Gotye- Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)- official film clip (HD) (by gotyemusic)
"You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness" - this certainly seems like a lyric from the late Elliott Smith (who wrote a song with the same title), but Gotye’s equally heart-wrenching tune is a different kind of tragic.
Smith’s version comes across as accusatory, with harsh lines like “So when I go home, I’ll be happy to go // You’re just somebody that I used know”, while Gotye seems to be the one who was cut off and struggling.
Interesting to listen to the similarities and differences in the two songs. Gotye will definitely be on my playlist for quite a while.