Gotye’s “Someone that I used to know” stayed at the top of charts for weeks. I have to admit, I fell in love with it the first time I heard it. Eventually, it placed 3rd on the 2012 WXRT Listener Poll. I was listening to a few remixed version of it today on my way home from the office and the lyrics struck me. It’s basically a song about betrayal and how much it hurts when the betrayal is by someone you thought you knew, but evidently didn’t. Some of us have been betrayed by close friends, lovers, and family members. IMHO, I can forgive being betrayed by a close friend, but when someone that is blood turns their back on you, EVEN IF YOUR ACTIONS MAY WARRANT IT, can never be forgiven. Family is supposed to be willing to stick in their, even when it’s hard, and be willing to help the other to get through the bad times and to learn how to change their behavior so it doesn’t happen in the future. When a family member turns their back on another family member, it says they really don’t care to invest the time.
A while back, I posted an article about how I blew my top and made a complete ass of myself. I said I needed help and wanted to change. But what I got was several people’s backs turned to me, saying I was not only beyond redemption, but not worth the time to even acknowledge.
That hurt! And I don’t think I will ever get over it. But I will move on in my life and find others, close friends, that will help, that will be willing to tell me when I l screw up and be there to help me change. Of this, I am certain.
A portion of the lyrics below are from the song and speak to my heart: (Click here to read the full lyrics)
But you didn’t have to cut me off,
Make out like it never happened,
And that now we’re 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,