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Song Released: 2000

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Adam's Song Lyrics

I never thought I'd die alone
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
I'm too...

  1. anonymous
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    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

  2. anonymous
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    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.

  3. blink182chik
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    Jun 10th 2006 report

    "The dream is over, I survived" is like some teens including myself have imagined killing themselves, but haven't actually gone through with it so it was like a dream that they wanted to come real but they survied and didn't go through with it which is good because there's no need for suicide. If your having a bad day just try get through it because there's ALWAYS tomorrow!

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  4. anonymous
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    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.

  5. blink182chik
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    Jun 7th 2006 report

    OK, you guys are all dumb! This song's about a kid who was a BIG blink 182 fan who got bullied at school and ended up stabbing himself 15 times in the chest and his mum wrote to blink 182 and asked them to write a song and dedicate it to her son ADAM therefore the name is adam's song... glad we got that sorted out.

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  6. anonymous
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    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.

  7. anonymous
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    May 24th 2006 report

    I believe this song is about an overdose of something to get you 'high'. Normally, one is in depressed when one change one's life style. Eg from quite to hectic life. In this case the the protagonist had to go on with his new found but pressured life and to sustain his stamina he had to take this 'thing' ( let you all guess )


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  8. anonymous
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    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

  9. fenderchik421
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    Apr 26th 2006 report

    This song is about their friend who killed himself.

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  10. elkscd4
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    Apr 26th 2006 report

    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.

  11. Deckard88
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    Apr 23rd 2006 report

    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.

  12. anonymous
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    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.

  13. sicslipknotxx
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    Apr 14th 2006 report

    Agreeing with Tom, who by the way is totally hot. I looked it up everything he said is tru because well ya it is. blink 182 is awesome. This song is mad sad.

  14. edd
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    Apr 10th 2006 report

    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

  15. anonymous
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    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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