You're repeating me lines
That you think I want to hear
But I don't want to hear anymore
As if sorry is any consolation
For what it's worth, you're stringing me alone

Should, should, shouldn't need anyone
Shouldn't need anyone
Just scared of being alone
But by the time you've figured this out
And I'm already gone

Adelaide, Adelaide
You really had me going this time
Adelaide, Adelaide
You need to quit, quit making a scene

Adelaide, Adelaide
You really had me going this time
Adelaide, Adelaide
You need to quit, quit making a scene

You keep giving me signs
That you think I want to see
But you're nothing like you've seen
Hide behind your half smile
But the truth is so undeniable

Should, should, shouldn't need anyone
Shouldn't need anyone
Just scared of being alone
But by the time you've figured this out
And I'm already gone

Adelaide, Adelaide
You really had me going this time
Adelaide, Adelaide
You need to quit, quit making a scene

Adelaide, Adelaide
You really had me going this time
Adelaide, Adelaide
You need to quit, quit making a scene

Like lipstick traces on pillow cases
Some things in life are unforgettable
Like love, loss, lies and lust, whoa
Some things in life are undeniable

Like lipstick traces on pillow cases
Some things in life are unforgettable
Like love, loss, lies and lust, whoa
Some things in life are undeniable

Adelaide, Adelaide
You really had me going this time
Adelaide, Adelaide
You need to quit, quit making a scene

Adelaide, Adelaide
You really had me going this time
Adelaide, Adelaide
You need to quit, quit making a scene



Lyrics submitted by eltroyo11, edited by Mactire

"Adelaide" as written by Nathan Young (16578) Steven Arnold (16579)

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  • +2
    General Comment:This song is trully awesome! its so goood!
    i'm from australia and this song i'm pretty is about when the band played in adelaide and the lead singer reallly liked a girl who lived there, but she treated him really badly and didnt care for how he felt, because he really liked her! and so he couldnt use the person's name as that would be slightly inappropriate, so he used adelaide for the name!

    but he wrote this song without her knowing and "But by the time you've figured this out, And i'm already gone" says that when that girl finally realises wat he felt, he'll be gone! and "for what it's worth. you're stringing me along" - she's just using him.

    and then he says how she really him going this time.. just frustrayion..

    but i might be wrong.. but still a fantastic song and i love it!
    milky1210on March 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:omg. this song. was made for my best friend. i jsut called her and let her listen to it. and now im pretty usre we have a new anberlin fan out on the loose.
    boomtwist_on February 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:i think it's "you're stringing me along" instead of "You're stranding me alone". what do you guys think? i'm not sure, my speakers have been wrong before.
    tmal2on February 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:anberlininterviews.blogspot.com/

    What's the meaning behind your song 'Adelaide'?

    actually it’s a very bitter song about my own lack of self discipline; for the longest time i was absolutely co-dependent on those i was in a relationship with. (hence lines like shouldn’t need anyone im just scared of being alone). if you notice in the cities promo shot i tried to “half-smile” so that people knew that the song was about me and not someone from the small town in australia. no one picked up on it.
    i picked the name ‘adelaide’ because it sounded better than ‘brenda’ or ‘shenana’. even though jason tate hates this song, max from say anything said it was one of his favorite songs we have ever done, so i feel like it balances out.
    codyhill06on September 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:its love loss lies and us NOT love loss lies and lust
    1girlrevalutionon March 15, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The only line I'm not sure of is the lipstick one in the bridge. Any help would be much appreciated.
    eltroyo11on February 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:It's

    Like lipstick traces on pillow cases
    Some things in life are unforgettable
    Like love, loss, lies, and lust, woah
    Some things in life are undeniable
    Like lipstick traces on pillow cases
    Some things in life are unforgetable
    Like love, loss, lies, and lust, woah
    Some things in life are undeniable
    juong42on February 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:It's

    Like lipstick traces on pillow cases
    Some things in life are unforgettable
    Like love, loss, lies, and lust, woah
    Some things in life are undeniable
    Like lipstick traces on pillow cases
    Some things in life are unforgetable
    Like love, loss, lies, and lust, woah
    Some things in life are undeniable
    juong42on February 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:thank you so much for putting up the lyrics.

    second verse, 3rd line, seems more like a typo though"but you're nothing like you've seen"...everything else seems fine to me
    Nitescreenon February 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Thanks to both of you for the help.
    eltroyo11on February 06, 2007   Link

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