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Adele – Chasing Pavements lyrics

I've made up my mind,
Don't need to think it over,
If I'm wrong I am right,
Don't need to look no further,
This ain't lust,
I know this is love but,

If I tell the world,
I'll never say enough,
Cause it was not said to you,
And that's exactly what I need to do,
If I'm in love with you,

Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere,
Or would it be a waste?
Even If I knew my place should I leave it there?
Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere

I'd build myself up,
And fly around in circles,
Waiting as my heart drops,
And my back begins to tingle
Finally could this be it or

Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere,
Or would it be a waste?
Even If I knew my place should I leave it there?
Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere

Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere,
Or would it be a waste?
Even If I knew my place should I leave it there?
Should I give up,
Or should I just keep on chasing pavements?
Should I just keep on chasing pavements?

Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere,
Or would it be a waste?
Even If I knew my place should I leave it there?
Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere



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  • u
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    Unregistered
    I was confused about the video. The song is about someone with an unrequited love. The lover knows there is no future in his/her love- and is yet filled with passion for them. She (I will refer to the singer as a she, since Adele is singing it and I also can't stop saying that in my head) wants to express herself, wants to explain to someone - anyone - her feelings, but it would be worthless since she isn't saying it to the person it's about. She knows what is happening, she knows she is in love with someone who either will not or can not love in return. The phrase "chasing pavements" refers to taking long walks to think (about her love) and aimlessly following the pavement under her feet. Should she give up on her love, or just continue following her emotions, leading herself to thoughts of someone she can't have? Logic says to give up, but the heart rarely follows rules of any kind. (Should I give up, or should I just keep chasing pavements, even if it leads nowhere.?) Would it be a waste to strive after her love? Even if she knew her place in their relationship should she leave it where it stands- empty - or continue to strive for him? (Of course pronouns can be exchanged or not used at all.) It's something most everyone has to go through in their lifetime at least once.
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  • u
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    You've decided that you are in love with someone, who is almost a lost cause. But that doesn't change the fact that you love this person. You haven't told him how you feel, and even if you tell the world, he is the only one who really needs to know. Do you tell him, even though you know that you can't be with this person? Or should you just try to get over your feelings.
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    Joe55
    For me this song has so much attached to it. I'm a guy who had the most wonderful thing in life and because I didn't listen to her I lost her andam living in hell everyday now. She would try to play this after 6 years telling me listen to this listen. And I never listened to the words until she was gone. She was trying so hard to tell me she was hurting because I was not telling her. I might have thought I was letting the world know but like the song said it doesn't matter cause it was not said to her and if I loved her that's who I should have been saying it to. Now I lost her and hear those lyrics everyday. Make sure you truely listen.
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    jayronpatton
    I understand what this song means: and I just love it. Its really a song of deep thoughts of loving someone. Give up or just keep on loving them. Even if it leads no where. "Thats what tha song means" The vidoe mean: After the accendent should they both give up and die or keep reliveing there love they share right there on that pavement even if its a life time. Leading No Where.
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    reddhotte36
    She loves someone, finally gets the guts to tell him, and now she's waiting to see if he wants to accept her love and reciprocate, or if she should just move on. Sounds all too familiar to my current situation, but since I love him, it'll come in time. She's deciding if she should keep the hope and if he wants to stay open-minded about it, or if he wants her to move on and not waste her love on him when he never knows if his love will grow.
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