All Of The Girls You Loved Before lyrics & The meaning explained – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift surprised fans yesterday (Mar 16) with the announcement of four new songs, including a brand new track, ‘All Of The Girls You Loved Before’, which was initially recorded for her Lover album but was never released. The song is a love song in which Taylor thanks a lover’s exes for making him the man he is today, and there appear to be multiple lyrical references to her current boyfriend, Joe Alwyn. Given that the Lover album features multiple songs about Joe, it seems safe to assume that ‘All Of The Girls You Loved Before’ is also about him.

In the chorus, Taylor expresses her gratitude towards the ex-girlfriends of her lover, as they made him the man she fell for: “All of the girls you loved before / 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.”

In the pre-chorus, Taylor talks about the parallels in their past and present, and how their stars have aligned: “Your past and mine are parallel lines / Stars all aligned and they intertwined.” In the same way, in the song ‘Mastermind’, which is also about Joe, Taylor sings: “Once upon a time, the planets and the fates /And all the stars aligned / You and I ended up in the same room / At the same time.”

Taylor also references the lyrics from ‘King of My Heart’, another song about Joe, in which she sings: “We met a few weeks ago / Now you try on callin’ me ‘baby’ like tryin’ on clothes.” She says in ‘All Of The Girls You Loved Before’: “The way you call me ‘baby’ / Treat me like a lady.”

In the bridge, Taylor talks about the lessons her lover has learned from his past relationships, and how she wants to teach him how forever feels like: “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.”

Taylor is yet to reveal the true meaning behind the song, but based on the lyrics, it seems to be a heartfelt tribute to her love for Joe Alwyn. Here are the complete lyrics of ‘All Of The Girls You Loved Before’:

Taylor Swift – ‘All Of The Girls You Loved Before’ lyrics

VERSE 1
When you think of all the late nights
Lame fights over the phone
Wake up in the mornin’ with someone
But feelin’ alone

REFRAIN
A heart is drawn around your name
In someone’s handwriting, not mine
We’re sneakin’ out into town
Holdin’ hands, just killin’ time

PRE-CHORUS
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

CHORUS
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

VERSE 2
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

REFRAIN
Secret jokes all alone
No one’s home, sixteen and wild (Ooh)
We’re breakin’ up, makin’ up
Leave without sayin’ goodbye (Ooh)

PRE-CHORUS
And just know that
It’s everything that made me
Now I call you “baby”
That’s why you’re so amazing

CHORUS
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
(I love you more)

BRIDGE
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

CHORUS
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

OUTRO
(I love you more)