We might be okay, but we’re not fine at all, because Taylor Swift has finally blessed us with her magnum opus album Red (Taylor’s Version), along with the ten minute version of ‘All Too Well’. Swifties have been eagerly asking for the longer version of the song since 2012, and blondie has delivered.
The song (track 5 IYKYK) was never originally released as a single but became the ultimate fan fave due to its raw vulnerability and heart-breaking story-telling. Taylor herself was even shocked at the initial reaction from fans, speaking to Amazon recently she said, “What was so crazy is when it went out into the world, the fans amongst themselves decided it was their favourite too… This song has really turned into a story of what the fans did for this song.” So now that it is here (and obviously on repeat), how are they doing?
The best place to start is always the YouTube comments. With one fan saying, “I used to be a fan, but after hearing this masterpiece, I’m a whole air conditioner.” Relatable af. Another went on to say, “THIS… this is art. This is more than I could have imagined or expected… it’s personal, it’s honest, it’s painful and answers every question we didn’t need answered.”
Meanwhile on Twitter, it didn’t take long for “Jake Gyllenhaal” to start trending. It’s no secret that the song references Taylor’s relationship with Gyllenhaal and the trip they took upstate in 2010 where the beloved scarf was lost. After hearing all ten minutes and thirteen seconds of the song with additional lyrics including, ‘And I was never good at telling jokes, but the punchline goes, I’ll get older, but your lovers stay my age’, Swifties have put Gyllenhaal on blast. Here are all of the best reactions, from club nights on TikTok to out-of-the-gate memes.
— tushar🧣 (@reputushion) November 12, 2021
Kicking off with this one because we all clearly deserve medals. If you haven’t already, put this achievement on your CV.
weirdest experience of my life was automatically singing along to all too well and suddenly she’s saying some shit i’ve never heard i’m shaking like a motherfucker
— jess (@jesshakeitoff) November 12, 2021
THIS. It just really sums up that first listen all too well.
@redstan13@taylorswift @taylornation @nicoledoyle__ we were not expecting f the patriarchy🥳 #taylorswift #foryou #fyp #redtaylorsversion #alltoowell10min
This is the visual representation of the above tweet.
Good morning to Taylor Swift and Swifties ONLY.
taylor swift watching everyone react to all too well 10 minute version when jake gyllenhaal hasn’t even crossed her mind for half a decade pic.twitter.com/6S78BBNMqX
— lex (@gretagerwigflew) November 12, 2021
Would love to see Taylor’s camera roll right now.
all these years we’ve been wondering where the scarf is but I really want to know where’s that keychain
— rob sheffield (@robsheff) November 12, 2021
He makes a good point.
That whole apartment building is the definition of screaming, crying, throwing up.
— Shruti ¿ phh’s gf ⭑ zouis!¡ (@louforshru) November 12, 2021
This Lady Gaga meme is the gift that keeps on giving.
Delta can you please f*** off so we can host nights like this.
And we can’t forget the Jake Gyllenhaal ones… hope he’s got a good publicist.
Suing Jake Gyllenhaal for emotional damage on behalf of me and Taylor Swift because how THE FUCK am I supposed to emotionally recover from these lyrics??? pic.twitter.com/MCoREPxhAw
— leanna🧣 (@rebelredpocket) November 12, 2021
She woke up and chose violence when she wrote this song.
— michael (@hemswcrthy) November 12, 2021
In the words of Suzy Cato… see ya, see ya later.
All of Jake Gyllenhaal's friends tomorrow hearing 10 whole minutes of All Too Well pic.twitter.com/MR6cCPWEQr
— Thicc-ery Binx 🐈⬛ (@tootsdeville) November 11, 2021
Sorry not sorry.
Joe Jonas going to sleep tonight knowing all the attention is on Jake Gyllenhaal pic.twitter.com/f2T1LmBchH
— im shane gray 🧣 4 cryn out loud (@camprockqueen) November 11, 2021
Mr. Perfectly Fine our unproblematic king!
TikTok user @_toxicnoodle went full savage mode by playing clips of Jake crying on the big screen during a club night in LA as ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Taylor’s Version)’ was playing.
what if you were jake gyllenhaal and you wanted to go to heaven but god said nah remember when you missed taylor swift’s 21st birthday party
— paige hettinger (@404paigenotfnd) November 12, 2021
The ‘Moment I Knew’ stans rise!
— cew (taylor’s version)🧣 (@chaeunwooloml) November 12, 2021
Queen of creating a non-sonically-cohesive album.
all too well: they say all's well that ends well but I'm in a new hell
— Taylor Throwbacks🧣 (@ThrowbackTaylor) November 12, 2021
Joe Alwyn, wherever you are… thank YOU.
And don’t even get us started on the ‘All Too Well (10 Minute Version)’ Short Film… because tbh we’re still emotionally recovering from it.
Listen to Red (Taylor’s Version) and the ‘All Too Well (10 Minute Version)’ below!