairytale and realizing how similar they are. super cute song!!! so deserved to be number 1 on itunes!
    missmusic96on January 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSoo catchy! I can't wait for Valentines Day to come out!! :)
    musicislife11on January 21, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionThis song is so cute <3
    thiswasamistakeon March 07, 2010   Link
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    My Opinion'you told me i was pretty
    when i looked like a mess'

    ahh.. i love this song.:)
    someromanceon March 26, 2010   Link
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    General Commentoh jeeze. <3
    this song is so cute and great. i listened to it all spring break.
    Simone212on April 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAWESOME SONG!!!! LOVE TAYLOR SWFIT!!! This song may very well be one of her best!!! I love it when guys wear dark grey t-shirts too! You know the kind, a darker kind of heatherish, slate grey. They look so hot in it because no matter what color their eyes are, it brings them out like never before. Oh, how I wish my crush had a plain dark grey t-shirt!!!!

    Anyways, I LOVE THIS SONG!!!!
    smartykat37on April 24, 2010   Link
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    General Commentit is about that perfect date every girl dreams about. they have a date where time like stops while they have the time of their life. and then they kiss and kno that there is magic there. the couple can feel the magic and it was love at first sight. and when it says it was a fairytale it means its every girls fairytale date. this song is super cute
    lexi0498on August 08, 2010   Link
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    General Commentlove this song reminds me of my first date love it
    ToniMaireon March 30, 2012   Link
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    General CommentSounds like a really really good first date or at least when you feel like you're falling in love with someone relatively new. Apparently s/he had a great time (great kiss, too) and there's love in the air. All is good with the boyfriend/girlfriend.
    NooContacton August 25, 2012   Link

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