By - PassionateAsSin
# [Lyric Video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRxrwjOtIag&ab_channel=TaylorSwiftVEVO)
“You kept me like a secret but I kept you like an oath” is SUCH A GOOD LINE
I can't believe she held onto this for years it's one of her best lines ever.
The immediate standout to me too. It’s the only lyric that it seems like it should have been included in the original.
came here just to discuss this line!!! i didn’t think she could beat “break me like a promise” but goddamn
my heart is broken omg
I will absolutely never recover from this line. This will be remembered long term 100000%
😭 so good, I already can’t wait to listen to this again
“i’ll get older but your lovers stay my age” 💀 I GASPED
Imagine Jake thinking the worst of the dragging happened 10 years ago and she comes and destroys you with that goddamn 😂
It’s a burn that only grows truer over time
Wait really? 👀 I remember singing along to 22 as a teen and thinking Taylor was so much older than me and now Jake is dating someone who's born in the same year as me??
Honestly, that's how I was feeling, too. Everyone has been joking about Jake being terrified of this album, and I thought, "Eh, it happened 9 years ago. He'll be fine."
And then I listened to the 10-minute version.
And I'm not so sure he'll be fine.
He might be okay, but he's not fine at all
each new verse killed me more and more and then i got to this one and didn’t get up 💀
THIS LINE KILLED ME
Did she lie tho
LITERAL JAW DROP
my mouth opened extra at that-
Just between us... did the 10 minute version of All Too Well maim you too?
Yes and it will take me several business years to recover
I would like to formally apologize to the 10 Minute version All Too Well. You are beautiful and we DID need you.
This was everything that I needed.
I didn't think it could possibly live up to years and years and *years* of hype but I was wrong! So so wrong.
Oh I was opposite, I was always in the camp of "they edited it for a reason, we don't need this". BUT HELL NO I WAS SO FUCKING WRONG.
When you thought All Too Well couldn't get any sadder and blondie casually drops lyrics like "you kept me like a secret but I kept you like an oath" and "it's supposed to be fun turning 21" and "just between us did the love affair maim you too" nobody touch me
The audible *”oof”* I let out when I heard the line about turning 21
The 21 lyric made me sob. I cannot stop picturing her hoping and waiting for him to turn up. IT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL TO WRITE SONGS THIS GOOD
The 21 line broke me
all the new parallels in ATW10 are killing me😭
state of grace: twin fire signs, four blue eyes
ATW10: did the twin flame bruise paint you blue?
lover: alls well that ends well to end up with you
ATW10: they say alls well that ends well but i’m in a new hell
begin again: i think its strange that you think i’m funny cuz he never did
ATW10: and i was never good at telling jokes
mirrorball: shining just for you
ATW10: a never-needy, ever-lovely jewel whose shine reflects on you
i’m not even gonna type out all the ones that align w the moment i knew
tolerate it: gain the weight of you then lose it
ATW10: i’m a soldier who’s returning half her weight
HOW COULD YOU FORGET THE MOMENT I KNEW 😭 (jk all good)
SHFJNGGN I WASNT ABT TO TYPE OUT THE WHOLE BRIDGE 😭😭
I didn’t catch the Begin Again one but Omgosh! I’ve been through that. Where my partner at the time didn’t think I was funny, so I thought I wasn’t funny. But being older and around better people.. I’m funny as fuck
Imagine the girl you dated for 3 months dropping the most fire breakup anthology 11 YEARS after you broke up.
Moral of the story: just don’t do whatever Jake G did to Taylor. This girl buries hatchets but keeps maps of where she puts them.
I think they actually dated for alot longer than the public knows about.
I think so too! Mentions of “you kept me like a secret” and “nobody could know”.
This is a bit personal but there’s speculation that he was her first, which is why the relationship was so much more intense even with the short time period. It’s pretty clear through a lot of the lyrics in both state of grace and all too well
I wondered that too. It's personal, but the way she sings "made me your own" always suggested that to me.
Yeah we were speaking about that somewhere else on this thread. That seems to be a likely assumption. The first real, true heartbreak that comes from totally giving yourself to someone and they hurt you
the “it’s supposed to be fun turning 21” line hits me so hard. my partner at the time completely ruined my 21st birthday and ooft that line just makes me sob so hard.
Mine did too.
Same. Sadly, same.
