6 Adele Songs That Perfectly Describe the Pangs of Adulting

Adele performs in 2016
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Adele performs on stage at the at 3Arena Dublin on March 4, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.  

Commiserate with Adele before her "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" video debuts at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards.

With Adele's forthcoming visual for "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" landing this Sunday (May 22) at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, the Internet might break, or at the very least, wipe their emoji'd hands clean of a no-good ex. The British bombshell keeps it classy though, even when inducing tears over faded memories or conjuring up nostalgia of the golden days of youth.

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Catch a teaser of the clip of the "Send My Love" video per Adele's Twitter and stroll down memory lane with the deep cuts from her catalog that accurately describe the pangs of adulting in lyrics below.


"When We Were Young"

Lyrical Gem: "Oh, I'm so mad I'm getting old/ It makes me reckless"

"Someone Like You"

Lyrical Gem: "Sometimes it lasts in love/ But sometimes it hurts instead"

"Turning Tables"

Lyrical Gem: "Next time I'll be braver, I'll be my own savior/ Standing on my own two feet"

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"Don't You Remember"

Lyrical Gem: "When was the last time you thought of me?/ Or have you completely erased me from your memories?/ 'Cause I often think about where I went wrong/ And the more I do, the less I know"


Lyrical Gem: "They say that time's supposed to heal ya/ But I ain't done much healing"

"Million Years Ago"

Lyrical Gem: "I know I'm not the only one/ Who regrets the things they've done/ Sometimes I just feel it's only me/ Who can't stand the reflection that they see"

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