Country’s Local is taking a break from specific Manitoba country music this week to look at a song that every country music fan should listen to.
The long anticipated 10-minute version of Taylor Swift’s hit All Too Well is here. All Too Well (Taylor’s version) is the longest country song that currently exists.
Taylor Swift is re-releasing all of her past albums to gain ownership of her work. Her most recent re-recorded album released on Friday is Red (Taylor’s Version). The original album included a 5 minute All Too Well. Re-recording these songs she recorded almost a decade ago allows her to change things she couldn’t do at the time. All Too Well was always 10 minutes, but she was never able to put a song that long on her album.
Now we have it and the wait was definitely worth it. Although it is impossible to pick, All Too Well is my favourite Taylor Swift song because of the emotional and beautiful lyricism.
My two favourites lines of the song are:
“Time won’t fly, it’s like I’m paralyzed by it. I’d like to be my old self again but I’m still tryna find it.”
“You called me up again just to break me like a promise, so casually cruel in the name of being honest.”
The new 10-minute version of the song continues to paint more of a picture of the original story and takes fans even deeper into her past relationship experiences.
Taylor Swift wrote and directed a short film to visually tell the story of All Too Well.
The All Too Well Silent Film stars Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien. This film is incredible and could not have been a better representation of Taylors’ song and story.
I recommend everyone listens to All Too Well (Taylor’s Version) and watch the short film because the lyricism and storytelling is unreal and something you will not hear anywhere else.