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Monday, March 5

Now you're just somebody that I used to know...

I'm so loving this song by Gotye right now, and since it is number one on Spotify, I am clearly not the only one:

I think that one of the reasons I love it is that the words remind me of the worse break-up I ever had.  That may seem strange, why would I like such a thing?  This particular break-up was the only one I ever experienced where the person (who I was living with at the time) decided to just completely stop talking to me, and actually treated me like a complete stranger.

It took months for me to figure out what the heck had just happened.  I was the one who broke up, but it was a completely calm and agreeable break up.  One that by no means should have made us strangers, one that of all the other break-ups I've experienced would have seemed most likely to leave a friendship intact.

In a way this song gives me comfort.  Knowing that I am not the only one this has happened to.  A little piece of my dignity comes back every time I hear it, and I realize how screwed up it was.  Let's just say I've listened to it like 1,537,239,203,234 times.  (Just today).


  1. I ABOSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SONG TOO!!! Not only is it a funky little beat, but ya the words do hit home with me in the same way as they do for you...crazy, huh?!

  2. Isn't it surprising that so many people relate to this song? I mean…you go to youtube and the comments say over and over how this happened to the person. I guess there are a lot more people in the world that are ill-equipped to deal with ending romantic relationships maturely than I had thought! Or maybe expecting to somehow stay friends or at least not strangers is asking too much? :)


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