Adele is one of the most significant singer/songwriters of the present time. She has an instantly recognisable earthy, North London voice, laced with glottal stops. As a songwriter she is the queen of the heartbreak ballad, many of her best known songs reflecting her own heartbreaks. Adele has said that this is the song she would most like to be remembered for. The words of the refrain are:
Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you two
Don't forget me, I beg
I'll remember you said
sometimes it lasts and loves but sometimes it hurts instead
Adele often has another person as a sounding board for the songs she writes, in many cases her record producer, and so many of her songs have dual writing credits. The credits for this song are Adele Adkins and Daniel Wilson.