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I Used To Know You Better

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:22 pm
by Æpplês&vØdkã
Phlebia

So nice to see you again my lover,
You've been gone so many years.
You remind me you're my daughter
as you wash away the tears.

And I'm struggling to find the words to say.
And I'm wandering the hallways.

And memories of me and you are lost in time
Along with those of everything else.
And I used to know you better
But know I mostly...just don't know.

And when the afternoon fades,
And lucidity wanes,
And what remains falls away.

And what you call progression,
I call deterioration.
What abstract pitfalls lie before me?

And I used to know you better...
But know I just don't know.

Re: I Used To Know You Better

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:47 pm
by AJOwens
If you ask me to find you something you need
It might be a garden, it might be a seed
If you ask, I might know just where to go
But chances are it's gone

If you ask me to take you by the best way
It might be an hour, it might be a day
If you ask, I might know just where to go
But chances are it's gone

Gone are the days I could find my way around
All of my landmarks have disappeared underground
I used to know you better, old friend

If you ask me to tell you something that's true
It might be an answer, it might be a clue
If you ask, I might know just where to go
But chances are it's gone

Gone are the days I could find my way around
All of my landmarks have disappeared underground
I used to know you better
I used to know you better, old friend

Re: I Used To Know You Better

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:02 pm
by owl
I Used to Know You Better
miscellaneous owl

In the courtroom, my mother raises her right hand
And swears allegiance to a foxed and tattered flag
To the dust and corn and limestone of Indiana
To the asphalt and dry hills of California
To the fireflies of upstate New York
Where her oldest daughter was born
I believed in East Coast schools and autumn leaves
And driving under endless prairie skies
But the mystique of the Great American Dream
Seems to me to be a lie

America, you choke and spit
Your spite wells up, you drown in it,
You slammed my fingers in the hinge of the golden door
All the schoolkids duck and cover
Clinging to the wire mother
The soft one lies in shreds upon the floor
America, what am I?
Born to love you, born to die
By the hands of the smiling men inside the voting booth
Eagles soar and the marching band plays
For the tiki torch-lit ticker tape parade
But the gravel on her cheek betrays the truth

I used to know you better
Now I don't know you at all

America, with your broken back
Your teeth of rusting Cadillacs
I drink to you, a draught as dry as drought
And in the incel's sitting room
You raise your glass of rank perfume
And the rictus lifts the corners of your mouth

I used to know you better
Now I don't know you at all
I used to know you better
Now I don't know you at all

Remember when you sang to me?
A nightingale with silver dreams
Falling from its wings like glittering dust
And in my lotus-eater's haze
I stroked your luminescent face
And thought I could become someone you loved
I thought I could become someone you loved

Re: I Used To Know You Better

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:13 pm
by Plat
I used to know you better
by The Cow Exchange

VERSE
A small apartment with one bed
We shared the nights and quiet times and headaches
A box of wine, quality time, what's on your mind, oh never mine
Don't even have to tell me

That was then, this is now
I can't pretend we stand that ground
The clumsy long days drained our late nights

CHORUS
I used to know you better
I used to draw you out
I used to crack you up 'til you stopped breathin'
Now I’m picking up the pieces I used to know you better
I used to break you down
I used to hit the nail on the head
Recollect as I collect [C1: regrets / C2+: the curette]
I used to know you better

VERSE
And I knocked you out!
Though you were already numb
I guess this proves I still care 'bout your feeling
Scooped out your eyeballs
Well that escalated fast
But I couldn't take the stares that you were dealing

No more fights, no more issues
Forked aside like your dead tissue
This one-on-one time helped me understand ya
Now I know you inside out
Isn't that more than what counts?
I'm glad you finally showed me what you're made of!

(CHORUS)

BRIDGE
Yeah I tore your heart out (da da da da da da da)
But I'll put the hammer down (da da da da da da down)
Yeah I tore your heart out (da da da da da da da)
But I'll put the hammer down (da da da da da da down)
This relationship is moving backwards
I'm taking back my tooth extractors
And everything I ever used to know you better

(CHORUS X 2)

Re: I Used To Know You Better

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:34 pm
by gizo
gizo vs. the 17,455 - i used to know you better
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running it back, what's the point in cutting anyone any slack?
I used to have a dream - you'd be the Barlow to my Lowenstein

I used to know you better than you thought
I could've shown you all the bad thing that you bought on you

what's it all for? words are useless when they are ignored
wasted my breath trying to shout all the ways you could work it out

i used to know you better than you thought
i could've shown you all the bad things that you bought on you

but you would not believe me if i showed you
you could not believe me
you would never see it when i showed you
you would never see.....

