“A Place In This World” by Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift’s “A Place in this World” boldly captures the sentiments of most young aspiring musicians. It appears she is in the process of finding her identity although she has a blare picture of what she wants her future to look like.
The song presents the most common phase of life where a young person initially does not know the exact things she wants. Taylor is extremely honest in portraying that though she does not necessarily know the future, but she is moving towards it anyway. The chorus highlights the fact that she believes she is on a lonely path and therefore has to stay even stronger to achieve her dreams. The good thing is she is clearly aware that she might make some mistakes and experience some hurdles along the way, but will not give up because of them.
In the second verse, the singer is more confident and optimistic about the future. She does not neglect the idea of caution but is hopeful that she possesses the necessary elements needed for her journey, which is most likely her music. This is quite clear as she mentions her ‘radio’ to signify her love for the music. In the end, she admits that she may not have all the answers now, but can progressively work towards her perfect place in this big world.
Taylor sheds light on “A Place in this World”
Taylor has mentioned that she wrote the song when she was thirteen and simply wondering how she would eventually fit into the world, as she knew it. In the “A Place in this World” documentary, Taylor explains that her dream was to be a country artist, reaching a great number of people with her music, while creating a song for every emotional season her listeners can possibly experience.
“A Place in this World” by Taylor Swift vividly captures the singer’s desire to know her identity and make a mark through her music. It also delves into the internal doubts as well as the impending obstacles she knows she may face in pursuit of her dreams.
Facts about “A Place in this World”
Robert Ellis Orrall served as both a writer and producer of this song. The other producer is Nathan Chapman, and the two additional co-writers are Taylor Swift and Angelo Petraglia.
That being said, it is Taylor Swift who is recognized as the song’s primary songwriter. And as the story goes, she penned the tune at the tender age of 13.
This track came out on 24 October 2006 as part of Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut album. And the label that put it out is Big Machine Records.