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 Feb 1st 2006 report
This song is obviously about a suicide, watch the video clip, listen to the lyrics, obviously it is a suicide "I never thought I'd die alone..." I went to the official website of blink 182 and yes it is about a suicide, damnit it makes me want to kill myself yet I have so much but so little to lose..
It's about suicide. I believe referring to one of Mark's mates who wrote him a letter/email, he kills himself 'please tell mom this is not her fault', craps on how things were so much better when they were kids. He can't move on so the trio write that there is another alternative to kids out there who are thinking about suicide. So powerful this song and how this song has changed a person's life for the better.
anonymous Jan 14th 2006 report
This songs meaning is claerly about suicide, but why?
Well my opinion is that it's teaching people not to commit suicide. Like getting kids and teens not to play the worst game ever, the original name was "the choke game",...that game accidently took my best friends life IN HIS BACKYARD!! :-( every time I hear that song it reminds me of him,...it makes me cry!that friends name was William Breen he was playing it alone and they say his twin sister found him hanging there, lifeless.
I also hear that "Adam" in the song was a former band member that commited suicide I'm not so sure though. Thanks for reading this blink fans. blink182 rocks!
anonymous Jan 4th 2006 report
This song is simple to read and undertstand. It is about suicide "Im to Depressed to go On". If you read the lyrics it talks about how they can't live this life anymore.
Unfadable above has a point that suicide could be trumped by an alternative theme that the narrator's family is migratory or unstable. Indeed, many lines substantiate these as parallels, except the following:
"I laughed the loudest, who'd have known" is a classic symptom of the silent suffering of depression.
"No wonder it (the cord) was never plugged in at all" fits very well with the electrocution-attempt explanation at the top of the page.
"Please tell mom it's not her fault" should be "Someday I'll tell mom it's not her fault" to support Unfadable's interpretation.
I only hope that Blink's effect has been to make troubled teens re-think suicide as a solution.
This song clearly is about something being killed. It is not about somebody physically being killed. But a phase in Adam's life being killed or changes in his life. The following lyrics are a big clue to the meaning of the song. "I never conquered, rarely came 16 just held such better days
Days when I still felt alive."
It seems that he is growing up and there is some fear that he feels from this from being a child to a man or he is going to a new place and is fearful of what it may bring. I became attracted to this song because I have had several changes in my life in terms of going to a different country and spending time with new people and I always feel that the life I used to live that part of it is killed and things will never be that way. Even if you recreate it, it will never be the same. Would love some feedback on this ---->
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anonymous Nov 21st 2005 report
It is about suiside, Mark said it in Cronicals. GOSH!
anonymous Nov 7th 2005 report
Idiot above me: it is about suicide dumbass! Except at the end of the song it has the alternative (to suicide) which is what the band reckons is better than suicide it's like the light at the end of the tunnel.
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