What Do You Mean?
Justin Bieber Lyrics


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What do you mean? Oh, oh
When you nod your head yes
But you wanna say no
What do you mean? Hey, yeah
When you don't want me to move
But you tell me to go
What do you mean?
Oh, what do you mean?
Said you're running out of time, what do you mean?
Oh, oh, oh, what do you mean?
Better make up your mind
What do you mean?

You're so indecisive, what I'm saying
Tryna catch the beat, make up your heart
Don't know if you're happy or complaining
Don't want for us to end, where do I start?

First you wanna go to the left then you wanna turn right
Wanna argue all day, makin' love all night
First you're up, then you're down and then between
Oh, I really want to know

What do you mean? Oh, oh
When you nod your head yes
But you wanna say no
What do you mean? Hey, yeah
When you don't want me to move
But you tell me to go
What do you mean?
Oh, what do you mean?
Said you're running out of time, what do you mean?
Oh, oh, oh, what do you mean?
Better make up your mind
What do you mean?

You're overprotective when I'm leaving
Trying to compromise but I can't win
You want to make a point, but you keep preaching
You had me from the start, won't let this end

First you wanna go to the left then you wanna turn right
Wanna argue all day, makin' love all night
First you're up, then you're down and then between
Oh, I really want to know

What do you mean? Oh, oh
When you nod your head yes
But you wanna say no
What do you mean? Hey, yeah
When you don't want me to move
But you tell me to go
What do you mean?
(I wanna know)
Oh, what do you mean? (Ooh)
Said you're running out of time, what do you mean?
(Oh, baby)
Oh, oh, oh, what do you mean?
Better make up your mind
What do you mean?

Oh, oh (this is ours baby, yeah)
When you nod your head yes
But you wanna say no
What do you mean? Hey yeah (you're so confusing baby)
When you don't want me to move
But you tell me to go
What do you mean? (Be more straight forward)
Oh, what do you mean?
Said you're running out of time, what do you mean?
Oh, oh, oh, what do you mean?




Better make up your mind
What do you mean?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "What Do You Mean?" by Justin Bieber seem to revolve around the confusion and uncertainty in a romantic relationship. The song conveys a sense of frustration and desperation as the singer tries to decipher the conflicting signals given by their partner. The chorus repeats "What do you mean?" several times, highlighting the lack of clarity and communication in the relationship.


The verse lyrics suggest that the partner is indecisive, and the singer is struggling to understand their intentions. The lines "First you wanna go to the left then you wanna turn right, Wanna argue all day, makin' love all night" emphasize the ambiguity and mixed signals. The bridge section is more optimistic and seems to express the singer's desire to salvage the relationship. However, the final chorus suggests that time is running out, and the partner needs to make a decision.


Overall, the song is a relatable expression of the confusion and frustration that can arise in relationships when communication and clarity are lacking.


Line by Line Meaning

What do you mean? Oh, oh
I'm confused about your intentions and what you really want


When you nod your head yes
You seem to be agreeing with me


But you wanna say no
But deep down you really disagree with me


What do you mean? Hey, yeah
I need you to be more clear and direct with me


When you don't want me to move
It seems like you want me to stay


But you tell me to go
But you're also telling me to leave


Said you're running out of time, what do you mean?
You're giving me mixed signals and I don't know how much time I have with you


Better make up your mind
You need to make a decision and stick with it


You're so indecisive, what I'm saying
You can't seem to make up your mind about what you want


Tryna catch the beat, make up your heart
You're trying to find a rhythm or pattern to follow, but you need to listen to your heart instead


Don't know if you're happy or complaining
I can't tell if you're happy with me or if you're complaining about something else


Don't want for us to end, where do I start?
I don't want our relationship to end, but I don't know how to fix things with you


First you wanna go to the left then you wanna turn right
You keep changing your mind and it's hard to keep up


Wanna argue all day, makin' love all night
You seem to enjoy the drama and conflict, but also want to be intimate with me


You're overprotective when I'm leaving
You don't want me to leave and are trying to prevent me from doing so


Trying to compromise but I can't win
I'm trying to meet you halfway, but it feels like I'm always losing


You want to make a point, but you keep preaching
You have something you want to say, but you're coming across as preachy and judgmental


You had me from the start, won't let this end
You captured my heart early on and you don't want our relationship to end


Oh, oh (this is ours baby, yeah)
Our relationship is important to us


What do you mean? Hey yeah (you're so confusing baby)
You're being confusing and I don't understand what you want


What do you mean? (Be more straight forward)
I need you to be more clear and direct with me


Oh, what do you mean?
I'm still not sure what you want or mean


Said you're running out of time, what do you mean?
You keep reminding me that time is running out, but you're still not being clear with me


Oh, oh, oh, what do you mean?
I'm becoming more frustrated and confused


Better make up your mind
I'm tired of waiting for you to make a decision


What do you mean?
I need you to explain yourself and tell me what you want




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Justin Drew Bieber, Mason David Levy, Robert Jason Boyd

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@busra7077

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1. Where Are Ü Now?
2. What Do You Mean?
3. What Are You Doing?
4. Where Am I?
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6. What Do You Want?
7. What Do You Think?
8. Who Are You?
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@timothyho1490

It makes me laugh the amount of people who still hate Bieber. I'm not a fan of him but this song and Where are u now are big hits. So I wanna post the question that most people never thought of asking. Why do we hate him?

1. Is he a bad singer? No.. He rose up from YouTube when he was younger.

2. Are we hating him for the sake of a trend? Probably in the year 2010 he was starting to get hated for no reason.

3. Is he really Gay? No, that itself is a trend because it's an insult towards him.

4. How is his attitude? Is it like most 21 year olds? Idk maybe if you think for a second if you were in his shoes having people talking shit about you what would you do?

5. Are the lyrics in his songs offensive? Mostly talks about girls, friends, party but nothing out of the ordinary.

So? what's your answer? Or are you guilty to admit that he hasn't actually done anything wrong and that he's just like other artists his age and maybe as a person himself he's just a generic 21 year old rich dude. Lol.... seriously people need to start growing up and give actual facts of why he is hated so badly by others.



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