I'll Be Waiting | Adele

What is the meaning and main idea of Adele's I'll Be Waiting song? What is the message the song tries to convey? What mood does the song have? Continue reading this article to find the clues. But wait, before we discuss more deeply, first read through the following complete lyric of Adele's I'll Be Waiting as a reference.

I'll Be Waiting - Adele

Hold me closer one more time,
Say that you love me in your last goodbye,
Please forgive me for my sins,
Yes, I swam dirty waters,
But you pushed me in,
I've seen your face under every sky,
Over every border and on every line,
You know my heart more than I do,
We were the greatest, me and you,

Pre-Chorus
But we had time against us,
And miles between us,
The heavens cried,
I know I left you speechless,
But now the sky has cleared and it's blue,
And I see my future in you,

Chorus
I'll be waiting for you when you're ready to love me again,
I put my hands up,
I'll do everything different,
I'll be better to you,
I'll be waiting for you when you're ready to love me again,
I put my hands up,
I'll be somebody different,
I'll be better to you,

Let me stay here for just one more night,
Build your world around me,
And pull me to the light,
So I can tell you that I was wrong,
I was a child then, but now I'm willing to learn,

Pre-Chorus
Chorus

Time against us,
Miles between us,
Heavens cried,
I know I left you speechless,
Time against us,
Miles between us,
Heavens cried,
I know I left you speechless,
I know I left you speechless,
I'll be waiting,

CHORUS

Meaning, Main Idea, Message and Mood of The Song
Based on the lyric lines of Adele's I'll Be Waiting song above, let me try to find the meaning, main idea, message and mood of the song. In a nutshell, the whole lyric tells us about a girl (Adele) who refrets her past attitude that makes her boy leaves her. The lyric does not explain how her attitude in the past was. It just emphasizes the regret the girl has and how she is ready to change for the sake of new relationship with her boy. In line with this, sadness becomes the mood of the song. However, considering that there is still opportunity for the girl to build a new romantic relationship with the boy, the sadness cannot be categorized as a deep one.

Meaning and Main Idea of Each Verse
The first verse of Adele's I'll Be Waiting song tells about their last time together before separation. The girl asks the boy to hold her closer. She also asks him to say that he lover her before they goes separate ways. It is also depicted in this verse that she realizes her mistakes and so she asks forgiveness from the boy.

Meanwhile, the second verse of the song mainly tells about the girl's hope of a new romantic relationship with her boy. However, based on the first two lines of this verse, it seems that achieving the hope will not be easy as the time is againts them and miles is between them.

In the next verse, chorus part, the girl expresses her intention to patiently wait for the boy if he is ready to love her again. Moreover, the lyric lines in this verse also show that she is ready to change as he may whishes. Unlike her past attitude, she is now ready to have better attitude to the boy.

Well, that's my humble interpretation of Adele's I'll Be Waiting song. Your comments on the song and on my interpretation of the song is highly appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. I feel like it is a reference to her relationship with God. She has put distance between them, but she feels He is pulling her back to Him.

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