Someone I Used to Know

Album: The Owl (2018)
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  • Hometown hero at the bar
    Burned out, high life super star, you know
    Kept a buzz to fill the hole
    Loved the lights and stole the show

    Someone I used to know
    Would stay another round
    Someone I used to know
    Ran himself in the ground

    It's been a long time comin'
    Couldn't keep on runnin'
    Had to hit rock bottom to know
    When you keep on losin'
    With the path you're choosin'
    And it's time to let go
    Of someone that I used to know

    Of someone that I used to know

    Rides the high that tears him down
    Hates himself and loves the crowd
    The king of fools a heavy crown
    He didn't know he almost drowned

    Someone I used to know
    Would stay another round
    Someone I used to know
    Ran himself in the ground

    It's been a long time comin'
    Couldn't keep on runnin'
    Had to hit rock bottom to know
    When you keep on losin'
    With the path you're choosin'
    And it's time to let go
    Of someone that I used to know

    It's been a long time comin'
    Couldn't keep on runnin'
    Had to hit rock bottom to know
    When you keep on losin'
    With the path you're choosin'
    And it's time to let go
    Of someone that I used to
    Someone that I used to
    Know, know, know

    (Know, ooh) Writer/s: Andrew Watt, Andrew Wotman, Ben Simonetti, Niko Moon, Shawn Mendes, Zac Brown, Zachry Brown
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Phil from LouisianaHeather, no one owns a phrase. And the Gotye song sucked. Glad Zac made a song that didn't.
  • What’s Heather Smoking from Bostonthis literally could not be more different from Gotye’s song. I don’t know what Heather W. Is on about. “Shameful copying?” That’s like saying Pink Floyd, Post Malone, and Rihanna all copied Barry Manilow with “stay.” It’s just a title, check out the actual songs.
  • Heather W. from Franklin InUm...gotye wrote the song "somebody that I used to know" about 8 years ago or so. I have a hard time believing he's trying to say it had no influence on this song. Give credit where it's due and come up with some original material next time. Shameful copying.
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