Chasing pavements





Today I was asked what "chasing pavements" meant. I thought it could be the name of a TV series. I didn't know it was the name of a song by Adele.

Dogs chase cats and cats chase mice but chasing pavements? It's a strange title to give a song.

Read this entry to Wikipedia to find out the meaning behind the title.


Chasing Pavements - Adele

I've made up my mind*,
No need to think it over,
If I'm wrong I aint* right,
No need to look no further*,
This ain't lust,
This is love but,

If I tell the world*,
I'll never say enough*,
Cause* it was not said to you,
And thats exactly what I need to do,
If I'm in love with you,

Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere,
Or would it be a waste?
Even if I knew my place should I leave it there?
Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere

I'd build myself up,
And fly around in circles,
Wait then as my heart drops,
and my back begins to tingle
finally could this be it

Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere,
Or would it be a waste?
Even if I knew my place should I leave it there?
Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere


Grammar points:

Don't expect to learn good grammar from songs.

*ain't: eg I ain't going = I'm not going
*no need to look no further = there is no need to look any further
*cause/cos = because


What's the difference between say and tell? Read this previous post.


Idioms:

*make up your mind = decide

Read these previous posts on mind idioms and don't mind v don't care.


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