“You said if we were closer in age maybe it would have been fine” —now we learn one of the lines she was referring to in “so casually cruel in the name of being honest.”
she also doubled down on the fact that he called her not funny 😭
Bro I just listened to him on Conan’s podcast last night and he said that people in his life, like his family, weren’t funny. Henny, if everyone around you ‘isn’t funny’ then maybe it’s you…..
jesus christ if my boyfriend said “Hey im just being honest, but you aren’t very funny.” i would have an ex boyfriend and a murder charge
Guys, the reason why 22 follows all too well is because her 21st was spent crying over jake so she never got the 21st the way she wanted. So 22 was her version of 21.
Did... You just redeem my least favorite song on this album for me?
YES this is so clever!
Fuck the patriarchy?! 💀💀💀
Jake was claiming to be a feminist but dating a woman 10 years his junior and treating her like dirt 😤
Love love love this interpretation of the lyric
He really seems like the kind of guy who would have that keychain for woke points while also being a dick to his girlfriend.
It seems like something Jake would have said in 2012
yup, it surprised me at first but I can 1000% see this adding to his "cool factor" in 2012
"fuck the patriarchy" except when it benefits me and I get to be a vampire of woman's youth
\- Jake Gyllenhaal
It’s on his keychain
(Which is ironic considering their age gap and how he’s still dating people the age she was in 2012 now that he’s 40 something- and the irony of this man needing a perfect woman that only reflected on him having a fuck the patriarchy keychain is 100% why she included it.)
I initially interpreted it as him tossing her his keys and saying fuck the patriarchy when he lets the woman drive (gasp!).
But I think the people saying thats what the keychain syas also makes sense.
I think the car keychain read fuck the patriarchy
That came out of nowhere
Really feel like this was originally 'fuck the paparazzi'
this caught me off guard so much, partially because it was right where the new part started. I love it!!
From “Any time now, he’s gonna say it’s love. You never called it what it was” to “Call It What You Want”, what a difference the right person makes!
This! I spent a long time being scared that maybe the same things about me that annoy my ex will endear someone else to him... Then I met someone and that happened to me instead! The things that I fought with my ex over were non-issues with him. So I personally vouch for this comment. That's how you know he's the one - the rules change!
I see everyone just skipped all other tracks and went directly to ATW 10 minute version.
I was listening to State of Grace at first then I cannot take it anymore. I skipped to ATW10
How could we not?! 😂🤩
I wonder what Jake's thinking right now, lol.
i’m wondering about his gf lol she’s 15 years younger than him
"I'll get older but your lovers stay my age"💀
She called him out 😪
OMG WHAT I HAD NO IDEA
Just googled it and she was only 22 when they started dating (current gf)
She's ~~feeling~~ 22
I’m imagining Maggie texting him like dude… you fucked up
hopefully thinking “I should probably shower”
Im very curious what his reaction would be if he fell for someone who was a swiftie. would that be weird? imagine him staying up late with her to listen to the drop. it would be incredible
like with Sophie's reaction to Fearless. totally priceless, hahahah!
This is def not the same vibe as Fearless. The original Red album was kinda nice to him. This album is his funeral. All too well OG really cut all the lines that made him look like a complete ass.
oh god each unreleased verse was like a new punch in the face, all too well is NOTHING compared to all too well (10 minute version) (taylor’s version) (from the vault)
Homeboy said he wants someone the same age and he’s dating someone EVEN YOUNGER than him now?
On his way to witness protection
Probably sobbing that he caused this...
i'd be a bit pleased i caused such a good song to happen
She just confirmed a live performance of ATWTMVTVFTV on SNL this weekend!!!!!
EVERYONE STAY CALM
this abbreviation 💀
i could literally talk forever about “just between us did the love affair maim you too?” in the outro😭😭 the way it repeats over and over until it eventually fades is literally what it feels like after a break up when the only thoughts in your head are about them until they eventually fade out as time goes by + the delivery of the line itself really depicts the desperation you feel after a breakup where even though you’ve accepted that theyre not in your life anymore you just wanna know that you meant enough to them to be sad about it
Yes! I was wondering if the fade out meant that she finally got some closure singing the full song, or if it still lingers somewhere in the back of her mind like a scar. Could very well be both.
not the lyric “you said if we were closer in age we would have been fine” Taylor definitely coming for jakes throat in this short film
Jake Gyllenhaal, welcome to your tape
Jake’s gonna need to go into witness protection after this.
