Adele - If It Hadn't Been For Love Lyrics




Never woulda hitch hiked to Birmingham
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda caught the train to Louisiana
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda run through the blindin' rain
Without one dollar to my name
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love

Never woulda seen the trouble that I'm in
If it hadn't been for love
Woulda been gone like a wayward wind
If it hadn't been for love
Nobody knows it better than me
I wouldn't be wishing I was free
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love

Four cold walls against my will
At least I know he's lying still
Four cold walls without parole
Lord have mercy on my soul

Never woulda gone to that side of town
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda took a mind to track him down
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda loaded up a forty four
Put myself behind a jail house door
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love

Four cold walls against my will
At least I know he's lying still
Four cold walls without parole
Lord have mercy on my soul

Never woulda hitch hiked to Birmingham
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda caught the train to Louisiana
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda loaded up a forty four
Put myself behind a jail house door
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love





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  1. oday kooza

    nice song

  2. Filip Svensson

    Ik this is a cover, But damn. Adele makes you feel every Word in the song!

  3. Malcom Machekano

    me and babe just made out to this song for the first time#memories#glamrock#stylz

  4. Christopher Bingham

    I'm a hard core Steeldrivers fan but this is one heck of a cover. Adele has a great singing voice. Much respect to her for raising awareness of the Steeldrivers.

  5. 백민

    My teacher Nathaly Orellana said that this song is very well explain to us how to use third conditional In this morning. She is the excellent teacher. Thanks teacher~~^^

  6. Mrs. Quito

    Talk about forgiveness!

  7. Tome XVIII

    I'm following Adele at FB as Tome XLIV so I will more than thankful if I can get top fan there so it's will be easy to contact all the group and it's will be better than here ;)

  8. Sarah Taylor

    Adele is an awesome songwriter and singer in her own right. This version isn't bad. It just isn't nearly as good as Chris Stapleton's. He brings a passion, intensity, and rawness few can come close to replicating. It reminds me of some of the old school icons, like Johnny Cash. I also like the less polished, more traditional country elements in Stapleton's. It fits the song and the musical styles it was inspired by. He also has the advantage of genuine Southern US accent. Adele imitates it well enough in some places, but clearly struggles in others. I give her credit for covering something so far removed from her typical style this well though.

  9. childeharold

    God Bless Chris Stapleton! Cheers.

  10. Santos Garcia

    Her live version is better than her recorded version

  11. Leona Rize

    what are conditionals and why is everyone commenting about them lol

    Sean Scanlon

    It's a grammar term basically meaning if you do or don't do X then the result will or won't become Y or you wouldn't have done X if it wasn't for Y.....So in the lyrics in this song has things like the singer saying that they:

    Never would've (whatever) if it hadn't been for love.

    Leona Rize

    @Sean Scanlon thank you!!

  12. Dirty Cracker

    This is terrible

  13. Lil' Wayne's guitar teacher

    Chris Stapleton wrote this song years ago for his band The Steeldrivers.

  14. marcos xavier

    julho/ 2019

  15. Zaira 009

    If It Hadn't Been for Love
    Adele
    Never woulda hitch hiked to Birmingham
    If it hadn't been for love
    Never woulda caught the train to Louisiana
    If it hadn't been for love
    Never woulda run through the blindin' rain
    Without one dollar to my name
    If it hadn't been
    If it hadn't been for love
    Never woulda seen the trouble that I'm in
    If it hadn't been for love
    Woulda been gone like a wayward wind
    If it hadn't been for love
    Nobody knows it better than me
    I wouldn't be wishing I was free
    If it hadn't been
    If it hadn't been for love
    Four cold walls against my will
    At least I know he's lying still
    Four cold walls without parole
    Lord have mercy on my soul
    Never woulda gone to that side of town
    If it hadn't been for love
    Never woulda took a mind to track him down
    If it hadn't been for love
    Never woulda loaded up a forty four
    Put myself behind a jail house door
    If it hadn't been
    If it hadn't been for love
    Four cold walls against my will
    At least I know he's lying still
    Four cold walls without parole
    Lord have mercy on my soul
    Never woulda hitch hiked to Birmingham
    If it hadn't been for love
    Never woulda caught the train to Louisiana
    If it hadn't been for love
    Never woulda loaded up a forty four
    Put myself behind a jail house door
    If it hadn't been...
    If it hadn't been for love
    If it hadn't been...
    If it hadn't been for love
    If it hadn't been...
    If it hadn't been for love

