のように meaning?

I saw this in the lyrics of a song (I removed the useless parts of the sentence):

古の魔法のように、君に会いたい

My question is, what does the ように mean here?

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It’s kind of similar to “in the fashion of” or “similar to”.
魔法のよう can be translated as “like magic”.

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https://jisho.org/word/様-2

So this part of the sentence would be something like:

“Like the magic of yore, I want to meet you”?

I see it as more of ‘It’s as if an old spell was cast on me. I want to meet you.’
Obviously that’s embellishing a bit.

Aaaaah, I see now. Thanks!

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Thinking about it a bit more, I’m pretty sure that に just marks よう as an adverb.
Something similar to this:
彼は鳥のように飛んでみた
He tried to fly like a bird.

鳥のよう describes 飛ぶ because it’s marked with に.

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Yeah, that would make sense. Thanks!

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