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Adia, I do believe I failed you
Adia, I know I let you down
Don't you know I tried so hard
To love you in my way
It's easy, let it go

Adia, I'm empty since you left me
Trying to find a way to carry on
I search myself and everyone
To see where we went wrong
'Cause there's no one left to finger
There's no one here to blame
There's no one left to talk to, honey
And there ain't no one to buy our innocence
'Cause we are born innocent
Believe me adia, we are still innocent
It's easy, we all falter
Does it matter?

Adia, I thought that we could make it
But I know I can't change the way you feel
I leave you with your misery
A friend who won't betray
I pull you from your tower
I take away your pain
And show you all the beauty you possess
If you'd only let yourself believe that
We are born innocent
Believe me adia, we are still innocent
It's easy, we all falter, does it matter?
Believe me Adia, we are still innocent
'Cause we are born innocent
Adia, we are still innocent
It's easy, we all falter, but does it matter?

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    Jodi FriesenFeb 10, 2013 at 1:59 pm
    The name Adia is Swahili with the literal meaning, "A Gift from God". If this song isn't about a person, maybe she feels that she failed to realize or develop her God Given Gifts... and maybe this song is a veiled prayer.
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    UnregisteredAug 31, 2012 at 2:16 am
    Well supposedly the song is about an apology to her friend cuz she dated and married her friends ex boyfriend... That's what it says on wiki but u know sometimes it's a unreliable source.
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    Cassie BelangerJun 22, 2013 at 9:09 pm
    Actually, she said in an interview that it was about an apology to her best friend. But I thought what you did at first too lol.
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    John RandallApr 14, 2013 at 4:55 am
    no, i didn't think that this would be on my web page. one comment was that she got the word adia from a word in swahili, and another was from a comment about she needing a word with 3 syllables, and so she picked adia. i then put my opinion down. no, i was relying on that opinion when i first heard the song.
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    John RandallApr 13, 2013 at 2:23 am
    I'm sure I will catch a lot of flack for this, but I believe that it's about a former lesbian lover. I'm not saying that sarah mclachlan wwas gay, but I wouldn't doubt that there was an occasional bi-sexual lover in and out of her almost circus life. and if that doesn't hit anywhere near it, then I think adia was a pet.

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