Taylor Swift recently released a special version of her 2012 album Red, and it included the 10-minute extended track "All Too Well." This song is widely considered one of the best songs in her entire catalog, and it's often interpreted as being about Taylor's 2010 breakup with actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
The original All Too Well lyrics are still present in this new, longer version of the song, but it's more deeply emotional and heartbreaking than ever before. Some of the added lyrics seem to be more recent additions, while others may have been written when she penned the original version in 2012.
There are many parts of this song that could be about Gyllenhaal, but some lines are more direct than others. For instance, the third verse seems to be a reference to his failed attempt to show up for Taylor's 21st birthday party. Other lyrics, like the lyric "I remember it all too well," are more of a jab at him and his own inability to move on from their relationship.
The lyrics to this song are powerful, and they're also a good way for us to examine some of the trauma that still haunts Taylor today. It's a reminder that she has learned some hard lessons from her past relationships, and it's a sign that she will continue to grow and heal. Even though she can't forget all of the pain that came with her relationship with Gyllenhaal, she has come to understand that she will never be the same person because of it.