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).

2 comments:

  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?!

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  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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