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Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody


Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody - Meaning of the song


Frontman Caleb Followill wrote this song about longing for somebody to have a cuddle with while feeling lonely on the road.

"It's about being far from home. The meat of song was written on tour. When I came up with 'I could use somebody,' I didn't know if I was talking about a person or home or God. I felt immediately that it was a big song, and it scared me away. Then, when we were writing the record, Matthew kept sayin', 'What's that song, man?', and I acted like I didn't know what he was talking about. Then, finally, I went, 'All right, we'll do it,' and as soon as we started playin' it, the producers looked up and said, 'Whoa, that's a good song.' I was like, 'OK.'"

This was one of the songs he wrote while recovering from shoulder surgery. "In that moment, I became more honest with myself and allowed myself to be vulnerable in my writing," he said. "No longer trying to be a tough guy and admitting I need the people around me - mainly referring to Lily - to get through it all. I wrote it in one sitting, very late."


Use somebody - 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


I'm ready now


Someone like you, somebody


I've been roaming around

Always looking down at all I see

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