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Rolling In The Deep

#1 hit single by Adele in 2011

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Tears are Going to Fall, Rolling in the Deep...

  • Jun 27, 2011
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Rolling in the Deep, soul singer Adele's number one hit single off her sophmore album, 21 and her first number one song on US charts. It is so incredibly rare that a single enjoys such success on all radio stations- from easy listening to alternative rock to rap and hip-hop to R&B and everything in between. Currently, this song has sold 3.5 million digital copies and has ruled the Billboard Hot 100 charts, staying #1 for the last seven weeks.



It has been described by Adele and fellow songwriter, Paul Epworth, as "dark blues-y gospel disco". But, when I first heard Rolling in the Deep, I thought it to be bluesy rock. There's nothing gospel nor disco in it for me. I could just picture her singing it in a 1940s dress with bright red lipstick in some smoky bar somewhere. That could be just me, though. The reason that it's popular on all radio stations is just that reason- no one seems to be able to pigeonhole it into a category which may be why I like it so much.

I love the raw emotion that you get from her songs and this one is my favorite, by far. If you've ever been dumped and left out in the cold without any explanation then, this song will speak volumes for you, even when you can't find your own voice. She's still so in love with this man, can't let it go and she's trying to fight herself to get over him and be strong.

Adele seems to do her best work through inspiration from ex boyfriends. She wrote Chasing Pavements, her other Billboard hit, after she learned an ex cheated on her. She went to the bar that he was at and punched him in the face. After being thrown out, she ran down the street at six in the morning and asked herself, "What is it you're chasing? You're just chasing empty pavement." And with the lyrics of Rolling in the Deep along with the raw emotion of the song, there is no doubt that this was inspired by an ex as well. Is it the same one? Only Adele can answer that.


There's a fire starting in my heart,
Reaching a fever pitch and it's bringing me out the dark,

Finally, I can see you crystal clear,
Go ahead and sell me out and a I'll lay your ship bare,
See how I'll leave with every piece of you,
Don't underestimate the things that I will do,

There's a fire starting in my heart,
Reaching a fever pitch and it's bring me out the dark,

The scars of your love remind me of us,
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all,
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless,
I can't help feeling,

We could have had it all,
(You're gonna wish you never had met me),
Rolling in the deep,
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep),
You had my heart inside your hand,
(You're gonna wish you never had met me),
And you played it to the beat,
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep),

Baby, I have no story to be told,
But I've heard one on you and I'm gonna make your head burn,
Think of me in the depths of your despair,
Make a home down there as mine sure won't be shared,

The scars of your love remind me of us,
(You're gonna wish you never had met me),
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all,
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep),
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless,
(You're gonna wish you never had met me),
I can't help feeling,
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep),

We could have had it all,
(You're gonna wish you never had met me),
Rolling in the deep,
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep),
You had my heart inside your hand,
(You're gonna wish you never had met me),
And you played it to the beat,
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep),

Could have had it all,
Rolling in the deep,
You had my heart inside your hand,
But you played it with a beating,

Throw your soul through every open door,
Count your blessings to find what you look for,
Turn my sorrow into treasured gold,
You'll pay me back in kind and reap just what you've sown,

(You're gonna wish you never had met me),
We could have had it all,
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep),
We could have had it all,
(You're gonna wish you never had met me),
It all, it all, it all,
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep),

We could have had it all,
(You're gonna wish you never had met me),
Rolling in the deep,
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep),
You had my heart inside your hand,
(You're gonna wish you never had met me),
And you played it to the beat,
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep),

Could have had it all,
(You're gonna wish you never had met me),
Rolling in the deep,
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep),
You had my heart inside your hand,
(You're gonna wish you never had met me),

But you played it,
You played it,
You played it,
You played it to the beat.

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June 30, 2011
This girl has an amazing voice. I didn't know the story behind the song, but I could only imagine. Great review!
July 01, 2011
Yeah, I love Adele! She has such power and soul in her voice, a tricky balance to achieve. Thanks Debbie :)
 
June 28, 2011
I'm going to have to look this up, thanks for the info
June 28, 2011
Anytime! This is my first favorite "pop" song that's come out in a loooooong time. Let me know how you like it!
July 05, 2011
Absolutely one of my favorite songs! So soulful. Your review nailed it!
July 05, 2011
Thanks, Anita! I love this one too and always have to sing my heart out when I hear it in my car (of course, with the windows rolled up and alone, so I don't scare anyone ;p)!
 
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