The title of this post has nothing to do with the song, except that I think it’s a cool title for a blog. Haha.
Actually, the Adele song that introduced me to the Adele craze was Someone Like You. My confessor, after telling him last year about my then recent heartache, told me that he remembers me every time he hears that song. So I googled the lyrics:
Never mind I’ll find someone like you.
I wish nothing but the best for you.
Don’t forget me, I begged, I remember you said.
Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead.
Two things entered my mind when I heard that song: First, how cool is my confessor? Second, how cool is this song?
And that explains why it has been MY official soundtrack since. It’s not often that you find a song and get to own its words. More to the point, it’s not often that you find someone you can tell these words to: “Never mind, I’ll find someone like you.” Because usually, out of bitterness, you say that you will find someone better. Or, as one friend puts it, you’d rather say, “Never mind I’ll find someone unlike you.” Only in very rare cases— and mine happens to be one— that you get to walk away from someone still convinced that he would have been perfect given a different set of circumstances.
But going back to Rollin’ in the Deep, I also love that song on behalf of my friends whose hearts have been “played to the beat.” Good men, it seems, are hard to find these days. And even though right now, there’s a possibility that I may have found one, the road to happy ever after is still uncertain.
And so it bears repeating: Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes, it hurts instead.