    Christopher Bingham

    Credit the song to the Steeldrivers, not Adele. The Steeldrivers wrote those lyrics.

  16. Cholla Ranch

    Adele has an ugly tone that offends.  ANYTHING, even Death Metal growls, sounds better.  (The only reason I arrived at this upload was a keyboard mistake while looking for Stapleton's rendition.  And, yes, I noticed the typos in the vid's lyrics.)

  17. MPC STORE

    Hace 7 años 😓😲😱

  18. Nicole Ghahreman

    Wir müssen das in der schulesingen

  19. Cinare Bayramova

    Can't believe that I haven't heard it before 😐. Adele💟

    Christopher Bingham

    The probable reason you haven't heard it is because it's not her song. It's a cover. If you want to hear the original, check out the Steeldrivers' version. Then buy the Steeldrivers' entire catalogue and see them live whenever they come to your town.

  20. mebs au

    Ship Chris Stapleton and Adele in a musical duet.. They'd sound so angry and passionate and enamoured by revenge and each other

    Vanessa ROPER

    mebs au oh yes! That would be 👍

  21. Nay Sunny

    She’s great. But Chris is way better. Guess men voice is better for this song

  22. Jerry Salmon

    If I remember correctly she didn't ask Stapleton to do this... but he didn't care cause he's a cool mother fucker

  23. Johnnie Bergenheim

    I also made a cover of this song. Feel free to check it out on my channel!

  24. Alejandro Espinosa

    My English teacher taugth us with this song unreal conditionals

    Christopher Bingham

    with this version or the Steeldrivers version?

  25. Average Billy

    This sucks listen to the real one

  26. Mary #diversity

    Our teacher used the song to explain conditionals

  27. Sana Kamran

    Never wouldve came across this song if it hadn't been for love

    Gashugi Cedron

    Nice! Hhh

  28. James Shelby

    Beautiful... Chris did it better.

  29. Richard Davidson

    A good cover, not quite the steel drivers. Her voice is fantastic though and lends itself well to the song.

  30. Martha M

    Trop bien!!

  31. WOUTER JOYCOMPANY.ORG

    LIEVE ADEL E JE DURT NOG STEEDS NIET TEKOMEN
    WJ H

  32. MrGlies

    One of her best songs, and not

  33. Elena Ch.

    it's "parole" not "paroll". And I'm not even british.

    HeyItsJae

    What does the correct spelling have anything to do with being British lol I'm confused?

  34. MagicalMusic34

    If it hadn't been for dear Queen A, Woulda watched this song just fly away, if it hadn't been, if it hadn't been for A! ❤️

  35. Jelly Beannn

    this is literally a crime and a guy in jail. But her voice is the grace of God omfg

  36. Sergio Morilla Bernal

    viva sus cojones

  37. fatloser

    Damn... Sounds wrong

    fatloser

    She just can't sing like that

  38. Louise Parker

    I like this better than the original

  39. Nicole Magirovs'ka

    I can listen to you all days long

  40. Jeff Alfano

    spelled "parole" wrong, believe me i know

  41. Yasemin BAHAR

    Parole*

  42. Rjaybear

    Unacceptable. If you truly respect the artist you
    should be letting people know it's a cover and not Adele. Not only is
    that fraud, but also makes your total number of views completely
    fraudulent. Perhaps you have a total of 100 views from people that
    actually listened to the complete song. AND you might have many more
    honest views had you stated in the beginning instead of making people
    click off in anger. Don't know why this happens with Adele more and
    more. Honesty does matter and this ( intenionally) misleading. It
    should begin with "ADELE COVER" right up front.

