Song on Loop: Taylor Swift’s All Too Well

I think I mentioned it before that one of my favorite songs out of T. Swift’s Red album is All Too Well. And I have yet to get tired of it, and it’s probably because despite of it revealing probably a bit too much of one of her failed relationships (*cough* Gylenhaal *cough*), it was a majestic showing of songwriting.

I LOVE IT, ALL 5:30 of it.

What’s amusing is that there is rarely a repeating lyric in this gem, and it’s a real tragic, painful song. 

Favorite lines:

  • And I know it’s long gone, and that magic’s not here no more | And it might be okay, but I’m not fine at all
  • You tell me ’bout your past, thinking your future was me
  • And I forget about you long enough to forget why I needed to.

And then the back end of the song is what actually gets me every time (starts at 2:59):

Maybe we got lost in translation

Maybe I asked for too much

But maybe this thing was a masterpiece till you tore it all up

Running scared, I was there, I remember it all too well

Hey, you call me up again just to break me like a promise

So casually cruel in the name of being honest

I’m a crumpled up piece of paper, lying here

Coz I remember it all too well

Time won’t fly it’s like I’m paralyzed by it

I’d like to be my old self again but I’m still trying to find it

After plaid shirt days and nights when you made me your own

Now you mail back my things and I walk home alone

But you keep my old scarf from that very first week

Coz it reminds you of innocence, and it smells like me

You can’t get rid of it… coz you remember it all too well

Coz there we are again when I loved you so

Back before you lost the one real thing you’ve ever known

It was rare, I was there, I remember it all too well. 

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