about picture to burn
Album: Taylor Swift
Released: January 29, 2008
Genre: Country Pop
Label: Big Machine
Writers: Taylor Swift, Liz Rose
Producer: Nathan Chapman
"Picture to Burn" is the title of a single co-written and recorded by American country pop artist Taylor Swift. Released in January 29, 2008 as the fourth single from Swift's self-titled debut album, it is also that album's fourth consecutive Top Ten hit, having reached a peak of #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
The song is part of the tracklist for Now That's What I Call Country.
Music & Lyrics
The lyrics describe Taylor's dissatisfaction with her ex-boyfriend (whom she describes as "just another picture to burn"), and her plans to seek revenge on him. The official single release contains the radio edit which replaces the line "That's fine, I'll tell mine that you're gay" with "That's fine, you won't mind if I say". This version was used on the March 2008 re-release. Before performing this song, Swift says, "I always try to tell the audience that I really do try to be a nice person... but if you break my heart, hurt my feelings, or are really mean to me, I'm going to write a song about you. Haha. This song is the perfect example."