"Enchanted" finds Taylor singing about meeting a guy she's attracted to without knowing if her instant infatuation is at all reciprocated. It was used as the theme song for Taylor's
fragrances "Wonderstruck" and "Wonderstruck Enchanted".
The power ballad was written by Taylor and produced by Nathan Chapman. Taylor wrote the song about a guy she met in New York City. She revealed the story behind the song in an interview:
"I had talked to him on email or something before, but I had never met him. And meeting him, it was this overwhelming feeling of: I really hope that you're not in love with somebody. And the
whole entire way home, I remember the glittery New York City buildings passing by, and then just sitting there thinking, am I ever going to talk to this person again? And that pining away for a
romance that may never even happen, but all you have is this hope that it could, and the fear that it never will. I started writing that in the hotel room when I got back. Because it just
was this positive, wistful feeling of: I hope you understand just how much I loved meeting you. I hope that you know that meeting you was not something that I took lightly, or just in passing.
And I think my favorite part of that song is the part where, in the bridge, it goes to sort of a stream of consciousness of 'Please don't be in love with someone else/Please don't have somebody
waiting on you.' Because at that moment, that's exactly what my thoughts were. And it feels good to write exactly what your thoughts were in a certain moment." -- Taylor Swift
The guy in question had yet to hear the song at the time of the interview. However, Taylor added that she expects him to recognize that it's about their brief encounter when he does hear it
as she threw in a certain word to give him a clue. "Using the word 'wonderstruck' was done on purpose," she explained (referring to the line "I'm wonderstruck, blushing all the way home").
Because that's a word which that person used one time in an email. And I don't think I've ever heard anybody use that term before, so I purposely wrote it in the song, so he would know."
The song describes Taylor's unrealized crush on Owl City's Adam Young and any lingering doubt about the mystery man's identity were removed when Young responded to the Country star's public
serenade on his website. Addressing the singer in a 2011 Valentine's Day missive, he confessed that he too felt sparks fly when they first met. "You are a true princess from a dreamy fairy tale,
and above all, I just want you to know," he wrote. "I was enchanted to meet you too." Adam also attached his own version of "Enchanted" featuring a new verse at the end, which was a direct
response to Taylor's original lyrics.
"Speak Now" was not the original album title as at one point "Enchanted" was going to be the title track. Executive producer Scott Borchetta told Billboard: "We were at lunch, and
she had played me a bunch of the new songs. I looked at her and I'm like, 'Taylor, this record isn't about fairy tales and high school anymore. That's not where you're at. I don't think the
record should be called "Enchanted.'"
Not many songs can boast of having a perfume called after them, but this one does. Taylor teamed up with beauty company Elizabeth
Arden for a scent called "Wonderstruck", which is named after a line in this tune. "I wrote the lyric, 'I'm wonderstruck, blushing all the way home,' for the song 'Enchanted' about the
first time you meet someone," said the singer. "A fragrance can help shape someone's first impression and memory of you. It's exciting to think that 'Wonderstruck' will play a role in creating
some of those memories."