Ryan Adams Performs “Welcome To New York” On Jimmy Kimmel

Ryan Adams Performs "Welcome To New York" On Jimmy Kimmel

It’s been waiting for you.

Ryan Adams put forth a Taylor Swift-approved 1989 cover album last month, and it received rave reviews.

The two shared an intimate sit-down chat yesterday (Oct. 19) detailing the creation of the original 1989 record and how the differences in Adams’ tone changed the meaning of the songs. Swift described it as “when actors say a line, they say a sentence, but they say it with different emphasis on different words and they completely change it? That’s what you did with my album.”

She adds: “When you take a song like ‘All You Had to Do Was Stay,’ my version of it is [hair flip] ‘All you had to do was stay. Sorry about it. I don’t miss you, but now you’re back.’ Yours is like, ‘All you had to do was stay. You broke my heart. That’s all you had to do.’”

Adams took his melancholy version of “Welcome To New York” to Jimmy Kimmel Monday night:

And just for fun, here’s the original: