20 Of Taylor Swift’s Best Songs: Decoded
“All Too Well”
When Taylor was twenty, she dated Jake Gyllenhaal and spent the 2010 Thanksgiving holiday at his sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s house. In “All Too Well,” a non-single widely regarded as one of the best songs Taylor has ever recorded, the lyrics strongly reference that autumn where they got “lost upstate” and shared a black and white striped scarf she apparently left at Maggie’s house. Jake and Taylor are both Sagittarius “fire signs” with “blue eyes.” It’s also rumored Jake dumped Taylor with a phone call, possibly when he “[called her] up again just to break [her] like a promise.” The painfully beautiful hit resonated so much with fans that many of us are still holding out hope Taylor might release the original ten-minute version she’d recorded.