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Set Fire To The Rain Adele

The song has received acclaim from various critics with many complimenting on Adele's vocals but received comparisons to Bruno Mars's song "Grenade" due to the similar tempo, vocal range and scale. A writer for the magazine URB said that the song had "Starbucks-friendlier content" and further called it "melodramatic".[13] Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly concluded that the song had "scorned-woman balladry" and it "surge[s] on the pure force of her titanic wail."[14] The New York Times said "the vocal effects on 'Set Fire to the Rain,' produced by Fraser T Smith, the most pop-minded of the assembled team, are superfluous."[15] John Murphy of MusicOMH gave a mixed review towards the song calling it "real misfire" and "overproduced".[9] However he added, "it's a decent enough song, but Adele's always sounded best when it's just a piano and a voice."[9] Writing for the newspaper Herald Sun, Camreon Adams called the song a "triumphant radio-hit-in-waiting of next single" and concluded that "once the chorus kicks in, you're a goner."[16] Gary McGinley of No Ripcord highlighted "Set Fire to the Rain" calling it "the catchiest song" on 21.[10] Another writer of Daily Herald said that Adele sounds "epic" on the song.[17]

Set Fire To The Rain Adele

This time she brought strong vibrato to the song that won the British singer a Grammy Award for best pop solo performance in 2013. Social media was loving the rendition, with one user on Twitter saying Clarkson, "really set fire to the rain."

Sometimes you just need a good breakup song, and "Set Fire to the Rain" is it. This tune is all about moving on after the end of a relationship. Adele takes a little walk down memory lane and then she "set[s] fire to the rain." Whoa. Is it getting hot in here or is it just us?

One way to see this image is that Adele is figuratively drying her tears (i.e., rain) with fire. That's one way to get rid of them. It's time to move on and she's done feeling all this sorrow and sadness. She's not getting back with this guy (he's kind of a jerk anyway, per the song), so it's time to stop the waterworks. This relationship is over. It's done. It's up in smoke. Nothing's gonna rise out of these ashes.

Announcing that you will set fire to the rain is a bit grandiose and may get you a few strange looks at your next dinner party. Unless you happen to be doing your best Adele impression while quoting this, you might want to steer clear.

To me, ADELE was probably singing about the pain of a lost relationship. Rain may be a metaphor for her tears she cried, and she is setting fire to it to burn and destroy her pain. I've used blue candles to represent tears, and by setting fire to them, they melt and flow into each other, forming a portrait of ADELE.

In the beginning, it seems as if she has just ended a relationship. She is torn from that relationship and is in pieces (i.e. "I let it fall, my heart" and "It was dark and I was over").She comments at how this new relationship helped her pull herself together (i.e. "And as it fell, you rose to claim it" [...] "Until you kissed my lips and you saved me"). She emphasizes how much influence this new relationship had on her and maybe how she didn't recognize her weaknesses in the new relationship (i.e. "My hands, they were strong, but my knees were far too weak / To stand in your arms without falling to your feet"). The rest of the song is exploring this second partner and how she ended the second relationship.It is evident that this partner is two-sided, deceitful and manipulative (i.e. "But there's a side to you that I never knew, never knew / All the things you'd say, they were never true, never true / And the games you'd play, you would always win, always win").Adele uses a very deep metaphor to describe how she ends the relationship (i.e. "But I set fire to the rain / Watched it pour as I touched your face / Well, it burned while I cried / 'Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name). The metaphor is obviously open to many interpretations, but I think there are some basic things that she is trying to say. By "setting fire to the rain", I believe Adele is saying that had the courage to confront a situation that was draining her. I think she goes on to say that she was left hurt and deeply moved ("it burned while I cried") by the situation because all she could focus on was still her partner (" 'Cause I heard it screaming out your name").She continues to explain the relationship by saying, "When laying with you I could stay there / Close my eyes, feel you here forever / You and me together, nothing is better". So emphasizing how much faith she had in this partner. And again highlighting that by confronting the situation, she knew there would be no going back (i.e. "And I threw us into the flames / Well I felt something die"). Setting fire to something changes it forever and she recognizes that since she confronted the situation, she has to walk away from it because it is fundamentally changed (i.e. "'Cause I knew that that was the last time, the last time).It is clear that she misses her partner and is left in pieces yet again (i.e. "Sometimes I wake up by the door / And heard you calling, must be waiting for you / Even now when we're already over / I can't help myself from looking for you"). But again she repeats the chorus to finalize her decision to be brave enough to face something, to confront it and to walk away from it.I think the song is absolutely beautiful, with deep metaphorical meaning. And while this is my interpretation, I know that each person will find their own meaning.