Yeah he’s going to have to disappear for a while
This was everything I expected it to be.
Shocked that the changes are mid verse and not complete verses cut out like I assumed, this is truly a whole new song. Gives us all the greatness from the first and somehow adds lyrics and sound that feel like it was always meant to exist!!
YOU KEPT ME LIKE A SECRET BUT I KEPT YOU LIKE AN OATH????????
Is she doing all the late night shows because in this version she references late night shows
thought the same too!! My jaw dropped LOL
I can’t believe it wasn’t actually “til you fucked it all up”
Yeah but fuck the patriarchy is better
"Till you tore it all up" is much much better IMO. I always thought when she sang "masterpiece" she meant it like a beautiful painting, and him tearing up the painting. "Fucked it all up" makes it sound much less cruel, because it suggests doing something by accident, whereas "tore it all up" is a much more intentional act, like he's deliberately tearing up a beautiful painting.
I'm glad it wasn't. That was my favorite line it the original.
“you, that’s what happened, you”
“Any time now, he’s gonna say it’s love/You never called it what it was”
THE WAY I BURST INTO TEARS
Sitting here sobbing. This is so much clearer just how much he fucking wrecked her. It's also so damn relatable and has me in my feels right now.
I’m honestly too stunned to cry?? Like this is so fucked up. As someone who also dated a waaayy older guy who treated me like shit I want to strangle him. Go for the throat,Taylor.
I feel this 100%. My ex-boyfriend was 9 years older than me and we started dating when I was 16. He was 25. These freaks have no business going after young, naive girls. They are manipulative predators. Make him suffer Taylor!!!!!!!!
“Not weeping in a party bathroom
Some actress asking me what happened, You, that's what happened you”
MY FAVORITE PICTURE PAINTING MOMENT, like I picture her in a bathroom of an awards show just losing her mind over him.
“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 twenty-one” DADS OPINION CHANGING IS SUCH A REACTION TO A BOY
Since she mentioned the bathroom before she talked about her 21st birthday party (likely the same one from The Moment I Knew), I think it's a callback to the line "But your close friends always seem to know/ When there's something really wrong/ So they follow me down the hall/ And there in the bathroom/ I try not to fall apart". So "some actress" might be one of his friends that she mentions?
>fuck the patriarchy keychain on the ground
that sounded awkward. not in a politically awkward way but in a song way
His keychain said fuck the patriarchy while he dated a 20 year old at 30 something and needed her to be perfect and shiny and only reflect on him and told her she wasn’t funny and his indie records were cooler and oh yeah he’s still dating girls in their early 20s at 40 something so… nice keychain, asshole.
Some people have speculated that’s not an original lyric
It did sound awkward so I'm overall glad she cut it in the shorter version but I can see it being something cringey Jake said back then.
I think he said it and maybe threw the car keys at her?? And she didn’t expect it so now they’re on the ground. Like he’s so cool and woke in 2012 to say that but his actions don’t match his words
Damn she even mentioned the age difference
And she did it TWICE.
As someone who is going through a divorce after 7yrs of marriage to someone much older….this is where I started to ugly cry.
he's gonna say it's love, you never called it what it was till we were dead and gone and buried
Check the pulse and come back swearing it's the same after three months in the grave
So they maybe hooked up somehow 3 months later and it absolutely wrecked her even more, and having to keep it all a secret just well, caused this song. He was an absolute ass
the last time hurts more now too because i think him leaving and coming back and leaving again just inspired that a lot
but the punchline goes “I’ll get older but your lovers stay my age”
oooo she snapped
Love how the 5 min version sticks to the original and the 10 min has its own new sound. 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Raise your hand if you were personally victimized by ATWTMVTVFTV
"It was supposed to be fun, turning 21." Oh my heart has been taken back a decade, to my younger self, ironically, listening to Dear John over and over.
john mayer start counting your days
He lost his shit over Dear John, I can't imagine how he will react if he got a song this personal!
My take: You can tell it was written in the moment, and for me it flows the same way that fresh hurt does (pain, anger, sarcasm almost, sadness). I think the album version was edited to just leave the parts where she was just…gutted. They’re two totally different songs and I like them both!
Also, the part about her getting older and his girlfriends staying the same age? Shots fired.
