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Somebody That I Used To Know
by Gotye


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 that 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
But had 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
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

Somebody, I used to know
Somebody, now you're just somebody that I used to know
Somebody, I used to know
Somebody, now you're just somebody that I used to know,
I used to know,
That I used to know,
I used to know
somebody

Exercises

To print (PDF)


By
Isabel Pérez

1. – 1. Match the halves; fill the gaps with one of the following prepositions, and then translate the meaning of this verse.

Prepositions:
for, like, of, in, on, at, about.

1) Now and then I think ____

2) ____ when you said

3) Told myself that

4) But felt so lonely

5) But that was love and

a) you felt so happy you could die

b) ______ your company

c) it's an ache I still remember

d) when we were together

e) you were right ______ me


2. Fill the gaps with the right words from this box:

addicted, end, friends, glad, resignation, sense, sadness,


You can get _______to a certain kind of ________
Like ________to the end, always the ______
So, when we found that we could not make _______
Well, you said that we would still be _______
But I'll admit that I was ______that it was over


3. Listen to this part. Then, guess and match the verbs and the meaning in this song.

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

Verbs

Cut (me) off
Make out
Need
Stoop (low)
Collect
Change
Feel
Guess

Meanings

Necesitar / To feel the necessity
Distanciar, apartar a alguien / To separate from someone
Hacer como que / To pretend
Rebajarse (caer bajo) / To lower oneself
Cambiar / To make a substitution
Sentar (mal) / To experience an emotion
Imaginar / To think or believe


4. Listen to this part and make a list with all the verbs you find and the verb tenses (e.g. think- present simple)

Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over
But had 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


*Screwsomebodyover- hacer daño
*Wanna- wantto

5. Sing the song together

6. Notice the pronunciation of the following words:

rough
though
could
would
found

You can watch the video with the lyrics on this site