How can one become so bounded By choices that somebody else makes? How come we've both become a version Of a person we don't even like?
We're in love with the world But the world just wants to bring us down By putting ideas in our heads That corrupt our hearts somehow
When I was a child Every single thing could blow my mind Soaking it all up for fun But now I only soak up wine
They say to play hard, you work hard Find balance in the sacrifice Yet I don't know anybody Who's truly satisfied
You better believe I'm trying (trying, trying) To keep climbing (climbing, climbing) But the higher we climb Feels like we're both none the wiser (ahh)
So I hope I learn to get over myself Stop trying to be somebody else So we can love each other for free Everybody wants something You just want me
Why am I obsessing About the things I can't control? Why am I seeking approval From people I don't even know?
In these crazy times I hope to find Something I can cling on to 'Cause I need some substance in my life Something real, something that feels true
You better believe for you I've cried (I've cried, I've cried) High tides (high tides, high tides) 'Cause I want you so bad But you can't fight fire with fire (ahh)
Oh, so I hope I learn to get over myself Stop trying to be somebody else Oh, I just want to love you (so we can love) Love you for free (each other for free) Everybody wants something from me You just want me
Listen, I know how low I can go I give as good as I get You get the brunt of it all 'Cause you're all I've got left Oh, I hope in time (hope in time) We both will find (we both find) peace of mind Sometimes the road less traveled Is a road best left behind (ahh)
Well, I hope I learn to get over myself Stop trying to be somebody else Oh, I just want to love you (so we can love) Love you for free, yeah (each other for free) 'Cause everybody wants something from me You just want me
You better believe I'm trying (trying, trying) To keep climbing (climbing, climbing) But the higher we climb Feels like we're both none the wiser
The only regret I have I wish that it was just at a different time A most turbulent period of my life Why would I put that on you? That's just like a very heavy thing to have to talk about But because of that period of time Even though it was so much fun I didn't get to go on and make new memories with him There was just memories in a big storm
Writer/s: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, Greg Kurstin
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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