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Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know lyrics

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 you're just somebody that I used to know,
Now you're just somebody that I used to know,
Now you're 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 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,
Somebody,
I used to know,
Somebody,
Now you're just somebody that I used to know,
Somebody,
I used to know,
Somebody,
Now you're just somebody that I used to know,

I used to know
That I used to know

Somebody



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    UnregisteredMay 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    Reflects what I deeply feel & intensely desire I could do with the father of my 2 children-for him to be just somebody I use to know, but cannot. The lyrics and overall composure of the song and the way the artists sing it makes it so real and truely felt by them. Emotions of the lyrics are so fantasticly expressed by gotye and kimbra-it creates for me a sense of release and escape just by listening.
  • u
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    UnregisteredSep 3, 2012 at 5:41 am
    This song is about a man who has decided to change his cell phone carrier. One part of the song is written from the man's perspective, wherein he describes how lonely he felt with the company he bought service from. The man is so intent on separating himself from the bad relationship with the business that he doesn't even retain the phone number he used with them and sends his friends to get his phone records to verify his final bill, implying a lack of trust despite their long relationship. The other portion is written and performed from the point of view of the spurned provider, pointing out to the customer how hard it is to be left behind and reminding all of us that corporations are people too.
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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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    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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    UnregisteredJun 1, 2012 at 5:46 am
    First verse: clear pang of reminiscent hurt. Followed immediately by justification for why it. Must have been a good thing it ended. Second verse: a continuation of the rationalization for why it was a 'good thing' in spite of the hurt. Clearly it wasnt a healthy relationship, but their codependency was his 'drug' (addicted to a certain kind of sadness) and his withdrawal from her attentions leaves him dejected. Chorus: the pain and the rationalization collide in frustration. The other was clearly more over it than he was--facebook pictures (collect your records) down even. Like he never happened, and he is maddened because he keeps looking at her online, seeing her life from afar. Lover idealising and yet comptarmentalising at the same time. Second half to come. Maybe. I got add.

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