The meaning behind Oh My God Lyrics by Adele

Is Adele recalling simpler times? The lyrics to “Oh My God,” the second single off her hit “30” album, detail the anguish the Grammy winner suffered when she contemplated dating after her divorce from longtime partner Simon Konecki.

Speaking to Audacy in November, Adele said “Oh My God” is “about the first time that I basically left my house after my anxiety and stuff like that started to sort of subside.

“I went out with some girlfriends and my girlfriends are like, ‘You’re single, 30, and ready to mingle.’ And I was like, ‘I ain’t ready to mingle at all.’ … It was just about the prospect of sort of dating and stuff like that in bloody L.A., which is not the vibe.”

In the song, Adele, who went on to find post-divorce love with sports agent Rich Paul, sings, “Boy, you give good love, I won’t lie/ It’s what keeps me coming back, even though I’m terrified.”

The video for “Oh My God” eventually shows Adele confidently rocking that red ballgown near the aforementioned horse. And, sure enough, near the video’s end, the singer, perhaps neither Snow White nor the evil queen but decidedly herself, gives in to temptation and takes a big ol’ bite out of that apple.

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