Taylor Swift’s 10-minute “All Too Well” confirms that song is definitely about Jake Gyllenhaal.

Taylor Swift has released the transcribed edition of her 2012 album, Red, including a 10-minute version of her hit single, “All Too Well”.

The track, widely regarded as one of the best examples of Swift’s songwriting skill, has long been assumed to be about her ex-boyfriend, Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

However, the 10-minute version leaves almost no doubt that “All Too Well” was written after the separation of Swift and Gyllenhaal in 2011.

The couple was reported to have dated for about three months from October 2010, separating shortly after Swift turned 21 in December 2010.

New lyrics include the lines: “And I’ve never been good at telling jokes / But the dotted line says, ‘I’ll get old, but your lovers stay my age.’

Gyllenhaal, 40, is currently dating 25-year-old model Jeanne Cadieu.

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The following lyrics say, “Since your Brooklyn broke my skin and bones / I’m a soldier who returns half his weight / And did the twin flame contusion paint you blue?”

By 2011, the Brooklyn-based Gyllenhaal starred as a soldier in two different films: Source code, and 2009s Brothers.

The “twin flame” refers to the fact that Swift and Gyllenhaal share the Sagittarius (fire) star sign, which she sang about in another song by Red, “State of Grace,” in the lyrics: “Only twin fire signs / Four blue eyes.”

In another new verse, Swift sings: “You who charmed my dad with compelling jokes / Enchanting coffee like you were in a late night show / But then he watched me look at the front door all night, wanting you to come / And he said, “it’s supposed to be fun … Being 21”

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In an Instagram post, Swift said Red, musically and lyrically, “looked like a heartbreaking person”.

“It was everywhere, a broken mosaic of feelings that somehow all matched in the end,” she wrote. “Happy, free, confused, lonely, destroyed, euphoric, wild and tormented by past memories.”

She continued: “Sometimes you have to rethink it (over and over and over again) so that it can really be … finished. As your friend who calls you in the middle of the night going on and on about her ex, I just couldn’t stop writing. This will be the first time you’ve heard all 30 songs that were meant to last Red. And hey, one of them is even 10 minutes away. “

Swift’s transcribed version of Red is out now via Republic Records.

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