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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. Medicate
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    Feb 13th 2006 report

    I heard this was about a former band member that killed himself because he had manic depression and just couldn't hold on. I made a saying after hearing this song. Youll always keeping falling if there's nothin to hold onto but usally you have things 2 hold onto but some times you don't and you just can't keep up with the life your living and hit rock bottom then you end it in a way no family wants.

    I know I'm at rock bottom

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  2. anonymous
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    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..

  3. ladiesman
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    Jan 19th 2006 report

    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.

  4. anonymous
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    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!

  5. anonymous
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    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.

  6. hockeyfreak7152
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    Dec 24th 2005 report

    I just wanted to say that this song is very deep if you listen to it. It helped me get over wanting to kill myself. Thanks Blink 182.

  7. yuup2000
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    Dec 15th 2005 report

    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.

  8. unfadable858
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    Nov 22nd 2005 report

    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 ---->
    AIM (Aol instant messanger) - unfadable858

  9. ramone
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    Nov 21st 2005 report

    Most of you people are pretty dumb. This song is clearly about suicide and if you can't recognise that, then you have issues and need to read the goddamn lyrics.

  10. anonymous
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    Nov 21st 2005 report

    It is about suiside, Mark said it in Cronicals. GOSH!

  11. anonymous
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    Nov 15th 2005 report

    The song isn't about suicide. It's about Mark being depressed while they were on tour supporting "Dude Ranch."

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  12. anonymous
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    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.

  13. cherryxbliss
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    Nov 1st 2005 report

    Totally agreeing with the first person, but need to add a few random facts.

    This song is sad, yes, but it's not about suicide. The narrator does not kill himself in the end, as many believe. This thought came from the fact that shortly after the shootings at Columbine High School in 1999, a kid did commit suicide in his garage, and left this song on repeat.

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