It’s so typical of me to talk about myself

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.

There’s such a difference between us and a million miles.

Hello from the other side.
I must have 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.

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 outta that town where nothing ever happened?

It’s no secret that the both of us are running out of time.

Hello from the other side.
I must have 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.

Hello” by Adele, from 25


I have a confession to make: I was (inadvertently) lying when I said that I loved Taylor Swift so much. In reality, Adele is my favorite female artist of all time. Her words pierce my thoughts with tangible pangs of past pain and a palpable remembrance of personal loss and sacrifice. Her voice is as wonderful as an angel’s dipped in honey and wrapped in bacon. Compared to Adele, T. Swift is Undersecretary of Just Okay.

Adele is the true Queen of Pop, in my opinion. She has actually lived her troubles. From what I can tell, Swifty just creates her own drama and then exploits the fact that she’s caused all of it. I would never call Adele a bitch. I would tell Swifting T-ly to her face that she was the biggest bitch currently alive in the entire world.

Anyway, my disdain of Taylor Swift is not my point. My point is that this song was “overplayed” with good reason. I will never tire of listening to “Hello.” In fact, I could listen to no other album other than 25 for the rest of my life and be entirely content. I don’t even remember all of the lyrics to Schwifty’s music. I’ve never even bought one of Taylor Swift’s albums. I haven’t even listened to one of her albums all the way through, and I can think of several songs she’s written that bother me more than hearing most of what Justin Bieber has ever sung.

I have nearly the entirety of 25 memorized. Adele’s words tug at my heartstrings in ways I never thought possible. Her musical compositions speak volumes that I could never fully expound in this blog. I don’t even need to say more than she does in this song alone.

To be perfectly honest; I don’t want to. Just go listen to this song, y’all. Then, listen to it again. Apply this song to your life, and then listen to it again. Apply this song to your spiritual life with God, and then listen to it again. After you’ve done that with this song, move on to the next song on this album. Do this with every single song on 25—in fact, with every song ever written by Adele (most of which I don’t even know yet)—and I’m certain your spiritual life, your emotional life, your sexual life, your social life, and your mental life would drastically improve.

I don’t need to add anything to Adele’s music. I don’t need to change any of the words. I don’t even need to emphasize anything in her lyrics; she does that well enough with her own voice and her own music.

In conclusion: go listen to Adele and memorize all of her music. You may as well take this as a commandment from God.

Peace, Love, and Understanding, friends.


“I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come inside to them and eat with them, and they with Me.”

Revelation 3:18-20 (ESV)


 

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