Taylor Swift and Ryan Adams have a lot in common. For starters, they both have released and recorded a version of 1989. But, they're also crafty songwriters. In a new video, which accompanies Swift's profile in GQ magazine, the two duo speak about songwriting and lyrical interpretation, just like any old friends would do.

Swift likens Adams frequent covers of her music to two actors playing the same role, but obviously they attack each song with different interpretations. Citing his new cover of "All You Had to Do Was Stay," Swift said she took the song with a "hair flip" and Adams took it as a heartbreaking plea.

"You know 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 said.

The two also talked about how they craft albums. Adams admitted that he "unintentionally" keeps a notebook for all of his albums. Predictably, Swift's way of logging lyrics and writing her new music is a little more millennial.

"When I'm like pre-writing, which I'm always doing, like right now I'm not making an album. But, if I get an idea that I think is like a cool observation and it's a cool lyric thing, I type it into this endless notepad on my phone," she said. "When I was writing 'Blank Space,' I wrote the chorus and I thought, 'Alright, I need to search through all the lyrics I've created over the last year with this overdramatic, luxe visual that I want to paint."