Somebody to Love
Justin Bieber Lyrics


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(Gotta, gotta keep you)
(Got, got, got)
(Gotta, gotta keep you closer, it feels so right)
Oh (got, got, got, gotta, gotta keep you closer, it feels so right)
Oh

For you I'd write a symphony
I'd tell the violin
"It's time to sink or swim"
Watch 'em play for ya

For you I'd be, whoa, oh
Running a thousand miles
Just to get to where you are
Step to the beat of my heart
I don't need a whole lot but for you I admit I'd
Rather give you the world or we can share mine
I know I won't be the first one
Givin' you all this attention, baby, listen

I just need somebody to love
I, I don't need too much
Just need somebody to love
Somebody to love
I don't need nothing else, I promise, girl, I swear
I just need somebody to love

I need somebody, I, I need somebody
I need somebody, I, I need somebody

Everyday, I bring the sun around
I sweep away the clouds
Smile for me (smile for me)
I would take, every second, every single time
Spend it like my last dime, step to the beat of my heart
I don't need a whole lot but for you I admit I'd
Rather give you the world or we can share mine
I know I won't be the first one
Givin' you all this attention, baby, listen

I just need somebody to love (oh, no, no)
I, I don't need too much
Just somebody to love
Somebody to love
I don't need nothing else, I promise, girl, I swear
I just need somebody to love

I need somebody, I, I need somebody
I need somebody, I, I need somebody (somebody to love)
I need somebody, I, I need somebody
I need somebody, I, I need somebody
I just need somebody to love (yeah)

And you can have it all, anything you want
I can bring you, give you the finer things, yeah
But what I really want, I can't find, 'cause
Money can't find me somebody to love, oh
(Gotta, gotta keep you)
(Got, got, got) find me somebody to love, oh
(Gotta, gotta keep you closer, it feels so right)

I need somebody to love, yeah
I, I don't need too much
Just somebody to love, somebody to love
I don't need nothing else
I promise, girl, I swear, I just need somebody to love

I need somebody, I, I need somebody
I need somebody, I, I need somebody somebody to love
I need somebody, I, I need somebody
I need somebody (I swear I just need somebody to love)
I need somebody, I, I need somebody (I need somebody)
I need somebody, I, I need somebody (I need somebody)
I need somebody, I, I need somebody (to love)
I need somebody, I, I need somebody (to love)

Is she out there? (Gotta, gotta keep you closer, it feels so right)
Is she out there?
Is she out there? (To love, to love, to love) (but I)




Is she out there? (Like)
I just need somebody to love

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Somebody to Love" by Justin Bieber are about the intense desire for love and the lengths one is willing to go to find it. The opening lines emphasize the need to keep the object of affection close, as it feels so right. The next lines convey a sense of the writer's willingness to do whatever it takes to win over the person they love. The writer appeals to music by saying they would write a symphony and instruct the violins to sink or swim. This conveys the message that even though the journey may be difficult, the reward of being with this person is worth the effort.


The pre-chorus describes how far the writer is willing to go in their quest for love, including running a thousand miles to reach the person they want. They reveal their understanding that the object of their affection is someone who has garnered attention from others, but they plead with them to listen and give them a chance. The chorus emphasizes the simple desire to feel loved, the writer stating that they don't need much, just somebody to love. They promise to give their all and share their world, to make this person feel loved unconditionally.


Finally, in the last lines of the song, the writer acknowledges that love cannot be found through material possessions, stating that money cannot bring someone to love them. This emphasizes the importance of genuine connection, rather than material gifts, in finding true love.


Line by Line Meaning

(Gotta, gotta keep you) (Got, got, got) (Gotta, gotta keep you closer, it feels so right) Oh (got, got, got, gotta, gotta keep you closer, it feels so right) Oh
The singer wants to keep the person he loves close to him, it feels right to do so.


for you I'd write a symphony I'd tell the violin "It's time to sink or swim" Watch 'em play for ya
The singer is willing to go to great lengths to show how much he loves the person he is addressing.


For you I'd be, whoa, oh Running a thousand miles Just to get to where you are Step to the beat of my heart
The singer would travel far distances to be in the presence of the person he loves, even if it means walking a thousand miles.


I don't need a whole lot but for you I admit I'd Rather give you the world or we can share mine I know I won't be the first one Givin' you all this attention, baby, listen
The singer does not require extravagant material things, but he is willing to give them to the person he loves or share it with them because he is willing to put the other person first and give them all his attention.


I just need somebody to love I, I don't need too much Just need somebody to love Somebody to love I don't need nothing else, I promise, girl, I swear I just need somebody to love
The singer clarifies that all he needs is someone to love, he does not require too much, and he promises that he does not need anything else.


Everyday, I bring the sun around I sweep away the clouds Smile for me (smile for me) I would take, every second, every single time Spend it like my last dime, step to the beat of my heart
The singer is dedicated to making the person he loves happy by doing his utmost to brighten up their day and bringing positivity to their life. He is willing to give his all and spend all his time on this person.


And you can have it all, anything you want I can bring you, give you the finer things, yeah But what I really want, I can't find, 'cause Money can't find me somebody to love, oh (Gotta, gotta keep you) (Got, got, got) find me somebody to love, oh (Gotta, gotta keep you closer, it feels so right)
The singer acknowledges that he is able to provide his lover with wealth and material things, but his fundamental desire is to have somebody to love. Money cannot find him someone he loves, and it is what he seeks no matter what.


Is she out there? (Gotta, gotta keep you closer, it feels so right) Is she out there? Is she out there? (To love, to love, to love) (but I) Is she out there? (Like) I just need somebody to love
The singer wonders if there is someone out there for him to love and questions if he can find them. He repeatedly states that he just needs someone to love.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Sentric Music, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Heather Bright, Jeremy Reeves, Jonathan Yip, Justin Bieber, Ray Romulus

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Taylor


on Baby

This song never gets old ❤
Memories ❤️

FRRRRR!!!!!!!! HERE I AM, IN 2023, STILL LISTENING TO THIS SONG!! NEVER GETS OLD!!!!

Taylor


on Lonely (with benny blanco)

My first time hearing this song, made me roll around the floor crying!!!!!! Dude, I can relate to this song so FREAKING much!!!! So now, every time someone just assumes that I'm popular, and have a lot of friends, I text/send them this song, and respond saying, "Does this answer ur question?"

Singer


on Company

I love this video and just this song in general

Destiny Proctor


on Down to Earth

i love this song it is amazing.....

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