"Welcome to New York" as written by Ryan Tedder and Taylor Swift....
Walkin' through a crowd, the village is a glow
Kaleidoscope of a loud, hide beats under coats
Everybody here wanted somethin' more
Searchin' for a sound we hadn't heard before
And it said

Welcome to New York
It's been waitin' for you
Welcome to New York, welcome to New York
Welcome to New York
It's been waitin' for you
Welcome to New York, welcome to New York

It's a new soundtrack I could dance to this beat, beat forevermore
The lights are so bright but they never blind me, me
Welcome to New York
It's been waitin' for you
Welcome to New York, welcome to New York

When we first dropped our bags on apartment floors
Took our broken hearts and put them in a drawer
Everybody here was someone else before
And you can want who you want
Boys and boys and girls and girls

Welcome to New York
It's been waitin' for you
Welcome to New York, welcome to New York
Welcome to New York
It's been waitin' for you
Welcome to New York, welcome to New York

It's a new soundtrack I could dance to this beat, beat forevermore
The lights are so bright but they never blind me, me
Welcome to New York (New York!)
It's been waitin' for you
Welcome to New York, welcome to New York

Like any great love, it keeps you guessing
Like any real love, it's ever-changing
Like any true love, it drives you crazy
But you know you wouldn't change anything, anything, anything

Welcome to New York
It's been waitin' for you
Welcome to New York, welcome to New York
Welcome to New York
It's been waitin' for you
Welcome to New York, welcome to New York

It's a new soundtrack I could dance to this beat
The lights are so bright but they never blind me
Welcome to New York
New soundtrack
It's been waitin' for you
Welcome to New York
The lights are so bright but they never blind me
Welcome to New York
So bright, they never blind me
Welcome to New York
Welcome to New York


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"Welcome to New York" as written by Taylor Swift Ryan Tedder

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  • +1
    My InterpretationIt's about her new hometown.
    seeingon January 11, 2015   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    dolly3583on February 20, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWelcome to New York" is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It will be released as a promotional single on October 20, 2014 from Swift's upcoming fifth studio album, 1989.
    The song was released to digital download on iTunes on October 21, 2014]The song is the first track on Swift's upcoming album] Prior to the digital release Swift released a 30 second sampler of the song on YouTube. When discussing the song with E! Online, Swift states that "The inspiration that I found in that city is kind of hard to describe and hard to compare to any other force of inspiration I've ever experienced in my life." She continued on by stating "I approached moving there with such wide-eyed optimism and sort of saw it as a place of endless potential and possibilities. You can kind of hear that reflected in this music and this first song especially. When discussing the songs placement on the album Swift stated the reason she wanted the track to be the first song on the the album was "because New York has been an important landscape and location for the story of my life in the last couple of years. You know, I dreamed about living in New York, I obssessed moving to New York and then I did it. And the inspiration that I've found in that city is kind of, hard to describe and hard to compare to any other, force of inspiration that I've experienced in my life, it's like an electric city. And I approached moving there with such wide-eyed optimism and sort of a side as a place of endless potential and possibilities and you can kind of hear reflected in this music and in this first song, especially."
    amirbeon October 21, 2014   Link
  • -2
    General CommentI could get into these synths, but the blatant push of New York tourism (like that city needs any more of it) makes me wonder the song’s intentions.
    amirbeon November 08, 2014   Link

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