Taylor Swift's 'Mine' music video: What a sweet, sweet love story

taylor-swift-first-timeRecently, Taylor Swift told EW that the first single, “Mine,” off her forth coming album Speak Now was about her “tendency to run from love.” But she added this caveat: “This song is sort of about finding the exception to that.” Special! Now that the video has been released—it hit the Internets just this evening!—we fully understand what she meant: This is a love song that actually seems to have a happy ending. (Novel for a country song!) In the video, which you can watch after the jump, Taylor tells a story—a big, ol’ lovey one, of course. (This girl loves a narrative music video.) In this case, it’s pretty simple: Girl meets boy; girl and boy fall for each other; boy proposes to girl in a boat on a lake (totally not a cliché!); girl accepts the glittery ring; boy and girl fight and head toward breakup; and, the big twist: boy and girl reconcile! Babies splash on the beach and in the bed. It’s actually rather sweet and, as usual, Taylor looks amazing and controlled and way beyond her 20 years in the video. It’s sure to be a hit with the kiddos! Watch “Mine” here:

See what I mean? Doesn’t this make you go “Awww” sorta? There’s a bad valley, but then it ends in goodness. Heartwarming, right? I’d say so. But what do you think, readers? Are you a fan of “Mine”? Are you buying her happy love story?

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  • Bee

    the song still sounds like a leftover from her fearless album. and the video is fancy. but still just like all her others.. could be a second version of the love story video if they wanted.

    • Samm

      considering how well fearless did, i dont think that’s an insult, if it’s supposed to come off that way.

    • KC

      She still can’t carry a tune in a bucket.

    • Mal

      If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it

    • FromChicago

      I agree. The first few bars, I said, uh-uh, she’s still singing the same old same old.

    • Berlin

      That’s because Taylor Swfit writes ALL her songs and that’s HER sound. People these days are so used to overproduced albums and songs from artists that you have to wonder just how many producers got their hands on it?? & Taylor Swift doesn’t write music trying to figure out how she’s gonna make her next quick buck. She writes music from emotions and the feelings inside. THAT’S how music is written.

      If you have a problem with that. There’s plenty of Katy Perry and Lil Wayne everwhere else, so just ignore her, cause she’s gonna keep doing her thing no matter what cause people love and identify with her honest music.

  • mel

    arghhh let ppl in Canada watch it!!

    • Samm

      go to MTV site and watch it

    • Capricious

      hahaha thats funny, thats how i feel about japanese video sites

  • flicketyflack

    1st: ‘Mine’ isn’t a country song. It’s a pop song that’s probably about as well written as Teenage Dream by Katy Perry (I mean that as a compliment) and as badly sung.

    2nd: You missed that this is all a fantasy sequence from a glance with the cute waiter boy.

    3rd: I don’t think I like the dynamic between her and the boy based on their fight.

    4th: Taylor’s trying too hard to seem like a grown up. Her basic love is a fairytale fantasies from Fearless are intact.

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  • Kay

    I like it. Its a cute video. I think its the kiddies towards the end that get me. I have nothing against Taylor Swift. And I have no doubt this will be another hit for her.

  • Sarah

    First of all, I didn’t really get the part where all the pictures were hanging around in the trees. What’s that supposed to mean? I like the lyrics to- but that’s probably because I adore love story fantasies… But the part that I really didn’t like in this video was that last part- where she went on to show us her marriage and children life. I think she should’ve just stuck to the beginnings of their love life. But overall, I thought it was a pretty good video compared to all her others.

    • Samm

      the photos are memories

    • Cathie

      Sarah, the hanging photos idea came from Terri Clark’s video “She Didn’t Have time to Speak”. Ironically Terri Clark’s (2000)album was titled “Fearless”. Taylor obviously admires Terri Clark a great deal.

  • Sarah

    I’m not too impressed which is too bad because I usually love Taylor Swift’s songs and videos. I thought the video lacked believability in its ending since Taylor and the guy never really aged as the kids grew up.

    • Carol

      They didn’t age because it didn’t happened. She was just imagining it. The lirycs say “I can see it now…” and in the end of the video they show them back in the coffee shop. So she was just thinking about the future with him.

      • katy

        Which actually makes this video even more like “Love Story”… it’s still pretty cute though.

  • Taylor

    How did she already give birth to two kids?

    She can’t even keep a bf for more than 4 months.

    I almost believed the engagement part, but then again it is Taylor Swift.

    • Ann

      Who cares if she’s had some short-lived relationships (like everyone else on the planet)? At least she’s not in the tabloids every week or entering rehab. She seems like a really nice girl, who sets a good example for her younger fans.

    • Samm

      …because they got married. Didnt you see? He proposed on the boat

  • Carrie

    It’s a really cute video and a cute song. I like that Taylor Swift has such a wholesome image. I wish there were more celebrity role models like her for kids to look up to.

  • anna

    Actually, if you heard what the song is about, and actually watched the video, you would see that she imagined all the events in video. It ends with her still at the cafe and him taking her order. The song is about what a relationship could be if it had worked out. Do your research.

    • Tyanne

      9icVf2 You’ve hit the ball out the park! Inrcebdile!

  • Clari

    Taylor is a believer in fairy tale endings, she loves telling elaborate storylines and she said so herself that this song is supposed to represent the exception to her running away from love. So this should be expected in her music video. And that’s why we love and support her; and that’s why she’s completely rocking the music charts.

  • Jack

    Remember, the whole concept of the “Speak Now” album is that each song is a confession to a different person that Taylor did not say when she should have, so Mine tells the story of what may have occurred if she had confessed her true thoughts at that moment

  • David

    Not personally my cup of tea, but still clearly a cut above most of the crap that passes for music these days.

  • Samm

    Cute-to the dumb people saying it’s not realistic…NO DUH! that’s kinda Taylor Swift’s thing-there’s nothing wrong with dreaming, we all do it. I loved this video. LOVE TOBEY HEMINGWAY and thought it was cute to see that it would work out in the end with both of them. Cute video, will def buy and cannot wait until the album comes out. Keep it up!

  • Heather

    I personally love the song and it was the 1st song played during the dinner hour at my wedding last Saturday 8/21 :)

    • KC

      ….divorce is loomin down the road for you sweetheart. I’ve seen you on here a little too much for such a newlywed.
      Just sayin’.

      • Rose


      • jenjen

        Wow, that is just nasty for no reason. Sitting at home wallowing in self-pity KC?

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