Lyrics to
Someone Like You

Released by Don Williams in 1975
From the Album: You're My Best Friend |

This version of Someone Like You was released by Don Williams in 1975.

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Others have touched me soft in the night
And others have kissed me and held me tight
Good times and lovers, I’ve had a few
But I was just waiting for someone like you.

Others have loved me before your time
Some who were gentle, some who were kind
Don’t it seem funny I never knew
I was just waiting for someone like you.

No, I never wasted a minute of my time
‘Cause every road I ever took led me to your side
I’ve been lonely and I have been loved
I got used to losin’ what I’m fondest of.

But it’s all so clear now my whole life through
I was just waiting for someone like you…


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Don Williams has released many songs over the years besides Someone Like You. Don Williams released songs from 1973 to 2004 spanning across albums like Don Williams, Vol. 1, Don Williams, Vol. 2, Don Williams, Vol. 3, You're My Best Friend, Harmony, Visions, Country Boy, Expressions, Portrait, I Believe In You, Especially For You, Listen To The Radio, Yellow Moon, Cafe Carolina, New Moves, Traces, One Good Well, Prime Cuts, True Love, Currents, Borrowed Tales, Flatlands, I Turned The Page, and My Heart To You. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by Don Williams.

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The lyrics for Someone Like You are defined as the words making up the song released by Don Williams in 1975. It also includes the verses and words used by the background chorus in the song. Like many hit songs, the lyrics to Someone Like You have different meanings to different people. While it is clear in some of the lyrics what the artist is trying to really say, only Don Williams and those working with them know all of the meanings behind all of the lyrics to their songs.

Some folks are interested in word and phrase etymology. It is easy to understand the lyrics to Someone Like You by Don Williams if you think through it. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to Someone Like You" means the words set to the music of Someone Like You, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by Don Williams. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to Someone Like You and the lyrics to Someone Like You are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of Don Williams who came here looking just for the lyrics to Someone Like You, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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