"The Lucky One" is a song recorded by American recording artist Taylor Swift. It was written by Swift. It serves as the 13th track from her fourth studio album Red (2012). The song is about a star who had it all, and who was also exposed to all, to the tabloids, lights, and cameras. After her secrets were being leaked all over the world she was done (according to Billboard magazine, the star is Joni Mitchell, whom Swift is set to play in the upcoming movie adaptation of the book Girls Like Us by Sheila Weller). She moved away to a life of solitude and nobody knew where she had gone. As said in the song: "They say you bought a bunch of land somewhere/chose the rose garden over Madison Square"..the song ends with Taylor understanding why the star chose that path. Swift has stated that this song is about her fears. It is composed in the key of G major.