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Gotye

Somebody That I Used To Know

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playNow and then I think of when we were together
playLike when you said
playyou felt so happy you could die
playI told myself that you were right for me
playBut felt so lonely in your company
playBut that was love and it's an ache I still remember

playYou can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness
playLike resignation to the end
playAlways the end
playSo when we found that we could not make sense
playWell you said that we would still be friends
playBut I'll admit that I was glad that it was over

playBut you didn't have to cut me off
playmake out like it never happened
playAnd that we were nothing
playAnd I don't even need your love
playBut you treat me like a stranger
playAnd that feels so rough
playNo you didn't have to stoop so low
playHave your friends collect your records
playAnd then change your number
playI guess that I don't need that though
playNow you're just somebody that I used to know
playNow you're just somebody that I used to know
playNow you're just somebody that I used to know

playNow and then
playI think of all the times you screwed me over
playBut had me believing
playit was always something that I'd done
playBut I don't wanna live that way
playreading into every word you say
playYou said that you could let it go
playAnd I wouldn't catch you hung up on somebody
playthat you used to know

playBut you didn't have to cut me off
playMake out like it never happened
playAnd that we were nothing
playAnd I don't even need your love
playBut you treat me like a stranger
playAnd that feels so rough
playNo you didn't have to stoop so low
playHave your friends collect your records
playAnd then change your number
playI guess that I don't need that though
playNow you're just somebody that I used to know

playSomebody
playI used to know
playNow you're just somebody that I used to know
playSomebody
playI used to know
playNow you're just somebody that I used to know
playI used to know
playThat I used to know
playI used to know
playSomebody

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meaningMeaning

"There is an ex-girlfriend I know.". "It was five-six years ago. It wasn't a nasty breakup, but it was messy in the sense that we hurt each other more than we needed to because it wasn't a clean break. I guess it's closest to what the chorus is about. We both realized we had to move on and we haven't seen each other since."

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vocabulary Vocabulary

Stoop so low

To do something bad in order to get what you want

  1. I wouldn’t have thought he could stoop so low.

Screw sb over

To treat someone badly

  1. My old roommate moved out and didn’t pay the last month’s rent. He really screwed me over.

make-out

US, slang (kiss, touch sexually) To act; pretend.

  1. Will made out like he didn’t care that his team lost the championship, but I know he was really upset

Cut sb off

1. To completely take someone out of your life. 2. To stop supporting someone financially. 3. To quickly move your car in front of another car when driving.

  1. I cut Carmen off after I heard that she kissed my ex-boyfriend.
  2. Whoa! That guy just cut me off! I almost hit the back of his car!

Read into (every word)

To take everything seriously.

  1. Jack reads into every word I say and always gets offended

Hung up on sb/sth

To not be able to forget about someone or something.

  1. Sarah is so hung up on Matt that she can’t date other people. It is really sad.

Let it go

To forget about something; to not worry.

  1. I’m sorry that you didn’t get the job you wanted. But you need to let it go so that you can focus on your next interview and your future!

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