"Daydreamer" as written by and Adele Laurie Blue Adkins....
Daydreamer
Sitting on the sea
Soaking up the sun
He is a real lover
And making up the past
Feeling up his girl
Like he's never felt a figure before

A jaw dropper
Looks good when he walks
Is the subject of their talk
He would be hard to chase
But good to catch
And he could change the world
With his hands behind his back, oh

You can find him sittin' on your doorstep
Waiting for a surprise
And he will feel like he's been there for hours
And you can tell that he'll be there for life

Daydreamer
With eyes that make you melt
He lends his coat for shelter
Plus he's there for you
When he shouldn't be
But he stays all the same
Waits for you
Then sees you through

There's no way I
Could describe him
What I'll say is
Just what I'm hoping for

But I will find him sittin' on my doorstep
Waiting for a surprise
And he will feel like he's been there for hours
And I can tell that he'll be there for life
And I can tell that he'll be there for life


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"Daydreamer" as written by Adele Laurie Blue Adkins

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  • +4
    General Commenttrying not to sound too pretentious; i cant help but thinking this song's about me....
    selfishisgorgeouson July 16, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLoved this song for ages, Adele is a gem. I have a few corrections that I'm 99% sure are correct:

    "He is a real lover of making up the past and feeling up his girl like he's never felt her figure before
    A jaw-dropper, looks good when he walks ..."

    & I think it's:

    'There's no way I could describe him, what I've said is just what I'm hoping for"
    onemanguyon April 21, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think it's fairly obvious
    (not to sound pretentious)
    that she's not describing a daydreamer,
    rather, she is the daydreamer,
    or we all are.

    this is a daydreamer's description of what the perfect man is,

    he's a jaw-dropper,
    he's got eyes that'll make you melt,
    he'll wait on your doorstep just to surprise you with a visit,
    he's there for you, even when he shouldn't be,
    and he'll be there, for LIFE.

    i think my theory is solidified in the line
    "there's no way i could describe him,
    what i've said is just what i'm hoping for"

    and as for the quote from adele about the bisexual boyfriend,
    i think it makes perfect sense that while she's in a relationship with so much doubt and uncertainty, that she would of course imagine one that would be free of all those things, someone she could count on to be there when she needed them, and someone who just loved her, and nobody else.
    razehateon August 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe it's a mempory, and Adele is reflecting that?

    Right lyrics

    "Daydreamer"

    Daydreamer, sittin' on the seat
    Soaking up the sun he is a real lover,
    Of makin' up the past
    And feeling up his girl
    Like he's never felt her figure before
    A jaw-w dropper
    Looks good when he walks,
    He's the subject of their talk
    He would be hard to chase, but good to catch
    And he could change the world with his hands behind his back,
    Oh...

    You can find him sittin' on your doorstepppp
    Waitin-g-g-g-g-g for the surpriseeee
    And it will feel like he's been there for hourssss
    And you can tell that he'll be there for life-ife-ife

    Verse 2

    Daydreamer, with eyes that make you melt
    He lends his coat for shelter
    Plus he's there for you when he shouldn't be
    But he stays all the same, waits for you, then sees you through
    There's no way I could describe him
    What I'll say is, just what I'm hoping for-or-or-or

    Bridge

    But I will find him sittin' on mu doorstepppp
    Waitin-g-g-g-g-g for the surpriseeee
    And it will feel like he's been there for hourssss
    And I can tell that he'll be there for life-ife-ife
    And I can tell he'll be there for life-e-e-e-e-e-e-e
    RunrigTimbo2006on November 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! I just heard it yesterday and it just did something to me. I was crying-- on a sunny day and I'm crying! Well, I think this song is just about a boy who is a daydreamer, and yet he doesn't appear to be the daydreamer some folks deem lazy. "He could change the world with his hands behind his back" (!!!!). That has got to be one of the best line in song history!

    Also, she describes him as a "real lover" -- most dreamy types are. He is someone that really can just sit on the doorstep and pass his life away because he is changing other people's lives just by sitting there dreaming. Well, I guess.

    Gotta love how she says: WAITING FOR SURPRISE!
    Thanks ADELE for this song! I LOVE IT!
    Summer Babyon July 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentapparently this songs about a bisexual boyfriend that cheated on her

    she has an iiiincredible voice
    alex_and_raon October 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok, definately not about me then...
    selfishisgorgeouson November 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is what Adele herself says about the song:

    "'Daydreamer’ is about this boy I was in love with, like proper in love with. He was bi and I couldn’t deal with that. All the things I wanted from my boyfriend, he was never going to be. I get really jealous anyway, so I couldn’t fight with girls and boys."
    GirlsInWhiteDresseson December 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand I also love what Summer Baby has said about the song :)
    GirlsInWhiteDresseson December 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'real lover, makin up the past and feeling up his girl like hes never felt her figure before'

    i loveeeeeeeeeeee that line! and this song actually, her voice gives me the shivers (in a lovely way)
    moo_cowon December 20, 2007   Link

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