The theme of the song is about breakups and saying goodbye to that person she used to love but hard to let go since there is already an emotional bond between both of them. She wants to get over a bad relationship but she ends up getting into another bad one. Some things are too good to be true. The lines "But there's a side to you that I never knew, never knew. All the things you'd say they were never true, never true, and the games you play you would always win, always win." It just transitions into a scene where Adele tells us that her relationship was just a lie until that point. In the song, there is a phrase that is being repeated multiple times in the chorus, "But there's a side to you That I never knew, never knew. All the things you'd say They were never true, never true, And the games you play You would always win, always win." This chorus can be seen a lot of time throughout the song and it is saying that he was never true to her and he was lying. There is also imagery in the song, the phrases like dark, weak, crying, rain, screaming, died, etc. shows the image of sadness and dark and this also shows what state of place she is in in the relationship. Last but not least, hyperbole can be seen throughout the song, the phrases like "and I threw us into the flames" and "“Feel you here forever”, are exaggerating the fact that you can't actually throw someone into the fire nor you can actually feel someone forever so this is hyperbole, she exaggerated about feeling his partner forever but eventually something will happen to both of them. They are actually saying that she doesn't want the breakup to end in both of them sad instead, she wants it to end in anger so she doesn't need to feel sad after "having the long run" in the relationship.