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There's an Adele Song for That: 10 New Lyrics for Every Life Situation

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Science tells us that there’s an Adele lyric for any and every feeling we will ever have. (Citation needed). We’re taking that one step further: After doing anywhere between 500 and five million cry sessions to her new album, 25, we’ve found an Adele lyric for any and every situation you will ever encounter.

When You Have a Semi-Awkward Run-In with an Ex While in Line at Whole Foods

“It’s so typical of me to talk about myself, I’m sorry
I hope that you’re well
Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happened?”
– “Hello”

When You Get Asked for Personal Tips on Snapping the Most Smoldering Selfie

“You couldn’t handle the hot heat rising” (hair flip)
– “Send My Love (to Your New Lover)”

When Starbucks’ Peppermint Mocha Makes Its Way Back Into Your Life

“I want every single piece of you
I want your heaven and your oceans too”
– “I Miss You”


When Your Friend Asks to Use Your Fancy Camera to Take Her LinkedIn Photo (for the 100th Time)

“Let me photograph you in this light
In case it is the last time
That we might be exactly like we were”
– “When We Were Young”

When You Can’t Help but Complain About Your BFF’s Frigid Apartment (Even If It’s Really Not That Bad)

“It’s so cold in your wilderness
I want you to be my keeper
But not if you are so reckless”
– “Water Under the Bridge”

When It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Your Bartender After Finding a Cool New Spot Closer to Home

“Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I’ve tried
To tell you, I’m sorry for breaking your heart
But it don’t matter, it clearly doesn’t tear you apart anymore”
– “Hello”

When Your Sister Wants You to Be Honest About Her Poor Dating Choices

“Consider this my apology
I know it’s years in advance
But I’d rather say it now in case I never get the chance” (followed by a ridiculously long “maybe it’s time for you to do you” speech, of course)
– “River Lea”

When You Wake Up in the Middle of the Night with a Killer Cookie Craving, But You’re Too Scared of the Dark to Leave Your Bed

“I can’t love you in the dark
It feels like we’re oceans apart
There is so much space between us”
– “Love in the Dark”

When You’re Trying to Convince a Tired Friend to Come Out for an Epic Girls’ Night

“So why don’t we just play pretend
Like we’re not scared of what’s coming next or scared of having nothing left” (i.e. money) – “All I Ask”

When You Trade In Socializing with Humans for Hours of Binge-Watching Netflix Shows

“I’m heading straight for you
You will only be eternally
The one that I belong to”
– “Sweetest Devotion”