Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’ lyrics hints on age causing her breakup with Jake Gyllenhaal

Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’ lyrics hints on age causing her breakup with Jake Gyllenhaal



Taylor Swift in her “All Too Well” song which was released on Friday November 12 on her rerecorded “Red” album, hinted on her nine-year age gap with Jake Gyllenhaal being the reason for their breakup.



Swift sings, “You said if we had been closer in age maybe it would have been fine / And that made me want to die.”



The 31-year-old singer has never officially confirmed the song is about Gyllenhaal, 40, but it’s become widely accepted that it is.



Additional lyrics in her rerecorded version point to the heartbreak she felt at the time, with lyrics such as, “They say all’s well that ends well, but I’m in a new hell / Every time you double cross my mind.”



Actor Jake Gylenhaal reportedly dated the Grammy winner from October to December 2010 when they split just before her 21st birthday, which also plays a role in the updated tune. Swift sang “You, who charmed my dad with self-effacing jokes / Sipping coffee like you were 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."



In an Instagram post, Swift said “Red” “resembled a heartbroken person” musically and lyrically. She wrote;




“It was all over the place, a fractured mosaic of feelings that somehow all fit together in the end.

“Happy, free, confused, lonely, devastated, euphoric, wild, and tortured by memories past.”



On I Bet You Think About Me, she sings:


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