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Adele's Skyfall Lyrics Decoded
Do the lyrics reveal hidden clues?

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So, this morning at 0.07 BST (see what they did there?), Adele's Skyfall, the theme song from, erm, Skyfall was released. Immediately the internet was abuzz with people praising, or dissing, the song itself, ranging from those who loved it to those who called it a bland Diamonds Are Forever pastiche. But what of the lyrical content? Has Adele, along with her co-writer Paul Epworth, planted clues about the film itself in her well-chosen words? We sat down with a cup of coffee, a red pen and a furrowed brow and tried to decipher the lyrics to Skyfall. "Watch out, Bond – he's got a crumble!"

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Seeing as Adele is singing it, it’s only fitting that the song is loosely based around baked goods. More

Posted by Mike_Gts on Tuesday October 9, 2012, 17:25

Seeing as Adele is singing it, it’s only fitting that the song is loosely based around baked goods. More

Posted by Mike_Gts on Tuesday October 9, 2012, 17:23

3 Adele is James Bond?
I didn't see that coming. Spoiler! More

Posted by Loosecrew on Tuesday October 9, 2012, 13:39

Why so fixated on Bond? Surely given the plot is about M's past the lyrics seem to suit that more More

Posted by Kalielyn on Monday October 8, 2012, 20:28

5 @jedibobster
it does however rhyme with tall.... More

Posted by JamesCarle on Monday October 8, 2012, 14:34

What a pathetic article.Some of you writers at Empire should be fired for this playground chilishness More

Posted by wahmeiman on Monday October 8, 2012, 00:40

'Fall' does not rhyme with 'crumble' no matter how hard you try. More

Posted by JediBobster on Sunday October 7, 2012, 17:21

8 recipe
Skyfall crumble: blueberries and blackberries topped with a (shaken, not stirred) mixture of flour, butter and sugar. Bake in the oven at 180C for approximately 40 minutes and serve cold. More

Posted by SMERSH_91 on Sunday October 7, 2012, 16:47

9 Hmm
I'm a little worried about the crumble threat, should I throw out all my Mr Kipling cakes just to be on the safe side? More

Posted by Swedle on Saturday October 6, 2012, 11:37

10 RE: Wow
Well, hought it was funny! More

Posted by xzynomorpher on Saturday October 6, 2012, 10:52

11 Wow
That really wasn't worth my time. I was hoping for something a little more serious. More

Posted by HornetPrime on Saturday October 6, 2012, 09:48

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