Out Of The Woods

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Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from Ryan Adams' cover version of Taylor Swift's 1989 album. Adams transforms Swift's original tune into an elegiac waltz-time number. "There wasn't a song on that album that wasn't pressing a bruise, or releasing a feeling in my head," he told Q magazine. "I had things I wanted to say, but Taylor had already said them."
  • Adams revealed to USA Today that he collaborated with Swift while she was working on her 2012 album Red. They came up with a song together that has never been released. He recalled, "She basically already had this thing done. I just sat down and went, 'What about this?' And 'What about this?' We worked on a bridge, and we finished it. I guess I was the guy who could call people that would come in around 11 or 12 to jam."

    That experience left an impression on Adams, "There's that special, very interesting ingredient where you hear a skeleton of the song, just the bones, and her voice, and you go, 'Well, of course, this person plays to 60,000 people.'"

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