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Monday, 19 December 2011

The success story of a Single Mother's child, born in Tottenham

I am not often impressed by modern singers, but have to admit, when I first heard "Someone like you" by Adele (Adele Laurie Blue Adkins) I went into a trance.

In my younger days, well not that young actually, I was passing a record shop and heard Melanie (Safka) singing and stopped in my tracks, totally bewitched, and went in and bought the vinyl LP on the spot. Although Adele is nothing like Melanie at all, somehow I was drawn to it in the same way as I was drawn to Melanie. I presume Melanie had just as tough life as Adele as she was bought up in Queens in New York. And Adele was brought up in Tottenham, North London. I would be very surprised if any reader agrees with me that there is any similarity between the two.

Wikipedia states: In the United Kingdom, 21 has been certified 14 times platinum for shipment of 4.2 million units. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in the US, selling 352,000 copies in its first week. The album has charted at number one in 24 countries, including several charts across Europe, Australia and the United States.

Adele has sold 18,000,000 albums world wide altogether. I have added the lyrics after the video below, I hope you enjoy this fantastic success story and song as much as I have.


Someone Like You

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.

Old friend, why are you so shy?
Ain't like you to hold back or hide from the light.

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it.
I had hoped you'd see my face and that you'd be reminded
That for me it isn't over.

Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don't forget me, I beg
I remember you said,
"Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead,
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead,"
Yeah.

You know how the time flies
Only yesterday was the time of our lives
We were born and raised
In a summer haze
Bound by the surprise of our glory days

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it.
I had hoped you'd see my face and that you'd be reminded
That for me it isn't over.

Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don't forget me, I beg
I remember you said,
"Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead."

Nothing compares
No worries or cares
Regrets and mistakes
They are memories made.
Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?

Never mind, 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 but sometimes it hurts instead."

Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don't forget me, I beg
I remember you said,
"Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead,
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead."


If interested, you can hear Melanie here.

Enjoy.

Ampers

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