February 8, 2012

Gotye ft. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Personal Post, Song Comment tagged , , at 7:41 am by LynxLee


Sometimes you feel.. tired & excited, upbeat yet down; happy and still sad. Got that slight sleep, but woken up by a rooster and birds chirping. I’m feeling that way recently. Everything is great, new job, new place to live in, new adventures, lovely wife, new friends and so on.

Yet there’s always that few small things that just don’t/won’t feel right. Won’t fit in, won’t seem like it’s perfect. Surely, you should know – we never should expect perfection – unless your perfection has limitation. Thus my feeling now. Not that I’m not happy with everything, just that I think I can do/want/get more – y’know? Though I’m afraid to have more to lose. Anyway, just rambling on.

p.s. There’s no hidden meaning to the writings above, it’s just something I feel when I listen to this track. =P

I was looking for something light and simple. Something a little Adele, a little Sting, a little Lenka, a little “Lemon Tree”, a little “Hurtful“, a little Katy Perry (doesn’t the girl in the video/music sound like her though?). This track is just that.

Simple, light and powerful. 60 Million views on YouTube can’t be wrong, right? =D

Somebody That I Used To Know

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 now we were nothing
And I don’t even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and it 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


[Gotye:]
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 rememberYou 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 overBut you didn’t have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and now we were nothing
And I don’t even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and it 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

[Kimbra:]
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
But 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

[Gotye:]
But you didn’t have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and now we were nothing
And I don’t even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and it feels so rough
And 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

[x2]
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)
(I used to know)
Somebody

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2 Comments »

  1. Andy Gibson said,

    Hard to decribe this lovey piece of music, exept for genuine, original, superb, amazing, different…………

  2. [...] Gotye and Kimbra [...]


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