"Someone Like You" as written by and Martin Johnson....
I'm wearin' thin,
I couldn't tell you,
The city I'm in,
The streets and the buildings,
The places I've been,
Or where the star's go,
When it's daylight again,
Or where the time went.

Oh, who can save me now?

My life in the rear view,
I'm running from Jesus,
Don't know where I'm goin' to.
Got nothin' to lose, I'm fightin' my demons,
Been lookin' for someone like you,
I've been lookin' for someone like you.

So, sing me a song,
I know all the words to,
And I'll sing along,
Could you be my savior?

Been out here too long,
And I've just been lookin' for somewhere to belong
Barely be holdin' on
So, can you save me now?

My life in the rear view,
I'm running from Jesus,
Don't know where I'm goin' to.
Got nothin' to lose, I'm fightin' my demons,
Been lookin' for someone like you,
I've been lookin' for someone like you.

When the stars explode,
And I'm all alone,
When they start to see the smoke,
When I'm finally burnin' out,
I'll need someone to carry me home safe and sound.

My life in the rear view,
I'm running from Jesus,
Don't know where I'm goin' to.
But I got nothin' to lose, I'm fightin' my demons,
Been lookin' for someone like you,

My life in the rear view,
I'm running from Jesus,
Don't know where I'm goin' to.
Got nothin' to lose, I'm fightin' my demons,
Been lookin' for someone like you,
I've been lookin' for someone like you,
I've been lookin' for someone like you.


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"Someone Like You" as written by Paul Johnson Philip George Edwards

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  • +8
    General CommentYeah, really about Jesus. The greatest man that ever lived.
    dillonmhudsonon October 03, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song starts out by describing a person who is lost in the world. They aren't sure where they are ("I couldn't tell you the city I'm in"), and they want someone to help them ("Oh, who can save me now?").

    The next part gets to me quite drastically. It has a religious edge to it; I think it's possibly about someone who's losing faith in God, and this person either gives them faith or has the ability to help them find God again. The person has "nothing to lose", and is trying to fight their demons. This person is exactly what they've been hoping for.

    The song continues to elaborate on how the person is feeling lonely, and wants this new person they know to help them out of this rut, and how they'd follow them, probably in order to be happy and find faith.

    This is one of my favorites on the new album. BLG still amazes me with their new album.
    cassiexlynnon September 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningMartin explains this on there youtube account.

    "So I was sitting there & you know, I broke out the acoustic guitar, put on some weird tuning.
    & basically I was like, this is me now.
    The whole last record was me, 17 to 20
    But this is me now...
    I'm lost, I'm homeless on the road, & this is me wearing thin.
    & I incorporated it into a girl, iv'e been looking for something,
    I need something, I need somewhere to belong, I need a place, you know?
    It's kind of like me asking for help, I was struggling on the road."

    To me that explains this perfectly, it's beautiful.
    Definitely a favourite off the album(:
    oxconversexoon October 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMmkay. It's not a Christian song. It's not about how he "stayed away from faith"
    This song was the first track written on the album.
    It's about being on the road, not having a real home. And he needs someone.
    He's looking for someone to make him feel at home and that jazz.

    go look up Boys Like Girls - Someone Like You
    on YouTube and there should be a video of Martin talking.

    So no, IT IS NOT ABOOUT RELIGION.
    WoeIsTorion November 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis slow songs gets to me...
    this one i liek along with...two is better than one..and some other..
    this song is about looking for someone (and finding it)..
    it not listening to anyone...too it think....
    or depression..
    aristuma21on September 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJesus? really?
    trustme2012on September 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBoys Like Girls has a song about Jesus... Yeah!
    That's pretty freakin' sweet.

    And it's pretty hilarious when people freak out about it.
    Jake_In_The_Momenton October 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok I'm kinda confused... is this about a Christian running away from Jesus and leaving his life as a christian behind him? or is it about someone looking for a savior and they find Jesus? or it could be what someone said above about someone that has lost their faith and is looking for it again. it is either a completely non Christian song or a really great Christian song. I just don't kno which one. I hope it's a Christian :)
    flipperalex95on January 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationOkay i'm gonna be totally honest. This song makes me cry whenever I hear it. It explains the start of my
    sophomore year in high school. With how it is to me is that he's fallen in love with he can't have. Maybe
    a girl who is already in a realtionship but to me it's about a guy who I can't have because i'm a guy. He falls
    in love with them and is lost with the rush of emotions. So he doesn't know what to do. He falls into a
    depression because he's holding his emotions inside when all he needs to do is to just tell them. The whole
    runnig from Jesus part is about it maybe being a love that goes against what Jesus or God says. Like me falling
    in love with another guy. But in the end he tells them that he likes them and asks. "If I break or wear down
    will you be there to save me and carry me home safe and sound?" He's been looking for someone like them and
    he found them.
    AustinKeonion January 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it is a Christian song. I feel like the Martin (lead singer/songwriter) is talking kind of how he strayed away from faith without really realizing it. I think a lot of us do. kind of take things for granted. I think he must have had an event take place in his life that made him really think about life and finally really understand the pattern of life.
    Subject2Changeon February 20, 2010   Link

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