Taylor Swift Wrote ‘Hey Stephen’ About Love And Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles

Taylor Swift wrote her song ‘Hey Stephen’ about Stephen Barker Liles from the band Love & Theft. Stephen, who met Taylor backstage at an event in 2004, told People: ‘It’s totally flattering to have somebody write a song like that for you.’

Taylor admitted that Love & Theft is her ‘favorite band’, but will not confirm who she wrote it about: ‘I wrote this song last year about a guy named Stephen who I thought was cute. Sometimes all it takes to write a song about someone is thinking that they’re cute.’

However a source revealed, unlike the last boy she wrote a song about, she never dated Stephen: ‘It was a brief crush, nothing more. They didn’t date.’

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  • Anonymous

    he’s really cute
    and he has a great song about him…

  • Anonymous

    he does look like an angel haha

  • lesha

    its a possibility, but iv seen alot more jonas fans care about it more than anyone else, so i dont understand why its pinned to mostly be comming from taylor fans.

  • elliee

    aww hes cute
    does anyone know what drew looks like

  • Anonymous

    yup JOE IS A HOTTIE AND BETTER W/ CAMILLA THEN THIS WHINY BITCH TAYLOR

  • lovs
  • Anonymous

    ANY GIRL WOULD ACT LIKE TAYLOR DID
    I WOULD TOTALLY BITCH HIM OUT

  • Anonymous

    haha.
    joe, what do YOU think about this?
    joe: he isn’t as hott as me.
    me: ha. at least he’s hotter than you’re bushy eyebrowed girlfriend.
    joe:…got me there.

    ————–

    BAHAHA thats hilarious :D i seriously laughed out loud

    anywhoooo, i think hes pretty cute, but joe and taylor should get back together :)

  • Anonymous

    thats soooo cute! i love that song
    and if you look at the hidden message in the lyrics in the booklet, it says love and theft
    soo obviously yes

    ——

    haha true! :) heheh taylors not too good at keeping secrets! haha just kidding, thats why i love her!!

  • Anonymous

    i wanna know what corey looks like

  • lovs

    my link is a picture of drew from her song teardrops

  • lovs
  • aaallleeexxx

    DUUUUUUUUUH its about him.
    the secret message in the lyrics is “LOVE AND THEFT”

  • http://www.myspace.com/chrissysavers shania

    LOL
    She’s the cutest

  • Anonymous

    not to shaby taylor

    They would def look cute!!!!

  • Anonymous

    aww hes pretty cute. i love that song too :]

  • lena

    hes not as cute as she sung in the song

  • mee

    thats soooo cute! i love that song
    and if you look at the hidden message in the lyrics in the booklet, it says love and theft
    soo obviously yes

  • I KNOW THE BOYS!! (LILY)

    MY BEST FRIEND HALLE INTERNS WITH HIM!
    I HAVE THEIR AUTOGRAPH AND KNOW THEM PERSONALY

  • Anonymous

    oh taylorrrr :]

  • http://www.myspace.com/disneyglamgirls Stephh<3

    OMG im accually listening to Hey Stephenn lmao!
    weirdd!
    anywho hes cutee :)

  • Anonymous

    cutie!

  • Anonymous

    Hey Stephen!!! If you are reading this CONGRATS on getting onto Oceanup!!!!
    I read this site 24/7 and was so happy to see you on here!!!!!
    CONGRATS!!!
    -Halle

  • sdfljk

    he looks like jason mraz

  • Anonymous

    no one ceeeeerrrs!

  • Anonymous

    “unlike the last boy she wrote a song about”

    AHAHAHAHAHHAHHA

    THAT WOULD BE JOE “HOTTIE” JONAS

  • TeamDemi

    sooo this is why the secret message in the lyrics said “love and theft!”

  • Mariaaa

    LOLLLL
    love her<33 :)

  • brittney

    Hes a cutie! I think they would look so cute 2gether buh neways love taylor love that song, and now I love him lol ;)

  • lena

    no one ceeeeerrrs!

    im pretty sure u do since you posted on here

  • http://myspace.com/kaylaanicolee Kayla.

    wow. im slow.
    i would of never thought “love and theft” meant the bamd O_O
    god i’m a fucking tard!

  • http://asdf efwdf

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh wow

    i just got that
    love and theft…the band
    wow im dumb

  • Anonymous

    and it’s ‘cares’ not cers

  • Dorothy

    thats why the message in the lyrics for that song is “love and theft”

  • Anonymous

    aww lol cute=)

    Hey Stephen is my fav song

  • Tru

    He is Hot! Atleast she has good taste…..LOL!

