when we were young


I was consumed by this song today. It took me back to those years of my life when I learned all about unrequited love. I guess what hits home for me is the part where she says something like you were just like, you still sound like a  song, my God this lremindsof when we were young (too lazy to quote or copy and paste but pretty much the first part of the chorus). I used to romanticize the person that I thought I loved then and looking back at how I used to feel towards him, it was a very surreal feeling so he was just like a movie and a song. Also, on another level reminiscing about the past (it was painful but still precious) and replaying in my head feels just like a movie. It’s that feeling when we look back at our life, but it doesn’t feel like our life somehow but feels like a “story” that we watched from a close distance; an out of body experience. I love the feelings this song evokes in me. It’s  like I’m young, fragile, and tender again but with all the wisdom that comes with age and the truth that it gets better. Also, that the lyrics preoccupation with age is something I relate to. I felt old then, I feel old now even though I am not old neither then now now but I guess I am haunted with thoughts that I Haven’t “lived enough” then and I guess now. Another part that hits home for me is the fact that Adele wants to photograph her lover, something I always did do because I never knew when will I see him again. So Taking pictures on him was my way of savoring the moment and keeping it forever. 
I experienced the pains (and the beauty?) of unrequited love at a very young age and listening to this song made me reflect on Thais long years. I guess when I first heard it I thought that I miss that person whom I thought I loved. But listening to it (repeating it to be accurate) again and again made me realize that I miss the girl I used to be in the past. He was my first experience of “love”, pain and heartbreak. I miss her tenderness, innocence, raw feelings, and in a way her naivity. How it felt to experience all those feeling for the first time. 
Sorry for the lack of organation in this post, it was written as a stream of consciousness. Needless to say I love everything nostalgic and sentimental; yep iam that kinda person. 

http://youtu.be/DDWKuo3gXMQ
Everybody loves the things you do

From the way you talk

To the way you move

Everybody here is watching you

Cause you feel like home

You’re like a dream come true

But if by chance you’re here alone

Can I have a moment

Before I go?

Cause I’ve been by myself all night long

Hoping you’re someone I used to know
You look like a movie

You sound like a song

My God, this reminds me

Of when we were young
Let me photograph you in this light

In case it is the last time

That we might be exactly like we were

Before we realized

We were sad of getting old

It made us restless

It was just like a movie

It was just like a song
I was so scared to face my fears

Cause nobody told me that you’d be here

And I swear you moved overseas

That’s what you said, when you left me
You still look like a movie

You still sound like a song

My God, this reminds me

Of when we were young
Let me photograph you in this light

In case it is the last time

That we might be exactly like we were

Before we realized

We were sad of getting old

It made us restless

It was just like a movie

It was just like a song
When we were young

When we were young

When we were young

When we were young
It’s hard to admit that

Everything just takes me back

To when you were there

To when you were there

And a part of me keeps holding on

Just in case it hasn’t gone

I guess I still care

Do you still care?
It was just like a movie

It was just like a song

My God, this reminds me

Of when we were young
When we were young

When we were young

When we were young

When we were young
Let me photograph you in this light

In case it is the last time

That we might be exactly like we were

Before we realized

We were sad of getting old

It made us restless

I’m so mad I’m getting old

It makes me reckless

It was just like a movie

It was just like a song

When we were young

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