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Adele 21 Deluxe edition
Adele
Writer(s) Tim Hanseroth
Producer(s) Rodaidh McDonald
Length 3:28
21 track listing

"Hiding My Heart" (sometimes referred to as "Hiding My Heart Away") is a song recorded by Adele for the UK Limited Edition release of her sophomore album, 21. It was originally recorded by Brandi Carlile for her album, The Story, in 2007. The song was written by Tim Hanseroth and produced by Rodaith McDonald. [1] It was one of two bonus tracks released for the UK Limited Edition of the album, the other being "If It Hadn't Been For Love", which was a cover of a song originally recorded by a band called the Steeldrivers. Adele has stated the reason for her covering it is the fact that she relates to it so well.  

Composition and original versionEdit

"Hiding My Heart" is a song that is exactly 3 minutes and 28 seconds long. It was written in the key of C Major , according to MusicNotes. [2] It was written by Tim Hanseroth and was originally performed by Brandi Carlile as a hidden track on her album The Story in 2007. [3] Following this, Adele performed a cover of it and included it on some European extended editions of her album 21.

Before Adele covered it, she said in an interview that the song made her very emotional. She added that one of her friends exposed her to the song, and "It's so cheesy but I'm really relating to that song at the moment." She said that the song "really makes me cry". [4]

Live performancesEdit

On May 5, 2009 (Adele's birthday), Adele performed at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City for her An Evening with Adele tour. Although the song was not usually a part of the setlist, Adele covered the song at this particular venue. This is the only known time she has performed it live. The audience reacted positively to the performance, with some even calling it better than the version recorded for the deluxe edition of 21. [5]

LyricsEdit

This is how the story went:
I met someone by accident
Who blew me away, blew me away
And it was in the darkest of my days
When you took my sorrow and you took my pain
And buried them away, buried them away...

I wish I could lay down beside you when the day is done
And wake up to your face against the morning sun
But like everything I've ever known, you'll disappear one day
So I spend my whole life hiding my heart away

Dropped you off at the train station
Put a kiss on top of your head
And watched you wave, and watched you wave
Then I went on home to my skyscrapers
Neon lights and waiting papers
That I call home, I call that home

I wish I could lay down beside you when the day is done
And wake up to your face against the morning sun
But like everything I've ever known, you'll disappear one day
So I spend my whole life hiding my heart away
Away, yeah...

Woke up feeling heavyhearted
I'm going back to where I started
The morning rain, the morning rain
And though I wish that you were here
On that same old road that brought me here
It's calling me home, it's calling me home

I wish I could lay down beside you when the day is done
And wake up to your face against the morning sun
But like everything I've ever known, you'll disappear one day
So I'll spend my whole life hiding my heart away
I can't spend my whole life hiding my heart away

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/21_(Adele_album)#Track_listing
  2. http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtdFPE.asp?ppn=MN0098169
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_(Brandi_Carlile_album)#Track_listing
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvFdhicwvb8
  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2aejXvMGbM

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