Adele: Someone Like You Meaning
Song Released: 2011
Someone Like You Lyrics
That you found a girl and you're, married now
I heard, that you're dreams came true
I guess she gave you things
I didn't give to you
Old friend, why are you so shy
Ain't like you to hold back
anonymous Jun 6th 2011, 19:38 report
This song is basically about how she has just come out of a bad relationship. "I heard that you're settled down that you've found a girl and you're married now. I heard that your dreams came true, guess she gave you things I couldn't give to you" She has heard that he found a new girl and that he's happy. She feels bad that she couldn't give him everything he wanted so maybe this is the reason of the split."I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited But I couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it.I'd hoped you'd see my face and that you'd be reminded that for me, It isn't over." She is still in love with the guy and hates to turn up when he's happy but she feels that she has to tell him how she really feels. "Never mind I'll find someone like you. I wish nothing but the best for you two. Don't forget me, I beg, I remember you said, Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead." She knows she'll find someone else eventually and that even though she's hurting, she wishes him all the best.
The way I see this song:
There is this couple that have this blazing romance in their youth, growing up together and then they got older and they both went their separate ways. Probably with the words that they will end up together eventually or that they will maybe see each other again and see if things can work out then. But that promise meant something for her. hence the word "reminded".
Then she hears, probably through old friends or family that he has gotten married, moved into a house/farm whatever in their hometown. So even though it has been several years, maybe 8-12years, she cant help but show up at his place, secretly hoping that when he sees her, he will remember their love from the glory days and see that she still wants him.
But then when she shows up, he doesn't see it and she doesn't even want to ask him or anything, coz she knows the answer already. He is happy with his life now. So she, just says to herself, Nevermind..ill just find someone like you.
But she wishes him all the best, and underneath it all she knows that its the right thing. Which is why she remembers that he said, that sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead. I think it was her that endded things with him, always thinking that she one day might just come back. And now all her choices, has lead her in an opposite direction of him, hence her bittersweet taste.
I dont know why, but it reminds me of this book I once read. Where this wild and adventurous girl ends up ending her relationship with this son of a farmer, coz she wants to become a famous writer. And then the book act ends with her, driving back in her fancy car, to her old home city, and then she cant help herself but to drive past the farm where her old love lived. When she gets there she is met by her former old best friend, with a big pregnant belly and then she sees her old love coming out from the stables. She sees its him, with a slight belly and starting wrinkles around the eyes. She remembers their love, and takes a walk with him across the fields, where she sees that this was always the way things had to end out. Then when she gets back in her car and drives back for the airport to return to her big apartment in the city, she smiles to herself. Kinda like "its funny how life ends out".
anonymous Mar 5th 2011, 19:09 report
she's not over it, she's saying the "right" things, in that she does wish him well, the best, because she loves him more than anything and there's nothing she can do as he's found someone else. she loved him more than he loved her. "nevermind i'll find someone like you" is more like wishful thinking and hoping.. she says it, then says she wishes him the best..but by saying those statements, she is struck by the realisation of the finality of that, she pleas that he won't forget her because really, she's just desperate for some ounce of connection from him. which she doesn't have at the moment as she's only hearing about him being married "through the grapevine".. there's nothing she can do but try and hold some dignity in her desperation. really emotional song
anonymous Jul 25th 2012, 13:42 report
We had this really strong thing and somehow it all went sore. I hav a lotta hope that yea, it's all gone now but hoping I meant to you what you did me, you'll find me someday. I do the finding and I see you've settled down, moved on! When I didn't even seek closure or think it.I see you're happy, I don't wanu spoil your joy but then I stil hope and hope we'll still have a chance at it, but apparently that's just wishfull thinking! So...I can only wish you the best, show you its alright and I'll find someone like you but all na wash as we say in Nigeria, I still see that when I'm 40 you'll be settled and happy and I'll still be alone, where went the someone like you? This is my. Story! I'll always be stuck on you, any substitute won't do it for me. *sobs*
anonymous Jul 13th 2012, 16:54 report
its about a very nice relationship and maybe just a friendship its hard to know that your love is happy with another person but if you love him you just want to see him happy want bests for him and forget yourself.mybe she never told him that she loved him and thats why she said "regrets and mistakes thay re memories made" .i love a boy now its almost 1 month that he is married i never told him that i loved him but i dont regret it because he wouldnt want me even if i told!he loves me as a good friend i dont want to destroy this relationship i saw they were kissing eachother it was hard for me .she is not like me she is very differet "guess she gave you things i didnt give to you" maybe i fine someone else maybe even better but his not him he is not even like him because you cant fine 2 people exactly like eachother!
