Adele: Set Fire to the Rain Meaning
Song Released: 2011
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Set Fire to the Rain Lyrics
I let it fall, my heart,
And as it fell, you rose to claim it,
It was dark and I was over,
Until you kissed my lips and you saved me,
My hands, they were strong, but my knees were far too weak,
To stand in your...
anonymous May 21st 2011, 11:31 report
The rain is tears, the fire is anger.
anonymous Apr 30th 2011, 21:12 report
I'm pretty sure there's much more to this song and can equally be interpreted in a positive love or even a negative one. There's a mirror switch - the listener is able to choose what meaning the song interprets. Very clever lyrics.
By default anyone would assume it's all to be depicted as a crash and burn song... and even in it's negative light there's alot of depth presented.
This actually captured me as a positive interpretation believe it or not. The fire burning rain isn't a negative thing because it screams out a name... - - flip the coin to understand what I mean. Also the bit about the words being a lie... and not knowing another side ... I've been able to see these bits in positive way!
anonymous Apr 19th 2011, 04:33 report
Is this song really about a rational interpretation? She has found a new love on the rebound from a painful breakup, at one of the lowest, most confusing moments in her life. The person turns out to be taking advantage of her weakness. She's still terribly upset about the original split and her thoughts are a total mess.
From one minute to the next she has no idea what she really thinks, she's just hanging on to anything she can find that will keep her from drowning in despair. Has she really split up with this new person? Or is all this just part of a new pain she's feeling?
anonymous Mar 28th 2011, 23:38 report
Not only did she end the relationship, in retrospect she realizes STARTING the relationship at all was setting fire to a sad ending. For me, this song is accepting responsibly for knowing the pain is coming, but not stopping yourself until it actually comes.
anonymous Mar 28th 2011, 20:14 report
She's singing about a boy that she was and is still in love with, and she knows she can never be with him. To be around him hurts and there is nothing she can do.
anonymous Mar 17th 2011, 19:32 report
Again and amazing song! I love her so much. This is an exact interpretation of my past relationship. She was about to break and when she started to crack he came to glue her back together and made himself look so amazing to her cause he made her a stronger person. Then she finds out once again that he isnt the guy she thought he was and now that she knows he is a lying piece of shit. She is just saying that she is setting fire to the rain meaning that what she had is now going to be the opposite! I love ADELE
anonymous Mar 17th 2011, 18:02 report
trying to get over a previous relationship, with this new person. you dont want to start something because you are too hurt and know that it wont last or go well. setting fire to the rain is impossible, but you wont know unless you try. the same is with a relationship, you dont know if it would work unless you try. even though deep down you feel it will never be.
anonymous Mar 13th 2011, 14:21 report
someone hurt her very deeply. she thought he was someone he wasn't...or he was not in the same place as her. she fell for the passion and thought it was more than it was. He hurt her badly and i'm not sure she thinks she will ever heal.
anonymous Mar 13th 2011, 07:19 report
That she destroyed a relation, even when she was totally grabbed by this person. Her feelings where strong, but unless the pain she ended this relation.
anonymous Mar 1st 2011, 21:43 report
That she is in love with a man that she never forgot, but she is trying and will get over him..
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