Victor King, I know of someone like you

There is a Korean American guy who exists in Youtube-land called Victor Kim. He breakdances, sings, paints, designs, plays the ukelele, strums the guitar and tickles the ivories on a piano. I came across his most recent video that I found absolutely stunning- a cover of Adele’s “Someone like you”. Now, I’m not normally a fan of covers but this one totally blew me away. I never really liked the song when I heard Adele’s version, but I completely changed my mind after 4 1/2 minutes of Victor’s magic. This is definitely Victor’s best performance yet.

** Are those camera skills awesome or what?

Victor and his music have touched something raw in my heart somehow. I used to (secretly) love a man who was multi-talented like him, who was popular with all the girls like him, who used to serenade me with a voice so tender and alluring like him. A man I dared to love, but lacked the courage to profess it. And the lyrics of this song! Oh the lyrics! The very words that I want to say out loud, yet will never be able to vocalise. Words that I have now carefully hidden at the bottom of my heart. Words that I will sing softly when I am desperately missing him…

I heard that you’re settled down
That you found a girl and you’re married now.
I heard that your dreams came true.
Guess she gave you things I didn’t give to you.

Old friend, why are you so shy?
Ain’t like you to hold back or hide from the light.

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 beg
I remember you said,
“Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead,
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead,”
Yeah.

You know how the time flies
Only yesterday was the time of our lives
We were born and raised
In a summer haze
Bound by the surprise of our glory days

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 beg
I remember you said,
“Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead.”

Nothing compares
No worries or cares
Regrets and mistakes
They are memories made.
Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?

Never mind, 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,
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead.”

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