Swift wrote all of the songs on the album without co-writers.
Speaking on a live webcast on July 20, 2010, she said, "I actually wrote all the songs myself for this record.
It didn't really happen on purpose, it just sort of happened.
Like, I'd get my best ideas at am in Arkansas, and I didn't have a co-writer around and I would just finish it." In an analysis of Swift's lyrics, The Oxonian Review noted themes of regret and solitude, highlighting that "December is a month to get through so we can return to the beginning, and is certainly not a month to relish.
It was hysterical.'By our count Swift was with the middle Joe Jonas bro from the summer to the autumn of 2008.
The brief relationship ended with an even briefer phone call (27 seconds, apparently) by a then 19 year-old Jonas, though a 18 year-old Swifty was still devastated enough to write at least two songs about the relationship.
Recording sessions for the album took place at several recording locations, including Aimeeland Studio, Blackbird Studios, and Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California, Pain in the Art Studio, and Starstruck Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, and Stonehurst Studio in Bowling Green, Kentucky.Swift promoted the album with the Speak Now World Tour, grossing over 3 million. The album also made music history for claiming the biggest one-week sales tally for an album by a female country artist.As of 2014, Speak Now is ranked 17th in United States history to sell one million copies in a single week.As fellow child-stars, it's not surprising that Nick Jonas and Gomez also got together back in 2008, though the short relationship seems to have been less traumatic than Joe and Taylor's.In a 2015 interview with Capital FM, Gomez said of the 2008 fling, 'That, to me, was like puppy love. He's lovely.'A 16 year-old Gomez and 18 year-old Swift would have met, therefore, sometime between July and October of that year.