Adele’s most heartbreaking, soaring Someone Like You.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Aug 12, 2012
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Adele, singing Someone Like You at the height of her tour—Royal Albert Hall.

A little cheesey? A lot. But that’s what that heart stuff is—raw, messy, un-cool—and to celebrate love lost and sadness and hope in a hall such as this with Adele, at the height of her tour—well this might just be the best Someone Like You I’ve seen.

The magic or power of this song is that when she sings her heart out—broken, crying at the end of every song (and the cynic in me says it’s all half-fake, planned, trite)—well when she sings, so many of us don’t see her, or the video, but we see our own loves and lives and loss and, hope:

Bonus: Still, my favorite Someone Like You (with a spot-on, simple, well-timed introduction):


Click here for her next song.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “Adele’s most heartbreaking, soaring Someone Like You.”

  1. tridentgirl says:

    …just when I think my heart is completely mended, I hear this song and I notice a small hole near the seam where it is coming apart.