Don't You Remember | Adele

What is the meaning and main idea of Adele's Don't You Remember song? What is the message the song tries to convey? Continue reading this articles to find the answers. And for your reference, here is the complete lyric of the song.

Don't You Remember - Adele

When will I see you again?
You left with no goodbye, not a single word was said,
No final kiss to seal any seams,
I had no idea of the state we were in,

I know I have a fickle heart and bitterness,
And a wandering eye, and a heaviness in my head,

But don't you remember?
Don't you remember?
The reason you loved me before
Baby, please remember me once more,

When was the last time you thought of me?
Or have you completely erased me from your memory?
I often think about where I went wrong
The more I do, the less I know,


Gave you the space so you could breathe,
I kept my distance so you would be free,
And hope that you find the missing piece,
To bring you back to me,


When will I see you again?

Meaning, Main Idea and Message of The Song

It hurts when the one you love leaves you, I know. And you hurt more when they leave you without any explanation. It's natural that whether or not you have made mistakes, you don't want to see other people leave without a single word. You must want them at least to tell you why they go away. This way, you don't have to spend your time wondering what the reason are. By knowing the reason you can make an excuse and ask for forgiveness. In another word, if you person you love tells you why s/he is going to leave, you still have a chance to make them change their mind. Even if you couldn't change their decision and they finally really leave you, it's more likely that you can accepet their decision because at least they have given you a chance to defend yourselves. That's why those who are left behind without a single word will feel much more pain in their heart than those who get explanation before being left.

The second case above, being left without getting explanation, seems to be the main idea of this song. This Adele's Don't You Remember tells us about a girl's sadness and frustration after her lover leaves her without explanation. As our discussion in the previous paragraph, the girl cannot just let it go. Why? Right, it's because such selfishness shown by her lover made her feel much more pain in her heart. Yes, she is sad because she cannot see and be with the boy anymore. But, what makes her sadder is the fact that she doesn't know what makes the boy leave her. As the result, she often feels guilty and wastes her precious time to try to find the reason. But, of course, it's useless. She can never find the exact reason why the boy leaves her unless the boy himself tells her. What's worse is despite feeling sad and disappointed with the boy, she still wishes that some time the boy will come back to her.

Well, that's my interpretation of Adele's Don't You Remember song. Have you ever be in such situation? If yes, what did you do?Tautan


  1. You explained exactly what the song means and how I feel thank you! I just sent this song to my ex boy friend. At least he replied and said hi and he is working away and stressed but still no fully explanation as to why left me alone. Men are selfish and caused me pain!!! JR

  2. this song tells everything that I want to say to my significant other. He asked for space, im giving him space. But in between time, I am so scared that he might fall in love with other person. Im scared that one day, he will just leave me without explanation. It has been a month and i really miss you. but i think i do not deserved to be treated like this. but how do we stay mad at someone we love so much

  3. It's obviously about sex dumb bitch

  4. yes , I have been in such situation. I am still hurt. it is hard to move on with life. i love the guy dearly and he left me without giving me explanation. I am even afraid to love again because I am still asking myself questions as to what is wrong with me. i do not believe in love anymore