Re: I Used To Know You Better

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:32 am
by crumpart
I Used To Know You Better - Hot Pink Halo

***

Look up, see nothing
Turn on the light
Look up, see nothing
No matter how bright I make it
Look up, see nothing
As if I don't exist
Look up, see nothing
Just a world with a hole in it

They say that to know passion
Is to know peace
But most of the time those things seem
Out of reach

So I look into this glass
And reflect on what I've been

Look around, see these walls
That hold me in
Look around, see the floors
That keep me standing here
Look around, see the things
That I take for granted
Look around, see myself
In this life that I have chanced on

They say that to know passion
Is to know peace
And I know if I fight for it that a life is
Within reach

So I look into this glass
And reflect what I have been

She said, "I used to know you better"
But how can that be true?
If I couldn't even see myself
Then what did I seem to you?
She said she used to know me better
But that's a facet of the past
'Cause every day I try again and I've finally
Found myself at last

So I look into this glass
And reflect

Re: I Used To Know You Better

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:58 am
by furrypedro
Balance Lost

Sitting on the asphalt
When there was time to waste
With fireworks and ball games
Out the back of the video shop
A summer smoked away
Another song another day

And I still wait for a meaning
I miss the meaningless

As the years fell by
I realised I was holding on to something that didn't exist
Maybe everybody's got everybody else's back
But I used to know you better than this
And if the jokes got dark, well I thought it didn't matter
And I'm sorry but I couldn't resist
Now everybody's on everybody else's case
And I used to know you better than this

Canvas shoes in which we paint
A dream that slowly fades
No more replacing or retracing
Thrust into things you'd never choose
A classroom full of doubts
Where d'you go?
Don't stay home

But I've moved on
Does it make sense to look for something meaningless

As the years fell by
I realised I was holding on to something that didn't exist
Maybe everybody's got everybody else's back
But I used to know you better than this
And if the jokes got dark, well I thought it didn't matter
And I'm sorry but I couldn't resist
Now everybody's on everybody else's case
And I used to know you better than this

Re: I Used To Know You Better

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:32 am
by furrypedro
Asteroids 57801-57900
Æpplês&vØdkã: drums, bass
Furrypedro: synth, guitar, vocals


Bulkhead, locked doors, space flight, forever wars
Accident, invasion, time dilation
You cannot return to all that you once knew

Once I understood the world
Once I loved everybody
But then a day came when everything changed
Now all I do is worry
I used to belong
I used to know you better
But I saw writing on the wall
And I couldn't read the letters

Decades passing, buildings collapsing
Urban decay, airport runway
No connection, over protection

I used to belong
I used to know you better
But I saw writing on the wall
And I couldn't read the letters
Once I understood the world
Once I loved everybody
But then a day came when everything changed
Now all I do is worry

I used to know you better
I couldn't read the letters

Re: I Used To Know You Better

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:17 pm
by lichenthroat
I Used to Know You Better
by Lichen Throat

I used to know you better when we’d play out in the desert,
Ride bikes in scorching weather, and catch lizards in our hands.
In dust upon the highway signs, right beside the painted lines,
We’d write our names a couple times, then go back to my house.

I used to know you better, when you wore that light blue sweater,
And we couldn’t get much wetter than when I fell in the creek.
They called that place the Happy Isles; both of us had toothy smiles
and sat together for a while, until my shirt was dry.
We hiked up to the waterfall and stood on top, above it all,
While in between the canyon walls, the pines swayed in the breeze.

I used to know you better, when I would read your letters
And we would talk together every Thursday on the phone.
You’d tell me of your college friends, parties that you would attend,
And everything about South Bend I never got to see.
I’d murmur things you never heard, write and then erase my words,
Curse the lines we never blurred—but that was long ago.

Re: I Used To Know You Better

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:29 pm
by Toshiro
Toshiro

I forgot your name she said
Would you say it for me

Would you put your hand in mine
Would you change your life for me
Would you fly to the edge of the world
Would you leave your family

Would you be my only girl?

CHORUS

And I, I, I, I used to know you better
And I, I, I, I used to know you better

And if you had your life to live over
Would you spend it with me?
Would you spend it with me?

Have you found your place she said
And all the lines were rehearsed
Did we take those words in vain
Would you say this was deserved?

Would you say that we wasted time?
Did we lose our nerves
To coast for the rest of our lives?

CHORUS

Re: I Used To Know You Better

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:24 am
by glennny
Berkeley Social Scene
Geech- Drums, Lead Vocals, Claps
Martin- Bass, lyrics and melody
Sam- Vintage Red arpeggio synth, Backing Vocals, Claps
Ken- Rhodes, Claps
Glen- Guitars, Chords, Production


I Used to Know You Better

Long ago I can remember … like it's yesterday
You were the best and always loved to hang

Around but lost..our souls mixed and matched
Like one being deeply inhaling oxygen

I used to know you so much better
What happened to the way we were back then?

Something happened in '88 …
still so unsure of the way
You were the best and always seemed to get away

Around but lost..our souls mixed and matched
Like one being slowly inhaling nitrogen

I used to know you so much better
What happened to the way we were back then?

That takes us now to today.
It was not that long before.
We were the best and my interest wandered

Faded, distant....our souls mixed and matched
Like one being we injected poison

I used to know you so much better
What happened to the way we were back then?
I used to know you so much better
What happened to the way we were back then?

