Adele: Someone Like You Meaning
Song Released: 2011
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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 17th, 2011 6:11pm report
this song means the world to me...
i met an old friend during the summer when i was very young. i had forgot about him for a few years, but then i finally saw him again, and from then on, we became very good friends. he is still my best friend... (we were born and raised in a summer haze)
at one point, we both were aware that we had a crush on each other. but the circumstances that we were (and are currently) in wouldn't allow us to have a relationship that made us more than friends. even through other relationships, our bond stayed strong, and even grew... (bound by the suprise of our glory days)
in the past few months, the way he talks to me, ect, has has changed, and i was blind to the fact as to why, until recently. he's been having struggles with his family and himself, but more than that, he told me that he likes a man. and i can tell that he has been having a hard time accepting and understanding the fact that he may be gay... (old friend, why are you so shy? it's not like you to hold back, or hide from the light)
he had always talked to me of the things that we were going to do in our future. i was willing to wait for him.. (you know how the time flies) but those dreams have all been shot down and killed, and new ones for him without me have begun to take shape. (i heard that your dreams came true... guess she gave you things i didn't give to you.)
i know that for me it still isn't over. (i had hoped you'd see my face, and that you'd be reminded that for me it isn't over.) i know i need to move on, and that it's the right thing to do right now... but its been hard on me. i want to be with him, but he's confused, and we probably couldn't be possible, even if he does still like me. (nothing compares, no worries or cares, regrets and mistakes, they're memories made. who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?) i want the best for my old friend, and i'll try to find someone new... but i don't want to forget. i don't want you to forget.
(nevermind, i'll find someone like you...
i wish nothing but the best for you...
don't forget me, i beg,
i remember you said...
"sometimes it lasts in love, and sometimes it hurts instead.")
that is my connection to this song... maybe you can have a similar interpretation as well.
anonymous Jun 15th, 2011 6:20pm report
Adele revealed that this track came about when she “was feeling pretty miserable and pretty lonely.” Going on to say that the entire record is about this one relationship and this song in particular sums up how she was affected by this person.
Adele concluded by saying,” I can imagine being about 40, looking for him again … and he is settled with a beautiful wife … and I am still on my own.”
anonymous May 25th, 2011 5:02am report
At first I thought this song was about a friend whom she had known in childhood/teens, and gotten back in contact with him and found out he'd gotten married and settled down.
I was recently advised that it was about Adele's ex boyfriend, and her not being able to find closure. She says/does the right thing because she thinks the world of him. It brings tears to my eyes whenever I hear it at home/on the radio.
I am fortunate enough to have a man who loves me as equally as I do him, we are getting married soon and I feel so very blessed to have what we do.
I have had some near-misses and heartaches before I met my partner but that was in my early teens, and I am so glad I hopefully won't have to go through again what she is describing in this song.
anonymous May 7th, 2011 5:05pm report
She's talking about someone she loves who has settled down and how she's happy for him but that she'll always remember the time they had together, how it was "the time of their lives" she's singing from the heart about how hard she tried to make the relationship work. "I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited" she's just come to terms with her feelings and feels that she needs to let him know one last time how much he meant to her. This song is based on regret and how bitter sweet it was that they didn't last. "Don't forget me, I beg, I remember you said sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead"
anonymous May 3rd, 2011 5:24am report
She did an interview about this song and preformed it in her home. You can find it on VEVO I think. She says this song was the opposite of Rolling In The Deep, this song was when she was on her knees about this one relationship. She can see him when he's forty and with a beautiful wife and she's still alone.
anonymous Apr 23rd, 2011 4:13pm report
Two high school sweethearts ...who loved each other ...but two different goals broke them apart but always promised each other hands n marriage after reached goals ......girl hears he's married because she loves him still dearly couldn't stay away had to go back home town ....he would've understood knowing shes' back n town .....he didn't show up cause he knew he still deeply in love with her...2 things she remember him saying are what they a living through now ,,,,forbidden love.
anonymous Apr 14th, 2011 4:41am report
Its one of those situations where you think to yourself ... what if...
What if we tried to work things out?
What if I loved you more and you loved me more?
What if we didnt argue over silly little things?
What if we tried to fix what was broken?
What if I told you I loved you more?
Would we still be together? Would I be your wife? Would we be happy?
She sees that she has lost out on something, she still has feelings for him and hopes that deep down in his heart he has feelings for her too. She probably ran through what could happen when meeting him again in her head over and over again...will he open the door and have that sparkle in his eyes, take her into his arms and hold her forever??
Unfortunatly, he had moved on. He had found his new love and life and she was still living in the past, hoping for something that could never happen.
Although she feels like he has changed - Old friend, why are you so shy? Ain't like you to hold back or hide from the light. She feels that he isnt like he used to be, that his new love has changed him.
She feels that one day, she will find another true love, she will have her day. But hopes that he will remember her like she remembers him, sometimes, maybe the smell of her perfume, a place they have shared or just the way the day feels...as long as he remembers and smiles she will be happy.
If I think back i can certainly think of a relationship where I was loved but didnt feel I could give back the love that I was receiving. I moved on. But I would like that person to know that I do still think of them and wish them well in whatever they are doing and wherever they are in life and hope they think of me also.
anonymous Mar 21st, 2011 3:58pm report
I have a friend who I love and had a crush with for years. I know she felt the same but we never done anything about it.
she went away on holiday, married someone and never told me. She now lives far away and it'm breaks my heart.
This song describes everything to me... I wish I told you how much I love you, I always will. Please don't forget me
anonymous Mar 17th, 2011 3:11pm report
This song no lie has me in tears. It's like she is writing and singing my life. This song to me feels like you find someone that your so deeply inlove with, and things dont work out the way you wanted and once they have moved on and happy your still stuck in this slump of being unhappy. I feel as if she has given everything and the two of them were so happy together and when it ended, she was pushed away and when she come back she found that he has moved on and was happy. As hard is it for her to go through seeing him being happy as ever, she just wants what is best for him. She doesnt want him to ever forget her. She understands that sometimes love is forever between 2 people, and sometimes is is nothing but heart ache. Either way, this woman is Genius! :)
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