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Somebody That I Used to Know

I feel like the universe it trying to tell me something. Something about transition. Letting go. That kind of stuff. Some people say the universe whispers to them. My universe is a screamer. In other or related news, I just can't decide if the Glee version of that Goyte song is better... you tell me.

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NOT better. Ugh. Effing Glee.

Sometimes, when the universe is trying to tell me something, I interpret the message wrong, and it can either be comical or really annoying. The important part is listening and trying. Sometimes, though- there can be no mistake. At those times, I listen.

April 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSybil Law

Who are you trying to let go?? Sad day for that person!! PS: Miss you loads.

April 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSahar

I heard this song for the first time on Glee, and FELL MADLY IN LOVE (with Blaine) with the song, and then I went on You Tube, which I do every so often since it seems I've only JUST discovered it, and listened to that song over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again, Glee's version and the Goyte version. And then I listened to it over and over and over and over again on my drive to work, and in case you didn't know? I LOVE THE SONG! A lot. And, it's so awesome. I feel like a teenager going through a bad break-up. And this is my release song. :) You know what else? On Grey's, last week, they were talking about the only way to grow is to just. let. go. And it's the hardest part, but it's how we grow. Or something. And, wise words. As hard as it is, argh. Good Luck to you, and also, hello. I haven't talked to you in forever. Oh yeah. At first I thought the Glee version was better, then I thought Goyte's version was better, and then Goyte said Glee's version "sounded dinky" and I got mad at him. Okay, I'm done rambling...

April 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLoukia

@Sybil Law: I'm not a huge Glee fan, but I think I like this better. The voices are better... and their facial expressions pretty much broke my heart. Also, those were incredibly wise words.

@Sahar: It might be more me than them. I miss you, too. Always. :-)

@Loukia: Thank you SO much for telling me about how you're listening to it over and over again because YES. ME TOO, I feel exactly like you described (teen angst, etc). I think there's something about this song that resonates for everyone on some level, and like I said in the first reply, their faces in the Glee version just make me want to cry. My 6yo overheard it a little while ago and said, "Wow, Mama, that's the saddest song I've ever heard."

April 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFaiqa

I like both versions but I have also read that Goyte was not pleased with the Glee version. Each version has something to offer depending where I am in my life at that moment.

Also am with Loukia in that letting go thing. I like to joke that I have a nomadic soul but really I do. People like to say how I'm so insightful and all but really it's partially due to learning years ago how to walk away from certain situations no matter how much it pains me. Because I know that pain is temporary and staying will involve a much more permanent pain.

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKailyn

I know we're not, you know, close, but when I read things like today, and like ":The Drift" I just wanna drive to Memphis and hug you until you feel better. I want to hold you until you have the strength to do what needs doing. To let you know that even through the pain you have love surrounding you. I hope you can hear that, too, when the universe screams at you.

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson

Better? No. Good for Glee? Yes. Gotye didn't like the re-make which should mean something, but it doesn't to me. So long as a remake is in the style of the artist offering their own interpretation, I have no issues. It doesn't mean I, or the originator have to like it, but I respect the creativity. The original owner gets paid regardless.

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHockeymandad

I have yet to listen to the glee version or the entire original for that matter, but I loved what I heard on iTunes and it's on my list. I often have both originals and covers of songs because they each offer something different. The key is the lyrics. Good lyrics make great songs.

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

I'm not a Glee watcher, but I think the interpretation within the storyline is an interesting one. I think that's one of the things the show does well. As far as the controversy goes, I think it's a publicity ploy by an artist who's fearing that his success is going down as a "one hit wonder" and is trying to make the most of it by going against the machine that is Glee. Anne Rice tried to do it with Tom Cruise in "Interview with a Vampire." It's an interesting tactic, but a tired one.

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

@Kailyn Walking away ... yes, it's a difficult and important lesson.

Allyson Thanks, love, I guess it's true we're not close in the normal sense, but your support and kind words all these years have not gone unnoticed, my dear friend. Thank you. So much. XO

Hockeymandad Agreed; and spoken like a true artist.

Megan Ah, yes, the lyrics - if we're comparing based on lyrics : the original: You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness... That's not in the Glee version.

That is an excellent analysis... I agree completely.

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFaiqa

OOPS! Hi @Nancy!! That last comment was for you. :-) "I agree completely and such"

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFaiqa

I hate Glee.

I have been following the "controversy" of Gotye disapproving then backpedaling on the Glee version, accidentally, and was confused why two dudes had to sing it instead of just one, both reasons being why is the I pressed play.

I felt sexual tension, angst, real passion, real longing. Something I miss form the original Gotye song. Something I get from the Glee version. Are those two guys lovers on the show? I have to assume yes.

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPoppy

(Typos courtesy of me, enhanced by Twitter wanting me to play featherstick with her. I sound ignorant. Oops, oh well. Sexual tension is the essence of my comment.)

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPoppy

Poppy, I don't watch Glee either, but the video made it look more like they were brothers. And having only heard the song for the first time just now - it resonates more with me more in a lost family sense, than in an ex-lover sense.

April 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson

@Poppy : That's one of the reasons I might like it better. And I don't watch it either, but I think @Allyson is right, I think their brothers.

April 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFaiqa


April 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFaiqa

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