Re: I Used To Know You Better

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:57 pm
by Æpplês&vØdkã
Soulflowsteve

Vocals - Soulflowsteve
Production - VØID


I plant you flowers with my hands
Work until you understand
Love I’m playing for hours
Use everything I can and it still won’t be enough
When you focus dimmer my skin gets thinner
Everything you say cuts right through
Reach into my scars, use the beat of my heart
Pull a spark, shine like the star that you are ooh, ohh
What can I do to see the blinding sun shining back in you, ooh ooh
I used to see the sun rise in your eyes now it’s sliding into the ocean blue, ooh, ooh
Building a boat, making it float for you

Looking at your face I used to know you better
I give and you take, you take it away, turn it away
Looking in the mirror like I used to know me better
But I grew, pushed through, lost a part of myself too
We give and we take it, what it takes when we make mistakes
Take what it gives, give what it takes to truly live
Love and hate, are we able to cooperate, communicate?
Why are we competitive?
What’s the definition of a benefit?
The complexities I’m hiding inside I’m fighting
I don’t know how to break it to you
The insecurities you’re showing, I know that you are glowing
I don’t know how to break it to you
Anyway that you are going I’ll help you grow,
Would you help me grow too?

Ooh, ooh,
What can I do to see the blinding sun shining back in you, ooh ooh
I used to see the sun rise in your eyes now it’s sliding into the ocean blue, ooh, ooh
Building a boat, making it float for you

I used to know you better
Used to recognize your grip never slipped when you held me like an umbrella
We used to know better weather, broke our wings when we said those things
Lost some feathers we used to stick together, it’s alright my friend, we’ll fly again
You just need one wing I’ll be the other, ooh, ooh.


Ooh, ooh,
What can I do to see the blinding sun shining back in you, ooh ooh
I used to see the sun rise in your eyes now it’s sliding into the ocean blue, ooh, ooh
Building a boat, making it float for you

The temptation’s lurking, let’s make a bargain, I’ll take your burdens
Handle mine another day, I’ll wait for purpose
Be your teammate of service, demonstrate an earnest way
I used to carefully choose what I say - words can go a really long way
Round the world and back to slap me in the face
I don’t mean to play with fire
But I did my best to keep you consistently warm
I know the risk my heart is open, what I’ve been, heavily worn

Treasure’s not the shiny kind, it’s unlimited prosperity
In the mind imagine and acquire
Dedication to appreciation is the elevation
Burning my grudges in the fire.
Pouring out the soul to fill as many bowls as possible
Before the body expires

Re: I Used To Know You Better

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:33 pm
by Merle Fyshwick
I Used to Know You Better

The Magnetic Letters

I used to know you better than the Chinese man knows how to give the Chinese burn*
That is to say, not very well, turns out the Chinese man ain't never heard of the Chinese burn
And I used to be all over you like German measles down the German lady's pants
Would you believe they don't even call it German measles over there in France?

And I'm way too old to be finding out about all this, woman
I used to know you better
I used to know the world better
Turns out that I don't know nothing

They say every day you learn something new, but I don't know if I wanna be finding out about you

I used to be stuck on you like a Siamese twin, on the old Siamese cat
Some dude cussed me out, said 'that ain't what it's called, man what century you at?'
And you're such a sexy woman with such great big enormous brains
It was wrong that you used them to manipulate me, and make me feel ashamed

And I'm way too old to be finding out about all this, woman

I used to know you better
I used to know the world better
Turns out I don't know shit, no no no

I'm only just now finding out about the half of it

Maybe it's time that I go back to school
Don't you know that you made me so sad?
Guess it's never too late to learn something new
Teach some tricks to this old cat

*Indian burn in U.S.; guess I learnt something new

Re: I Used To Know You Better

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:46 am
by PAC
I Used to Know You Better (a micro song by Cheeky Pants)

Cheeky Pants:
PAC: Acoustic Drums, Bass, Guitars, Vocals, Harmonies

Bring it back, back to the center
To the time when I knew you better
Better than now, better than forever
Toss a coin I’ll take a side

Where did you go? Where did I go, where did we go?
I used to know you better
I used to, I used to, I used to know you better
I used to, I used to, I used to know you better

Re: I Used To Know You Better

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:50 pm
by lilysloane
oops forgot to post here!

I Used to Know You Better by Lily + Martin

Make me a small animal
Take away my thoughts, dig me a hole
I’m not on top, I’m on the back of this world
Make me a small child

[Why can’t you see this so clear?]

I used to think
That I was helping
Building an outside-world proof wall
I used to know you better
Than I knew myself
I guess
I didn’t know myself at all

Your holy hand powers my walk
Build me a road and push me off
You said you see all the strength that I have
I trust in you more than I trust my breath

[Why can’t you see this so clear?]

I used to think
That I was helping
Building an outside-world proof wall
I used to know you better
Than I knew myself
I guess
I didn’t know myself at all

[Why can’t you see this so clear?]