"Water Under the Bridge" as written by Gregory Kurstin and Adele Adkins....
If you're not the one for me
Then I'll come back and bring you to your knees
If you're not the one for me
Why do I hate the idea of being free?
And if I'm not the one for you
You've gotta stop holding me the way you do
Oh when you found that the one for you
Why have we been through what we have been through

It's so cold out here in your wilderness
I want you to be my keeper
But not if you are so reckless

If you're gonna let me down, let me down gently
Don't pretend that you don't want me
Our love ain't water under the bridge
If you're gonna let me down, let me down gently
Don't pretend that you don't want me
Our love ain't water under the bridge
Say that our love ain't water under the bridge

What are you waiting for?
You never seem to make it through the door
And who are you hiding from?
It ain't no life to live like you're on the run
Have I ever asked for much?
The only thing that I want is your love

If you're gonna let me down, let me down gently
Don't pretend that you don't want me
Our love ain't water under the bridge
If you're gonna let me down, let me down gently
Don't pretend that you don't want me
Our love ain't water under the bridge
Say that our love ain't water under the bridge

It's so cold in your wilderness
I want you to be my keeper
But not if you are so reckless

If you're gonna let me down, let me down gently
Don't pretend that you don't want me
Our love ain't water under the bridge
If you're gonna let me down, let me down gently
Don't pretend that you don't want me
Our love ain't water under the bridge

Say it ain't so, say it ain't so
Say it ain't so, say it ain't so
Say it ain't so, say it ain't so
Say it ain't so, say it ain't so
Say it ain't so, say it ain't so
Say it ain't so, say it ain't so
Say it ain't so, say it ain't so
Say it ain't so, say it ain't so
Say that our love ain't water under the bridge


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"Water Under the Bridge" as written by Gregory Kurstin Adele Adkins

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  • +1
    General CommentA love denied by circumstance and fear
    LucyRomition November 25, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA relationship that is no more and one of the two are pretending that the other meant nothing to them. Saying something is water under the bridge means like it doesn't really mean anything. That is not true in any romantic relationship. You can't deny that love means everything.
    stevenrmcon November 30, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about a relationship that has started to fail, but one person feels more for the other.

    There was once a lot of love in this relationship "Oh when you found that the one for you, Why have we been through what we have been through" the two have been real with each other for a long time, invested time and effort into loving each other in the past. They understood each other.

    She clearly believes that he still loves her, but isn't sure if he wants to stay in the relation ship any longer "Don't pretend that you don't want me, Our love ain't water under the bridge" She knows there's still love between them, however, at the same time, due to his uncertainty about them, she doesn't want to get hurt "If you're gonna let me down, let me down gently". She feels the pain of feeling unloved in this relationship "It's so cold in your wilderness" Despite this, she still wants him.

    She just wants this relationship to work "Have I ever asked for much? The only thing that I want is your love"

    It's an incredibly emotional song that flows gracefully.
    Beatinghearton February 21, 2017   Link
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    General CommentI think you guys nailed it. She knows he loves her. However he is leaving due to fear (of commitment). He can't fully leave or stay. He is running from love. She loves him and does not want to be alone. Wants the relationship to work because love is real. It parallels my life right now
    setfire2rainon July 31, 2017   Link

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