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"I Found a Boy"
Adele21
Song by Adele
from the album 21
Released
January 24, 2011
Genre
Soul, blues
Length
3:37
Label
XL Recordings
Writer(s)
Adele Adkins
Producer(s)
Rick Rubin
21 track listing
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"I Found a Boy" (originally titled "Stand By Me"[1]) is a song by Adele, released as a bonus track on various editions of her second studio album, 21. The song was written solely by Adele and produced by Rick Rubin. It is an "album-only" bonus track on the iTunes edition of 21.

Background and compositionEdit

The song is speculated to be about Adele anonymous ex-boyfriend who inspired 21, but Adele has never discussed the true inspiration of writing the song. According to Musicnotes.com, "I Found a Boy" was written in the key of A Major. [2]

The song was written during her An Evening with Adele tour, as she performed the song on various occasions during the tour (it was titled "Stand By Me" at this point). [3][4][5][6]

LyricsEdit

I thought I told you, he'd be home soon
Couldn't help myself, you're too good to be true.
I fall short each time,
Every time he ain't here
You and your charm creep closer
Closer in here
Like a fool for fire I fall, with my pride and all.
Like a bomb before explosion,
Ticking by your call,
You're the wiser one, disguised from greed,
And I'm just a child who belongs on her knees.

But I found a boy who I love more,
Than I ever did you before,
So stand beside the river I cried,
And lay yourself down.
Look how you want me now that I don't need you.

So, you thought that I'd crumble to my knees
At the first sight of you crawling back to me
To whisper "will you leave your man? "
You sweared that this time you can stand by me.
I won't stand by you.

Cause I found a boy who I love more,
Than I ever did you before,
So stand beside the river I cried
And lay yourself down.
Look how you want me now that I don't need you!

I ain't yours for no taking,
You must be mistaken
I could never look into your eyes, and settle for wrong
And ignore the right

Well I found a boy who loves me more,
Than you ever did me before.
So stand beside the river you cried
And let yourself down!
Look how you want me now that I don't need you!

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