    Jenny Washa

    It was written and sang by Chris Stapleton!

    Caerlaverock Jaguar

    OxnardAlmia the SteelDrivers were the original.

    Sater the zombie

    Maybe they didn't know that, chill

    Brandon McFarland

    @Xo's dumbass

    Sean Scanlon

    @Jordan watts They didn't really sell it to her though, she just heard it, liked it and then chose to cover it.

  43. Carlos JAILA

    wada fuck

  44. Natasza S

    Great to learn the third conditional!

    Marta Grecchi

    parole.

    Frank J.

    Natasza S oh god, i thought my teacher was original xD

    Ling Shi

    should be" never woulda taken a mind track him down..." right?

    nikolas mattos

    Now that's true...

    How to Bunt: Dont

    chris stapleton/steeldrivers version is better

  45. Abede AlRaouf Alrefaie

    GOD BLESS ADEL SHE SO DOWN TO EARTH FROM HER SONG

    Ann Knetter

    She didn't write this, but you're right! So down to earth!

    Christopher Bingham

    What do you mean "her song?" This is the Steeldrivers' song!

  46. Abede AlRaouf Alrefaie

    God bless ADELE

    Reanna Lea

    Abede AlRaouf Alrefaie Amen

  47. Abede AlRaouf Alrefaie

    God bless ADELE

  48. Follow Keith

    Neither is better. Comparing apples and oranges here.

    Jenny Washa

    Agree...Chris has a basket of apples and oranges!!

  49. Zachary Blasio

    she ruined this song

    Edgar Carpenter

    Based on what? Your personal taste? That doesn't count as a solid argument.

    jason phillips

    Edgar Carpenter how does his opinion not count? Lmao. Wtf are you somoking.

  50. Yonathan Bustamamte

    my teacher used this song to explain us how to use unreal conditions... ja

    Vally Vally

    Haha same...

    Lisa

    same😂

    NotIce D

    same bitj

    Christopher Bingham

    This version or the Steeldrivers version?

    James Pawson

    I'm a teacher, this is why I'm here hahah

  51. ty plumber

    im saying they should do a song together

  52. Scott Kolich

    both versions are very good. SteelDrivers version is a little bit better cause Chris Stapleton or his entire soul into it and you can definitely tell it was one of his babies

    Christopher Bingham

    Yeah I think I give the slight edge to the Steeldrivers and because Chris really touches your soul and that version has the Steeldrivers harmonies. But this is one heck of a cover.

  53. Scott Kolich

    steeldrivers brought me here

  54. Henry Cervantezzz

    while steeldrivers are greaat I wouldn't have even come here it it hasn't been for love..err I mean adele :-)

  55. alki BD

    four cold walls without parole..... Lord have mercy of my soul......

  56. Jason Paul Holbrook

    Stapleton is a genius

    Falcon

    Indeed he is.

  57. Ask Me Why

    Loiusiana State

  58. Derek Williams

    the steeldrivers are better 

    Calil VG

    Derek Williams no.

    Jason Leambru

    @Calil VG yes

  59. karen rodriguez

    without parole, lord have mercy on my soul

  60. Donna Putnam

    Sorry, Steeledrivers do it better....Adele is great, but I like the original more.

    AC-94 Da Rap Arsonist

    thats a damn lie and you know it!!!!!! Ms. "i wanna sound like a hipster and mention the original most people haven't heard of because i knew this song before it got famous" lookin ass

    愛知たけみ

    And you have to say that here because?

    Rocco Compton

    Adele tried the southern accent

    amazed66

    @愛知たけみ I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say it's because it's her opinion when comparing the two.

    amazed66

    @raul flores Funny for having an opinion that I and several others agree with, if going by the number of Likes her comment received?

