Back To December, it turns out, is a mea culpa by Taylor Swift:
Taylor Swift has revealed that the lyrics to her new track 'Back To December' were written as an apology to a former boyfriend.Sometimes the apology is worse than the insult, it appears.
The song - which will appear on her forthcoming album Speak Now - allowed the singer to find closure on a difficult relationship during which she acted 'carelessly', reports MTV News.
You might wonder how heartfelt the apology is when you're busily raking in cash from it - although I guess if the time I'd smashed the Hummel I could have got radioplay royalties for my tearful 'sorry, Mum' I would have taken them.
Even so, if I was Swift's ex, I still think I'd have been happier with a bunch of flowers and a muffin basket.