Saturday, April 9, 2011

Someone Like You

Nevermind, 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"
-"Someone Like You", Adele

I heard this song for the first time yesterday, and have probably listened to a total of 25 times... at least. For one, Adele has a magnificent voice, but more than that, this song portrays such deep, raw emotion. Since it was stuck in my head so much, I felt like learning how to play it and record it. It took me a few hours to get it down, and edit the video, but I felt it was decent enough to share with everyone.

I'd like to say why I chose this song. I know that Adele had her own personal reasons for writing this song, but for me, it speaks to me on an entirely different level. This song was written about a lost romantic love. But, when I hear this song, I think about my father, and how that love was lost.

I'm sure the majority of you know my situation with my father, but just in case you don't, I'll explain it briefly. My father was a part of my life in my childhood all the way up until I was 12 years old. He wasn't completely consistent emotionally or physically, but he was still there. I have several fond memories of my dad growing up, and I'd like to think that I inherited a few of his qualities. As far back as I can remember, he was always playing music. He would play in bands and jam with his friends all the time, and he even had a music room in our house. I think being raised around that atmosphere is a direct result to me being so drawn to music, and even being a musician myself.

Unfortunately, when I was 12 my dad made some decisions that resulted in our family splitting apart. My dad fell back into an addiction, which caused him to leave my sisters and my mother behind. Needless to say, my life has completely been changed since then. I still have no direct contact with my dad, and I am not sure when or if I will ever see him again. It's my hope and prayer that it will happen, but I just am unsure as to when that will be.

So, when I heard this song it took me to a unique place. I immediately thought of my relationship with my dad, as opposed to a relationship with a man. Here is the video of me doing a cover of 'Someone Like You'. This style of music is slightly out of my element, but that is a big reason why I wanted to cover it. I am going to keep working on it, and eventually learn it on piano as well.

Thanks for watching and reading, friends! :]


  1. Brenda! You sound so amazing, thank you for sharing this, your voice is getting so good!

  2. It is hard to share personal feelings, so, thank you for your courage.

  3. Thank you "Anonymous" people! What are your names? :]

  4. was perfect. Thanks for sharing. So good to see and hear you.