Be Somebody
Kings of Leon Lyrics


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Taking to the floor with the wheel to the sky
I loosen my tie, I loosen my tie
Locking down the door with the rhythm and rhyme
I loosen my tie, I loosen my tie

Trying to recall what you want me to say
I shake your way, I shake your way
Counting on the night for a beautiful day
I shake your way, I shake your way
And I say you can't get enough
No you can't get enough

Given a chance, I'm gonna be somebody
If for one dance, I'm gonna be somebody
Open the door, it's gonna make you love me
Facing the floor, I'm gonna be somebody

Now is your time and you know where you stand
With a gun in your hand, with a gun in your hand
Now I'm no longer an ordinary man
Was this your big plan, your gun in your hand
And I say you can't get enough
No you can't get enough

Given a chance, I'm gonna be somebody
If for one dance, I'm gonna be somebody
Open the door, it's gonna make you love me
Facing the floor, I'm gonna be somebody





Be somebody
Be somebody

Overall Meaning

The song "Be Somebody" by Kings of Leon talks about taking chances and being bold enough to stand out. The opening lines of the song set the stage for a night out, with the singer getting ready to hit the dance floor with reckless abandon. He is letting go of the formalities of life by loosening his tie and finding his rhythm, hoping to impress someone specific whom he is trying to recall their desires. The song expresses how he is counting on the night to bring about the perfect day and that he has a determination to live to his fullest potential no matter the circumstances.


The chorus of the song is an affirmation that he is going to be somebody, and he isn't going to back down from the opportunity ahead of him. The singer expresses that if given the chance, he will make the most of it and be somebody worth noticing. He may have faced rejection and disappointment in the past, but he still knows deep down inside that the potential for greatness is present. The song urges one to take risks, to open themselves to love, to be fearless and not care about judgments, to face life head-on, and to be somebody worth remembering.


Line by Line Meaning

Taking to the floor with the wheel to the sky
I'm starting my journey with a hopeful spirit, my head held high and my eyes fixed on the future


I loosen my tie, I loosen my tie
I'm letting go of my formalities and giving in to my passion


Locking down the door with the rhythm and rhyme
I'm shutting out everything else and focusing on the music that moves me


Trying to recall what you want me to say
I'm feeling the pressure to perform and meet your expectations


I shake your way, I shake your way
I'm giving it my best shot and hoping it's enough to please you


Counting on the night for a beautiful day
I'm putting my trust in the universe to bring me good things


And I say you can't get enough
I'm confident that my talent and passion are irresistible


Given a chance, I'm gonna be somebody
I'm determined to make my mark on the world, given just one opportunity


If for one dance, I'm gonna be somebody
Even if it's just for one moment, I'm going to shine


Open the door, it's gonna make you love me
I'm confident that once I show you what I can do, you will be won over


Facing the floor, I'm gonna be somebody
I'm ready and willing to face my fears and push myself to succeed


Now is your time and you know where you stand
You have a sense of power and control, and know what you want and how to get it


With a gun in your hand, with a gun in your hand
You have some kind of leverage or advantage, and are not afraid to use it


Now I'm no longer an ordinary man
By taking this chance and seizing my moment, I am breaking out of my ordinary life


Was this your big plan, your gun in your hand
Your power and control was part of your plan all along


Be somebody
This is my mantra and my goal - to be somebody important and impactful in this world




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Nathan Followill, Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill

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