The Heart-Tugging Words

23 03 2011

I’m a sucker for finely-penned, gut-wrenching lyrics. They don’t even have to be filled with cryptic figures of speech. Sometimes, telling the story right upfront does the trick and captures my attention. And for a couple of weeks now, I’ve been tirelessly listening to these two songs.

Someone Like You is off Adele’s sophomore release 21. I never thought she could top Chasing Pavements from her debut album but she did. And her latest offer is just pure gold. Other standout tracks are Rolling In The Deep and Turning Tables.

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 begged
I remember you said
“Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead.”

Nothing is The Script’s second single from Science & Faith, the group’s second studio album. After giving us The Man Who Can’t Be Moved and Breakeven, here’s another masterpiece that will probably be a staple among those who are almost perennially in pain. You might also want to give Long Gone And Moved On a try.

And my mates are all there trying to calm me down
‘Cause I’m shouting your name all over town
I’m swearing if I go there now
I can change her mind, turn it all around

And I know that I’m drunk but I’ll say the words
And she’ll listen this time even though they’re slurred
Dialed her number and confessed to her
I’m still in love but all I heard was nothing

Oh, sometimes love’s intoxicating
Oh, you’re coming down, your hands are shaking
When you realize there’s no one waiting