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Blink182-Adams Song Analysis Adams Song by Blink182 from the album Enema of the state deals with the social issue of suicide The lyrics to the song Adam the main character of Adams Song tells about the better days dieing and how he is alone The author of Adams Song subtly symbolised the songs theme through sub textual messages the music and by reminiscing The opening line to Blink182s Adams Song is I never thought Id die alone this line introduces the audience into the theme of dieing further on in the same verse of the text it is established that suicide is the theme of the texts because the opening line and the line Im too depressed too go on when shown together has the subtext produce the theme of the text In the first verse the opening line is repeated in the second verse to make an impact on the audience The impact left on the audience are of Adams feelings and how he thought he was all alone The line Please tell mom this is not her fault refers that Adam doesnt want anyone to take the blame for the death of him Adams Song has the chorus repeated three times but in the last chorus the time frame is altered to Adam being sixteen again which is changed from when Adam was older reminiscing about the better days which just happened to be when he was sixteen In the first two choruses had the time frame as Adam being older looking back but the third chorus is written like it is present day The first two choruses started I never conquered rarely came 16 just held such better days Days when I still felt alive We couldnt wait to get outside The world was wide too late to try The tour is over wed survived Portraying the image of Adam remembering back on the good days but
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