Water Under the Bridge

Album: 25 (2015)
Charted: 39 26
  • If you're not the one for me
    Then how come I can bring you to your knees
    If you're not the one for me
    Why do I hate the idea of being free?
    And if I'm not the one for you
    You've gotta stop holding me the way you do
    Oh honey if I'm not the one for you
    Why have we been through what we have been through

    It's so cold out here in your wilderness
    I want you to be my keeper
    But not if you are so reckless

    If you're gonna let me down, let me down gently
    Don't pretend that you don't want me
    Our love ain't water under the bridge
    If you're gonna let me down, let me down gently
    Don't pretend that you don't want me
    Our love ain't water under the bridge
    Say that our love ain't water under the bridge

    What are you waiting for?
    You never seem to make it through the door
    And who are you hiding from?
    It ain't no life to live like you're on the run
    Have I ever asked for much?
    The only thing that I want is your love

    If you're gonna let me down, let me down gently
    Don't pretend that you don't want me
    Our love ain't water under the bridge
    If you're gonna let me down, let me down gently
    Don't pretend that you don't want me
    Our love ain't water under the bridge
    Say that our love ain't water under the bridge

    It's so cold in your wilderness
    I want you to be my keeper
    But not if you are so reckless

    If you're gonna let me down, let me down gently
    Don't pretend that you don't want me
    Our love ain't water under the bridge
    If you're gonna let me down, let me down gently
    Don't pretend that you don't want me
    Our love ain't water under the bridge

    Say it ain't so, say it ain't so
    Say it ain't so, say it ain't so
    Say it ain't so, say it ain't so
    Say it ain't so, say it ain't so
    Say it ain't so, say it ain't so
    Say it ain't so, say it ain't so
    Say it ain't so, say it ain't so
    Say it ain't so, say it ain't so
    Say that our love ain't water under the bridge Writer/s: Adele Adkins, Gregory Kurstin
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Amalia from CaliforniaThe Mirror ran a story in November 2015, which was about a week before Adele beautifully performed this song on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Adele was quoted in the article as saying this about the song: "'Water Under The Bridge' is more like, I'm waiting for him to be horrible but I don't think he's gonna be, waiting for the relationship to end. This is the relationship now that I'm gonna be in. It was quite a ground-breaking moment."
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World

Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat WorldSongwriter Interviews

Jim talks about the impact of "The Middle" and uses a tree metaphor to describe his songwriting philosophy.

He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss): A History Of Abuse Pop

He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss): A History Of Abuse PopSong Writing

Songs that seem to glorify violence against women are often misinterpreted - but not always.

Little Richard

Little RichardFact or Fiction

Was Long Tall Sally a cross-dresser? Did he really set his piano on fire? See if you know the real stories about one of rock's greatest innovators.

Kiss

KissFact or Fiction

Kiss is the subject of many outlandish rumors - some of which happen to be true. See if you can spot the fakes.

The Evolution of "Ophelia"

The Evolution of "Ophelia"Song Writing

How four songs portray Shakespeare's character Ophelia.

Def Leppard Quiz

Def Leppard QuizMusic Quiz

Can you name Def Leppard's only #1 hit in America? Get rocked with this adrenalized quiz.