Blink 182: Adam's Song Meaning
Song Released: 2000
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Adam's Song Lyrics
I laughed the loudest who'd have known
I traced the cord back to the wall
No wonder it was never plugged in at all
I took my time, I hurried up
The choice was mine, I didn't think enough
anonymous Jun 22nd 2006 report
Everyone who has said it's not about suicide are (a) idiots because they lyrics tell it as a depressed kid wanting to commit suicide, whether he does it or not doesn't matter,(b)The first comment was made by Tom you fools, and (c)Most songs mean different things to different people(I know I said it's about suicide, but that's not for me to say what it means to you) but for the writers it was about the loneliness of tour and this kid who felt there was no better way out then to commit suicide. Have fun fucking it all up people :D
anonymous Jun 12th 2006 report
First of all...Can you people read? Becuase there is a string of like ten comments just saying the same thing.
Okay. We have determined yes, the song IS about suicide. We can stop repeating that. Also, we have determined it is AGAINST suicide. Please stop repeating that as well.
I personally have heard a few different people this song was about. The Columbine (spelling?) story from above, the e-mail story from above. Though the kid who stabbed himself 15 times is a new one. I am sure that there was a kid who did commit suicide while listening to this song. Which shows that he missed the ending of it. It is a sad, slow song, but (I may be a little off here) it does song like the song picks up at the end. When the whole "tomorrow holds such better days" part comes on.
The one line may be a Nirvana reference, but I can't see why.
Also, note how similar the last two verses are:
I never conquered, rarely came
16 just held such better days
Days when I still felt alive
We couldn't wait to get outside
The world was wide, too late to try
The tour was over we'd survived
I couldn't wait till I got home
To pass the time in my room alone
I never conquered, rarely came
Tomorrow holds such better days
Days when I can still feel alive
When I can't wait to get outside
The world is wide, the time goes by
The tour is over, I'd survived
I can't wait till I get home
To pass the time in my room alone
The point of this is to show that you can make it though and that it isn't hard. You only need to change the way you look at some things. This is best shown is "I can't/couldn't wait till I get home". By switching the one word, the tone changes.
anonymous Jun 9th 2006 report
I believe that this song is about suicide, maybe not one person in particular, but every teen who has gone though thoughts of suicide, "I couldnt wait until I got home to pass the time in my room alone", I don't mean to offend anyone but most people who commit suicide become withdrawn, and spend time alone, which builds on thier depression and further induces the thoughts of killing ones self. And "Never conquered rarely came" to men this means, always looking at things other people have done and are doing. I think that this is direct to teens in general is due to the lyrics, that might sound stupid, but read the lyrics with this in mind. Almost all of the lines fit expect for "The dream is over, we survived" if anyone can fit this into my theroy say something.
anonymous May 24th 2006 report
What the HELLO?? The only way the suicide line in it could be made even more obvious would be to sing "YES, I WANT TO KILL MYSELF, SUCKERS" a couple times. It may show an alternative but suicide IS in there.
anonymous May 16th 2006 report
One of the few songs that made me cry by listening it, it makes you think about suicide and puts you in "Adam's" position. This song is my favourite by blink 182
Hi, whoever requested this, the song is about a kid "Adam" killing himself, he can't stand his life anymore he's "too depressed to go on" so he is going to commit suicide and he wants his other sibling whoever that may be to "please tell mom this is not her fault" It's still a really great song though.
It's about someone committing suicide eventually after trying hard to survive a harsh life filled with depressions and frustrations. The persona tells the life of a very lonely person. The chorus shows just how frustrating life is where he is never important to the world around. "Another 6 months I'll be unknown, to all my things...you'll nvr step foot in my room again.." What more could it mean? It's clearly a song bout suicide.
anonymous Apr 23rd 2006 report
Ok, first of all the song is cleary about suicide it is about them wanting to put out the message that there is a alternative to suicide... This song is based of the letter of a dead teenager who shortly before commiting suicide wrote the letter to his parents who in turn turned the song into blink 182 because they knew there child was a fan of the band.
I can't believe how stupid some people are... adam's song is obviously about suicide.
" I never thought id die alone" is about how the guy would probably hang himself alone in his room.
" I'm too depressed to go on youl be sorry when I'm gone" is obviously about death and depression and that he is gonna die.
"16 just held such better days" talks about how he felt better and happier when he was younger.
"another six months ill be unknown" t he thinks that when he is dead nobody will remember him.
" please tell mom this is not her fault" is about how he feels sorry for leaving his mom behind and that he forgives her for any thing in the past.
"tomorrow hold such better days, days when I can feel alive" means that he looks into a better future and he is gonna try one more time.
in my opinion this is one of the best songs because it has a great message for all the kids that think that suicide is a good choice. BLINK 182 the BEST
anonymous Mar 4th 2006 report
This song is clearly about suicide, and it is about a former band member or friend that committed suicide. It also says at the start of the video that the video has to do with suicide.
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