"I Almost Do" is a song by American recording artist Taylor Swift, taken from her fourth studio album, Red (2012). The song was written by Swift, and produced by her long time collaborator Nathan Chapman, with additional production her Swift. It is the seventh song on the record. It is reminiscent of Swift's old material on Speak Now, being heavily influenced by country. The lyrics are about Swift missing her old lover, and trying to express the feelings of missing him.
"I Almost Do" received positive reviews from music critics, who complimented Swift for her usual country talent. Upon the release of Red, the song has charts on several charts, peaking at number 65 and 50 respectively in the US and Canada.
The song has received positive reviews from music critics, who complimented Swift's talent in country music. About.com called the song "an everyday scene from an independent film of uncertain quality", giving it a rate of 3 out of 5 stars.Billboard has also given the song a very positive review, saying: "gentle guitar strums soundtrack Swift's ode to reaching for the phone to reconnect with an ex, but not being able to "risk another goodbye." Unlike the slices of radio fodder that sandwich "I Almost Do" on the album, the mid-tempo ballad is a slow grower, with shards of ace songwriting presenting themselves over time."Idolator praised the placement of the song after "22" on the record saying that "“I Almost Do” breaks up the pop nicely."Allmusic also gave the song a positive review, giving it a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.