January 22, 2016

Tunes & Tales: 25

My first introduction to Adele was via my cousin Clarissa, who was obsessed with the album 19. Back when I lived with her family, we would listen to 19 on a lot of our car rides together. I really loved the unique tone of her voice, and her songs were a welcome addition to my playlist. Flash forward years later to when I'm a devoted fan (I loved 21 so damn much), and Adele releases her new album 25. I'm obsessed with it. She's still got that same charm and perspective and honesty as her first two studio albums, but 25 is special. It's an album chock full of songs that emotionally resonate with the listener, and I love it so!

VIBE: Nostalgia and melancholy and joy all in rhythmic ballads
WHY: Adele is a queen. (Also, her lyrics game is on point.)
TRY: I was obsessed with Remedy from the first time I heard it. But I also love Water Under the Bridge!

Hello / How to Love
I hope that you're well
Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happened
It's no secret that the both of us
Are running out of time
So hello from the other side (other side)
I must have called a thousand times (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 (outside)
At least I can say that I've tried (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

Send My Love to Your New Lover / 99 Days
I'm giving you up
I've forgiven it all
You set me free, oh
Send my love to your new lover
Treat her better
We've gotta let go of all of our ghosts
We both know we ain't kids no more

I Miss You / Shadowfever
I love the way your body moves
Towards me from across the room
Brushing past my every groove
No one has me like you do baby
Bring your heart I'll bring my soul

When We Were Young / Dirty Thoughts
I was so scared to face my fears
Cause nobody told me that you'd be here
And I swear you moved overseas
That's what you said, when you left me
You still look like a movie
You still sound like a song
My God, this reminds me
Of when we were young

I remember all of the things that I thought I wanted to be
So desperate to find a way out of my world and finally breathe
Right before my eyes I saw, my heart it came to life
This ain't easy it's not meant to be
Every story has it's scars

Water Under the Bridge / Pure
If you're not the one for me
Then how come I can bring you to your knees
If you're not the one for me
Why do I hate the idea of being free?
And if I'm not the one for you
You've gotta stop holding me the way you do
Oh honey, if I'm not the one for you
Why have we been through what we have been through

Everybody tells me it's 'bout time that I moved on
And I need to learn to lighten up and learn how to be young
But my heart is a valley, it's so shallow and man made
I'm scared to death if I let you in that you'll see I'm just a fake 

Love in the Dark / Love, in Spanish
I can't love you in the dark
It feels like we're oceans apart
There is so much space between us
Maybe we're already defeated
Ah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah everything changed me

Million Years Ago / Last Will and Testament
I know I'm not the only one
Who regrets the things they've done
Sometimes I just feel it's only me
Who can't stand the reflection that they see
I wish I could live a little more
Look up to the sky not just the floor
I feel like my life is flashing by
And all I can do is watch and cry
I miss the air, I miss my friends
I miss my mother, I miss it when
Life was a party to be thrown
But that was a million years ago

All I Ask / The Elite
I will leave my heart at the door
I won't say a word...
They've all been said before, you know
So why don't we just play pretend
Like we're not scared of what is coming next or scared of having nothing left
Look, don't get me wrong
I know there is no tomorrow
All I ask is...
If this is my last night with you
Hold me like I'm more than just a friend
Give me a memory I can use
Take me by the hand while we do what lovers do
It matters how this ends
'Cause what if I never love again?

Sweetest Devotion / The Shadows
I wasn't ready then
I'm ready now
I'm heading straight for you
You will only be eternally
The one that I belong to
The sweetest devotion
Hit me like an explosion
All of my life I've been frozen
The sweetest devotion I know


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