  • aw.

    dude! hes really cute!

    taylor and stephen should hook up!

  • clem

    awwwwwww
    when i first read the secret message in Hey Stephen I read it as Love and the FT, and i was like whats that??
    and then about two weeks ago I was in my english lesson and i was very very bored and I was thinking about hey stephen and it suddenly hit me and I yelled out lous “OMG LOVE AND THEFT!!!”
    got some funny looks from my teacher haha
    and I think this is the cutest thing ever mainly because no, he isnt that amazingly good-looking and yes, he is a bit older than her, but thats exactly what SOOO many girls feel like about some guys.
    Stephen was just her crush, and she wrote the sweetest song ever about him. Love and Theft are really good too!
    But wont it be awkward when they see each other again…?
    oh well taylors probably a bit preoccupied with the whole joe thing right now.
    and now that we are on the topic of joe, can I just say that anyone who thinks Taylor Swift is being hypocrytical writing a song about a guy whos more than 3/4 years older than her is being really stupid. She didnt break up with(possibly, i said POSSIBLY, cheated on) someone for Stephen, and they were never even together and still arent!
    I’m not necessaily saying what Joe did or is doing with Camilla Belle is wrong either, but in no way is Taylor doing anything like what he is doing. So stop hating on her because she is amazing and beautiful and just incredible in every way.
    Taylor Swift = <33

  • TeamDemianSelena

    I smell a new couple! Congrats Taylor for already movind on! Just like Miley did. Strong girls

  • heather

    i saw love and theft open up for taylor swift.
    they aren’t THAT bad. they still need some practice.

  • Liz

    Wouldn’t this have been awkward is she was still going out with Joe when it came out? How convenient they broke up just before her album came out. *eyeroll* She is so full of BOLOGNA on so many levels.

  • lesha

    seems like your issue is more with fans then taylor. taylor never said anything about joe dating a 22 year old being “omygosh” and ever think it was joe fans that said that, not taylor fans, since a lot of taylor fans dont exactly care what joe does with his life.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Stephen has to be the greatest song on her album

  • SomePerspective

    He’s like 24,right?

    So when Joe says he has crushes on some people, before he even goes out with Taylor, or might possible date a 22 year old he met when he was dating Taylor (without cheating) it’s just OMGSOAWFUL, but if she does all these things and has this song as proof it’s AWWWSOCUTE?

    Sorry, no. Being a hypocrite isn’t cool. Maybe this kind of crap was the reason Joe’s heart moved on.

  • Anonymous

    hello, we all knew this already.
    lmfaoo
    well I did. :|

  • dee

    Love and theft are really good and make good music lol. At least its a good song written about him, lmao. And girls really threw rocks at his window, which is funny.

  • Joanie

    Um, actually I think her fans did care what he did with his life. They made many, many post about it on his site and hers.

  • Mari

    Aww hes cute :D

  • Jessi

    i love Joe so much more than Taylor i wasnt even a big JB fan until i saw Tayloe was such a bitch.

  • Anonymous

    i love how shes so honest about relationships…unlike
    some other people. it shows shes a real person who
    goes through breakups and everything.

    POST MORE ABOUT TWILIGHT/TAYLOR LAUTNER OCEANUP!

  • Anonymous

    kid’s hot.

  • http://1:27 mandy

    OH! HES SEXY

  • lesha

    haha well we already knew that but how cute is he. haha id write a song about em too.

  • Anonymous

    lol. that song was really cute.

    “Cause I can’t help it if you look like an angel
    Can’t help it if I wanna kiss you in the rain so
    Come feel this magic I’ve been feeling since I met you
    Can’t help it if there’s no one else
    Mmmm I can’t help myself”

    haha, i think the lyrics are just adorable, for some reason(:

  • http://1:27 mandy

    “I CAN’T HELP IT IF I WANT TO KISS YOU IN THE RAIN SO”

  • http://myspace.com/kaylaanicolee Kayla.

    haha.
    joe, what do YOU think about this?
    joe: he isn’t as hott as me.
    me: ha. at least he’s hotter than you’re bushy eyebrowed girlfriend.
    joe:…got me there.

  • Anonymous

    she’s so honest its adorable. i love that its a breathe of fresh air lol