Is Taylor Swift’s ‘All the Women You Cherished Earlier than’ Lyrics About Joe Alwyn?

Taylor Swift delivered 4 items to followers on the eve of her first present on The Eras tour, dropping 4 new songs: three Taylor’s variations of beforehand launched tracks and a never-before-heard one, “All the Women You Cherished Earlier than,” a vault monitor from her Lover album.

The title appears to be a riff off of the well-known YA e-book and Netflix movie sequence To All of the Boys I’ve Cherished Earlier than; the display screen adaptation first got here out in 2018 when Swift was making Lover.

And lyrically, it appears to be Swift’s musing on a romantic associate’s previous, seemingly boyfriend Joe Alwyn’s, earlier than her and her thanking her predecessors for making her associate the person he’s now.

Swift’s lyrics, such knew as “Each lady that you just introduced you right here / I wanna train you ways eternally seems like” and “All the ladies you’ve got beloved earlier than (Ooh) / Made you the one I’ve fallen for / Each dead-end avenue led you straight to me,” denote how critical she is about him and the way she sees their love as critical, endgame, and fated.

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Many love songs on Lover had been truly about Swift’s present boyfriend Alwyn, whom she has dated since fall 2016. The album even sparked fan hypothesis that they might have secretly gotten married. After all, within the years since, neither Swift nor Alwyn have even confirmed this and even the opposite rumor they’re secretly engaged. Alwyn informed WSJ journal final April of engagement speak, “If I had a pound for each time I believe I have been informed I have been engaged, then I would have quite a lot of pound cash. I imply, the reality is, if the reply was sure, I would not say, and if the reply was no, I would not say.”

Nonetheless, again when Lover was launched in August 2019, Alwyn and Swift had been about three years into their romance and had been severely relationship. One other love music exploring their relationship and the historical past main as much as them discovering one another would not appear misplaced in any respect—particularly one with lyrics that reference different Swift songs about Alwyn.

Right here, the lyrics through Genius to soak up and dissect, with some notes on references. You’ll be able to take heed to the monitor under:

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All Of The Women You Cherished Earlier than

Watch onYouTube IconYouTube IconThis is an imageOnce you consider all of the late nights
Late fights over the cellphone
Get up within the morning
With somebody, however feeling alone

Pre refrain


A coronary heart is drawn ‘spherical your identify
In somebody’s handwriting, not mine
We’re sneakin’ out into city
Holdin’ arms, simply killing time
Your previous and mine are parallel strains
Stars all aligned, they intertwined
And taught you the best way you name me “child”
Deal with me like a girl, all that I can say is

It is price noting that in 2018, E! reported how Swift and Alwyn actually snuck across the UK to maintain their privateness whereas relationship (“we’re sneakin’ out into city / holdin’ arms”), and The Solar reported they wore disguises whereas out. “Except you are a part of her interior circle, you would not know when she is or is not right here,” a supply informed E!. “[Taylor] barely leaves a hint.” Lyrically, Genius customers famous that Swift had related strains about stars being aligned in Midnights’ “Mastermind” (additionally believed to be abut Alwyn; “As soon as upon a time, the planets and the fates / And all the celebs aligned / You and I ended up in the identical room / On the identical time) and their paths and previous aligning in folklore’s “Invisible String” (“And is not it simply so fairly to assume / All alongside there was some / Invisible string / Tying you to me? ”)

refrain
All the ladies you’ve got beloved earlier than (Ooh)
Made you the one I’ve fallen for
Each dead-end avenue led you straight to me
Now, you are all I want, I am so grateful for
All the ladies you’ve got beloved earlier than
And I like you extra

verses 2


After I consider all of the make-up
Faux love out in town (Ooh)
Cryin’ within the lavatory for some dude
Whose identify I can’t bear in mind nowFans on Genius steered this “dude” was possible Jake Gyllenhaal, as Swift sang about crying within the lavatory in two Pink songs seemingly about him, “The Second I Knew” (“And there within the lavatory / I attempt to not collapse / And the sinking feeling begins / As I say hopelessly / “He stated he’d be right here”) and “All Too Properly (10 Minute Model)” (“Not weeping in a celebration lavatory / Some actress asking me what occurred, you, that is what occurred, you.”)

Pre refrain
Secret jokes on their own
Nobody’s residence, sixteen and wild (Ooh)
We’re breakin’ up, makin’ up
Depart with out saying goodbye (Ooh)
Simply know that it is every thing that made me
Now, I name you “child,” that is why you are so superb

refrain


All the ladies you’ve got beloved earlier than (Ooh)
Made you the one I’ve fallen for
Each dead-end avenue led you straight to me
Now, you are all I want, I am so grateful for
All the ladies you’ve got beloved earlier than
And I like you extra

bridge
Your mom introduced you up loyal and type
Teenage love taught you there’s good in goodbye
Each lady that you just knew introduced you right here
I wanna train you ways eternally seems like

refrain
The women you’ve got beloved earlier than (Ooh)
Made you the one I’ve fallen for
Each dead-end avenue (Each dead-end avenue) led you straight to me (Straight to me)
Now, you are all I want (All I want), I am so grateful for
All the ladies you’ve got beloved earlier than
However I like you extra

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