Gotye Again.

Via on Jul 11, 2012

Self-hating Top Pop Music-Singing? Gotye Again.

We’ve all been there: we know all the words, we wanna act too cool for it, but we love singing it, we wanna belt it out:

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Something we’ve all done.

Directed by Vincent Pergola.

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1 Billion listeners between iTunes and youtube copies and counting can be wrong, but they probably aren’t: “Now you’re just somebody that I used to know.”

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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 it was over

But you didn’t have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened
And that we 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
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
Part of 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…

But you didn’t have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened
And that we were nothing
And I don’t even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger
And that 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

I used to know
That I used to know
I used to know

Somebody…

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Nice Remix:

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150,000,000 views on this remix:

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Live:

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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10 Responses to “Gotye Again.”

  1. A j says:

    Omg, I laughed so much I was crying!

  2. Annie Ory says:

    I don't really understand the term "self hating" in reference to this song. There isn't anything about the song that brings "self hate" to mind for me. I like the song because it offers the perspective of two different people on the break up, which is a cool and unique, and I like the creative use of instruments, including voices, to make something different. Where is it that you see self hatred in the song?

  3. I thought the "self-hating" was in reference to the 2 guys who are hating themselves for secretly loving the song…? I think at one stage one of them even says something along those lines.

  4. Mind Dumpster says:

    hahahaha!!! this is hilarious!! thank youu

  5. mike_p says:

    Hahaha love the two guys in the car! Dead on!

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  7. Andy says:

    I've been (secretly) loving this version all year long: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkaUsBwe0fo

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