Who wants to be right as rain
It's better when something is wrong
You get excitement in your bones
And everything you do's a game
When night comes and you're on your own
You can say I chose to be alone
Who wants to be right as rain
It's harder when you're on top

'Cause when hard work don't pay off
And I'm tired there ain't no room in my bed
As far as I'm concerned
So wipe that dirty smile off
We won't be making up
I've cried my heart out
And now I've had enough of love

Who wants to be riding high
When you'll just crumble back on down
You give up everything you are
And even then you don't get far
They make believe that everything
Is exactly what it seems
But at least when you're at your worst
You know how to feel things

'Cause when hard work don't pay off
And I'm tired there ain't no room in my bed
As far as I'm concerned
So wipe that dirty smile off
We won't be making up
I've cried my heart out
And now I've had enough of love

Go ahead and still my heart
To make me cry again
'Cause it will never hurt
As much as it did then
We were both right
And no one had blame
But now I give up
On this endless game

'Cause who wants to be right as rain
It's better when something is wrong
I get excitement in my bones
Even though everything's a strain
When night comes and I'm on my own
You should know I chose to be alone
Who wants to be right as rain
It's harder when you're on top

'Cause when hard work don't pay off
And I'm tired there ain't no room in my bed
As far as I'm concerned
So wipe that dirty smile off
We won't be making up
I've cried my heart out
And now I've had enough of love

No room in my bed
As far as I'm concerned
So wipe that dirty smile off
We won't be making up
I've cried my heart out
And now I've had enough of love



Lyrics submitted by GirlsInWhiteDresses, edited by piercemonk

"Right As Rain" as written by Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, Leon Marcus Michels, Jeff Silverman, Clay Holley, Nick Movshon

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +5
    My Interpretation:i think this song is about love and how it always turns out wrong, no matter how hard you try, and how people tend to play with each other's feelings. pretty similar idea to the one in "rolling in the deep" but i think this is a really good song too.
    babyimadreamerrron May 13, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:i think 'go ahead and still my heart' should be 'go ahead and steal my heart', it makes more sense.

    The song's meaning is kind of obvious i guess. She's had enough of him, he's hurt her way too many times.
    I wish I could sing this song and mean it too.
    onetwofoldon March 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:i think this has slight sarcasm about it. she wishes she could be right as rain, and have love, and someone in her bed. But because she cant or doesn't have any of that, she's making out as if thats the way she wants it anyway.


    i like the beat in this one :)
    podobabyon March 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:She's saying she's had enough of love, because no matter how happy it makes you, you always seem to come crashing down again, so is it really worth it?
    missmeon August 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I think the meaning is pretty obvious, she's experienced her share of heartbreaks and she's trying to convince herself that she's better off alone. Most of us have been there at some point, which is why I absolutely love this song! Adele has been so easy to relate to =)
    livefreeon September 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:On the last chorus I think it should be "So wipe that dirty smile off, will you." Anyway I think this song means that she's had enough. Simple as that.
    piper888on May 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I get a different meaning from this song. I don't think its about one specific relationship or incident. I think its about relationships in general. When you do all you can to make things right and you are the perfect boyfriend or girlfriend and then you get burned. "Who wants to be right as rain?"

    You get your heart stolen and you cry and everything is sad. Shes been there and done that.

    She goes on to say its more exciting when your wrong...true. When your doing something wrong it feels good and its exciting like cheating or whatever. Its like a game. Also, when you aren't the perfect boyfriend or girlfriend and then the relationship ends at least you can say you "chose to be alone" because of the decisions you've made.

    So like she says it will never hurt as much as it did before when they were both right.

    I hope that made sense.

    pytiffany210on September 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Funny, I didn't think of sarcasm until I read the lyrics, but I do agree with podobaby now that I've read them.

    I did used to think this song came from someone that thrives on drama or gossip, and finds when things are going well that they are just bored.
    Obadiahkenobion July 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I didn't really know what this song meant, but I loved the beat when I first heard it.. Especially the chorus. I love her voice 'cause her accent really blends in with her music.
    jadore musicon March 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i love the meaning of this song and especially that the song its self is in an upbeat instead of it being slow and sad and that shes upset that every relationship ends badly shes just like its not the end of the world and in the end is it even worth it ? thats how i interpret the meaning of the song
    gapjeans123on August 28, 2009   Link

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