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Taylor Swift – All Too Well lyrics

I walked through the door with you,
The air was cold
But something about it felt like home somehow
And I left my scarf there, at your sister's house
And you still got it in your drawer, even now.
Oh, your sweet disposition
And my wide-eyed gaze
We're singing in the car, getting lost upstate.
Autumn leaves falling down like pieces into place
And I can picture it after all these days.
And I know it's long gone and that magic's not here no more
And I might be okay, but I’m not fine at all...

'Cause there we are again on that little town street,
You almost ran the red 'cause you were looking over at me.
Wind in my hair, I was there
I remember it all too well.

Photo album on the counter,
Your cheeks were turning red
You used to be a little kid with glasses
In a twin sized bed
And your mother's telling stories 'bout you on the tee ball team
You taught me 'bout your past
Thinking your future was me
And I know it's long gone and there was nothing else I could do
And I forget about you long enough to forget why I needed to...

'Cause there we are again in the middle of the night
We're dancing around the kitchen in the refrigerator light
Down the stairs, I was there
I remember it all too well

Well, 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
And 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
'Cause I remember it all, all, 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
'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

'Cause 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
Wind in my hair, you were there, you remember it all
Down the stairs, you were there, you remember it all
It was rare, I was there, I remember it all too well...

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  • i
    This is my favorite song in taylor's red album. I can feel the sadness in her voice as she sings it and the lyrics was perfectly written with passionate. The song is about remembering the memories of being together with the one you love the most and you surely know that there will never be a chance again. I like the way taylor wrote songs about her love life. There were people hate taylor about her way of writing songs, but it's her 'want'. It's her 'good way' of expressing her true feelings to public. There's no such bad regarding that. Hoping for a good respect not just taylor's songs and the way they were written but also to taylor herself also.
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  • u
    The meaning of this song is pretty obvius as far as the story goes she tells the story within the verses and then as you get into the chorus she starts to say that she feels like somehow the two people are somehow still connected even though they are no longer connected and that she feels as though that realonship will always stay alive in memory even though the two people themselves are now broken up. She feels as though remembering the realonship will somehow keep it alive.
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  • a
    This my favorite song off the Red album. It explains the start of her relationship and fallout. She talks about how she did all these things with him and learned things about past. How she knows that the spark they both felt is gone, and she lost herself in that relationship and she remembers it all too well. He didn't mean to but he broke her the way she rights the song it sounds like she fell hard for the guy and she left things at his place and he mails them back as she finding herself without him. She talks about the way he made her feel and how he calls her just reminds her of the failed relationship. She leans toward him being scared of their relationship. She sings how time flies by, and finding herself again, and feeling like crumpled piece of paper.
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    Pat Taylor
    This is a story of Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal. Gwyneth Paltrow set the couple up in Hollywood ("I knew you were trouble when you walked in") then invited both of them to a dinner party at her London home on November 13th while both were secretly visiting the country together(flew me to places I'd never been). This comes a year after the Brokeback Mountain star split from a four-year affair with Reese Witherspoon. Despite their hectic schedules, the pair made time to meet up when they arrived back in Los Angeles from where they drove to Beverly Hills. Jake was very disturbed by the paparazzi attention that Taylor received during this visit as documented online and this in part may have led to their breakup. Jake then invited Taylor to have Thanksgiving dinner on November 25th at his sister's house in Brooklyn, New York (where she left her scarf). His sister Maggie Gyllenhaal is also a movie star. They must have driven "upstate" before or after the dinner date. Two days after on November 27th, the couple enjoyed a cozy breakfast at the Fido Coffee-house on 21st Avenue South in Nashville, just a mile south of her condominium. It seems that she must have lost her virginity to him in November, possibly upstate, at her ‘cottage’ in Los Angeles, or in Nashville on November 26th ("Dancing downstairs in the refrigerator light") of her own home ("Stay, Stay, Stay"). Jake did not attend her twenty-first Birthday at her parent’s home in Nashville on December 13th, which was devastating as he promised to be there. She spent two day’s leading up to Christmas with her brother and mother in the Turks and Cacaos. Jake and Taylor did get together in early January but that was short lived ("We are never, ever getting back together"). On January 21st, Taylor was performing onboard the largest cruise ship in the World while it was docked in Cozumel. Although a heartbreaking experience, the album "Red" would not have been written without the brief if torrid ("Burning Red") love affair.
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