A few words on Adele’s song “Someone Like You”
OMG, I did a karaoke on Adele’s song “Someone Like You” and I loved it… but after about the third go and after the lyrics really hit home I slumped inside. How depressing. OK, so when a girl sings-a-long to a piece of music she should be paying attention to the contents too, right? Well, with so much going on in such a great song it wasn’t the first thing on my mind.
I suppose the music should be a motivator, an incentive and perhaps an injection of steel into your backbone… but the opening lines of how the guy you loved and perhaps still do has already found someone else and settled down into marriage while you’re still ambling around half-lost and “for me it’s still not over” and how it’s all a bit “bittersweet”… god.
Yep. An attack of the manic depressives.
However, I do get the feeling after a few more karaoke rounds the song does what it intends and bucks you up rather than sucks the life out of you. I’m sure it’s more of a bolster than a solo star. A solo star is a sad thing, by the way. Just in case you were wondering…
A comment here on Adele: fab video, even fabber voice. Loved her head-on, yet ever so subtle display of such movingly deep feelings. The thing is, the juxtaposition of such a talent against such lyrics was ever-more depressing. How could she lose out? But the debate nowadays is: the best ones get away, and the lesser ones get married. Oh, come on… pur-leeze.
Whichever way… I suppose. Marriage with all intents and purposes can feel like a prison sentence. Really, when it’s supposed to signify tangible commitment. Marriage avoids substantial responsibility from being neglected and thrown in the air when it should be considered, adhered to and responded to.
However, the vast majority of people, if not everyone, have yet to figure out how to avoid such collated and materialised responsibility from catching dust and becoming stale, dry and unappetizing. But a marriage that is too appetizing also catches many a wandering eye and bored minds. A bit of dust and mould didn’t do too much damage now, did it?
The song + video? Good call. Good call. A refreshing turn on an age-old topic: old flames.