anonymous Jul 13th 2012, 01:10 report
it's about how things change,people settle down find new love,if u come back around you must know it will not be the same we shape and change our own destiny.
anonymous Jul 9th 2012, 16:10 report
I have experienced this feeling.my firs love is already married and i can see that he is so happy thats why whenever i hear this song i cry.but i dont fool myself with the dream that i can find someone like him .i can feel the taste of bitter sweet in my heart
anonymous Jul 2nd 2012, 16:39 report
For me, this is about a love that will never fade despite of the unwanted things that happened in her past relationship... Though she already moved on but she wasn't able to get over it because she's still hoping to find a man who is someone like him... However, despite of the tragedy she's still wishing the best for both of them which means that she has a tremendous love for him...
And every time i hear the song it feels like their's an elephant on top of my chest... Its very heavy inside! Maybe because i can relate to it... But anyway, Adele did a great rendition of this song...
anonymous Jun 9th 2012, 20:21 report
this song is about the realization of the ending of a relationship. in the song, she sings about her ex who has moved on with his life and it is at this point she now realizes that she has lost this person for good and the only thing left to do is wish him well and hope that she finds someone who encompasses what she loved about him. it is also clear that she has lingering hope that he will one day come back to her but she has resigned her self to the fact that if he doesn't come back she hope to find someone like him him.
it can also be surmised that she never knew what she had until it was gone.
anonymous May 18th 2012, 20:07 report
For me, she's trying to tell this guy that she's not over him, yet she won't interrupt his current relationship. She just truly wishes him well and tells him not to worry, she will find someone... like him.
anonymous Apr 24th 2012, 13:23 report
I dont understand it all but I think that it is about Adele, and that she had a boyfriend. Then they splitted up and later she had found out that he had got a new girlfriend and that he is now married. Adele is happy for them, but she likes this man still, but she cant have him so she is going to fint someone else?
Please help me, I have a presentation tomorrow, and I dont understand what it is about...
anonymous Apr 19th 2012, 00:10 report
This song hits so close to my heart its just like my love story with my first love. The guy ive been in love with for 6 years
we met one summer when i was 17 he was 19 (born and raised in a summer haze) (our glory daze)
It was the best year of my life to this day my life didnt allow me to stay i had to move and some months later i met someone and ended up getting married and haveing a child didnt speak to him for almost 4 years. thaught about him every day for 3 1/2 years. my marriage failed i moved back into town and called him. his number was still the same. (i hate to turn up out of the blue univited, but i coildnt stay away i couldnt fight it) we talked for hours for days. he has a girlfriend he was in school to be an editor (i heard that your settled down and you found a girl and married now i heard that your dreams came true guess she gave you things i couldnt give to you)and i was very happy he was doing so good with his career and if the girl made him happy then i was happy to. (i wish nothing but the best for you) he still loves me we keep in touch. the feelings are still there strong as ever. but hes moved on ( nevermind ill find someone like you, i wish nothing but the bestfor you too) we talk about our memories fun times the love we do have for each and did have and keep the future a mystery. (dont forget i beg i remember you said sometimes it last in love but sometimes it hurts instead) it drffiantly isnt over for me my heart i gave completely so young. (i had hoped youd see me my face and that youd be riminded that for me it isnt over).ill love him forever.
anonymous Mar 26th 2012, 09:52 report
I think this story tells us about a couple in their glory days and then suddenly the man just leaves her to crumble. A few months later she found out that he is already with another woman while she is still looking back hoping that they could still work out.
she hopes that when she turns out the man will remember the days they were together, but it turned out that the man didn't care at all.
so she picked up the pieces of her life and move on believing that she will find her happiness one day.
after she accepts her new life, she understands that sometimes love just doesn't work out and that she wishes the best for her ex.
anonymous Mar 20th 2012, 08:38 report
What we have once, enjoyed as we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. Sometimes, love can be self-destructive. When its over, the memories kept well and you need to learn to walk again. The wound will heal within time.
