When We Were Young

Tuesday, March 15, 2016





Today is a special day. Twenty-something years ago this day, a baby boy was born, and who knows that the boy would grow up to be a significant man in my life. However, here he is now. He came into my life one day some years ago, and my life was never the same since. Though he’s not a festive person, as I’m one, therefore I would still celebrate this special day for him. And this writing is dedicated for him only. And this song is the one that coming up in my mind when I want to write for him in this special day. It’s called “When We Were Young”, sung by one of my favorite female singers, Adele; a beautiful song from the one and only Adele for this beautiful time of my one and only, my significant other. I hope it gets to you, my birthday boy. Just because we’re getting older, let’s not being sad or mad about it. Let’s cherish the moment, making great memories for the future, you and me, together.

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. –Adele, When We Were Young

Taken from Adele’s third studio album, “25”, “When We Were Young” is a soul ballad track written by Adele Adkins herself along with Tobias Jesso Jr. It was released as the second single from the album on January 22nd 2016. She first performed the song live on Adele at the BBC, which was recorded at The London Studios on November 2nd 2015 and broadcast on BBC One on November 20th 2015. On November 17th 2015, she released a live version of this song, which was filmed at The Church Studios. The video was released online through her official Vevo channel. In an interview, she said that the inspiration for this song came from the feeling of ‘seeing everyone that you’ve ever fallen out with, everyone that you’ve ever loved, everyone that you’ve never loved, and stuff like that, where you can’t find the time to be in each other’s lives, while you’re getting older’.


"When We Were Young" single cover | source: en.wikipedia.org

This song really got me so since the first time I listened to it. And there’s no one else that crosses my mind whenever I hear this song but him; my significant person, the birthday boy. It reminds me of our first meeting some years ago. Have you ever met someone and suddenly, somehow, out of nowhere, you just got the feeling that the person would be a part of your life? That was what I felt back then when I first met him. Have you ever known someone for the first time, yet somehow you just got the feeling that you’ve already known that person for a lifetime? That was what I felt back then when I first knew him. “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.” A sense of familiarity, a sense of home; he’s just like the male-version of me. And toward that kind of person, it’s so easy to fall back for him all over again no matter how long time has passed by.
Toward that kind of person, it’s so easy to start all over again with him no matter how far we’ve been separated before. “I was so scared to face my fears, 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.” Just like he said to me, he fell for me back then, and apparently the feeling is still there, perhaps I feel the same. Yes, maybe that’s the way it is. The feeling is never actually gone. Perhaps, without realizing it, deep inside our hearts and minds, we keep holding on to each other. And then the universe gives the answer, even after years of being apart, we eventually find our way back to each other again. And yes, the universe leads us to understand our feelings, that it’s still there, and we got to follow it, no matter where it will take us. “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.”
Apparently we have same frequency, we’re on the same page, and we’re bending so well with each other. Our togetherness hit me right on the spot, that this is what I want and need for life; a partner like him. Through those conversations we had, dreams and fears we shared, I just knew that this is what a significant other supposed to be, that this is what having the other half supposed to feel. Looking in to what we’ve been through is like watching a movie, like listening to a song. Meeting him is like watching an old movie, listening to an old song we used to love when we were young; easy to fall in love with because it feels familiar. It feels familiar because we’re so similar. We’re similar because we’re on the same page and having a same frequency. And by that, I guess we’re just what simply called as soulmate. And here we are, cherishing our moment for beautiful memories in the future; because we never know what tomorrow will bring but we’re getting older. “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. Oh 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.”
Though “When We Were Young” actually speaks about reminiscing past memories with a loved one, still I would like to dedicate this song for him. Since it’s a marvelous song, therefore it suits for a marvelous person. Lastly, for the birthday boy, I would like to say a thing or two. First of all, I want to give my gratitude toward the God, for bringing you into life in this lifetime. Secondly, I also want to give my gratitude for your amazing mother, for giving birth to you twenty-something years ago. And also, for you, dear, I would like to say many things, but only these can come up. Thanks for growing up so well. Thanks for being who you really are and show your true colors when you’re with me. Thanks for those times you make for me. Thanks for coming into my life. Thanks for every conversation, story, dream, fear, laughter, and tear; those that are willingly shared. Thanks for all things that are true and real and shared. Thanks for everything. I wish you peace of mind. I wish you all the greatest in life. I wish you happiness. Happy birthday, dear Vidi Mahatma Santoso.

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. Oh 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. –Adele, When We Were Young






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, 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
Oh 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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  1. I'm glad to see you're back posting!
    And "wow!", what a post, what an ode to him!! I love the way you express your feelings! He must be a very nice by your words!! I'm glad you found "someone like you" (I couldn't resist the joke)! :)

    Best wishes,
    Jorge Augusto

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    1. hi...

      thank you so much for still keeping in touch with my blog :') makes me a little bit guilty somehow for not posting as regularly as before *sigh*

      hahahaaa.. yeah, thank God i've found someone like meee~ i wish nothing but the best for you, too~~~ *sorry, can't resist the joke, too*

      Cheers,
      Mashita

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