“Melt My Heart to Stone”
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Song by Adele
from the album 19
Released January 25, 2008
Recorded 2007
Genre Blue-eyed soul
Length 3:24
Label XL Recordings
Writer(s) Adele Adkins, Eg White
Producer(s) Eg White
19 track listing
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"Melt My Heart to Stone" appears as the sixth track on Adele's debut album, 19. It is preceded by "Crazy for You" and followed by "First Love." The song was written by Adele and Eg White.

Background and composition[edit | edit source]

Adele has said that "Melt My Heart to Stone" is her favorite song on the record, stating that: "I just love it. When I wrote it, I was crying. The song is about breaking up a relationship."[1] She explained to The Guardian's 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear that "Melt My Heart to Stone" is "quite a sad song, it's about giving everything for someone, which is what love is all about."[2]

She further noted that "all the words [in the song] came out in one take, as I was singing it."[3]

"Melt My Heart to Stone" was written in the key of G Major.[4]

Music video[edit | edit source]

"Melt My Heart to Stone" is the only non-single release by Adele to receive an official music video. The song's promotional video was filmed during Adele's gig at St. Barnabas Chapel in Soho, London in November of 2007.[5] It was released exclusively on iTunes.[6]

Credits[edit | edit source]

Personnel[7]

  • Adele – songwriting, vocals
  • Eg White – songwriting, producer, music, string arrangement
  • Tom Elmhirst – mixer
  • Dan Parry – mixing assistant
  • The London Studio Orchestra, Perry Montague-Mason – strings
  • Steve Price – recording (strings)

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

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Right under my feet, is air made of bricks
It pulls me down, turns me weak for you
I find myself repeating like a broken tune
And I'm forever excusing your intentions
Then I give in to my pretendings
Which forgive you each time
Without me knowing
They melt my heart to stone

And I hear your words that I made up
You say my name like there could be an us
I best tidy up my head, I'm the only one in love
I'm the only one in love

Each and every time I’ve turned around to leave
I feel my heart begin to burst and bleed
So desperately I try to link it with my head
But instead I fall back to my knees
As you tear your way right through me
I forgive you once again
Without me knowing
You've burnt my heart to stone

And I hear your words that I made up
You say my name like there could be an us
I best tidy up my head, I'm the only one in love
I'm the only one in love

Why do you steal my hand
Whenever I'm standing my own ground?
You build me up, and leave me dead

Oh!
I hear your words you made up
I say your name like there should be an us
I best tidy up my head, I'm the only one in love
I'm the only one in love

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