Use Somebody
Kings of Leon 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

(Oh, oh)
(Oh, oh)
(Oh, oh)
(Oh, oh)

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

(Oh, oh)
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

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" revolve around the theme of loneliness, isolation, and a longing for a deeper connection. The first verse describes the singer roaming around, feeling disconnected from the world around him. He sees painted faces and crowded places, but still feels unable to reach out and truly connect with anyone.


However, in the chorus, the singer acknowledges that he could use somebody, specifically someone like the person he is addressing in the song. He praises this person's knowledge and the way they express themselves. He also notes that there are countless others around him, but he wants someone specific, someone like them.


The second verse shifts to a more desperate tone as the singer compares his own experiences to that of the person he is addressing. While he is off to sleep, they are living it up, but the singer is waging inner wars to make himself into a better artist, hoping that it will make the other person notice him. The song ends with the singer declaring that he is ready for someone like the person he has been addressing.


Overall, Use Somebody is a song about the universal human desire for connection and the longing for someone who truly understands us.


Line by Line Meaning

I've been roaming around
I've been wandering aimlessly, without a clear purpose or direction.


Always looking down at all I see
I'm constantly feeling dejected and defeated by my surroundings, and can't find any hope or positivity.


Painted faces, fill the places I can't reach
I see people around me who seem happy and fulfilled, but their lives are out of reach for me, and I feel left out and lonely.


You know that I could use somebody
I'm acknowledging my own sense of loneliness and vulnerability, and admitting that I need someone to help me through it all.


You know that I could use somebody
Repeating the previous line to emphasize the point, and to call out to anyone who might be listening and willing to help.


Someone like you, and all you know, and how you speak
Describing the ideal person who could be there for me, someone who is understanding, knowledgeable, and a good communicator.


Countless lovers under cover of the street
I see people around me with romantic partners, but they seem to be hiding their love away, as if it's a secret or a shameful thing.


You know that I could use somebody
Repeating the call for help, still hoping someone will hear and respond.


You know that I could use somebody
Repeating the previous line to reinforce the message, as if I'm starting to doubt if anyone will come to my aid.


Someone like you
Restating that the kind of person I need is someone like the person I described earlier, who is empathetic and understanding.


(Oh, oh)
A vocalization indicating emotion, perhaps sadness or loneliness.


(Oh, oh)
Repeating the emotional vocalization.


(Oh, oh)
Repeating the emotional vocalization once more.


(Oh, oh)
Repeating the emotional vocalization one final time.


Off in the night, while you live it up, I'm off to sleep
While others are out enjoying life, I'm often alone and going to bed early, either because I'm depressed or just don't have anyone to spend time with.


Waging wars to shape the poet and the beat
I'm struggling to find my voice and make a name for myself in the music industry, always fighting against the odds to create something meaningful and distinctive.


I hope it's gonna make you notice
I'm still looking for recognition and validation from others, hoping that my work will catch someone's attention and make them appreciate me.


I hope it's gonna make you notice
Repeating the previous line, to highlight my ongoing craving for attention and acceptance.


Someone like me
Implying that even though I'm different and struggling, I'm still worthy of connection, and hoping someone out there can recognize that.


(Oh, oh)
Vocalizing emotion again, perhaps a mix of sadness and defiance.


Someone like me
Reiterating the idea that there's someone out there who could appreciate me for who I am, and who could help me through my struggles.


(Oh, oh)
Vocalizing emotion again.


Someone like me (oh), somebody (oh)
Combining the ideas of the previous two lines, asking for someone to notice me and appreciate me, and to recognize that I need them.


(Oh, oh)
Vocalizing emotion again one last time.


I'm ready now, I'm ready now, I'm ready now
Expressing a newfound sense of confidence, as if I'm ready to take on the world and find someone who can be there for me.


I'm ready now, I'm ready now, I'm ready now, I'm ready now
Repeating the previous line to emphasize the idea that I'm finally ready to move on and find someone who can help me through life.


(Oh, oh)
Vocalizing emotion one final time.


Someone like you (oh), somebody (oh)
Reiterating the need for someone to come into my life, and to be the person I've been longing for all along, with the same attributes I described earlier.


Someone like you (oh), somebody (oh)
Repeating the previous line one last time, hoping that someone out there is listening and will hear my call for help.


Someone like you (oh), somebody (oh)
Repeating the previous line for a final time, to drive home the idea that I need someone to be there for me, and that I won't give up until I find them.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing, Cloud9, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Anthony Caleb Followill, Ivan Nathan Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill

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@limits96

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
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

[Chorus]
Someone like you

[Verse 2]
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

[Chorus]
Someone like me
Someone like me
Someone like me
Somebody

[Bridge]
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

[Guitar Solo]

[Chorus]
Someone like you
Somebody
Someone like you
Somebody
Someone like you
Somebody

[Outro]
I've been roaming around, always looking down at all I see



@juxbeliv

Lyrics
I've been roaming around,
Always looking down and 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
Undercover 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 shake 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
Go and let it out
Someone like you, somebody
Someone like you, somebody
Someone like you, somebody
I've been roaming around,
Always looking down and all I see



@KoceilaLekbaylii21

LYRICS
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



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@DemiTay523

Nostalgia is such a trippy thing. You’re looking back likely at a happy time, but all you feel is sadness.

@ebirdz23

Yea its like you look at who you are & who you were & reminisce on memories that fulfill you while still being on your journey it's like you're past present & future align all at once

@j7sportvideo24

@@ebirdz23 yea and it feels so soothing

@AngelOfMusic1195

Right?!?!? Omg, well said

@CaspersSin

Yup

@kweenofthee559

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@jonahgonzales9649

This song is still hands down one of the greatest songs ever written. It not only touches your heart but your youthful soul.

@onesyphorus

real talk

@monkeyliver1986

Agreed

@LunaLucky7

I absolutely dig this song and love the vocals

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