Song Lyric Sunday – Set Fire to the Rain by Adele

I am a HUGE Adele fan and it’s crazy to me that I’ve only shared one of her songs on my blog.  Now that I’m thinking about it, I probably steer away from them because they are so well known.  I really do try to share songs that I think might be new to others out there… That isn’t always possible and sometimes the very first song that I think of is just perfect for me, my blog and the theme, which is true in this case.

This song and the lyrics hit me deep in the gut.  I’ve been in that relationship that was one way while we were dating, but it seemed that the minute I took his last name, everything changed.  Suddenly, there were expectations that I wasn’t aware of, and god forbid I actually find independence and strength and not need him in the way that I used to.  As crazy as it sounds, I could almost feel the change the minute we were married.

It’s one of the reasons I was so afraid to take that step again, but I’ve found that you can’t judge everyone by one bad person.  I’m only happy that I was able to “set fire to the rain” and get the hell out of there (even thought it took me ten years).  I’m also grateful that I’ve found peace, respect and love with someone new. I can honestly say that I’ve never been happier.

I’m sure you’ve all heard the song, but I hope you enjoy it again today.

Happy Sunday!

I let it fall, my heart,
And as it fell you rose to claim it
It was dark and I was over
Until you kissed my lips and you saved me

My hands, they’re strong
But my knees were far too weak
To stand in your arms
Without falling to your feet

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 play
You would always win, always win

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

When I lay with you
I could stay there
Close my eyes
Feel you here forever
You and me together nothing gets better

‘Cause 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 play
You would always win, always win

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

I set fire to the rain
And I threw us into the flames
Well, it felt something died
‘Cause I knew that that was
The last time, the last time

Sometimes I wake up by the door,
That heart you caught must be waiting for you
Even now when we’re already over
I can’t help myself from looking for you

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

I set fire to the rain,
And I threw us into the flames
Well, it felt something died
‘Cause I knew that, that was the last time
The last time

Let it burn
Let it burn
Let it burn

Written by Fraser T Smith, Adele Adkins • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management US, LLC

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was fire.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 11/5/17

This week, the lyric Simply Marquessa chose was: “With the touch of your hand, you start a fire burning…” I have to say that when I read the theme I picked for this week, I got really excited.

It’s funny to me that we’ve been doing this for a few years now and I honestly haven’t run out of theme ideas.  Some have been really similar, but they have all been unique in their own way.  The other amazing thing is that there is so much great music out there to share.  I want to thank all those who participate and share amazing music each week.  Doing this wouldn’t be quite as much fun without your influence and support.  When I first started doing this, it was almost like a slow sizzle, but now there is a great big bonfire roaring each week and I’m truly grateful for the warmth and friendship it provides.

Did you see what I did there?  I started talking about the theme and you probably didn’t even know it! (Who am I kidding? You are all really smart people and I’m sure the wheels are already turning…)  So, to get right into it, our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “fire”.  

As always, you can go your own way and post a song that has nothing to do with the prompt.  We’re all here sharing our love of music and lyrics, and most of all, having a great time!

If you would like to suggest a theme, I am open to suggestions.   Please either pop it in the comments or send me an email at helenvahdati@yahoo.com.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

Feel free to use the Song Lyric Sunday badge by copying it into your post or add it to your site to show you are participating.

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