I asked if she was sure that they wrote that song and weren't just singing a song that's already out there. Because, um....there's already a song out there with those exact lyrics and title.
My daughter said she was convinced that they wrote the song. She asked, "Isn't it possible for different people to write the exact same song?" I told her that it was impossible. Everyone comes up with their own vision of things. I added that the lyrics also seem too sophisticated for two 7 or 8 year old boys to come up with. The lyrics just seemed to adult to me. The song was about the pain of heartbreak, which I don't think her friends have experienced yet.
My daughter countered that they could have wrote the song with the same words, but the meaning could be totally different.
At this point, I gave up and told her to ask her dad when he comes home. He's a songwriter, so he's more knowledgeable about what it takes to write a song. She agreed and asked him. He immediately responded that it was impossible for two different people to independently write the same song. Considering that Adele's song was so popular and so widely lauded, it's more likely they heard her song.
I then showed my daughter a YouTube video of Adele singing her song. My daughter stared at it with an open mouth. After the video ended, she admitted that there is no way her friends wrote the same song on their own. She asked me to print out the lyrics for her. Her friends were writing out her part, so she thought it would be funny to tell them not to bother--she already has it.
I liked her sense of humor.
Unfortunately, when she got home from school the next day, she was convinced that they happened to write the same song as Adele.