"Adeline" as written by and Gus Unger-hamilton Joe Newman....
Oh, my Adeline, ooh
Down in Tasmania
Where the devil's jaws are far too weak
To tear you away

Ooh, I wish you well
I wish you well
I wish you well
I wish you well

Oh, my Adeline
I watch your morning swim again
Oh, cold from the blue sky
Strokes from passing mopeds
My sweet Adeline

Ooh, I wish you well (my Adeline)
I wish you well
I wish you well (my Adeline)
I wish you well

And the auld triangle went jingle jangle
On the Royal Canal
My Adeline was swimming
Sweet Adeline was singing
To the tune of Royal Canal

Swim
Swim on
Swim on
Swim on
Swim
Swim on
Swim on
Swim on

And the auld triangle went jingle jangle
On the Royal Canal
My Adeline was swimming
Sweet Adeline was singing
To the tune of Royal Canal

I wish her well
I wish her well
I wish her well
I wish her well
I wish her well


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"Adeline" as written by Gus Unger-hamilton Joe Newman

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    Song MeaningI just think his girl is somewhere in Australia, running from something, keeping herself safe. probably missing her.
    There is a reference to an old song The Auld Triangle.
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    Avital375on June 22, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationSublime song, especially the second half where all the elements come together . Alt-J at their best here.

    It seems to me to be a memory, all in the past tense. Perhaps reminiscing about a girl he met in Tasmania, he remembers watching her swim. Perhaps he regrets not spending more time with her, saying something to her... but it is too late now so all he can say is "I wish you well"

    If you haven't seen the video it is worth a watch...

    Love to all you fellow Alt-J fans ;-)
    SteveEdzon July 13, 2017   Link

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