"Adeline" was written after I moved to San Antonio in 2012 but was a song that went through a couple of iterations (none of which were performed live). It’s hard to describe what the song is about because it doesn’t really mean anything other than being set of lyrics that were appropriate for the song. It’s a “love” song in a loose sense because it is more of a “want” song.
I struggled with keeping these lyrics because they aren’t extraordinarily interesting but they do create a picture or feeling and I think they served the song. “Adeline” is not based on anyone or even a story or narrative. It’s a just a song that evolved over time--a boring, but quite common story in songwriting.
To hear what could have gone on the album, I give you “Adeline 1.0” or “Love is the Most Complicated Thing There Is.”
Hearing the song now, I have to say I’m fully aware that love is NOT the most complicated thing there is. There many things which are way more complicated—like space, or insurance.
And to compare, this is what the song turned into: “Adeline” on RESCUE available now!