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English with Music: “Someone Like You” – Adele

1. Listen to the song and read the lyrics

2. Learn the vocabulary

3. Take the quiz to test your understanding

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Lyrics:

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’d 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.”
Yeah

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.”
Yeah

 

Vocabulary:

settled down = to stay in one place and become established in a routine (in this case, after getting married)

Ain’t like you = (slang) It’s not like you

out of the blue = not expected; as a surprise

wish = want, desire

the time of our lives = a very exciting or interesting period in a person’s life

haze = vapor in the atmosphere that makes it harder to see. This picture is an example of a “hazy” sky

Never mind = Don’t worry, it doesn’t matter, it’s not important

beg = ask with a lot of emotion

regrets = feelings of disappointment about things in the past that you wish had been different

bittersweet = an emotion that is a mix of happy and sad

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