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Adele: Hello Meaning


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Song Released: 2015

Hello Lyrics

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...


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    Feb 24th, 2016 2:36pm report

    It means that she's trying to reach out to someone, an old flame. But she broke this guy's heart, and she knows that he doesn't want to talk, because she's called a thousand times, and he seems to never be home. She just wants to say Hello.


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    Jul 17th, 2016 7:09am report

    In my oppinion, she left someone for someonelse, but, the other person she either left or hated. Then, she is trying to reach back to that person, saying ''I'm sorry for breaking your heart'' but, this person won't accept, he's too wrapped in misery and grief. she calls as much as she can, ''I must have called a thousand times'', but, he's not forgiving her. He never picks up the phone, he's too angry with her.


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    Dec 12th, 12:46pm report

    My best interpretation is that she is reaching out to a guy who she broke his heart many years ago. That she feels bad for leaving him in the ditch and she wants to make it up to him and just say hello. She wants to make sure he is doing fine.


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    Nov 28th, 11:42pm report

    My opinion is that the relationship ended badly,
    and she is carrying some guilt for how it ended.
    I think she keeps reaching out to rectify that,
    however, her ex is of the opinion that how she
    felt at that time, is exactly what it was, and
    anything added now would be trying to rewrite
    the ending. She should let it go as he has
    obviously done. Sometimes, we don't get second


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    May 21st, 2020 5:16am report

    The person who still loves her left to keep her safe. His memories have been suppressed. Part of those memories includes the pain of losing not just a life, but a life without her. Deep inside she has hope that he is out there overcoming his struggles and just wants to say, among other things, hello.


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    Sep 15th, 2019 9:23am report

    This is about the boy from Adele19 and Adele21, she hopes he once will call and tell her that he is sorry for breaking her heart.


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    Aug 7th, 2019 8:07pm report

    I wanted to work with Adele to be producing the music with Jonas brothers Beth wanted to be a singer but her parents signed her in to her label.


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    Oct 6th, 2018 10:38am report

    So it seems I am mot alone in thinking that someone died in relation to this song. However, I think our singer is the deceased, not the person she is singing to.

    The lyrics support this numerous times. She sings about trying to call from the otherside. The person she is calling out to doesn’t hear her. Because she has moved to a new plane of existince. She has continuously called out because her existence is eternal in this state. It is possible they had an altercation before her death or had lost touch and there is much regret.

    It’s very sad.


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    Aug 15th, 2018 8:41pm report

    This song is about to hold someone you love, and we will say hi, then when they’ll have time to go somewhere. That’s totally fine?


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    Feb 23rd, 2018 2:31pm report

    I think Adele is trying to reach out to someone, perhaps a lover who is dead. But no matter how much she tries, the living cannot reach out to the dead. Also"they say that time's supposed to heal ya, but I ain't done much healing" indicates that she finds it difficult to recover from the loss of that person even though it's been a while since she lost him


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    Aug 6th, 2017 8:12pm report

    “‘Hello’ is just about reconnecting with everyone else and myself,” said Adele. “From the other side, I couldn’t get over my guilt of leaving my kid to go and write a record and stuff like that. So getting over that— getting on the other side of that. It was just, you know, it’s in general, just hello to everyone.”

    Adele also went on to say that she sees the smash single as a way of saying “I’m still here,” to the world.


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    Oct 17th, 2016 10:45pm report

    Adele is reaching out to the other side, which is a metaphor that describes the wall of permanent closure that exists between her and the person she once loved. It is as if she were trying to speak to the dead. She knows the futility of her outcry but persists anyway, because she hopes that someday her message will break through, and allow her the redemption she seeks for breaking his heart.

    It is a tearful reminder of how I hope my ex will come to terms with what she has done. I too wish, that she will scream hello from the other side.


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    May 7th, 2016 5:47am report

    First time I heard Adele's "Hello" I was left with the feeling that she was announcing her suicide. The video, however, left me thinking that he had died. The dusty furniture and calling from the other side, apologizing to your true love. It gave me goosebumps.


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    Apr 2nd, 2016 4:27pm report

    She is attempting to reach out to an ex. She is sorry for what went wrong but he won't listen or he may even be dead.


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    Feb 7th, 2016 2:58pm report

    Shes calling from hell. And the guy dont want some demons.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Feb 5th, 2016 2:14am report

    Once she broke up with a guy and she is now sad and wants to get back together but he is like I don't care go away.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Jan 22nd, 2016 1:15pm report

    It means different things to different people. Everyone can relate to this at one time or another--if you've "really lived".

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