flora cash: You're Somebody Else Meaning
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Song Released: 2018
You're Somebody Else Lyrics
That only when you're older you will see too
You will see too
I held the better cards
But every stroke of luck has got a bleed through
It's got a bleed through
You held the balance of the time
That only blindly I...
anonymous Jul 7th, 7:32pm report
When I listen to this song and reminds me of my bestfriend who unfortunately got in to drugs. It makes me think of who she was before drugs and who she is now I don’t even recognize her like she talks the same sounds the same But she isn’t the same. And it’s hard watching her life go down hill because of drugs. Like I don’t want to associate with her anymore because it isn’t my bestfriend it’s someone else in her body. And in the song when they say “I saw the part of you that you won’t see ” makes me think when she’s older she’ll realize she isn’t the same person and I hope she stops drugs soon because I hate seeing her destroy her life.
anonymous Apr 30th, 2019 4:40am report
"Well You look like yourself, but you're somebody else, only it ain't on the surface" and "I saw the party of you that only when you're older you will see too" I would say this is about someone struggling to accept who they are and how they will see their real self as they grow.
anonymous Jul 8th, 7:19pm report
I believe its about a friend watching someone go through depression, putting a fake face on and then seeing the real side when theyre alone. "Well you talk like yourself, No, I hear someone else though, now youre making me nervous" - I think this means a friend see the pain and just doent know how to help
anonymous Oct 19th, 10:05pm report
As someone who is currently watching their soulmate, best friend, number 1 supporter (all one person) going through depression, I truly believe in this song, a friend is witnessing a friend go through a hard time in life. My boyfriend talks like himself, but I know he isn’t fully there anymore. He used to burn bright with flame, now he’s colder than ice. He looks like himself, but he’s just somebody else. I don’t know how to help him, I know everyday he’s getting more tired of being alive.
anonymous Oct 4th, 10:13am report
In my understanding, its about a person changing and realizing the person has changed and the new version and the old version of the person are talking to each other (Which is called self-realizations)
anonymous Sep 20th, 9:54am report
I really believe that music can mean different things to different people. I relate to this song a lot with my experiences with anorexia; not only have I dealt with the disease, but I’ve had a couple friends who’ve also struggled with EDs.
"I saw the part of you that only when you’re older you will see too..."
You see what this person is doing to themselves; starvation, purging, over exercising, so on so forth. They don’t see how detrimental it is, but you see all the changes second-hand and without sickness. What I mean by that: when you have an ED, you feel connected to the feeling of hunger. You hear these voices and they’re telling you to starve, exercise, and so much more... you don’t understand that you’re driving your body towards death, but those who are on the outside looking in, well they see just how sick you really are. That’s something that the person suffering won’t see until they’re recovered.
"You look like yourself, but you’re somebody else, only it ain’t on the surface..."
This person is acting like they’re eating and they’re acting like they’re fine, but on the inside, they’re dying. In reality, they’re starving.
"You sound like yourself, no, I hear someone else, now you’re making me nervous..."
They say they’re eating; they make excuses — I don’t feel well... or I already ate. But you know they’re lying to you and you know they can’t help but lie to you. It’s so hard for them to admit that they aren’t healthy, but you know how unhealthy they are and it terrifies you.
anonymous Sep 14th, 9:00am report
I've interpreted this song using my own personal experience. To me the song is about watching someone you are in love with completely change before your very eyes. You watch as their mannerisms change, the way they walk, the way they talk, they are an entirely different person when they are with you, but with others they're almost a stranger. You know and recognize the person on the outside. You love them. But you get a sense that something is wrong. You chose to ignore things, you lie to yourself, "there's nothing going on", but deep down you know the truth.
anonymous Aug 30th, 8:18pm report
It's about a mother talking to her teenage child about how she still looks the same but in the inside she is changing.
