“I was enchanted to meet you too.”
Our story begins back in 2010. Taylor Swift released her Speak Now album, including a track called “Enchanted.”
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The song was rumored to be about Adam Young, the singer of Owl City. The two met in NYC, and while they never dated, sparks flew.
Some of the most memorable lyrics were:
“This night is sparkling, don’t you let it go. I’m wonderstruck, blushing all the way home. I’ll spend forever, wondering if you knew, I was enchanted to meet you.”
“Please don’t be in love with someone else, please don’t have somebody waiting on you.”
Well, Adam is a huge fan of Swift, and he loves decoding her lyrics just as much as we do. Young got a feeling “Enchanted” was about him, so he wrote a blog post detailing how he reached this epiphany.
And so he decided to make a grand gesture on Valentine’s Day back in 2011.
With his own rendition of “Enchanted.”
I’ll be the first to admit I’m a rather shy boy and since music is the most eloquent form of communication I can muster, I decided to record something for you – as sort of a “reply” to the breathtaking song on your current record. This is what I wanted so badly to tell you in person but could never quite put into words:
Everything about you is beautiful. You’re an immensely charming girl with a wonderful heart and more grace and elegance than I know how to describe. You are a true princess from a dreamy fairy tale; a modern Cinderella. I’m terribly sorry it’s taken me such a long time to reply but I figured Valentine’s Day was the perfect time to write this note to you and simply say… I was enchanted to meet you too.
He recorded the same song in a very Owl City way and switched up some lyrics to address Taylor herself.
And it was the most extra thing to ever exist.
(And borderline creepy, but also nice??)
And no, Taylor did not respond to Adam.
In 2015, Young told Rappler, “I haven’t heard back yet, but it was fun and was kind of an AB piece that went together.”
And there you have it. Adam and Taylor met, she wrote a song about their “enchanting” meeting, he responded on Valentine’s Day with his own rendition, and she never responded. Love is dead?