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Kings of Leon: Use Somebody Meaning

Song Released: 2008


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Lyrics to Use Somebody :
(Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)

I've been roaming around, I was looking down at all I see
painted faces, fill places I can't reach

You know that I...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Apr 25th 2011 report

    I've been roaming around, I was looking down at all I see
    painted faces, fill places I can't reach

    Everywhere he goes, he see's all of these couples. People that have found each other, found love. Something that he desires, the want to be with another. Yet despite all of his want to do so, he can't seem to attain this place.


    You know that I could use somebody...
    you know that I could use somebody...

    Someone like you and all you know and how you speak
    countless lovers undercover of the streets

    You know that I could use somebody...
    you know that I could use somebody...

    Someone like you

    He wants something more,he needs to feel something more than what he has had. In short he is trying to find something special, someone he can trust,someone he can love. Someone who acts, looks, and speaks like someone he already knows. He see's in this person, someone that he can be with. Someone that he would like to be with. Be one of the countless lovers he has seen in his life.

    Off in the night, why'd you live it up, I'm off to sleep
    waging wars to shape the poet and the beat

    I hope it's going to make you notice...
    I hope it's going to make you notice...

    Someone like me...

    This person that he want's to be with either doesn't know he feels this way or has turned down his advances. While they live up the night he stays at home, writing his songs and music till he falls asleep. All in the hopes that it will make this person notice him, want to be with him.

    I'm ready now, I'm ready now...

    He is ready for her to notice him, to be with him. He want's her to notice him. He is ready for something more.

    Someone like you... somebody

    I've been running around, I was looking down at all I see...

    He is ready for her, he want's to be with her, to tell her so. He want's to be one of the couples on the street. But he can't. Until such a day may arise, he will look at all he see's and want for something more. Every couple will only be a reminder of what he wants but seemingly cant have. To have someone like you.

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    May 30th 2012 report

    've been roaming around, I was looking down at all I see
    painted faces, fill places I can't reach

    he's been roaming around and observing people and all that he can see. But all have painted faces. here painted faces indicates the fake smiles and expressions people put up to hide the sorrow that's hidden beneath(the hidden sorrow is the place he can't reach because people FILL(or)hide it with fake smiles). He is also in the same condition, he has a smile on his face but is very sad deep down, and he wants to use somebody(or)find somebody to lift him from his sorrows.

    rest of the info is copied from a previous post with minor changes :)
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    You know that I could use somebody...
    you know that I could use somebody...

    Someone like you and all you know and how you speak
    countless lovers undercover of the streets

    You know that I could use somebody...
    you know that I could use somebody...

    Someone like you

    He wants something more,he needs to feel something more than what he has had. In short he is trying to find something special, someone he can trust,someone he can love. Someone who acts, looks, and speaks like someone he already knows. He see's in this person, someone that he can be with. Someone that he would like to be with. Be the one for him like the countless true lovers he has seen in this world.

    Off in the night, why'd you live it up, I'm off to sleep
    waging wars to shape the poet and the beat

    I hope it's going to make you notice...
    I hope it's going to make you notice...

    Someone like me...

    This person that he want's to be with either doesn't know he feels this way or has turned down his advances. While they live up the night he stays at home, writing his songs and music till he falls asleep. All in the hopes that it will make this person notice him, want to be with him.

    I'm ready now, I'm ready now...

    He is ready for her to notice him, to be with him. He want's her to notice him. He is ready for something more.

    Someone like you... somebody

    I've been running around, I was looking down at all I see...

    He is ready for her, he want's to be with her, to tell her so. He want's to be one of the couples on the street. It ends with the starting line because he is still sad as she still didn't notice him ...

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Nov 20th 2010 report

    I think it means that he is in love with someone, and he sees all these other couples and feels lonely. He's ready to be in a relationship with that person (the 'I'm ready now' part)and he thinks that he could use somebody (someone like the person he's in love with) But the other person doesn't want to settle ('Off in the night while you live it up, I'm off to sleep.')

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 10th 2017 report

    I think its about himself ..being on tour on stage feeling different

    Different lovers all time

    Working work work when everyone else is having good time

    Hopeing his work pays off

    Everyone useing his music for different things

  5. anonymous
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    Oct 10th 2017 report

    I think its about himself ..being on tour on stage feeling different

    Different lovers all time

    Working work work when everyone else is having good time

    Hopeing his work pays off

    Everyone useing his music for different things

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 1st 2013 report

    I think he is looking for someone to love and someone who would love him back.. However, that certain someone doesn't even acknowledge him. Thus, there is a void in his life. Painted faces may mean fictional characters and he may be devoting all this time in art and literature in order to fill that void because he can't complete it otherwise.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 26th 2012 report

    He wants to be "completed" by the person he's in love with, so he's trying to get her attention. But all his attempts seem vain. He looked around him and saw how love"fills" you ("fill places that I can reach"). He really hopes that the person he loves will help him to reach this fill places, he hopes she will fill the empty space in his heart.

  8. anonymous
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    Feb 26th 2012 report

    i think he really wants to be with someone and that someone can't be with him, very far away that's why he will just settle to someone whom he's not in love with in the first place.

  9. anonymous
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    Dec 18th 2011 report

    about lead singer when he was wanting to make it big in the industry live that high celebrity life he wants to be noticed by all the other celebrities and big names he is telling his story of how much he and his brothers really wanted to make it in. They have now big time. (countless lovers undercover of the street) They have that too now you know people strangers fans who fantasize about them 24 seven.

  10. anonymous
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    Nov 9th 2011 report

    i think he could really use somebody like in the song name cause the old fella (penis) needs some lovin, quite obviously,

  11. anonymous
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    Jan 20th 2011 report

    That he's sick of being lonely and that the best things in life are the ones who stand by you no matter what. Either your love or just true friends.

  12. anonymous
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    Dec 7th 2010 report

    He finally realizes that the person who has been in his life is the one he wants to be with and that its not greener on the other side. He wants her


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