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Now and then I think of when we were together,
Like when you said you felt so happy you could die,
Told myself that you were right for me,
But felt so lonely in your company,
But that was love and it's an ache I still remember.

You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness,
Like resignation to the end,
Always the end,
So when we found that we could not make sense,
Well you said that we would still be friends,
But I'll admit that I was glad that it was over.

But you didn't have to cut me off,
Make out like it never happened,
And that now we're nothing,
And I don't even need your love,
But you treat me like a stranger,
And that feels so rough,
No you didn't have to stoop so low,
Have your friends collect your records,
And then change your number,
I guess that I don't need that though,
Now you're just somebody that I used to know,
Now your just somebody that I used to know,
Now your just somebody that I used to know,
Now your just somebody that I used to know.

Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over
But had me believing it was always something that I'd done
And I don't wanna live that way
Reading into every word you say
You said that you could let it go
And I wouldn't catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know...

But you didn't have to cut me off,
Make out like it never happened,
And that now were nothing,
And I don't even need your love,
But you treat me like a stranger,
And that feels so rough.
No you didn't have to stoop so low,
Have your friends collect your records,
And then change your number,
I guess that I don't need that though,
Now you're just somebody that I used to know,
Somebody,
I used to know,
Somebody,
Now your just somebody that I used to know,
Somebody,
I used to know,
Somebody,
Now your just somebody that I used to know,

I used to know
That I used to know

Somebody



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    UnregisteredDec 18, 2013 at 3:57 am
    Both sides: A complicated relationship; They loved each other, but not IN love with each other. Huge difference. However they had some great memories like all relationships. The relationship ended with mutual agreement, with the girl promising to stay friends, but ended up cutting him off completely.

    This is basically about a guy not knowing what he wants in the relationship, but wants to keep her as a friend (normally when guys want to keep you as a friend, you may be special to them, maybe hoping for a 2nd chance in the future, or would just like to keep you in their lives for personal reasons; sex, or keeping some sort of a relationship)

    The guy: He is pretty much a hard headed and stubborn person, and a lil confused by the whole relationship. Knowing he did love her, he's still convinced that she's not the one. However she was special enough for him wanting to keep as a "friend". He won't actually admit that he's hurt by the fact they broke it off, but his anger shows it all that he is completely hurt. Now he's angry at the fact that she actually changed her number and completely treated him as if he never exist, knowing she moved on.

    The girl: She completely shut him off because she knew he was bad for her. Normally when a girl/guy cuts you off they're TRYING to erase all memories good and bad so they don't miss you, or constantly contact you whenever you pop up in their heads. She's tricking herself that she can forget him, but is actually deeply hurting as well. Cutting him off is punishment to him and her. In the song they're singing no... SCREAMING at each other. I love it! She's basically telling him off by saying this is what you wanted, and I'm giving YOU what you wanted She had her time to think things over and realized the reality off the relationship and is not going to stand it any longer. She grew some balls, and did what she thinks is the right thing. Cut the ex off and moved on.
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    UnregisteredJun 26, 2012 at 3:08 am
    Both know it's not going to work, but stick it out because it is better than being alone.

    They don't know each other anymore because they both changed. They are both just someone the other used to know, now, which can be painful when you remember the good things that used to be in a relationship that has ended.
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    UnregisteredJun 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm
    Its about either a guy or girl that once their relationship started he already knew it wasnt going to work out, but they he ended up loving the way they would get along. So once they both found out they didn't want to be together he felt happy because he didn't want to be with her anyway but she says she still wants to be friends and he is cool with that. But once he sees that's she is ignoring him and acts like they never knew eachother he gets upset and tells himself he doesn't need that but inside he truly is hurt. And she feels like he always would make her feel like she was the reason why their relationship doesn't work. I feel like he has found out he loves her and misses once they have broken up. "you never know what you have until its all gone"
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    UnregisteredJul 31, 2014 at 4:40 am
    It's about how we all become jaded. We are all just somebody that someone used to know and we all have someone we used to know. We love, we get burned, we find a way to move on. We'd all like to think that we aren't replaceable to the ones we love the most, but if they don't love us back we are completely replaceable.
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    UnregisteredJun 22, 2012 at 4:03 am
    This is about a relationship that was never right from the begining. She was so happy that he convinced himself it could work. They went through the motions but couldn. T make it work. When it was finally over he was relieved but angered as he feels the breakup seems to have diminished the meaning of their entire relationship. From her perspective, looking back she realizes the relationship never worked and has decided to cut all ties so they can both move on with their lives.

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