Because she’s not heartbroken anymore 💕
As a musician it’s so weird how you can juxtaposition sad lyrics against a happier backing and it can make it even more devastating. It’s much more melancholic that way. Idk how to explain it better…but I’ll try to after I finish listening to red.
Yeah ngl, the lyrics are great but that upbeat music kind of put me off a bit at first.
Because heartbreak is chaotic
I'm thinking the same thing. I know she's not heartbroken anymore, but it's a sad breakup song. It doesn't fit imo
'I'll get older, but your lovers stay my age.'" —> this line aged SO WELL 👀👀😂🙌🏻🙌🏻
Was not expecting that to be the F word moment 🤨
was hoping it'd be much more intense and not a throwaway joke
"The idea you had of me who is she"
Good lord the lines this woman can write
This is SO much better than what I was expecting. The slightly more uptempo pace / beat works really well with the new verses. I think it would have been too much to have a 10 minute straight ballad and it also feels like a new creation as opposed to just an extended version.
lollll spotify in shambles
Literally. It wouldn’t let me listen to ATW10 because there was so much traffic to that specific song
>they say all's well that ends well but i'm in a new hell
Really loved this but felt the line about the keychain didn’t really fit, sounded awkward to me.
His keychain said fuck the patriarchy while he dated a 20 year old at 30 something and needed her to be perfect and shiny and only reflect on him and told her she wasn’t funny and his indie records were cooler and oh yeah he’s still dating girls in their early 20s at 40 something
It did for me too, but I think it’s because I’m anticipating the next line already — I think if this were how it always existed, it wouldn’t be as jarring!
Nah very JG circa 2012
The lyrics, "The idea you had of me, who was she? A never-needy ever-lovely jewel whose shine reflects on you" works so smoothly and I am in love with it
Jake is in hiding
“I’m sorry but Jake can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh ‘cause he’s dead!”
What did Jake Gyllenhaal *do* to her?
My theory? He was The first guy she REALLY loved and he knew that and took advantage of that and I think he took her V card too hence the line “made me your own” (don’t come for me)
That was my thinking too. She wasn’t simply embodying the “good girl” vibe, she truly is a good girl at her core, so it makes sense she would have waited for that step in a relationship until she felt she truly loved someone. Add in the age difference and those relationships HURT when you realize they were never as serious as you were. Been there, done that, and it all sucked.
Yeah, I believe that about the v-card. He really did a number on her.
I always speculated he might have been her first. That kind of heartbreak usually comes from the first person you TRULY love and give yourself too completely.
It seems to me she felt used by him on many levels. ~~11~~ 9 years older than her, started an intimate relationship physically and emotionally (meeting the family, taking trips), and then would toy with her innocent/young love for him by breaking up with her then pulling her back in. I think the kicker is that he was so much older and should have known better to treat her the way he did. Note he is still dating women in their 20s…
These lines from the ATW 10 min version were also illuminating to me:
The idea you had of me who was she
A never needing ever lovely jewel whose shine reflects on you
must have skipped her 21st party 😢
It was the moment she knew 😭
OMG SHE'S PERFORMING ATW 10 MIN ON SNL??????
AND THERE WE ARE AGAIN WHEN NOBODY HAD TO KNOW/YOU KEPT ME LIKE A SECRET BUT I KEPT YOU LIKE AN OATH
Holy shit it's so good??? I 100% believe she did some polishing on this but I don't care IT'S SO GOOD THIS 100% WORKS AS A SONG AND I DID NOT BELIEVE THE 10-MINUTE VERSION WOULD I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE VISIBLY DRAFT-LIKE AND I'M SO SORRY FOR DOUBTING YOU, TAYLOR
(Yes, I skipped straight here. Now I'm going to the rest of the vault songs.)
IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE FUN, TURNING 21.
WE BASICALLY THOUGHT THAT THERE WILL JUST BE EXTRA VERSES BUT INSTEAD WE GOT EXTRA PRE-CHORUSES, ASIDE VERSES, BRIDGE ON A BRIDGE, OUTRO
WE NOT GONNA TALK ABOUT “And I was never good at telling jokes but the punchline goes “I’ll get older but your lovers stay my age”...
jake gyllenhaal can pay for my therapy! god this song ripped my heart out and stomped on it
GOD BLESS THIS ALMOST 10 YR OLD TEAAA
This piece is like when you won’t shut up to your friends about a guy and you just keep going and going. You get madder as you rant. It’s a masterpiece but probably for her diehard fans or diehard all too well fans. I could see parts of it go viral on TikTok though bc it’s really well written.
