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Blogging Against Disablism Day 2017: A Rewrite Of Adele’s Hello

May 1, 2017

Readers, it’s one of my favourite days of the year. Blogging Against Disablism Day 2017. Usually, my contributions are poems. But this year, I decided to do something a little bit different. I’ve rewritten a  modern classic song, by one of my favourite singers, to give it a disability twist.

Hello

Hello, it’s me

I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet

To go over everything that you don’t know about disability

They say that time’s supposed to teach ya

But you ain’t done much learning

 

Hello, can you hear me?

I’m inside this wheelchair, dreaming

Of who I would like to be

If I was able, and free

I’ve never known what it’s like to have the world fall at your feet

 

There’s such a difference between us

And a million miles

 

Hello from the other side

You must’ve called me a thousand names

Well I am not sorry, for the life that I live

It’s nothing that I’ve done, but this you never seem to know

 

Hello from the outside

At least I can say that I’ve tried

To tell you I’m not very different at all

But it don’t matter, it clearly doesn’t tear you apart, like it does me

 

Hello, I’m fine thanks

But it’s typical of you to talk about me and not to me

I hope you never

Find out how boring life can get when nothing ever happens

 

It’s a secret, but the both of us

Are less different than you think

 

So hello from the other side

You must’ve called me a thousand names

Well I am not sorry, for the life that I live

It’s nothing that I’ve done, but this you never seem to know

 

Hello from the outside

At least I can say that I’ve tried

To tell you I’m not very different at all

But it don’t matter, it clearly doesn’t tear you apart, like it does me

 

Ohhhh like it does me

Ohhhh like it does me

Ohhhh like it does me

Like it does me

 

Hello from the other side

You must’ve called me a thousand names

Well I am not sorry, for the life that I live

It’s nothing that I’ve done, but this you never seem to know

 

Hello from the outside

At least I can say that I’ve tried

To tell you I’m not very different at all

But it don’t matter, it clearly doesn’t tear you apart, like it does me

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