"I'm Only Me When I'm with You" (CD single)



Sweet country-pop is perfect for a slumber party.
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What parents need to know

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Sexy stuff

Sweet and innocent: "Everything I need is right here by my side/And I know everything about you/I don't wanna live without you" and "When I'm with anybody else, it's so hard to be myself/Only you can tell."

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this single from country teen sensation Taylor Swift is playing on heavy rotation on Radio Disney. It's an innocent song about love with nothing to worry about for tweens and teens. The music video is just as harmless with shots of live concert footage and Taylor hamming it up for the camera.

What's the story?

\"I'M ONLY ME WHEN I'M WITH YOU\" is a fusion track of pop and country about feeling completely comfortable with someone. The lyrics never stray off course for tween ears, and the upbeat nature makes you want to dance along.

Is it any good?


Taylor Swift gives off a welcoming "girl-next-door" vibe and "I'm Only Me When I'm with You" is an extension of her wholesome nature. With lines like "Through it all nobody gets me like you do/And you know everything about me/You say that you can't live without me," this single echoes the drama and finality of "love" for any tween or teen, yet remains perfectly appropriate for them to hear. The song is infectious, if a bit more pop-y than country, and will have kids wishing they could be pals with Taylor.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about country stars going mainstream. What is it about Taylor Swift that makes her appealing, even if you're not a huge country fan? Families can also talk about how -- and if -- her young age is helping her sell songs and albums.

Music details

Artist:Taylor Swift
Release date:November 6, 2007
Label:Big Machine Records
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 11 years old February 1, 2015

A classic country song

This song is great nothing bad at all no or stuff like that.I would say 2 and up.
What other families should know
Great messages
Teen, 14 years old Written bybobmarley23 April 25, 2014
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written byUseursense September 14, 2013

Luv it!

This is a great song!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very true for anyone. It's awesome!


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