Thursday, June 27, 2013

[Learning English through Songs] Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye ft. Kimbra

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
And 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
And 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

(I used to know)
(Now you're just somebody that I used to know) [x2]
P/s: Some difficult words

P/s: Some difficult words



  • 1a continuous or prolonged dull pain in a part of one’s body:the ache in her head worseneda handful of salt in the bath water is good for aches and pains[mass noun]:he had stomach ache
  • 2 [in singular] an emotion experienced with painful or bittersweet intensity:an ache in her heart


[no object]
  • 1suffer from a continuous dull pain:my legs ached from the previous day’s exerciseI’m aching all over
  • 2feel intense sadness or compassion:she sat still and silent, her heart achingshe looked so tired that my heart ached for her
  • 3feel an intense desire for:she ached for his touch[with infinitive]:he was aching to get his hands on the ball

  • 1an act of resigning from a job or office:he announced his resignation
  •  a document conveying someone’s intention of resigning:I’ve handed in my resignation
  •  Chess an act of ending a game by conceding defeat without being checkmated.
  • 2 [mass noun] the acceptance of something undesirable but inevitable:a shrug of resignation
make sense: 


  • 1a faculty by which the body perceives an external stimulus; one of the faculties of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch:the bear has a keen sense of smell which enables it to hunt at dusk
  • 2a feeling that something is the case:she had the sense of being a political outsideryou can improve your general health and sense of well-being
  •  a keen intuitive awareness of or sensitivity to the presence or importance of something:she had a fine sense of comic timing
  • 3 [mass noun] a sane and realistic attitude to situations and problems:he earned respect by the good sense he showed at meetings
  •  a reasonable or comprehensible rationale:I can’t see the sense in leaving all the work to you
  • 4a way in which an expression or a situation can be interpreted; a meaning:it is not clear which sense of the word ‘characters’ is intended in this passage
  • 5chiefly Mathematics & Physics a property (e.g. direction of motion) distinguishing a pair of objects, quantities, effects, etc. which differ only in that each is the reverse of the other:the cord does not become straight, but forms a length of helix in the opposite sense
  •  [as modifier] Genetics relating to or denoting a coding sequence of nucleotides, complementary to an antisense sequence.


[with object]
  • 1perceive by a sense or senses:with the first frost, they could sense a change in the days
  •  be aware of (something) without being able to define exactly how one knows:she could sense her father’s anger rising[with clause]:he could sense that he wasn’t liked
  • 2(of a machine or similar device) detect:an optical fibre senses a current flowing in a conductor

cut s.b off: 
  • 1interrupt someone while they are speaking:he cut her off and went on to another subject
  •  interrupt someone during a telephone call by breaking the connection:I listened to pre-recorded messages for twenty-three minutes before being cut off
  • 2prevent someone from receiving or being provided with something, especially power or water:consumers may be cut off for non-payment
  • 3reject someone as one’s heir; disinherit someone:Gabrielle’s family cut her off without a penny
  • 4prevent someone from having access to somewhere or someone; isolate someone from something they previously had connections with:the couple were cut off by a fast-moving tide
make out:
  • 1make progress; fare:how are you making out, now that the summer’s over?
  • 2North American informal engage in sexual activity:teenagers were making out on the couchErnie was making out with Berenice 


  • 1having an uneven or irregular surface; not smooth or level:they had to carry the victim across the rough, stony groundher skin felt dry and rough
  •  denoting the face of a tennis or squash racket on which the loops formed from the stringing process project (used as a call when the racket is spun to decide the right to serve first or to choose ends).
  • 2(of a person or their behaviour) not gentle; violent or boisterous:pushchairs should be capable of withstanding rough treatment
  •  (of an area or occasion) characterized by violent behaviour:the workmen hate going to the rough estates
  •  (of weather or the sea) wild and stormy:the lifeboat crew braved rough seas to rescue a couple
  • 3not finished tidily or decoratively; plain and basic:the customers sat at rough wooden tables
  •  put together as a temporary measure; makeshift:he had one arm in a rough sling
  •  lacking sophistication or refinement:she took care of him in her rough, kindly way
  •  not fully worked out or including every detail:he had a rough draft of his new novel
  •  (of stationery) used for making preliminary notes:rough paper
  • 4(of a voice) harsh and rasping:his voice was rough with barely suppressed fury
  •  (of wine or another alcoholic drink) sharp or harsh in taste:he refilled the mug with rough cider
  • 5not exact or precise; approximate:they had a rough idea of when the murder took placeit’ll cost about £50, at a rough guess
  • 6 informal difficult and unpleasant:the teachers gave me a rough time because my image didn’t fit
  •  British hard; severe:the first day of a job is rough on everyone
  •  unwell:the altitude had hit her and she was feeling rough


  • in a manner that lacks gentleness; harshly or violently:treat ‘em rough but treat ’em fair


  • 1chiefly British a disreputable and violent person:the rear of the column was attacked by roughs
  • 2 [mass noun] (on a golf course) longer grass around the fairway and the green:his second shot lay in the rough
  • 3a preliminary sketch:I did a rough to work out the scale of the lettering
  • 4an uncut precious stone:miners discovered one of the biggest diamond roughs in history


[with object]
  • 1work or shape (something) in a rough, preliminary fashion:flat surfaces of wood are roughed down
  •  (rough something out) produce a preliminary and unfinished version of something:the engineer roughed out a diagram on his notepad
  • 2make uneven:rough up the icing with a palette knife
  • 3 (rough itinformal live in discomfort with only basic necessities:she’d had to rough it alone in digs



[no object]
  • 1bend one’s head or body forwards and downwards:he stooped down and reached towards the coinLinda stooped to pick up the bottles[with object]:the man stoops his head
  •  have the head and shoulders habitually bent forwards:he tends to stoop when he walks(as adjective stooping)a thin, stooping figure(as adjective stooped)a stooped old man
  • 2lower one’s moral standards so far as to do something reprehensible:Craig wouldn’t stoop to thievingshe was unwilling to believe that anyone could stoop so low as to steal from a dead woman
  •  [with infinitive] archaic condescend to do something:the princes now and then stooped to pay a nominal homage
  • 3(of a bird of prey) swoop down on a quarry:we witnessed an eagle stooping on its prey


  • 1 [in singular] a posture in which the head and shoulders are habitually bent forwards:a tall, thin man with a stoop
  • 2the downward swoop of a bird of prey.

screw s.b over:
informal treat someone unfairly; cheat or swindle someone:I told the company that was trying to screw me over to get lost
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