On , the 11-time Grammy award winning singer discussed the 10-minute version of her critically acclaimed song "All Too Well," and how it basically started off as just an ad-libbed jam session with her band during a "sad time" in her life.
Swift explained, "I showed up for rehearsals and I just was really upset, and sad, and everybody could tell, it was really, like, not fun to be around me that day." Following the improvised session, Swift said they went on with the regularly scheduled rehearsal, but it was her mother who had asked the sound guy if he happened to record the session. As luck would have it, he did, and handed her mother the CD.
"At the time I was, like, honestly, really sad. Cause I'd actually gone through, you know, the stuff that I had sung about. But this time, I've got sunglasses on and a mojito and just, like, it's chill this time. It's really nice to be able to put this album out and not be sad not be, like, taking breaks in between interviews to cry. I'm telling you, it's much better this way," Swift told Meyers.
Swifties have always speculated that the song, which was originally released in 2012, is about her ex-boyfriend, . While Swift has not officially confirmed whether or not that is true, when Meyers asked, "I wonder if there are people, who might think that they were the one you were singing about, if it's easier or far, far worse for them ten years later," Swift responded, "I haven't thought about their experience, to be honest." Meyers laughed while stating, "I think that's the biggest burn. I think there's nothing they'd rather hear less."