Every once in a while a song comes along that just captivates me. "Someone Like You" does that to me. I cannot quit listening to it.
It reminds me of "The Song Remembers When" by Trisha Yearwood. If you have never heard that song, it is about songs that always take you to a certain place and time even when you are not expecting them to.
The time that the song reminds you of could be a happy or a sad time. Regardless of the memory though, whenever you hear that particular song, your mind instantly transports you to the past.
There's a line in "The Song Remembers When" that states "I hope my hasty heart would forgive me just this once if I stopped to wonder how on Earth you are."
Why is it that music does that to us? Why does it make us recall things we would never remember any other way?
No matter what we have accomplished or where we think we are in life, a single song can turn us back into that scared 16-year-old with a crush or transport us back to that one fight we had so many years ago.
There is a little song by Beyonce called "Irreplaceable". No matter where I am or what I am doing, whenever I hear that song I am back in an old blue truck driving down Riverfront Drive in North Little Rock, Arkansas. A friend and I were driving around one night singing that song to each other doing the little hand motions pointing to our left. It's a specific moment that it takes me too; but it's a happy moment - which is good considering the song is not necessarily a happy song.
The song "Someone Like You" takes me to a non-specific time. The song does not remind me of a past love or a crush; but instead it is like a song to myself.
My favorite part of the entire song that I relate to most is:
"Regrets and mistakes
They are memories made."
What a great line. I wish I had said it first, so I could claim it as a quote. Of course, there's nothing like using song lyrics to express how one feels.
P.S. If you click the title of this post, you can watch the new video by Adele.