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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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    UnregisteredJul 19, 2012 at 12:51 am
    A girl who feel deeply in love with a guy that was not ready to make a committment due to conflicting feelings and bad timing. She is thinking about when they first met and how happy he seemed. But this quick love burned out as fast as it came together because of the lack of sincerity on his part as well as the abscence of a strong foundation of friendship. He needed a rebound to make himself feel good again and she was lonely. She had always dreamed of someone like him so she convinced herself the relationship was right even though she knew in her heart it was wrong. He began to loose interest in the relationship and grew moody because of her expectations. He also drank heavily which contributed to his increasing depression and moods. The lack of love on his part made her sad along with his addictions. They both realized the relationship was going bad so she told him to find someplace else, but she still loved him and wanted to try. He broke her heart by breaking up with her, but made it worse by cutting off communication and by sleeping with someone he used to be with only days after the break. He continued to blame her for his cheating and she didn't need that because that wasn't the reason. It was his way of shoving her worst fear in her face and getting even for her suggesting distance to improve the relationship. With his rough treatment in the breakup she realized that she deserved to be treated better and was happy that everything was over. She gets stronger by stating that he didn't have to be so low in the way he went about the breakup and now he is only looked at as an aquaintance... Almost a stranger she met breifly. She still thinks about him from time to time because after you are that intimate you can't just completely forget. He continues to make it worse by having a friend retrieve his things from her house because of the guilt. He knows he was wrong and can't face his mistakes and regrets. So he walks aways in shame. He is just merely someone she once knew and that is how it ends.
  • U
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    UnregisteredJul 23, 2012 at 7:21 pm
    The heartache felt when soebody hurts you so deeply... Something that nobody truely ever gets over... Sort of like the thrill of first love... With more consiquences. Something that every one at some point in life had or will experience
  • U
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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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    June1029Mar 22, 2014 at 12:02 am
    it is when a gal likes a gal and it is sort of gayish but she finds out that she had this disease and went a little overboard but soon realized that it was ok to be mental, She does not love that girl anymore but they are still in a crush life realationship.
  • U
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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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