Slow strikes on the piano open with drum beats “He Won’t Go” reminding me of a live jazz night in a nightclub. This song is so soulful; I quickly get an image of Adele wearing all black singing on stage with the new artist of the night feel. I am in the audience with my new guy, reminiscing of the old sipping some wine after dinner.
“He Won’t Go” is another favorite song off Adele 21 album. The way it opens really sets this sensual silhouette image in my mind, slowly dancing across the room. Right now as the song plays on repeat, I just want to get up and do a ballot. It is the strong instrumentals she chose to use for this song.
The words haven’t been very loud in “He won’t go”. I did hear the in the very beginning something I have said in the mirror to myself after my 5 year relationship “Some say, I’d be better without you; they don’t know you like I do”. The most dangerous lie a person could say when dealing with a lost relationship. I would say that all the time to find reasons to make things work, holding on to a piece of string barely in your hands but still trying to win the battle with the wind.
“But I won’t go” it is every woman’s attitude. So many times in a relationship we stay because of the history we know with that other person. The thought of actually beginning over with someone is threatening so instead we try to force something that was long over. Adele had to feel passionate singing this song because she was fighting to turn her ex boyfriend heterosexual. If I had to fight with my boyfriend to become straight, the fight was over before it began. She was willing to take the risk, the public eye, family friends all become the factor then.
The song turns at the end. After all this battling will he still love me after? He said don’t hold my breath, so he has picked the poison over me. Does not matter she cannot do it on her own. I hate this part of the song. If you love someone then it does not mean to hurt that person. Self is too important here, or if I loved myself why am I hurting myself chasing after him when he is long gone? I rate this song a perfect five. I hate this song because it reflects my old ways too much and exactly why I love it at the same time because of my growth.