It isn’t easy being Taylor Swift, or at least one might get that impression listening to her ever-expanding catalog of songs about lost love.
Her recent offering, All Too Well, off new album Red, is another such song. As Swift is the type who wears her heart on her sleeve, the music industry’s new favorite past time is figuring out which ex-boyfriend she’s singing about. In the case of All Too Well, Us Weekly reports the ex in question is none other than Jake Gyllenhaal.
Citing only an unnamed insider, Us Weekly says the song is about a Thanksgiving visit with the Gyllenhaal family. Back in 2010 Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal apparently stayed with his sister, Maggie Gyllenhall, over the Thanksgiving holiday and the song focuses on that.
Some of the lyrics include, “And your mother’s telling stories ’bout you on the t-ball team. You tell me about your past thinking your future was me.”
During the song Swift even mentions a particular scarf she owned that Jake apparently never returned. In the song, she implies he kept it because of her.
“But you keep my old scarf from that very first week. Cause it reminds you of innocence and it smells like me. You can’t get rid of it, cause you remember it all too well,” she sings.
Though its been two years since the two broke up, the relationship must have left a mark on Swift. WonderWall reports that the song All Too Well was initially 10 minutes long before she cut it down to its current length. At 5:29, the forlorn love song about Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift is the longest on the album.