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Adele – Hello lyrics

[Verse 1]
Hello, it's me
I was wondering if after all these years
You'd like to meet, to go over

Everything
They say that time's supposed to heal ya
But I ain't done much healing


Hello, can you hear me?
I'm in California dreaming about who we used to be
When we were younger and free
I've forgotten how it felt before the world fell at our feet


[Pre-Chorus 1]
There's such a difference between us
And a million miles


[Chorus]
Hello from the other side
I must've called a thousand times to tell you
I'm sorry, for everything that I've done
But when I call you never seem to be home


Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I've tried to tell you

I'm sorry, for breaking your heart
But it don't matter, it clearly doesn't tear you apart anymore

[Verse 2]
Hello, how are you?
It's so typical of me to talk about myself
I'm sorry, I hope that you're well
Did you ever make it out of that town
Where nothing ever happened
?

[Pre-Chorus 2]
It's no secret
That the both of us are running out of time


[Chorus]
Hello from the other side
I must've called a thousand times to tell you
I'm sorry, for everything that I've done

But when I call you never seem to be home

Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I've tried to tell you
I'm sorry, for breaking your heart
But it don't matter, it clearly doesn't tear you apart anymore


[Bridge]
Ooooohh, anymore
Ooooohh, anymore
Ooooohh, anymore

Anymore

[Chorus]
Hello from the other side
I must've called a thousand times to tell you
I'm sorry, for everything that I've done
But when I call you never seem to be home


Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I've tried to tell you
I'm sorry, for breaking your heart
But it don't matter, it clearly doesn't tear you apart anymore



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/a/adele/hello.html

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  • b
    +66
    Brogue
    I think this song is about growing up. I think she feels guilty about the way she treated someone (an ex) in the past, but she's trying to apologise, even though she knows that the person in question has moved on.
    It's more a case of wanting closure for herself I think; to recognise within herself that the way she treated this person wasn't great. The apology is more for her continued growth - so that she doesn't have to look back and feel like she should have said something, than it being for closure of the subject of the song. Clearly that person has long since moved on, but from the sounds of it, still hasn't forgiven her, and may be unlikely to forgive. But like she says "At least I can say that I tried."
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    Diane Dougherty Toth
    This song is called Hello. But at times I hear her sing “Hallo” This song makes me think of Halloween or another term All Hallow’s Eve. October 31st is dedicated to remembering the dead, saints and martyrs. I heard this song for the first time this past Sunday. I believe it is about loved ones in heaven trying to reach out to us on Earth. With grief we do not get their messages. We are not open to this. We can not hear them and are missing their messages. My best friend and my husband recently passed away at 46 years old . After hearing this song several hours later I had an intense connection with both of my loved ones in my life here on Earth. People may die but their souls are still here on Earth and are with us. I so thank Adele for this song. It is powerful and she has connected me in a very special way and is helping me heal. Today’s society is too wrapped up and doing too much. Worrying about tomorrow and not focusing on today. We are so into social media that we miss out on the people we have right in front of us.
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  • i
    +19
    itsme
    I thought at first that this song is for someone who already died and is already on the other side. That would've also be a nice song.
    1 reply
  • b
    +14
    Belinda Vardy
    I think the way Adele sings this is from the depths of her heart where she has loved and lost a love not in the sense of death but moved on with life choices where you know if you stay in that small town things won't change, your world won't grow, opportunities won't come your way. In the throws of young love, where the most incredible love nothing else matters at the time and because of life and changes the they moved on. Time has given her the opportunity to heal and want to apologise to a past lover for her behaviour/decisions. On the outside is looking back at the situation being able to reflect and know things could have been done differently. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Love is a wonderful thing. One has never known true love until that true love has been lost. I love the depth of the meaning of the song.
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    Facem Bani
    I think she suffered a lot from love. You can understand her vision about love from the way she shouts and I think that she has also had that she can do nothing to bring the love back to life, when the loved one does not feel the same anymore and there is nothing you can do about it, and you just feel disappointed and helpless. Thanks to her we understand that not only us, but everyone has almost the same feeling when falling in and out of love.
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