Setting fire to the rain, for me is about doing the impossible. I believe that when she was leaving this manipulative person, she was still in love with him and therefore breaking it off was as powerful and as hard as setting fire to the rain. The fire continued to burn and destroy the relationship while she cried and mourned the loss. The main theme of the song, as I see it, is the powerful conflict of leaving a person that is bad for you while you still love them. In the end of the song she admits that it is over but she is still longing for the man she left.

It was dark meant her life was sad then he kissed her and saved her. She fell in love and became happy. But he was a player a ride of him she never knew. Her hands were strong but her knees were weak. She was attracted to him and gave into her desires. Her heart waits by the door waiting for him to come back it waits by the door. She set fire to the rain which is impossible so getting over him is impossible and she's tricked herself into thinking it's over but she is still in love with him her heart still waits by the door for him.

I know from her own lips during an interview it was about the old relationship dying and him calling her a fat bitch and telling her that she wasn't able to strike a cig in the rain...she threw the lighter down and said she knew that would be the last time she ever saw him....

So the first verse sees Adele explain at the very beginning how she left a man to join somebody else for a fresh start. After those first two lines, she explains how before she met the new person, she felt very isolated and full of despair. But then when this man showed her affection and love, she felt as if her life was saved, as they were already together. She then describes how she felt happy being with him, but her heart obviously wouldn't let him go. She just fell for him instantly, even though she tried to be strong.In the pre-chorus, Adele then explains how she eventually saw his true colours; he was two-faced, a liar, and always played games with her mind and heart, and it just wouldn't stop.Then in the chorus, she then explains metaphorically how she is strong enough to stop crying and just leave this man, now she knows who he really is, by setting fire to the rain (her tears). But then in the next line she goes through some old photos of them together, taken long before she unearthed his true personality, and stares at it while crying tears of flames, and was rubbing her finger over his face as soon as the tears hit the picture; a good metaphor for a memory that is slowly fading away. She is hurt after seeing it because she still feels like she wants to see him again.The second verse sees her describe that when she is next to this man, like it is forever, she puts all the negative behind her and just relaxes, and is in heaven when she feels this way. She thinks nothing else is better; she feels loved by him, even though she keeps getting hurt.The next chorus is extended; after the first four lines, she digs deeper in terms of explaining how she breaks up with him. She throws them into the flames, which is a metaphor for the chance of a pure relationship being damaged. She then felt something die, which was obviously her potential significant other, not physically, but he has already broken up with her. The final line tells us that there is no going back; they're done.The bridge sees Adele left heartbroken yet again after leaving him, and how much she misses being with him. She obviously cannot help but think of him on certain occasions.

I guess I see it as a song about her falling for someone. She probably shouldn't have fallen for him but she did. For whatever reasons she just couldn't help herself. She realized after some time that he wasn't the person she thought. She felt a little foolish for having fell for him like all the other women did. However the love she felt for him was real to her and she was upset to have to let go of him. She cried real tears for him and just realized she couldn't do it anymore. When she says she set fire to the rain it means she stopped crying and let go of her love for him. Letting go helped her to move forward. SHES MOVING FORWARD WITHOUT HIM. He can't play with her feelings anymore because she's done. Done! 041b061a72


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