All Of The Girl You Loved Before
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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When you think of all the late nights
Lame fights over the phone
Wake up in the mornin' with someone
But feelin' alone
A heart is drawn around your name
In someone's handwriting, not mine
We're sneakin' out into town
Holdin' hands, just killin' time

Your past and mine are parallel lines
Stars all aligned and they intertwined
And taught you
The way you call me, "Baby"
Treat me like a lady
All that I can say is

All of the girls you loved before (ooh)
Made you the one I've fallen for
Every dead-end street
Led you straight to me
Now you're all I need
I'm so thankful for
All of the girls you loved before
But I love you more

When I think of all the makeup
Fake love out on the town (ooh)
Cryin' in the bathroom for some dude
Whose name I cannot remember now (ooh)
Secret jokes all alone
No one's home, sixteen and wild (ooh)
We're breakin' up, makin' up
Leave without sayin' goodbye (ooh)

And just know that
It's everything that made me
Now I call you, "Baby"
It's why you're so amazing

All of the girls you loved before (ooh)
Made you the one I've fallen for
Every dead-end street
Led you straight to me
Now you're all I need
I'm so thankful for
All of the girls you loved before
But I love you more

Your mother brought you up loyal and kind
Teenage love taught you there's good in goodbye
Every woman that you knew brought you here
I wanna teach you how forever feels

Like the girls you loved before (ooh)
Made you the one I've fallen for
Every dead-end street (dead-end street)
Led you straight to me (straight to me)
Now you're all I need (all I need)
I'm so thankful for
All of the girls you loved before
But I love you more

(Ooh, ooh, ooh)
(I love you more)




(Ooh, ooh, ooh)
(I love you more)

Overall Meaning

In Taylor Swift's song "All of the Girls You Loved Before," the singer reflects on her own romantic past and how it has led her to her current love. She acknowledges the late nights, fights, and feelings of loneliness that came before, but ultimately takes comfort in the fact that those experiences have made her who she is and have led her to the person she loves. She also recognizes that her partner has his own romantic past, with "parallel lines" that have "intertwined" with hers and that have ultimately brought them together. The singer's reflections suggest that she is grateful for all the experiences, good and bad, that have led her to her current love.


The chorus of the song celebrates the role that the singer's partner's past relationships have played in bringing him to her. She acknowledges that he has loved other women before, but asserts that those experiences have made him the person she loves now. She expresses gratitude for every "dead-end street" that led him to her, suggesting that she is thankful for every previous relationship and missed opportunity that ultimately led him to her.


The bridge of the song focuses on the idea that the people we love are shaped by their past experiences. The singer suggests that her partner's mother raised him to be loyal and kind, but that it was his past romantic relationships that taught him the value of saying goodbye. She sees herself as someone who can teach him "how forever feels" and help him to move past his past and into a future with her.


Overall, "All of the Girls You Loved Before" is a reflective and introspective song about the role that past relationships play in shaping who we are and leading us to the people we love.


Line by Line Meaning

When you think of all the late nights
Reminiscing about all the late nights we spent together.


Lame fights over the phone
Recalling all the silly fights we had over the phone.


Wake up in the mornin' with someone
Waking up next to someone but still feeling alone.


But feelin' alone
Feeling lonely despite being with someone.


A heart is drawn around your name
Someone else has drawn a heart around your name, not me.


In someone's handwriting, not mine
Noticing that someone else has written your name in a heart, and not me.


We're sneakin' out into town
Going out into town secretly, without anyone knowing.


Holdin' hands, just killin' time
Walking around aimlessly, holding hands just to pass the time.


Your past and mine are parallel lines
Our pasts are similar and parallel to each other.


Stars all aligned and they intertwined
Our lives and paths have intertwined and come together perfectly.


And taught you
And it has taught you.


The way you call me, "Baby"
How you affectionately call me "Baby".


Treat me like a lady
How you treat me with respect and like a lady.


All that I can say is
And all I can say is.


All of the girls you loved before (ooh)
All the girls you loved before me.


Made you the one I've fallen for
But all of them led you to me, the one you truly fell for.


Every dead-end street
Every failed relationship or dead-end connection.


Led you straight to me
Has led you straight to me, the one you were meant to be with.


Now you're all I need
And now, you are all I need in my life.


I'm so thankful for
I am grateful for.


All of the girls you loved before
All the girls before me, for leading you to me.


But I love you more
But my love for you is greater than anyone before me.


When I think of all the makeup
Recalling all the times I wore makeup.


Fake love out on the town (ooh)
The times I pretended to be in love while out on the town.


Cryin' in the bathroom for some dude
Crying in the bathroom over some guy I can't even remember now.


Whose name I cannot remember now (ooh)
Realizing I can't even remember the name of the guy I used to cry over.


Secret jokes all alone
Remembering all the inside jokes I had with myself when I was alone.


No one's home, sixteen and wild (ooh)
Being at home alone at sixteen, feeling wild and free.


We're breakin' up, makin' up
Going back and forth in a relationship, breaking up and making up.


Leave without sayin' goodbye (ooh)
Leaving without saying goodbye, and never looking back.


And just know that
And you should know that.


It's everything that made me
All those experiences have made me who I am today.


Now I call you, "Baby"
And now, I affectionately call you "Baby".


It's why you're so amazing
It's part of why I think you're so amazing.


Your mother brought you up loyal and kind
Your mother raised you to be loyal and kind.


Teenage love taught you there's good in goodbye
Experiencing teenage love taught you that sometimes there's good in saying goodbye.


Every woman that you knew brought you here
Every woman you've been with has led you to me.


I wanna teach you how forever feels
I want to be the one to show you how it feels to be loved forever.


Dead-end street
A failed relationship or a road that leads nowhere.


Ooh
An exclamation to express emotion.


(I love you more)
Reiterating the fact that my love for you is greater than anyone before me.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Adam King Feeney, Louis Russell Bell, Matthew Adam Tavares, Taylor Swift

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