Taylor Swift‘s new album Red comes out on Monday, and yes – we will be buying it. But it also leaked online this week and the songs are now all over the web, and yes – we’ve been listening (and loving it). Our favorite song is “All Too Well,” which reflects on a relationship that is no longer. Taylor recently told VH1 that fans are often way off about who her songs are about, saying, “There are a lot of songs that people think is about this dude, but it’s really not. It’s actually about this guy you have no idea I even dated. Or you’ll sit there and go ‘that song was inspired by three different situations with three different people.” But still, we’re pretty confident “All Too Well” is 100% about Jake Gyllenhaal, and we’ve got evidence that matches the lyrics as hardcore proof. Get out your magnifying glasses, Swifties!
LYRIC: “I walked through the door with you. The air was cold, but something ’bout 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.”
- Taylor and Jake celebrated Thanksgiving at his sister Maggie Gyllenhaal’s house in Brooklyn in November, 2010.
- They were spotted out together in Brooklyn and she was wearing a scarf.
- They also had brunch in Brooklyn that fall, and she wore another scarf. Which scarf is it?!
LYRIC: “We’re singing in a car getting lost upstate. The Autumn leaves falling down like pieces in their place.”
EVIDENCE: Taylor and Jake were spotted apple-picking and leaf-peeping in upstate New York in late October, 2010.
LYRIC: “You used to be a little kid with glasses in a twin size bed.”
EVIDENCE: Here’s a yearbook photo of Jake Gyllenhaal as a “little kid with glasses.” [Photo via Buzzfeed]
LYRIC: “Hey you called me up again just to break me like a promise. So casually cruel in the name of being honest.”
EVIDENCE Jake reportedly dumped Taylor over the phone right before New Years.
What do you think – is this enough evidence to convince you that “All Too Well” is all about Jake? Is this the next “Dear John” or are we way off? And most importantly: why won’t the guy in the song give poor Taylor her scarf back?! Sound off on twitter or in the comments!
[H/T to Lindsey and Joy, for inspiring this investigation!]