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Taylor Swift's Speak Now (Taylor's Version) is out now. This is a feature photo from her album which shows her looking over her shoulder wearing an off-the-shoulder purple dress.

Taylor Swift’s ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’ is Finally Here: “It’s Ours”

Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) is finally here and Taylor Swift is feeling it all…

The superstar has shared a heartfelt message for her fans on social media, marking the re-record of her third studio album, and what was in 2010, her first entirely self-written record:

“It’s here. It’s yours, it’s mine, it’s ours,” she begins.

“It’s an album I wrote alone about the whims, fantasies, heartaches, dramas and tragedies I have lived out as a young woman between 18 and 20. I remember making tracklist after tracklist, obsessing over the right way to tell the story. I had to be ruthless with my choices, and I left behind some songs I am sill unfailingly proud of now. Therefore, you have 6 From The Vault tracks!

Taylor continues, “I recorded this album when I was 32 (and still growing up, now) and the memories it brought back filled me with nostalgia and appreciation. For life, for you, for the fact that I get to reclaim my work. Thank you a million times, for the memories that break our fall. Speak Now (MY VERSION!) is out now.”

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The album features a total of 22 songs with new recordings of “Back to December”, “Mean”, “Mine”, “The Story of Us”, “Sparks Fly”, “Ours”, “Haunted” and “Dear John” as well as six From The Vault tracks featuring collabs with Fall Out Boy and Hayley Williams from Paramore.

The one everyone is talking about right now though is “Better Than Revenge” which features a lyric change, signifying Taylor’s own growth on this re-recording journey.

You see, the old lyric referred to an actress “better known for the things that she does on the mattress, whoa” – a bit of a diss line that’s now been replaced with, “He was a moth to the flame. She was holding the matches, whoa” which no doubt aligns better with Taylor’s matured views on feminism.

When she first announced her re-recorded version would be coming, Taylor described just how much it meant to her:

“I always look at this album as my album, and the lump in my throat expends to a quivering voice as I say this. Thanks to you, dear reader, it finally will be. I consider this music to be, along with your faith in me, the best thing that’s ever been mine.”

And now it really is.

Listen to Speak Now (Taylor’s Version):

(Feature Image Credit: Beth Garrabrant)

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, the author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and the founder of CelebrityKind.