"Take It All" as written by Adele Laurie Blue Adkins and Francis Eg White....
Didn't I give it all?
Tried my best
Gave you everything I had, everything and no less
Didn't I do it right? Did I let you down?
Maybe you got too used to having me 'round
Still how can you walk away
From all my tears
It's gonna be an empty road without me right here
But go on and take it, take it all with you
Don't look back at this crumbling fool
Just take it all with my love, take it all with my love

Maybe I should leave, to help you see
Nothing is better than this and this is everything we need
So is it over? Is this really it, you're giving up so easily
I thought you loved me more than this

But go on, go on, take it, take it all with you
Don't look back at this crumbling fool
Just take it all with my love, take it all with my love

I will change if I must
Slow it down and bring it home, I will adjust
Oh if only, if only you knew
Everything I do, is for you

But go on and take it, take it all with you
Don't look back at this crumbling fool
Just take it, take it all with you
Don't look back at this crumbling fool
Just take it all, with my love
Take it all with my love
Take it all with my love


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"Take It All" as written by Adele Laurie Adkins Francis Eg White

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  • +5
    Lyric CorrectionOh and here is the entire song:

    Didn't I give it all?
    Tried my best,
    Gave you everything I had,
    Everything and no less,
    Didn't I do it right?
    Did I let you down?

    Maybe you got too used to,
    Having me around,
    Still, how can you walk away,
    From all my tears?
    It's gonna be an empty road,
    Without me right here,

    But go on and take it,
    Take it all with you,
    Don't look back,
    At this crumbling fool,
    Just take it all,
    With my love,
    Take it all,
    With my love,

    Maybe I should leave,
    To help you see,
    Nothing is better than this,
    And this is everything we need,
    So is it over?
    Is this really it?
    You're giving up so easily,
    I thought you loved me more than this,

    But go on, go on and take it,
    Take it all with you,
    Don't look back,
    At this crumbling fool,
    Just take it all,
    With my love,
    Take it all,
    With my love,

    I will change if I must,
    Slow it down and bring it home,
    I will adjust,
    Oh, if only,
    If only you knew,
    Everything I do is for you,

    But go on, go on and take it,
    Take it all with you,
    Don't look back,
    At this crumbling fool,
    Just take it,
    Take it all with you,
    Don't look back,
    At this crumbling fool,
    Just take it all,
    With my love,
    Take it all,
    With my love,
    Take it all,
    With my love.
    alix2468on January 27, 2011   Link
  • +5
    General CommentI saw her live a few nights ago and she said that this was the first song she wrote for the album. She wrote it right after she got done with a tour and she went into the studio and KNEW something was wrong, but tried to ignore it and this came out. She and the ex the whole album is about hadn't broken up yet, so this was just her pouring out her frustrations with the end of the relationship.
    peeanoeon May 28, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think by her saying "all" is everything left. Take every emotion with you when you leave... "Take it all with my love."

    What a heartbreaking song.
    imamemberon March 08, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLove this song. I think it's pretty straightforward. She gave him everything she had and basically treated him like a king and he dumped her. So basically she is confused why he dumped her and it has left her really destroyed. And she kind of says that he will be sorry that he dumped her because he didn't appreciate her. And she begs him to reconsider and that she will work even harder to make him happy. I love how Adele's songs are relatively simple but the emotions conveyed are so complicated, especially for the # of lyrics she uses.
    alix2468on January 27, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentawesome song!! know how she feels
    Ali541on February 28, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHow can she be so Awesome!!! favorite song on 21.
    dooglepopon May 17, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI listen to adele's songs when I'm going through a rough period; she always makes me feel better about the situation.
    sarahsteinmanxoon October 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAdele’s determined love and selflessness inspires me. She feels her duty is to follow the desire of heart. This is described when she tells us, “Everything I do is for you.” She serves another with unfailing love. Her words; “Don’t look back at this crumbling fool,” reflect a sense of selfless restraint. She wishes her lover to continue life without the burden of having to care for her. Adele sees herself as her lover would a “crumbling fool”, a disappearing memory that wants to be forgotten forever, yet still she continues her duty of selfless love and everything she does is done for another. I think this attitude is something that the world should embrace as a guideline for living. By putting someone else before yourself you are reaching within and embracing humanity. This motive can be related to a character starring in “Les Miserables”, a movie directed by Tom Hooper. Eponine, a young woman who is in love with a young man, risks her life for the man she loves and saves his life by taking the bullet herself. His heart is with another woman and when Eponine dies he does not return the same affection and love that Eponine has bestowed upon him. Still her selfless love remained true. Adele’s determination to put another before herself has inspired me to adapt this attitude into my life.
    Lemoncake7on October 14, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song...... i sing it when i'm in my depressive state :)
    DorkasaurusRexon February 03, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song...... i sing it when i'm in my depressive state :)
    DorkasaurusRexon February 03, 2014   Link

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