Use Somebody
Brock Ashby Lyrics


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I've been roaming around
Always looking down at all I see
Painted faces, fill the places I can't reach

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 under cover of the street

You know that I could use somebody
You know that I could use somebody
Someone like you

Off in the night, while you live it up, I'm off to sleep
Waging wars to shape the poet and the beat
I hope it's gonna make you notice
I hope it's gonna make you notice

Someone like me
Someone like me
Someone like me, somebody

Someone like you, somebody
Someone like you, somebody
Someone like you, somebody




I've been roaming around,
Always looking down at all I see

Overall Meaning

In Brock Ashby's cover of Use Somebody, the lyrics paint a picture of someone who has been going through life feeling disconnected and seeking a deeper connection with someone else. The line "I've been roaming around, always looking down at all I see" suggests that the singer has been feeling lost and disconnected from the world around them, not feeling like they fit in. The following line, "painted faces fill the places I can't reach" conveys a sense of inaccessibility, as if the singer is unable to connect with the superficiality and artifice of the people and places around them.


The chorus repeats the idea that the singer is seeking connection with someone who can understand and relate to them: "You know that I could use somebody, someone like you, and all you know, and how you speak." This person is described as someone with knowledge and understanding of the world, and the ability to communicate articulately - qualities that the singer admires and craves.


The second verse hints at a sense of isolation as well, as the singer contrasts their own solitary pursuits ("off to sleep") with the idea of others out enjoying the nightlife ("while you live it up"). However, the line "waging wars to shape the poet and the beat" suggests that the singer is also deeply invested in their own creative work, and willing to go to great lengths to hone their craft.


Overall, the lyrics of "Use Somebody" tell a story of someone looking for deeper human connections, expressing a yearning that resonates with many people's experiences.


Line by Line Meaning

I've been roaming around,
I have been wandering aimlessly.


Always looking down at all I see
I am always lost in thought and reflecting.


Painted faces, fill the places I can't reach
People put on a facade that I cannot relate to.


You know that I could use somebody
I am lonely and need someone to be close to.


Someone like you, and all you know, and how you speak
I need someone who is knowledgeable and articulate.


Countless lovers under cover of the street
There are many people in search of love.


Off in the night, while you live it up, I'm off to sleep
While others are out having fun, I am tired and ready for bed.


Waging wars to shape the poet and the beat
I am trying to create something meaningful through my art.


I hope it's gonna make you notice
I hope my art catches someone's attention and makes an impact.


Someone like me
I hope someone who can appreciate and relate to my art will notice me.


Someone like you, somebody
I hope someone like you can appreciate my art and connect with me.


Someone like you, somebody
Again, I hope someone like you can understand me and my art.


Someone like you, somebody
Once more, I hope someone like you can truly see and appreciate me.




Writer(s): Followill Anthony Caleb, Followill Ivan N, Followill Jared, Followill Matthew

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Reza Mandala Putra

I've been roaming around
Always looking down at all I see
Painted faces, fill the places I can't reach
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 under cover of the street
You know that I could use somebody
You know that I could use somebody
Someone like you
Off in the night, while you live it up, I'm off to sleep
Waging wars to shape the poet and the beat
I hope it's gonna make you notice
I hope it's gonna make you notice
Someone like me
(Oh, oh)
Someone like me
(Oh, oh)
Someone like me (oh), somebody (oh)
(Oh, oh)
I'm ready now, I'm ready now, I'm ready now
I'm ready now, I'm ready now, I'm ready now, I'm ready now
Someone like you (oh), somebody (oh)
Someone like you (oh), somebody (oh)
Someone like you (oh), somebody (oh)
I've been roaming around
Always looking down at all I see



All comments from YouTube:

Sharon Ohiro

Kelly’s face, she’s really enjoying the hug 😂😂😂

Tibbs Daily day

Ugh look at him, who wouldn't

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eco2geek

He has a lovely voice. It just shows you never know what kind of voice is going to come out of someone simply based on what they look like.

Johnkeanu

Omg his a total package! Looks, great body and my gosh the vocals! I'm already falling for him! 😘

Hayden Mills

Jeeeezz calm down Johnny boyyyyy

Vinicius Lopes

Estou preso nesse vídeo...kkkkkkk
Melhor música...melhor cantor...melhor audição!!!
Muito bom...esse the voice Austrália é demais!!!! Esse foi o melhor ano na minha opinião.

Ivaldo Marques

A história de vida dele é emocionante mano, ele não é só apenas mais um rostinho bonito!👏🏼👏🏼

Wagner Cintra Guanaes

I can't stop watching this performance...awesome one. Congrats Brock Ashby!

Simon Grönlund

Brock's story is enough in itself but then he starts singing and .. WOOHAH .. that hunk can sing, he really can!!! I gather he will get a lot of female fans but you men, this man can sing!

Jbelga Printshop

Hello.. greetings from philippines

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