NICKELBACK’S “FIGURED YOU OUT” INTERPRETATION

i like to make connections. if ya look at the lyrics straight up, it certainly has some steamy stuff. i’m gonna take ya in a different take. i hope this sets up correctly the way i have it set up once i hit publish this post.

I like your pants around your feet
And I like the dirt that’s on your knees
And I like the way you still say please
While you’re looking up at me
You’re like my favorite damn disease

(my take: ya can look at this in a muse perspective. it’s got some great metaphors here. if ya take that stanza above from that first line, can be making a reference to the muse being naked around his feet all the while looking up at him on her knees, cause she’s gotta get dirty in order to teach him the muse. and then the muse is like begging him to learn it and then all of the sudden when it says, ” your like my favorite damn disease,” means that the muse has him hooked.)

And I love the places that we go
And I love the people that you know
And I love the way you can’t say no
Too many long lines in a row
I love the powder on your nose

( the stanza above simply to me means that the muse goes everywhere with him that is cool “and i love the the people that you know,” simply means being around influences that the muse has taken him to….like going to see concerts and anything pertaining to the musical arena. “too many lines in a row i love the powder on your nose,” i see two parts with that first part of the line. one is too many lines in a row, can be referenced to lots of reading lyrics and books in a subtle form. secondly, it can also refer to long lines at concerts and such because after all with the powder on the nose is a reference to the muse getting ready to perform.)

And now I know who you are
It wasn’t that hard, just to figure you out
(Now I did, you wonder why)
And now I know who you are
It wasn’t that hard, just to figure you out
(Now I did, you wonder why)

(stanza above, it simply is a reference that he has figured out the muse and his overall creative capabilities.)

I like the freckles on your chest
And I like the way you like me best
And I like the way you’re not impressed
While you put me to the test
I like the white stains on your dress

(the stanza above is quite cool i’d say. a physical reference as to the muse standing out to him and that the muse likes it when he’s expressing. it’s a communicative kind of thing going on. all the while, then the muse isn’t all that impressed with his growth as a creative individual. kinda like telling him you still a lot to do yet. that’s why the dress is dirty because the muse is still teaching him.)
And I love the way you pass the check
And I love the good times that you wreck
(Good times that you wreck)

And I love your lack of self-respect
While you’re passed out on the deck
I love my hands around your neck

(the above one is also equally cool. to me when it says, the way you pass the check can be a reference to how the muse teaches ya how to break into the music industry. in the next 4 lines, it can be referenced as in the muse doesn’t want him to be like the crowd. meaning you have to sacrifice when it comes to being a top notch musician in the industry. that lack of self respect can mean the muse has to get dirty for him too because of his feelings or opinions like their new protest anthem video of the situation in ferguson, “edge of a revolution.” the part about the muse being passed out on the deck is what i see as the muse simply has been overworked. the muse taught him well, and when he has his hands around her neck it refers to the creative bond while both are on the deck getting dirty).

And now I know who you are
It wasn’t that hard, just to figure you out
(Now I did, you wonder why)
And now I know who you are
It wasn’t that hard, just to figure you out
(Now I did, you wonder why)
(Why not before, you never tried)
(Gone for good, and this is it)

(the above stanza is pretty much as I’ve said in the earlier one, but the last three lines seems to imply that he got it down, and why it didn’t happen sooner. it can also be referenced to mean, at least with these lyrics, the muse is gone for good as it’s completed, and this is it).

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