Taylor Swift’s “All The Girls You’ve Loved Before” Lyrics Apparently Detail Joe Alwyn’s Past Relationships

Is the new track from Taylor’s Lover Era about Joe?Jeff Kravitz – Getty Images

Taylor Swift may officially be on her “Eras Stadium Tour” era, but that doesn’t mean she can’t gift Swifties re-released tracks ahead of her first show in Glendale, Arizona on March 17. , the Grammy winner released four new songs on her Instagram Stories, including re-recordings of “If This Was a Movie”, her two songs from Hunger Games soundtrack, and “All Of The Girls You Loved Before”, a Lover track from the era that allegedly leaked and gained traction on TikTok in February 2023. Lover is the first album owned by Taylor released in August 2019, and the new track was scrapped for reasons unknown at the time.

The album includes a plethora of tracks about Taylor’s longtime love Joe Alwyn, and fans on Twitter are already theorizing that “All Of The Girls You’ve Loved Before” is no different. “‘All Of The Girls You Loved Before’ is about the only person she loves: a boy named Joe Alwyn 🥰,” said one fan. he wrote alongside a photo of the pair at the 2020 Golden Globes. Other Swifties noted that the song could be a sweet love note for Joe and all of the ex-girlfriends that led him to Taylor. And, in true Taylor fashion, the song can be sprinkled with Easter eggs and references to her other songs.

Ahead, find our breakdown of Taylor Swift’s “All Of The Girls You Loved Before”

Lyrics provided by Genius

[Verse 1]
When you think of all the early mornings
Stupid phone fights
wake up in the morning with someone
But feeling alone

A heart is drawn around your name
In someone’s handwriting, not mine
We are running away to the city
Holding hands, just killing time

The track, said to be about Taylor’s boyfriend Joe Alwyn, begins on a melancholic note as it paints a picture of her past relationships. At the end of the chorus, Taylor describes tumultuous fights with her exes and finding a spark with someone new like Joe.

Your past and mine are parallel lines
Stars all aligned and intertwined
and taught you
The way you call me “baby”
treat me like a lady
all i can say is

Everything the couple went through only led them to find each other, which is the same feeling Tay instills in her. Folklore track, “Invisible String”, where she sings: “A single golden thread tied me to you.”

As for the alignment of the stars, she revisits that idea in “Mastermind,” her midnight song about their current relationship, with lyrics such as: “Once upon a time, the planets and the destinies / And all the stars aligned / You and I ended up in the same room / At the same time.”

This concept was also mentioned in reference to a different novel in Red (Taylor version)‘s “The Moment I Knew.”

All the girls you loved before (Ooh)
I made you the person I fell in love with
Every cul-de-sac led you straight to me
Now you’re all I need, I’m so thankful for
All the girls you loved before
but i love you more

Taylor uses the chorus to shout out and show gratitude to all of his love’s exes for making him the man she loves today. One Swiftie noted that Joe’s exes may have this reaction while listening to the sweet track.

[Verse 2]
When I think of all the makeup
Fake love in the city (Ooh)
Crying in the bathroom over some guy
Whose name I don’t remember now

secret jokes alone
Nobody’s home, sixteen and wild (Ooh)
We’re breaking up, making amends
Leave without saying goodbye (Ooh)

The second verse and chorus seem to bring back Taylor’s memory of crying in the bathroom over one of her ex-boyfriends while they were working out issues in their relationship. This is also mentioned in “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)”, where she sings “I’m not crying in a party bathroom / Some actress asking me what happened, you / That’s what happened, you. ” Now, the memory has faded as she “can’t remember” her ex’s name and feels she found true love with Joe.

And just know that
It’s all that made me
Now I call you “baby”
That’s why you are so amazing


His mother raised him loyal and kind
Teenage love taught you there’s some good in goodbye
Every woman you met brought you here
I want to teach you what it’s like forever

The last lyric of the bridge has great “say you want to get married without saying you want to get married” energy, and we’re totally here for it.


(I love you more)
(I love you more)

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