Nickelback: Figured You Out Meaning
Song Released: 2003
Figured You Out Lyrics
I like the dirt that’s on your knees
And I like the way you still say please
While you’re looking up at me
You’re like my favourite damn disease
And I love the places that we go
And I love the people...
Okay, so I might not be reading in deep enough, but here's what I think:
At the beginning when he's talking about all the things he "likes" about this girl, he seems a bit sarcastic to me. Or maybe he liked it at the time.
Over time, he realized what she was really, I mean, REALLY like. A coked-up whore.
He comes to the realization of what she's all about, and he begins to realize that all the things he seemed to "like" about her before are the very things that he ended up hating about her in the end.
When he's talking about killing her, I don't think that he's really killing her. He gets to the point to where he hates her so much that he is imagining, fantasizing if you will, about killing her because she seemed like such a waste of time.
He ends the song with the simple statement " Gone for good" which is very self-explanatory. He was through with her, and there was no going back to fix things. It was too messed up to fix.
There you go! Agree with me, or not, but that's just what I think.
anonymous Jul 2nd, 2011 7:40am report
This song is in fack about a BDSM couple. He likes hurting her and she likes being hurt. He says that she still begs when she's on her knees, and that he likes that she's into this stuff. The main point of the song is to show the couple's journey from self-discovery of their common interest to a full-time relationship.
The 'I love...' phrase is very common in this kind of relationship, showing that he is the Dominant and she is the submissive. He says 'I love' to show his appreciation for her action, or something she's doing to please him. He says 'I hate...' because he hates how they can't keep up their relationship in public, and that she is popular and in control around her 'normal' friends.
At first, he is talking about the people that she knows in the BDSM scene, and he is pleased with her submission, and lack of shame around him. He is clearly showing the qualities of a dominant and is pleased that he has discovered this darker side of his partner.
However, as the song progresses and the couple get more serious, their relationship becomes more public and now they have to cope with hiding the true nature of it from people. In turn, this leaves the Dominant in a tough position, unable to control his submissive's actions and also having to pretend to be a normal boyfriend. By the tone of the song, the girl is rather rich, so he is likely having to pose as her boy-toy.
From the song, you can also tell that she is not a full submissive. However obedient she is, she still seems to like angering her partner, provoking more violent reactions, no doubt for her pleasure. In turn, he takes things as far as they can go, down to making her pass out.
The last point I want to make is that the couple also takes drugs, however not before a BDSM activity. It is likely that sometimes the Dominant male might use the drugs for his partner's pleasure, or to help her get into the mood typical to the kind of activities they partake.
anonymous May 21st, 2019 5:38am report
It's about the singers relationship with a drug addict and how she wont quit the habit with cocaine.
anonymous Nov 8th, 2018 11:52pm report
3 words - Borderline Personality Disorder. That's what she has. It's incredibly fun, hot and satisfying at first, and then it turns bad. Really bad. Look it up.
anonymous Oct 4th, 2018 10:42am report
I think the song lyrics are all about cocaine. The dirt on the knees, the white stain on the dress, the "freckles", the long lines, the nights that are wrecked, etc. I feel the lyrics are metaphors for the writer's love/hate relationship with the drug. I'm pretty sure I'm right about this because I, myself, am a writer.
anonymous Apr 7th, 2018 4:00pm report
The beginning is self explanatory- yep he sure does like what she does and he likes how she makes him feel, throughout his relationship he realizes he is not the only one and begins to hate her because of it,,, its life shit happens, maybe he should have made her feel better about herself, and she would have been straight up with him!!!!
anonymous Jul 26th, 2017 7:59am report
They find each other ... they seem on the same page when they decide to show themselves to each other... naked literally and figuratively. BUT they commit eventually. He decides (after a commitment of some kind) that she isn't what he expected. He realizes his mistake and resents her for "deceiving" him. He's stuck until he realizes nothing is "forever," even after he thinks it was forever. Fuck her!! keep fucking her until SHE figures out the game.
Meanwhile... he's got the perfect exit strategy ... she's a whore after all. Moving on... asshole but it's fine ... she's a whore. Beneath him. Just a good fuck.
anonymous Sep 18th, 2016 9:21pm report
Obvious..he's getting a blowjob and likes her but then he grows tired of her.
anonymous Apr 7th, 2013 4:42pm report
I think, this song starts with referring how the singer likes and loves the simple details of his partner. The way she acts, how he likes her characteristics, be it the freckles on her chest etc. The song starts with the excitement of a new relationship.
Then, after being in a relationship for a while, the singer starts revealing the negatives it has and in the end, he ends up breaking up..
(I dunno if any of these are true, but i like the way he likes her)
anonymous Jun 10th, 2012 6:24am report
I think its about a guy whit dates a girl for sex, then realizes when they start getting seruous, shed make a horrible wife because she's a slit on drugs. He finally realizes what she really is probally after she cheats on him....
That's just what I think. I LOVE Nickelback, there amazing
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
To me, this song is about how when you fall in love you overlook the bad side of a person and the bad side is often what turns you on initially. In the beginning all the crazy shit is why he loves her, in the end all the crazy shit wears on him and he ends up hating her. He finds the bad stuff endearing in the beginning but then the bad stuff ends up annoying. He figures her out.
anonymous Nov 9th, 2009 11:22pm report
I think this song is about a guy who has sex with this chick a lot, then he marries her and pretends he likes EVERYTHING (the places they go, the people she knows, etc.), but she drives him crazy (but he still likes the sex, hence the last verse).
More Nickelback song meanings »
Submit Your Interpretation
|Not A Love Song||anonymous|
|Write This Down||anonymous|
|Fade Into You||anonymous|