Adele’s lyrics are thoughtful, emotional, and personal, and that’s why millions of listeners around the world connect with them. While many of the best Adele lyrics are sentimental, the cheeky Brit can also get saucy and brash at times.

Adele writes her own songs, so fans know that the words she’s singing are her own, whether the songstress is offering up a tale of heartbreak like ‘Someone Like You’ or being more of a “b-----,” as she describes it, in ‘Rumour Has It.’

From her first two albums of love and heartbreak, these are the lines that made the cut for our rundown of the 10 Best Adele Lyrics.

  • “This love has dried up and stayed behind / And if I stay I'll be a lie / Then choke on words I'd always hide / Excuse me, first love, but we're through / I need to taste a kiss from someone new.”

    'First Love' (From the Album '19')
  • “Never mind, I'll find someone like you / I wish nothing but the best for you two / Don't forget me, I beg / I remember you said / Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead.”

    'Someone Like You' (From the Album '21')
  • “You should know that you're just a temporary fix / This isn't a routine with you, it don't mean that much to me / You're just a filler in the space that happened to be free / How dare you think you'd get away with trying to play me.”

    'Best for Last' (From the Album '19')
  • “Please forgive me for my sins / Yes, I swam dirty waters / But you pushed me in.”

    'I'll Be Waiting' (From the Album '21')
  • “The scars of your love remind me of us / They keep me thinking that we almost had it all / The scars of your love, they leave me breathless / I can't help feeling / We could've had it all / Rolling in the deep / You had my heart inside of your hand / And you played it to the beat."

    'Rolling in the Deep' (From the Album '21')
  • “Next time I'll be braver / I'll be my own savior / Standing on my own two feet / I won't let you close enough to hurt me / No, I won't rescue you to just desert me / I can't give you the heart you think you gave me / It's time to say goodbye to turning tables.”

    'Turning Tables' (From the Album '21')
  • “My hands, they're strong / But my knees were far too weak / To stand in your arms / Without falling to your feet.”

    'Set Fire to the Rain' (From the Album '21')
  • “A jaw dropper / Looks good when he walks / Is the subject of their talk / He would be hard to chase / But good to catch.”

    'Daydreamer' (From the Album '19')
  • “Bless your soul, you've got your head in the clouds / She made a fool out of you / And boy she's bringing you down / She made your heart melt / But you're cold to the core / Now rumor has it she ain't got your love anymore.”

    'Rumour Has It' (From the Album '21')
  • “I say 'We've only known each other a year' / You say 'I've known you longer, my dear' / You like to be so close, I like to be alone / I like to sit on chairs and you prefer the floor / Walking with each other, think we'll never match at all, but we do / But we do, but we do, but we do.”

    'My Same' (From the Album '19')

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