-"I saw the part of you that only when you're older you will see too" (when you're older like me, you'll understand a lot of things you don´t now because you're young)
-You were the better part of every bit of beating heart that I had (I had you in my womb, I had your heart beats in me, when you were a baby, you mean the world to me)
-I sat alone, I couln't believe you were gone (you are not a baby anymore, you don't want to be with me, I feel I've lost you)
-Well you look like yourself but I see someone else only it aint on the surface (You still my child, but in the inside I can see you're diferent, I don't know you any more, you keep things from me)
-You talk like yourself, no I hear someone else, now you're making me nervous (Mothers can tell with their mom powers that you hide something even when you talk, they will notice, She´s nervous her kid will get into trouble now that is not a kid anymore)
anonymous Aug 26th, 8:53pm report
i relate this song to when my grandma was sick and passing. because she looked like herself but i could see through it, i could tell she wasn’t okay.
anonymous Aug 24th, 8:00pm report
I think it’s about someone turning into something they are not and realizing when they look into the past “I saw something when you’re older you will see too” kind of explains that when your older your realize how much you change
anonymous Aug 16th, 8:16pm report
I think this song is about a friend watching his/ her best friend go through depression, i also think the person struggling lost to it and took his/her own life
“Well you look like yourself but you're somebody else. It ain’t on the surface” they realize that their friend is struggling and have no idea how to help or they notice it too late and think back, realize he/she was depressed and they didn’t do anything (didn’t know)
anonymous Aug 11th, 8:48am report
I think this song is about losing yourself to a toxic friend, or a mental illness, and changing, then looking back at your past self and realising how much you've changed. Its about looking back and missing the time when you were actually happy, and your true self. Where it says "I saw the part of you That only when you're older you will see too" means that When you get older you will look back and be able to see that you changed. Also, when it says "Well you look like yourself But you're somebody else Only it ain't on the surface" means that you still look the same, but you don't act the same because you have changed so much.
anonymous Jul 27th, 7:09pm report
it feels like this song expresses loss of a loved one, weather its a relationship external from family or within family, it relates to loss as on the outside people will always look the same ie. natural features and their body being theres. but "your somebody else only it ain't on the surface" can be a personal aspect of ones mental health being hidden beneath their skin, not only could it be personal but if it is a breakup/loss of friendship you can internally see they are hurting no matter how hard of a mask they put on.
anonymous Jul 27th, 7:30am report
“it’s like you told me, go forward slowly , it’s not a race to the end” i think it’s about growing up too fast, or trying to be someone elsethat isn’t you
anonymous Jul 26th, 7:07pm report
I understand the lyrics as a person struggling with a mental illness. Possibly depression. A person close to the person struggling with depression, are saying those words “well you look like yourself, but you’re somebody else, only it ain’t on the surface”. It could mean that the friend are realising the suffering person is hiding their pain behind a fake smile.
anonymous Jul 19th, 7:24pm report
i think maybe its about losing someone, a death of a friend. going through the stages of mourning, because when somebody dies, there soul is sent to the after life, their body looks like them but its not.
anonymous Jul 7th, 7:31pm report
When I listen to this song and reminds me of my bestfriend who unfortunately got in to drugs. It makes me think of who she was before drugs and who she is now I don’t even recognize her like she talks the same sounds the same But she isn’t the same. And it’s hard watching her life go down hill because of drugs. Like I don’t want to associate with her anymore because it isn’t my bestfriend it’s someone else in her body. And in the song when they say “I saw the part of you that Only when you’re older you will see too ” makes me think when she’s older she’ll realize she isn’t the same person and she stops sound drugs because she isn’t my bestfriend
anonymous May 3rd, 2020 5:00am report
I totally feel this song. We do all have these things that we don't tell... And then we do tell. And people think we changed. Yes, we did. Change. But not in the way other people think. We just came a little closer to being ourselves... We were always like this but no one noticed it.
For me it's about telling 'them' you are gay. 'Cause when you told them, they will think you've changed... Well, we have (I have) always been like this. We/I just told them now and admitted it.
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