#RocktoberMusicFest ♫ “Giving In” – Adema

You know, until now I’ve never tried to pinpoint what it is about this song that I like so much. You only need to skim the surface of the lyrics, to know that the song is about giving into an addiction, which isn’t something I can immediately relate to. Yet, if you dive into the deeper emotions below the lyrics, I have definitely felt this way before. Because it’s not altogether an addiction, so much as giving into something–anything–that leaves you feeling a little dead inside the next day. That’s how I interpret the “dying tonight” verse, it’s not a physical death…it’s the tiny deaths of the person you used to be, or the person you want to be; and that covers a wide range of bad decisions. I think that’s why this song is so relatable to a variety of people and situations.

I’ve had this on my immediate playlist since it first hit the airwaves in 2001. It’s just everything dark, uncomfortable, enraged, self-deprecating and when you’re in that mood, it’s the one that usually does the trick. Plus, it’s a fantastic outlet for when I’m working with characters who have this kind of energy and I need to either tap into it or release it.

This is the only song I know by Adema off the top of my head. I bought the CD when it came out, because there was no such thing as “streaming” back then, but I can’t recall any of the other songs from the album. I couldn’t find a lyrics video that sounded good, so this is the official one. I recommend hitting play and then not watching the video while listening – you’ll hear so much more without the visual distraction. Enjoy!

I do not own any rights to this song, lyrics or video. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

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3 responses to “#RocktoberMusicFest ♫ “Giving In” – Adema”

  1. Melody,

    Giving into addiction or anything else so much so where I lose myself isn’t anything I can relate to. I don’t think I ever felt that kind of despair. Moody, dark mewsic is another genre is often too depressing for me. I certainly do not seek it to listen to regularly but when I stumble on it like I did here today then I welcome the chance to know it in the moment and try to not feel the bleakness of the song. I believe this is a song I’ve heard before now and I’m certain I recognize the band Adema in name only. Thanks for the share and have rockin’ good week!

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  2. This one is completely new to me. I don’t think I’ve ever heard this artist or the song before. Nice introduction 🙂


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