3 powerful resources one shud have inside them are LOVE, PRAYER AND FORGIVENESS.
catpop369852 Mar 16th 2012, 21:44 report
I think she liked a guy and they had this amazing relationship, yet they were, "JUST FRIENDS" and he got married and the way she feels is a bit jealous and sad (who would've known how bittersweet this would taste)but she tries to be happy for him.(I wish nothing but the best for you, too) but she's saying for him not to forget her in case things go wrong.(Don't forget me, I beg, I remember you said 'sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead)because she will never forget him.
In summary, this song is about sympathy and learning to accept the "victory" of others but keep up hope JUST IN CASE:)
anonymous Mar 11th 2012, 22:04 report
I believe that she had a strong relationship with a boy, but as the years went by, they grow apart. Finally, she remembers him after several years, and wishes to find him. She finds him, and finds out he his married and has a family. But she loves him. Adele loves this man so much, she sacrifices her love, for his own well-being. She knows that he loves his wife and children, so she leaves him to live his new-found life, promising that no matter who she finds, she will love him, no matter who he loves.
anonymous Mar 7th 2012, 19:33 report
Has anyone else brought up the possibility that when she says, "Nevermind, I'll find someone like you" That "someone like you" could mean either someone like the person she's singing about or that she'll find someone like the person she's singing about HAS. In other words, "I'll find someone just like you did" and not necessarily someone exactly like the person she's singing about. Just a thought.
anonymous Mar 6th 2012, 21:20 report
The meaning of this song isn't exactly clear, but I think that it's about an old relationship. It's long over, but it was once so beautiful. She remembers it. She goes to visit him and see how he's doing, if he's moved on, or if he's stuck in the past. It seems to me like she's sort of stuck in the past, no matter how many times she tries to convince herself that she's not, she can't really move on from him, not completely. But she hears that he has a wife now, that he's happy, and she feels sort of a bittersweet feeling. She does want him to be happy, and she does want him to move on, she wishes him the best. But there's a part of her that wishes that he was sad, missed her, and wanted her back, saw how beautiful their relationship used to be. She just wants to find someone like him because he was someone she could never forget. And she doesn't want him to forget her either.
anonymous Mar 1st 2012, 09:50 report
Adele is fat and stupid and needs to learn how to sing. If I were the doctor who fixed those dreaded vocal chords, I would kill myself in a sewer
anonymous Jan 30th 2012, 14:27 report
What happens if that feeling for that guy is still there? What about the guy in this song?
Census says its about her loving a guy and the guy moving on...i get it. I think the issue is the distance that "literally" separates them. You will NEVER find "someone like you".
We can talk about it forever but there are loves in life that can never be changed. It's a special thing that is truly shared and creates a scar in the one who feels hurt and deserted. If the feeling is true it will forever leave a mark in your heart.
Unfortunately, you will never find "someone like you" no matter what we say to cover how we feel inside. Its meant to be self motivational... A way of telling yourself that you'll get over the hurt... that it will be ok. Its an admission that you will forever remember that person and how special, at that moment, that they were in your life. Its a true feeling of love...and how much it hurts that we have to express it.
I know I will never find another girl "like her" no matter where I look or the thousands I may meet. We are all one of a kind, most of us with hearts. Love is unique for the individual and it scars when its not there but will forever be remembered.
anonymous Jan 24th 2012, 19:26 report
She obviously heard it from someone else that her lover had settled down, and must have been out of the loop for a while!!
anonymous Jan 10th 2012, 21:35 report
I don't know why but I always imagined a high school girl writing this about her current boyfriend, who she knows she will not end up marrying. She's thinking about the future, and how that will feel, I suppose
anonymous Jan 10th 2012, 13:11 report
she likes a guy shes staying with her intuition that he'll come back. and that shes being an individual by not being like others that would probably not wait for the guy to final get that he needs to be with her and not someone else.
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