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Rolling In The Deep – Challenge #169

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins wrote this song in 2011 with British producer and mix engineer Paul Richard Epworth for her second album, 21 which was her age at the time.  This song went to #1 and it stayed there for seven consecutive weeks, and in the U.S., this album held the top position longer than any other album since 1993.  The album 21 spent 16 weeks at the top of the US Billboard 200 chart breaking records set by both The Beatles and Pink Floyd for the longest running US chart topping album by a British artist.  Adele won 6 Grammy´s at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards.  Her unexpected smash sophomore album 21 won the top prize of album of the year, as well as the best pop vocal album, thus becoming a game-changing, trend-defying smash that no one saw coming.  Her song ‘Rolling In The Deep’ won record of the year, song of the year and it also won best short-form music video.

Adele has often been described as an ordinary girl with an extraordinary voice, but she has gone on to hold position #1 and #3 in the best-selling albums of the 21st Century by a female recording artist and that makes her nothing less than exceptional.  ‘Rolling In the Deep’ is a dark bluesy gospel disco tune that became an anthem to a former lover, or more of a kiss-off to someone who was unfaithful, which is empowering, but fragile at the same time.  Adele is drenched in pain and regret as she tells this guy to get out of her life and don’t come back.  She feels like “we could have had it all”, but in the same breath she says, “you’re gonna wish you never had met me”.   Adele said that this song was her FU reaction to being told that her life was going to be lonely and boring and rubbish, and that she was a weak person if she didn’t stay in the relationship.  Adele wrote this lovelorn ballad in three hours the day after she broke up with her boyfriend.  Adele said that the phrase “Rolling In The Deep” is a kind of slang 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 or whatever like that.

There’s a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch and it’s bringing me out the dark
Finally I can see you crystal clear
Go ‘head and sell me out and I’ll lay your ship bare
See how I leave with every piece of you
Don’t underestimate the things that I will do
There’s a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch and its bringing me out the dark

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 have had it all (you’re gonna wish you never had met me)
Rolling in the deep (tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
You had my heart inside of your hand (you’re gonna wish you never had met me)
And you played it to the beat (tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

Baby I have no story to be told
But I’ve heard one on you and I’m gonna make your head burn
Think of me in the depths of your despair
Making a home down there ‘cause mine sure won’t be shared

The scars of your love remind me of us (you’re gonna wish you never had met me)
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all (tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
The scars of your love they leave me breathless, I can’t help feeling
We could have had it all (you’re gonna wish you never had met me)
Rolling in the deep (tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
You had my heart inside of your hand (you’re gonna wish you never had met me)
And you played it to the beat (tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

We could’ve had it all
Rolling in the deep
You had my heart inside your hand
But you played it with a beating

Throw your soul through every open door
Count your blessings to find what you look for
Turned my sorrow into treasured gold
You pay me back in kind and reap just what you sow

we could’ve had it all
We could’ve had it all (tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
It all, it all, it all, (you’re gonna wish you never had met me)
We could have had it all (you’re gonna wish you never had met me)
Rolling in the deep (tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
You had my heart inside of your hand (you’re gonna wish you never had met me)
And you played it to the beat (tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

We could’ve had it all (you’re gonna wish you never had met me)
Rolling in the deep (tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
You had my heart inside your hand (you’re gonna wish you never had met me)
But you played it, you played it, you played it, you played it
To the beat

The challenge today is to focus on this song and use it for a short story, a piece of flash fiction, or a poem that you can share with the WordPress writing community.  There is no need to stick with this song, as if you like to write about another Adele song, or a song by one of her other female contemporaries like Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, or Meghan Trainor, then go with that.  You might also go with a song that is about a breakup.  Maybe you could write a post about a song about someone that has your back.  If you would like to write about having it all, that would also work.  The whole point of this MM Music challenge is to get you to think, to trigger something so that you can show how creative you are and everyone is welcome to participate.  This challenge is very loose, so pretty much whatever you come up with will be acceptable.  I try to throw some ideas out there for you and if they seem right, then go with it.  You could write about making somebody wish they never had met you, or you could write about a Paul Epworth song, or a song that has something to do with rolling.

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie brings you a dose of fetish, good friends and an incomparable muse and Dylan Hughes will be here next Friday on November 20 with her First Line Friday and she will provide the first line for your post and then you get to write whatever comes afterward, with the length, genre, and structure being completely left up to you.  I will be back on Friday, November 27 with another MM Music Challenge where we will discuss the song ‘Hold Me Now’.  When you are finished writing your post, create a ping back to this post, but you can also place your link in the comments section below if you desire.  This Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Music challenge has a special feature called Mr. Linky, which will allow you to instantly link your post after you click the Mr. Linky Button, and permit everyone to read your post sooner that way, and then follow the directions that are given.

About newepicauthor

My About Me section is meant to provide my readers with an honest picture of myself that gives a little bit of background information on who I am and I will wrap this up with a catchy image. I am a story teller and I like to use my imagination. I am interested in many things, but a few of my favorites are watching the NFL and playing golf. I do not like onions and I always make sure that my food does not contain any. I had two wonderful parents, my dad Herb Adams was a television repairman and my mother Mary Adams was mostly a stay at home mom. They are both deceased now and I miss them. I am a retired Electrical Engineer specialized in control systems. I held many different positions because I worked mostly as a consultant. I did work as a Substitute Teacher, for a while, but the kids were awful. I am happiest when I am writing, as this gives my life has a purpose. Forming a sentence with meaningful words that articulate my inner feelings is an everyday quest for me. Every writer needs to tell their story, and all writers have their own style. All stories starts off with characters, who are able to entertain the reader. Creating realistic lovable characters is the best way to tell a story. If you are able to develop characters that become real to you, then you will know exactly what they will do say and do next and this lets your story progress to the completion. Writing changes everything and having the calling to create something new through the power of words is much more than just making marks on a page. Once written, a book can be used by many people to learn and be entertained. The act of writing can be compared to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle as it contains an inherent fuzziness, because various people may derive different meanings from reading the same words. You can never know the true nature of written words and the best I can do is hope is that people will understand the meanings that I am trying to convey. There are no clear-cut laws on how to write and it is impossible for me to determine how my readers react to my books.

20 comments on “Rolling In The Deep – Challenge #169

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  2. pensitivity101
    November 13, 2020
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  6. Melanie B Cee
    November 13, 2020

    Here’s my contribution, although I’m not best pleased with how it turned out. Maybe next time will be a little better, I hope! Great song choice though! https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/11/13/rollin-it-musically-jim-style/

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  9. Readers Roost (@readersroost)
    November 16, 2020

    I’m sorry that I put the wrong link in #4. The correct link is #5 (The Meaning of Nothing). I tried to remove the link in #4 but it doesn’t seem to have worked.

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