Santigold - Who I Thought You Were Lyrics




Hey now take a look at you
Hosed down in a 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 'cause 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
'Cause these days it's like it's just like I never seen your face before

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

I don't like you
I don't like you





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Santigold Who I Thought You Were Comments
  1. Emily Midkiff

    Her voice is just ahhhhh 💀💕💕💕💕

  2. Martin Hernandez

    Universal studios home entertainment

  3. Kathryn Burns

    Who do you suppose this song is about?

  4. Let me reach 10101 Subscribers pls.

    The Edge of Seventeen!!

  5. Quintin Highsmith

    Discovered this randomly an I fuckin love it

  6. chloe mac

    The edge of seventeen made me cry Idk why I think its because I love my brother so much but he barley cares abt me ):

  7. Francesca Perin

    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 'cause 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 (all fine)
    I tell you better watch it walkin' a thin line (a thin line)
    Ask if I used to know you I don't know (I don't know)
    'Cause these days it's like it's just like I never seen your face before (before)

    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

    Who I thought you were
    Who I thought you were
    Who I thought you were
    Who I thought you were

  8. Brend's Birdseye View

    The Edge of Seventeen :)

  9. Brianna Marie

    Quantico brought me here

  10. ali

    bilo adamsn

  11. Cristina Vaida

    cool music...optimism and hapiness

  12. michael andrews

    edge of 17 =) ahahahah cool tune

  13. adrianne !!!

    this song just makes me feel like im in a coming of age movie <3

  14. joe a

    revisiting this album and holy shit..the Cars power pop/new wave vibes on this song are just so infectious. something I love about Santi's music is that her lyrics are always stimulating and always offer interesting perspectives. just wow. she's criminally underrated

  15. Jobie Aday

    The Edge Of Seventeen brought me here

  16. Bryndee Wilson

    Totally a vibe 🌞

  17. Sasha Jackson

    Only here cause it’s in my fav movie edge of 17

    Isaac Dibbens

    Sasha Jackson ew

  18. jeff oliva

    The fact that on every song on this album someone comments that it is their favorite song on the album is a testament to how brilliant the album is, top to bottom, every track!

  19. TheZenedd

    holy shit more santi GOD I LOVE THIS GIRL what great music !!!!!! saw her in person , even better luv it luv it

  20. kevbon27

    Why is this not on radio?

    Debbie McFall

    Robert Hultz

  21. cyber turtle

    Posted on my birthday?

  22. Sarah Reynolds

    great song for getting ready to go out. love it. reminds me of my coke days.

  23. Sarah Reynolds

    great song for getting ready to go out. love it. reminds me of doing lines.

  24. Sarah Reynolds

    great song for getting ready to go out. love it. reminds me of doing lines.

  25. mwanakazi

    love this song. at least 400 views are mine :-)

  26. Meryll Jade De Los Reyes

    the edge of seventeen brought me here 😍😍
    I love this movie .. 😍😍

  27. Αναστασία Κ

    I love the movie!

  28. LCola1967

    Discovered this tune when I was shopping at Kirkland's. I was at the check-out counter and had to pause to find it on YouTube.  I love this - it's got a totally 80's vibe; very catchy and makes me just wanna get up and dance!

  29. leojay60

    This is the most upbeat & melodic diss track I've ever heard.

  30. leojay60

    some of the more wondrous parts of childhood & the musical backdrop thereof come speeding back when I hear her. Solfeggio

  31. Goran Hodzic

    dump the frown.

  32. Sexual Potahoe

    Fuck I love this song

  33. Thanh Như Nguyễn Ngọc

    Mango store in VN got me here :)

  34. Ivan Mike

    The edge of seventeen brought me here

  35. nnocon

    my ISP and internet connection sent me here

  36. KaleLikesWaffles

    Edge of Seventeen thank you

    Annika Kruse

    KaleLikesWaffles yea it's a great movie😍

  37. Jordan Guay

    The Edge of Seventeen :)

  38. fedge

    The Edge Of Seventeen! Or at least a nasty chopped up 30 second version...

  39. Mushii Mana

    amazing

  40. Mushii Mana

    i love this song tote's

  41. Alexandre Zimmer

    Who put a thumbs down ? Reveal yourself !

  42. IAMSN

    One person obviously wasn't who they thought they were..

  43. Habib Jallow

    Great song ! has to be on Fifa 17

  44. orion8012

    Thought it was a Cindy Lauper track I'd never heard at first 😊

  45. Norvelle

    Quantico sent me here.

    orion8012

    Dito 😀

    Lama Imam

    the edge of seventeen sent me here

  46. Chris Taylor

    One of my favs, I can so relate

  47. J F

    The whole album is AMAZING!

    Edmunde Lee

    Anything she's ever written is amazing.


    God damn I love this woman.

  48. pictureperfect06

    REminds me of 80's Springsteen songs somehow!! <3

    Lou lovelace

    +ohsolovelyy24 kinda has that "Hong Kong Garden" by Siouxsie and the Banshees sound, as well.

    Nayra Zenis

    +Lou lovelace same!!

  49. B Smooth

    they def saved the best for last with this one... in love with this song.

    Jeff Fedge

    +B Smooth I agree! I love it when Sant embraces pure pop = brilliant!

  50. Peter Szaraz

    I hope this song is about Diplo. Lol

    Chris Taylor

    +Peter Szaraz Did something happen between them?

    Peter Szaraz

    I don't know. But he didn't produce any songs on this album like he did for the first two. And he's become a bit of a sell out. I'm was joking mostly.

    Chris Taylor

    Hm, but you could be right...The lyrics does speak of a 'humble' to a 'up there' personality change

  51. Darragh Forrester

    I am sooooo happy! Needed this.

  52. LocQueen

    I would like to c Santi and Andre 3000 do a song. dope

    Bradley North

    LocQueen U R A GENIUS!!! That would be 1 sick trac & that's the smartest thing I've ever read in a comment section

  53. Jennifer Mensah

    I LOVE THIS!!!

  54. Arthur Sousa

    Best song from this album

  55. Gawdzirra93 _

    Makes me imagine I'm in an American diner :)