Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. -Galatians 6:7
Ahhhh yes, the breakup song. Who doesn’t have a few of those rattling around in their head, lurking…just waiting for a moment to pop out and catch us. To drive us back to that awful moment in time.
You don’t load these songs up and play them incessantly…at least not after that initial “burn-off” period. You know, that two to three weeks after the breakup. When you revel in it, soak in it…roll around in it. Over time they live in the closet…waiting…ticking like a time bomb.
And then they appear, out of nowhere, and knock you down and out.
Such is the plaintive, bitter, angry tone of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep”. This is Adele saying quite clearly, “You don’t want me? OK it hurts, but screw you!” It’s true: hell has no fury like a woman scorned.
“Turn my sorrow into treasured gold; you’ll pay me back in kind and reap just what you sow.”
The phrase “rolling in the deep” is explained by Adele in a Rolling Stone article as an, “adaptation of a kind of slang, slur phrase in the UK called ‘roll deep,’ which means to have someone, always have someone that has your back, and you’re never on your own, if you’re ever in trouble you’ve always got someone who’s going to come and help you fight it.”
But, sometimes it does not work out that way. And while we hurt, we also secretly smile because we know that, most of the time, what goes around, comes around.
Or, as John Lennon said: “Instant karma’s gonna get you, gonna knock you right on the head”.
Do we really hope that will happen? We do, but immediately feel bad about it. Because deep down, we still care.
“Throw your soul through every open door, count your blessings to find what you look for.”
So go on, get on with your life, have fun, knock yourself out. Don’t worry ’bout me, be happy.
You’ll get yours 🙂
Watch the video here:
“John Lennon – Instant Karma”: