Taylor Swift – You All Over Me | Lyrics Meaning & Song Review
Taylor Swift today revealed the first of six bonus tracks off of her upcoming ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ album coming out soon. The never-before-heard song is titled “You All Over Me” and features background vocals by singer Maren Moris.
About a month back, Taylor announced the release of her re-recorded ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)‘ album. Along with this announcement, she also revealed that the re-release will bring us six bonus tracks. Yes, six never-before-heard tracks ‘from the vault’ she said. Including these six new tracks, the album tracklist stands at a massive 26 songs.
On her social media post, Taylor Swift said; “HI. I wanted to let you know that the first “From the Vault” song I’m releasing from Fearless (Taylor’s Version) comes out tomorrow at midnight eastern. It’s called You All Over Me (From The Vault). One thing I’ve been loving about these From The Vault songs is that they’ve never been heard, so I can experiment, play, and even include some of my favorite artists. I’m really excited to have Maren Morris singing background vocals on this song!! ☔️ Produced by Aaron Dessner and co-written by Scooter Carusoe – can’t wait for you to hear it 💛”
“You All Over Me” has been leaked online in 2017. However, the new release most likely is re-recorded for the new release scheduled to be on March 26, 2021.
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“You All Over Me” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
The song is about being not able to move on from a past relationship. Taylor Swift reminisces the good and the bad times and draws several metaphors to express her feelings.
Taylor uses some interesting words to reference her relationship with her ex: “stain,” “muddy,” “graffiti,” and a “spent dollar.” None of these are essentially any positive references.
Taylor paints a picture of how a muddy country road gets all messed up after a truck drives on it. She calls him the truck that disturbs the peace and calm that persisted before. She also compares their relationship to graffiti or scribbles on the walls of an old bathroom stall. Graffiti is considered ‘art’ by some but is bound to be painted over. In essence, graffiti isn’t meant to last a lifetime. So was their relationship.
Taylor Swift then compares herself to a dollar note that has been traded around so much. A dollar note is one of the smallest denominations of money in the USA and most likely will be traded around the most, and comparatively carries little value as opposed to high-value notes.
In the chorus of the song, Taylor confesses that despite all the bad memories he left in her, she still cannot get over him. Taylor recalls how she has been through similar experiences before, but every new relationship signifies new hope. And it burns harder each time.
In these lyrics, Taylor also references her song “Clean” which carries a similar theme.
In the second verse of “You All Over Me,” Taylor narrates the ‘unfortunate’ circumstances that lead to their relationship. She thinks back to that day in June where she met him, who was wearing an interesting smile on his face. He must have been straight-up gorgeous that Taylor melted in his eyes and his smile. Taylor smiled back, and that was probably the last genuine smile Taylor wore in this relationship.
In the bridge of the song, Taylor Swift tells us that she tried to fight through the lies of the relationship. But the more lies you feed into a relationship, the more distant you become from reality and what really matters. And what really matters is you in any relationship. It is not worth letting yourself burn for any amount of whatever you get in return.
Taylor Swift tells us that although she has moved on from this relationship long ago, the memories of it still stains her. And having freedom doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve completely moved on!
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