名曲中の名曲と個人的に思っているAdele - Someone like youの出だしの歌詞です。曲全体の歌詞はもちろん良いですが、今回は印象的なVerse1の出だし歌い出しの歌詞をご紹介します。
I heard that you're settled down
That you found a girl and you're married now.
I heard that your dreams came true.
Guess she gave you things I didn't give to you.
Source: Adele – Someone Like You Lyrics | Genius Lyrics
- settle down -
- be married
- get married with~
- marry ~
アデル(Adele)の失恋の経験にインスパイされた曲であり、歌詞的にアデルがこの失恋の経験に折り合いをつけている(come to terms with it)ように語られている。
“Someone Like You” was inspired by a broken relationship of Adele’s. Lyrically, it speaks of Adele coming to terms with it. She wrote it with Dan Wilson for her second studio album 21,
純粋なピアノのバラードで初のビルボード１位(Billboard Hot 100)
Fun fact: this was the first pure-piano ballad to ever top the Billboard Hot 100. At the time of “Someone Like You’s” ascension, there were 1,008! The second was Bruno Mars' “When I Was Your Man.”
“Someone Like You” was the first song I wrote meant to be on guitar, actually, and I got about halfway through with it and I gave up, just because it was really hurting me while I was writing it.
It’s just sort of about, you know… I met the love of my life, and I’ll never find anyone like him again, but we just weren’t right for each other then, and I think we just destroyed it too much to ever be able to go back to it again in the future. And it was me sort of imagining being a spinster, and being single forever, and going looking for him and he’s married with kids and stuff like that.
We completely happened by accident, that’s what I mean by “glory days” and stuff like that in it. It was never really meant… it was never meant to happen. I don’t think we ever felt like that about each other at the beginning, and it just turned into it.
The first chorus of the last chorus – ‘cause it’s repeated – I’m actually crying in it. Which makes me feel really, a bit 'euugh’, but it’s really, really beautiful. I don’t think I’ll ever write a nice or a better song. I think that might be my song.