During a recent sit-down for GQ, the pop star, 25, spoke on a dream involving an ex-boyfriend when Adams, 40, asked whether she’d ever come up with a lyric in her dreams.
“In the song ‘All You Had to Do Was Stay,’ there’s this really high-pitched ‘Stay,'” she began. “I had a dream that my ex showed up at my door, knocked on the door, and I opened it up and I was about ready to launch into like the perfect thing to say, and instead, all that would come out of my mouth was that high-pitch chorus of people singing ‘Stay!'”
“Because 1989 I wrote when I was single,” she explained. “I didn’t have much, you know, intense drama going on. I was like living for my friends and I was living in New York and everything was exciting, so to access those emotions again I would kind of put myself into other people’s perspectives.”
Check out the interview above.