Thursday, May 16, 2013

I Dare You to Let Me Be Your "One and Only"

Hey Everyone
     So, as you can see, I'm taking a break from Taylor for a minute because this song has really been speaking to me. I'm actually a pretty big Adele fan. I love the gritty quality of her voice and I think her style is really something special. I don't think many people sound anything like Adele. This song is off of her most famous album, "21".  It's not very famous but it's a really wonderful song.
     This song has a really nice feel to it. It feels just kind of smooth and melodic and yet with Adele's voice behind it it feels like it has power to it.
     So, now let's start with the lyrics. Find them here, as usual. So this song starts with Adele talking about how she's fallen for this guy. She can't stop thinking about him and it feels to her like every day she grows closer to him and her feelings get stronger. At first she doubted in herself or in him or in their love. But then she realized that the only person she wants to be with is this guy. And she's nervous about letting herself fall again and she's nervous that he won't let himself either. But she tells him that he needs to just let go of the past and trust in himself enough to love again. And the next part, the chorus is kind of cute and playful. She's daring him to be with her. Daring him to let her prove her love, even. She wants to prove to him that she is worthy of being his one and only. The next verse is talking about how she thinks he feels. She thinks he feels the same way about her that she does about him. She wants him to tell her she's right though. She wants him to tell her that he loves her and that he wants to be with her. I guess she just wants to know his true feelings rather than just guessing at them. And throughout the rest of the song she repeats the message in the chorus and then goes on to say that she knows it isn't easy to just give up your heart. And she's right. It isn't easy. But it is worth it. To let yourself fall is a difficult thing to do when you've put up defenses around your heart to prevent from getting hurt. But if you care about someone else enough then take down those defenses because you might lose them otherwise.
It's really important to let the ones you love know how you feel about them- otherwise they have doubts. And doubts are scary. Plain and simple. But another really strong message in this song is letting go of the past and moving on. Your heart will never heal unless you let it. If you keep holding onto past relationships, past mistakes, past anything, your heart won't have a chance to heal and you'll just be wallowing in pain. So you have to let go a little and let someone love you- let someone help you heal. But also, love yourself. Because you can't really love someone until you learn to love yourself. And that also takes that step of letting go of the past. If you keep blaming yourself and hating yourself you will never be happy with who you are. As Adele says in the song, nobody's perfect. We all make mistakes. But you have to forgive yourself for them or you'll just be miserable.
Love yourself and love those who wish to love you... and let go of your past.

Love to all,
-Autumn the Music Girl


  1. "you can't really love someone until you learn to love yourself." True That.

    1. Yeah. I just wish I knew how to do that and how to forgive myself for all my past and all that XD