It's the title of the song from Adele. I wonder what "Rolling in the deep" means.

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According to an interview from Rolling Stone magazine:

...an adaptation of a kind of slang, slur phrase in the UK called 'roll deep,' which means to have someone, always have someone that has your back, and you're never on your own, if you're ever in trouble you've always got someone who's going to come and help you fight it or whatever like that. And that's how I felt in the relationship that the record's about, especially 'Rolling in the Deep.' That's how I felt, you know, I thought that's what I was always going to have, and um, it ended up not being the case.

(I found the quote here, haven't found the original source.)


According This Article Here "Rolling in the deep" means Being deep in love and experiencing everything that entails.

  • The question says that, but the answer seems to give a better explanation, IMHO, which is essentially "living in the depth of despair". Aug 29, 2011 at 15:27
  • The link is broken! Apparently, deleted, sometime in the last two minutes.
    – Hannele
    Aug 29, 2011 at 15:31
  • @Hannele Kormano Try it now. Sorry for that :) it's working
    – Abid
    Aug 29, 2011 at 15:37
  • Why negative Vote for this ??
    – Abid
    Aug 29, 2011 at 15:54
  • Hi Abid,thanks, I voted it up for the good link. Don't know why it got a down vote.
    – Hoang Pham
    Aug 29, 2011 at 16:11

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