    I prefer The Steeldrivers version too which might be in part due to hearing that one first, as well as thinking it suits a male voice better too and Chris Stapleton's is a very good male voice. You can maybe add in that a Bluegrass tinged song sounds a bit more authentic coming from someone born in Lexington, Kentucky as opposed to Tottenham in London and I say that coming from London in England myself.

    Adele clearly has talent but just for good measure, I also prefer Billy Joel's version of To Make You Feel My Love over hers too.

  61. Meli Vesidamu

    if it hadn't ben for love I would have not met you!!!!!!!!!!

  62. Just Reed

    Great song

  63. Julie K.

    Adele *-*♥

  64. bigrider2806

    love Adele but original is better .

  65. Terran Haase

    It's live. She covers songs when she does live shows.

    OG Mudbone Of Employingbeef2

    Terran Haase
    Actuallyyyyyy... Bitch, this is a bonus track on the 21 album bitch... You’d know that shit if you weren’t a FAKE fan!!🙄 👿🤬😤

  66. Torrington Fire

    Thats not Adeledes song. Thats the song from the Steel Drivers. Adelede is always sure to give the credit where the credit is due. She does a good job on it but its better with the Steel drivers doing it

  67. rosie lynn

    I don't really like her music but this was good

    jason phillips

    rosie lynn thats cause she didnt right it lol. Chris Stapleton did.

    Fattah Touhid

    You have a poor taste....Whole world is fan of ADELE...😂

  68. WolferickAmenatm

    I love the fact that she is putting a country style taste to her new music. Love her so much for her inspirational music!

    jason phillips

    WolferickAmenatm Thats because she didnt right it. This is a cover from COUNTRY artist Chris Stapleton and the Steel Drivers

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  70. landa dreyes

    best. song. ever

  71. GratefulDeadHead023

    @paola lara good thing she didnt write this song....

  72. GratefulDeadHead023

    steeldrivers are way better are there own songs... fyi

  73. Sharlene Dutsch

    Steeldrivers way better and the original.

  74. jan jones

    its not her song...
    steeldrivers

  75. Alicia Diallo

    I love it
    and you?

  76. 93agTV

    If it hasn't been love!

  77. Edwin Ndaba

    I like this song very much however I prefer it when she sang it at 'Live At the Royal Albert Hall'

    Christopher Bingham

    But how does it compare to the Steeldrivers version?

  78. salotape123

    LOOOOOOOOOOOL :D still laughing

  79. Süleyman

    Adamsın Adele

  80. eliza bradshaw

    Hahaha take it in the face

  81. Ryan Harvey

    Steel Drivers the original is better, but hey at least she's spreading unknown talent to the masses way to go adele

  82. Rosilyn Smith

    That's impossible

  83. Martin

    I dare someone to find a horrible Adele song!

  84. Sky Asure

    That voice....hauntingly addicting

  85. jane 71

    Amazing.

  86. sheldeon

    If your Adele, how come on the video Rolling In The Deep you said you're 10 and Adele inspired you?

  87. Catherine Malt

    I feel exactly the same!!She is so simple...:)

  88. Christina-Maria Glatzki

    And besides you Should learn not to judge a Singer as she Looks like

  89. Christina-Maria Glatzki

    Sorry David but Adele sings it better more Voice more Feeling

  90. David Miller

    that is cause she is fat and ugly

    愛知たけみ

    You're talking to the mirror?

  91. Kylek

    this is not her song...... it's the steeldrivers.

  92. Kylek

    EVERYONE GO LOOK UP THE STEELDRIVERS because this is their song not adeles plus chris Stapleton sings it better.

  93. Savannah Patrick

    She covered this song. But she does a damn good job with it!

  94. Sara

    you do you just have to find the right song that hits your heart strings the exact way.

  95. Emmy Jason

    Love this badass song!<3x

  96. Grimm Angel

    i like this better than before he cheats. you can hear the emotion in the song and you focus on her voice instead of the background music. i wish i had that kind of depth in my voice.