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Who I Thought You Were


Santigold Lyrics

 

Who I Thought You Were Lyrics

Who I Thought You Were Song Lyrics


Hey now take a look at you
Hosed down in your million dollar suit
But I knew you when that wasn't you
I knew you when you had a clue
Big man, driving a big car
Funny how you can spin so fast so far
I knew you when you was a star
I knew when no one thought you were

You cannot be who I thought you were
Who I thought you were
No, you can't be who I thought you were
Who I thought you were
I like you more when you're poorer
Your new ID is a borer
Come back here you actin' like we owe ya
Are you ever gonna be who I thought you were

Last time I tried to call you up
I couldn't reach you cuz you were stuck so far up
I knew you when you were just rude
I knew I loved your attitude
Five minutes all that you got left
Long way down boy I wouldn't hold your breath
I knew you when you knew the time
I knew you for your bottom line

You cannot be who I thought you were
Who I thought you were
No, you can't be who I thought you were
Who I thought you were
I like you more when you're poorer
Your new ID is a borer
Come back here you actin' like we owe ya
Are you ever gonna be who I thought you were

Now you got a lot of gall
Tell you frankly I'm appalled
I know you know better
Where you going on that ladder
Got all the girls runnin' they with you
All of your lackeys they're thirsty and you are too
Your enemies they tell you it's all fine
I tell you better watch it walkin' a thin line
Ask if I used to know you I don't know
Cuz these days it's like it's just like I never seen your face before



About

October, 24th 2016
Santigold is a very interesting name for a singer. Is can be considered as the joining of two other words – ‘gold’ and ‘centipede’ and this would be something from the world of zoology. Though really she was born as Santi White. Her name is a derivative of Shanti – more widespread name amongst the African Americans. The she-singer works in many genres – alternative dance, electronic, alternative hip-hop, new wave, reggae, fusion, and indie would be the full list. For 7 years in a row, she was known as Santogold, but later changed it for the most ear-cozy stage name.
We don’t really like songs without clips, especially when we watch them on YouTube. This piece with the length of almost 4 minutes is one of those – it uses simply the steady picture of tags with low price on something – just 99 cents (the name of the album).
Santigold has become widely popular outside the US after the emergence of film Paper Towns in 2015, where there were many joyful tunes, like this one. Though the film didn’t manage to make the huge box office, it starred Cara Delevingne, for whom this film was a step on her career breakthrough, or rather it will be better to say – one of the grades of the ladder that she gradually ascends.
In the lyrics, there are many lines but when you do listen to a song, you don’t really understand the complexity of lines. Or rather, their quantity. The quality is also dubious – too many repetitions and too less essence is laid down. So, there is a girl (a singer), who says she used to know this big fellow, wearing a million dollars suit, when he wasn’t that big and fancy. He was like everybody else from the place where she is. He could be rude, but he was funky, handsome and enjoying for her and for the people around. Now he is a big star and holds all that money, but when she was trying to make him a phone call, looks like he was too busy to talk to her, as she was on the long waiting list for an answer. Of course, she is extremely dissatisfied with him and his behavior. Looks like she even was unnoticed when he was around. If it is true, it gives way another hue to the entire song – she was in love with him, but now, as she is unnoticed, she could say some nasty things about this person, as she is trying, like many people, to have some profit from the fact she knew him once. It changes the situation – he doesn’t want to talk to losers around and strives only for the best and new heights. While she is the representative of long-gone days for him. Yes, we’ll stick to that point of view.
‘Who I Thought You Were’ is the part of an album 99¢, released in 2016. It holds the average approval rating of 7 out of 10 if to consider the review scores, aggregate scores, and professional ratings (according to wiki data). As for the pea positions in the various charts, the best result is fifty-first in Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) and the worst is 178 in the Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia). We are sure these are not too good positions for you to consider to listen to this music and buying this album if you haven’t been the admirer of this singer up to now.

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