Singalong! Turning Tables by Adele

I just happened to go through the most brutal break up of my life right when Adele had multiple singles rotating constantly everywhere you went. So I would be browsing in Shoppers, just barely holding it together, and suddenly one of her songs would come on. With the most raw, honest heartbreak I've ever heard in music permeating pretty much every one of her songs, it was too much for me. I unchecked her entire album in my iTunes so it would never come on, turned off the radio the second I heard the first few notes of any of her songs, and generally tried to avoid her as much as possible. Even after my own heartbreak had begun to dull, Adele's voice was a direct line back to the worst part of that pain.

But! I am happy to report that this no longer happens. I can now listen to some of the saddest of Adele's songs and not only do I not have to choke down full-body wracking sobs, but I can sing along and enjoy the beauty of her music! Of course, they're still really sad songs, so I barely ever listen to them, but it's nice to have the option.

Here's the one that was the worst for me at the time:


TURNING TABLES
by Adele

Close enough to start a war
All that I have is on the floor
God only knows what we're fighting for
All that I say, you always say more

I can't keep up with your turning tables
Under your thumb I can't breathe

So, I won't let you close enough to hurt me
No, I won't rescue you to just desert me
I can't give you the heart you think you gave me
It's time to say goodbye to turning tables
To turning tables

Under haunted skies I see you (ooh)
Where love is lost your ghost is found
I braved a hundred storms to leave you
As hard as you try, no, I will never be knocked down, whoa

I can't keep up with your turning tables
Under your thumb I can't breathe

So, I won't let you close enough to hurt me,
No, I won't rescue you to just desert me
I can't give you the heart you think you gave me
It's time to say goodbye to turning tables
Turning tables

Next time I'll be braver
I'll be my own savior
When the thunder calls for me
Next time I'll be braver
I'll be my own savior
Standing on my own two feet

I won't let you close enough to hurt me,
No, I won't rescue you to just desert me
I can't give you the heart you think you gave me
It's time to say goodbye to turning tables
To turning tables
Turning tables, yeah
Turning, oh

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