What does Figured You Out mean?

Nickelback: Figured You Out Meaning

Album cover for Figured You Out album cover

Song Released: 2003

Figured You Out Lyrics

I like your pants around your feet
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...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 2nd 2011 !⃝

    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.


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    Jun 28th 2008 !⃝

    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.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 2nd 2011 !⃝

    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.

  4. anonymous
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    May 15th 2021 !⃝

    So like this is obviously about a relationship between a man (him) and a woman. At first, he thinks this is the girl of his dreams. He loves everything bout her and everything that she likes. All fun and games. But further on in the song and deeper in the lyrics we go, he finds all the extremely hot, fun, satisfying traits just annoying and he begins to figure out her game. He realizes that he doesn't love everything she does and everything she likes and goes, he realizes he thought he loved it for the fun relationship ship. The hot sex they were having. In the end, he hates her very much and breaks up with her, and he ensures that it's for good "Gone for good, this is it".

    This might not be what you got from the song but it's what I understood, after all, I'm just a thirteen-year-old who loves Nickelback and had to analyze songs that mentioned drugs in them from a PDHPE assignment and saw the lyric line "I love the powder on your nose" And immediately thought of cocaine and can use this for my assignment!!

  5. anonymous
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    Mar 31st 2021 !⃝

    Whoever wrote that long, babbling interpretation, you are a moron. He wrote this about a relationship with a groupie/coke head who wouldn't come clean.

  6. anonymous
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    May 21st 2019 !⃝

    It's about the singers relationship with a drug addict and how she wont quit the habit with cocaine.

  7. anonymous
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    Nov 8th 2018 !⃝

    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.

  8. anonymous
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    Oct 4th 2018 !⃝

    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.

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 7th 2018 !⃝

    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!!!!

  10. anonymous
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    Jul 26th 2017 !⃝

    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.

  11. anonymous
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    Sep 18th 2016 !⃝

    Obvious..he's getting a blowjob and likes her but then he grows tired of her.

  12. anonymous
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    Apr 7th 2013 !⃝

    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)

  13. anonymous
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    Jun 10th 2012 !⃝

    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

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  14. anonymous
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    Mar 29th 2011 !⃝

    I think it's about an ugly penis that can't stop using his dad for money. He really wishes things would get better between them but somethings holding them apart, so him and his dad start having sex until everything turns to ruin and mr. Barak osama kills them both :)

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  15. anonymous
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    Nov 9th 2009 !⃝

    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).

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