From 3-year-olds to Glee to those dudes from 10 Things I Hate About You, people can't get enough of making covers of that Gotye song "Somebody That I Used to Know." Like Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," people just love singing along to the song, filming themselves, and posting it on YouTube. The parody in honor of Jeremy Lin, who recently left the New York Knicks to play for the Houston Rockets, is the latest creative twist on the Gotye song people love or love to hate.
Seriously, this news is all of a couple of hours old, and this guy was able to write brand-new lyrics and create a whole video in honor of Lin's departure. Pretty badass. And he speaks for all of us. Living in New York, I too am lamenting the fact that Lin will now be "an Asian in cowboy clothes."
Here you go:
Ah, I feel your pain, guy-who-made-this-video. It's sad that the Knicks didn't even offer Lin a contract, but it sounds like they knew they could never match the $25 million deal the Rockets were willing to give him. Because Lin was injured during the Knicks' playoff run, it'll be interesting to see how he'll fare after his recovery. Still, I know plenty of us who will always root for him -- even though many New Yorkers are mourning the loss, as Leonard Hofstadter "NOC" says:
You should have played with Carmelo
Could've won a title and then maybe we'd retire your number
I guess that you just need that dough
And now you're just Jeremy that I used to know.
Ugh, doesn't your heart just break into a million pieces? I know my Korean eyes almost shed a tear or two. Lin gave us an Asian hero here in New York to rally around (trust me, a very rare thing), and it'll be sad to see him go.
But I'm sure this is the first of many, many parodies in honor of him leaving the Knicks. Can't wait to see what else people can come up with!
What do you think of this "Jeremy That I Used to Know" song? Are you sad Lin is leaving the Knicks?
Image via NOC/YouTube