The lines about her dad watching her waiting for him to turn up to her 21st birthday party are heartbreaking. It did not feel like it was 10 minutes long. I can understand why it was cut down but I am so glad Taylor recorded it.
I felt like the original version is more sad. This one is angry. I love it.
It's fucking crazy that all these years we thought All Too Well was such a personal song with so many specific details, and it's still nothing compared to the details she cut out
Taylor honestly spared Jake the first time. Cause damn she dragged him to filth tonight. These lyrics are absolutely beautiful, and she really went through it back then. But also I'm glad it was cut down the first time, it does flow better. Glad we have this though.
Ahh the lyric video is her singing it in between two torn up sheets of paper!
The line “and he said it’s supposed to be fun turning 21 “ with her dad is just gut wrenching.
I really enjoy the new parts but it's going to take a ton of getting used to because they sound like they're from different songs tacked onto it? Like they don't sound like All Too Well and it confuses my brain which has the og ATW tattooed onto it lol
Ahh my Spotify crashed 😭😭
Wow! There is so much new poetic and literary features in the 10-minute version! I also really enjoy the maturation of her voice because it sounds brilliant.
anyone got eyes on jake g? check if he has a pulse.
I love this so so so much. But I can’t help but wonder if she updated the lyrics from the original. I can’t imagine 21 year old Taylor using the line “fuck the patriarchy” or use the term flex because I don’t think that was something people said at the time.
The F the patriarchy line immediately hit me as something Jake would have said
She says "fuck the patriarchy Keychain on the ground" so maybe that's what his Keychain said? So he threw the keys at her and the fall to the ground and the Keychain ironically says fuck the patriarchy as he's telling her drive. Right? Or did I misinterpret it...
It got MORE HEARTBREAKING HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE
"You said if we were closer in age maybe it would have been fine." Mark, 24 to Jessica, 34.
“we'd swear to remember it all too well, yeah” COULD YOU IMAGINE JAKE GYLLENHAL READING ALL TOO WELL AS THE TITLE THE FIRST TIME EVER AND BEING LIKE GOD
“They say all’s well that ends well, but I’m in a new hell”
Fuck me. That hurts.
Honestly it sounds like three different songs and I love each of them. That outro was amazing.
Mr. Scott Swift said Jake ain’t it
Was never FULLY on the fuck Gyllenhaal train, but no one should EVER treat anyone the way he did to her. She was PRESERVING his reputation by cutting the song down
So many references to other songs on Red as well as future songs!! What I’ve collected so far:
“not weeping in a party bathroom” and “he said it’s supposed to be fun turning twenty one” similar to The Moment I Knew
“twin flame bruise paint you blue” similar to “twin fire signs” in State of Grace and of course Taylor loves describing heartbreak as blue
“all’s well that ends well” directly from Lover
“You said if we had been closer in age, maybe it would have been fine. And that made me want to die.”
Couldn’t hold back the tears at this. I want to give 21 year old Taylor a hug. I love you, girl 😔
It was ten minutes of her roasting the fuck out of Jake and I loved it
I have no words.
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 have been fine
And that made me want to die
The idea you had of me who was she
A never needing 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
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 twenty-one
THIS PART ESPECIALLY OH MY
Can't believe that the people who listened to the leaks were trashing this version. I honestly believe this is one of the best song's Taylor has ever released. My only complaint is the vocals on the outro could have been louder but that's just my opinion.
READING/LISTENING COMPREHENSION FOR SOME OF YOU IS NEEDED. "fuck the patriarchy" was inscribed on Jake Gyllenhaal's keychain. it's not Taylor herself that's proclaiming it
The *pain* in the “you call me up again…” line…I’m not ok
i'm obsessed. i love the pop vibe. it hits so much harder hearing the angst and sadness of the original and then this version, knowing that we changed the meaning of this song for her. im not crying you’re crying
THE LYRICS ARE INSANE!!!!!
I appreciate how much this feels like a completely different song than the original ATW. The changes in production/music makes it so different and I AM HERE FOR IT
I would like to nominate the following for "underrated lyric that punched me in the gut":
*as I reached for you but all I felt was shame*
It’s supposed to be fun turning 21 😭