Adele – Hello

Learn English with Hello by Adele. Fill in the blanks in the lyrics as you listen to the song.

Lyrics

Sing-Along

Now try to sing along with the piano cover of Adele’s Hello. Remember to press the Record button below so you can listen to your recording when you’ve finished.

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 you
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 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 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 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
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 tried
To tell you I’m sorry for breaking your heart
But it don’t matter, it clearly doesn’t tear you apart anymore
Oooooh anymore (x3)
Anymore
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 tried
To tell you I’m sorry for breaking your heart
But it don’t matter, it clearly doesn’t tear you apart anymore

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Song Meaning

Meaning 1

Although “Hello” has similar aspects to “Someone Like You,” it has a different take on the past–a matured view.

This is about a lack of communication between two people. They’re on different wavelengths. When the speaker has swallowed their pride enough to apologize, the other person has accepted the ending of their relationship.

They seem to share a common denominator, however, involving the progression of their lives. They had such positive feelings about life and their relationship (or friendship?) before the world interfered and gave them a wake-up call. Although she has made it far in life (“away from that town where nothing ever happened”), she still feels like she is behind and outside this person (or what they’ve reached). They’re both “running out of time” of being in sync with life and other people so that all of their relationships don’t fail. Adele truly is outside–with her successful career, family, her old life–everything–that is if she is the speaker.

With an incredible range and a real instrumental accompaniment, Adele might convince me to listen to a radio station that just plays music from the last 20 years. She truly is a blessing to the music industry.

Meaning 2

Clearly, it’s about her trying to reconnect with the man she hurt in the past. She wants to apologize for everything that she’s done in the past even if he isn’t hurting anymore, it would give her peace of mind just to be able to say the words “I’m sorry”.

Meaning 3

A lot of people are saying this is about her and an ex. But I think it’s just about her.

‘Who We Used To Be’ – this doesn’t sound like it’s addressing two people. Also, in the video, she only makes one cup of tea, which she drinks herself. If you invite someone over, you aren’t going to just make tea for yourself.

Meaning 4

I think the song ‘Hello’ is about her and one of her exes. According to the lyrics, she was in California thinking about what they used to be. And also the song mentioned that she was sorry for breaking his heart and called him on the phone, but he never answered her calls.

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