Hometown Glory

Album: 19 (2007)
Charted: 19
  • I've been walking in the same way as I did
    Missing out the cracks in the pavement
    And turning my heel and strutting my feet
    "Is there anything I can do for you dear?
    Is there anyone I could call?"
    "No and thank you, please Madam.
    I ain't lost, just wandering"

    Round my hometown
    Memories are fresh
    Round my hometown
    Ooh the people I've met
    Are the wonders of my world
    Are the wonders of my world
    Are the wonders of this world
    Are the wonders of now

    I like it in the city when the air is so thick and opaque
    I love to see everybody in short skirts, shorts and shades
    I like it in the city when two worlds collide
    You get the people and the government
    Everybody taking different sides

    Shows that we ain't gonna stand shit
    Shows that we are united
    Shows that we ain't gonna take it
    Shows that we ain't gonna stand shit
    Shows that we are united

    Round my hometown
    Memories are fresh
    Round my hometown
    Ooh the people I've met yea

    Are the wonders of my world
    Are the wonders of my world
    Are the wonders of this world
    Are the wonders of my world
    Of my world, yeah
    Of my world
    Of my world, yeah Writer/s: ADELE LAURIE BLUE ADKINS
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Jcob from London, United KingdomCat- the sample Adele has used is from 'Comptine d'un autre été' by Yann Tiersen. It's from the Amelie soundtrack 2002.
  • Tim from Diest, BelgiumAgree :)
  • Cat from Hull, United KingdomAdele, in fact, DIDN'T "steal" OR sample the piano from Sia's "Breathe me" for this song at all. The source? My EARS. Admittedly, the two songs are rhythmically similar, there is the same interval between the first few notes and the repeated phrase lasts for the same amount of bars but they're actually in completely different keys, are played completely differently (Hometown Glory - quite hard and percussive, Breathe me - very soft as though the pianist is only tickling the keys) and the notes played towards the end of the phrase are completely different! Hometown Glory is very definite and it works its way down the scale, wheras in Breathe me, the notes go up the scale and split off from each other with much more ambiguity. This "fact" is being perpetuated all over sites about both of these songs and it's simply not true.
  • M from Toronto, OnAdele "stole" (either purposely or by accident) the piano of this song from Sia's song, "Breathe Me." Listen to it!
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