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Gotye

Somebody That I Used To Know

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play Now and then I think of when we were  
play Like when you  
play you felt so   you could  
play I told   that you were   for me
play But felt so lonely in your  
play But that was   and it's an ache I still remember

play You can get   to a certain kind of  
play Like   to the end
play Always the end
play So when we found that we could not make  
play Well you said that we   still be friends
play But I'll admit that I was   that it was over

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

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

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

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

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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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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!