Taylor Swift's 10-Minute Version Of "All Too Well" Is Here, And I Think We Need To Talk About The Lyrics

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    Hello, sad girls and gays. I swiftly ran to my computer this morning to ponder over the one track that has the power to divide families, conquer wars, and that will most definitely one day be featured in an Oscar-worthy movie.

    Yes, I'm talking about the 10-minute version of Taylor Swift's "All Too Well" (Taylor's Version).

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    Taylor confirmed last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that this version is indeed the raw version — the version she wrote immediately post-breakup when she was feeling all the feels and pouring her heart out.

    So, in order to help us all process, let's dissect.

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    I...don't even know where to begin with this song, but let's start with familiar lyrics including the scarf:

    And, I left my scarf there at your sister's house and you've still got it in your drawer even now...

    "You told me 'bout your past thinking your future was me" — yes, this is also part of the 2012 released version of this song, but just wanted to say — I'm STILL WRECKED.

    OK, now for the new lyrics!! I was very caught off guard by this line:

    "And you were tossing me the car keys - 'fuck the patriarchy,' keychain on the ground

    Taylor (like many women who date men have experienced) was clearly confused about her relationship with Jake, wondering if he ever really loved her and what their relationship meant.

    "And I was thinking on the drive down, any time now, he'd gonna say it's love...you never called it what is was"

    Now, my absolute favorite lyric in this entire new version — the lyric that summons an almost ethereal sorrow from a place deep within me I didn't know existed, is this:

    And there we are again when nobody had to know...you kept me like a secret, but I kept you like an oath

    But in case we needed further confirmation that Jake Gyllenhaal is definitely the man behind Taylor's 21-year-old heartbreak, the line "if we had been closer in age" only further confirms it was indeed him.

    They say all's well that ends well, but I'm in a new hell every time you double-cross my mind. You said if we had been closer in age maybe it would been fine, and that made me want to die

    Mmk...LOTS to unpack here.

    The idea you had of me - who was she? A never-needy, ever lovely jewel, whose shine reflects on you...Not weeping in a party bathroom, some actress asking me what happened: You. That's what happened: You

    Damn, son.

    You who charmed my dad with self-effacing jokes, sipping coffee like you're on a late-night show...But then he watched me watch the front door all night, willing you to come, and he said, It's supposed to be fun...turning 21

    The age gap between Taylor and Jake is once again referenced in this line, which could also be a nod to Jessica Lowndes, who Jake dated a few months after breaking up with Taylor in 2011. (Jessica was 23 at the time.)

    And I was never good at telling jokes, but the punchline goes: I'll get older, but your lovers stay my age

    In the next lines, Taylor talks about the scars she has from losing her "twin flame" — her other half. Brooklyn held a lot of painful memories for Taylor for a long time, so returning there probably felt like she had to bravely "soldier" through.

    From when your Brooklyn broke my skin and bones, I'm a soldier who's returning half her weight. And did the twin flame bruise paint you blue? just between us, did the love affair main you too?

    This song was perfect before, but the 10-minute version feels almost like a battle cry — a Shakespearean sonnet written to anyone who's ever experienced the deepest kind of heartbreak. It's — dare I say – perfect.

    Mental health check — where's everyone at? Are we able to process better now, or still sobbing into the void?

    And remember, we still have a SHORT FILM version of this song as well to get through later today!! But until then, let me know your thoughts on the re-recorded Red album, and particularly, "All Too Well."

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