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"Hometown Glory" Lyrics

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I've been walking in the same way as I did
Missing all the cracks in the pavement
And tutting my heel
And strutting my feet
"Is there anything I can do for you dear
Is there anyone I can call"
"No and thank you
Please Madam
I ain't lost
Just wandering"

Round my hometown memories are fresh
Round my hometown
Ooh
The people I've met are the wonders of my world
Are the wonders of my world
Are the wonders of this world
Are the wonders now

I like it in the city when the air is so thick and opaque
I love to see everybody in short skirts
Shorts and shades
I like it in the city when two worlds collide
You get the people and the government
Everybody taking different sides

Shows that we ain't gonna stand shit
Shows that we are united
Shows that we ain't gonna take it

Shows that we ain't gonna stand shit
Shows that we are united

Round my hometown memories are fresh
Round my hometown
Ooh
The people I've met
Yeah

Doo
Da da da da da da da da da
Yeah

Doo
Da da da da da da da
Yeah

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Oh
Oh
Oh

Yeah
Yeah
Yeah

Are the wonders of my world
Are the wonders of my world
Are the wonders of this world
Are the wonders of my world
Of my world
Yeah
Of my world
Of my world
Yeah
song info:
Language
GenrePop, Soul
Rank
Duration00:06:36
Charts
Copyright ©Universal Music Publishing Group
WriterAdele Laurie Blue Adkins
Lyrics licensed byLyricFind
AddedDecember 22nd, 2007
Last updatedMarch 5th, 2022
About"Hometown Glory" is the debut single by British singer Adele, released on 22 October 2007 in the United Kingdom. The song appears on her debut studio album 19 (2008). In 2008, the song was re-released as her fourth single. Adele wrote the song in 10 minutes after her mother tried to persuade her to leave her home suburb of West Norwood in London for university. "Hometown Glory" is the first song that Adele ever wrote.

In 2007, "Hometown Glory" was released on singer Jamie T's Pacemaker Recordings label as a limited edition 7" vinyl single, of which only 500 copies were made. The song failed to chart initially. However, due to high downloads of the song during the release week of 19, the song managed to chart inside the UK Singles Chart top 40 for the first time. In 2010, the song received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, but lost to Beyoncé's "Halo".

The initial limited edition vinyl release of "Hometown Glory" does not have a promo video. In June 2008, XL released a Paul Dugdale-directed live video for the single's re-release. In April 2009 Columbia finally released a proper promo video directed by Rocky Schenck and filmed at Sony Pictures Studios on Stage 29. The video shows Adele singing while backdrops of American cities are moved around her.

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