The path to finally getting ‘What Do You Mean?’ is more and more complex! Not content to just give away the song, Justin Bieber is teasing us with riddles that reveal his lyrics. Stop playing coy, Justin!
Justin Bieber, 21, is on a mission to make his new single “What Do You Mean?” the most talked about song of the summer, and he’s succeeding. His campaign on August 19 was tweeting out the lyrics to his song, line by line, in a cryptic riddle available only through Twitter DMs. Luckily, some crafty souls have pieced together this puzzle! What does it mean?
We’re already dying to hear “What Do You Mean?” and the anticipation is driving us positively wild! After seeing all of his friends and colleagues promote the song on Instagram, it just made us want to hear it more — good job with that, Justin! But this plot is on another level.
Justin took to Twitter the morning of August 19, tweeting something mysterious: “check ur dms and the time on the clock ;) put it together. #whatdoyoumean” Slowly but steadily, his friends started tweeting cryptic images of clocks, with seemingly random phrases underneath.
— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) August 19, 2015
Weird, right? It was then revealed that the clocks had meaning: Lined up corresponding to the times on the clocks, the sentences made up the lyrics to “What Do You Mean?” — how amazing is that? We’re all about the creative way that Justin decided to reveal his highly-anticipated lyrics, but we just wish everyone didn’t have to work so hard for it! Take a look at the full lyrics, assembled below:
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This sounds like it’s going to be incredible — just as we expected — but what does it all mean? Is that the point of the song and it’s title, that we’re going to be left with just more questions than answers after listening to it? Because seriously, right now we’re not sure what the lyrics are alluding to…besides a volatile relationship with someone special (Selena??), and the fact that Justin is definitely a fan of getting it on. Scandalous!
Update: Justin’s rep has confirmed to HollywoodLife.com that these are the correct lyrics to “What Do You Mean?”
HollywoodLifers, did you like the way Justin revealed his lyrics, or were you frustrated?
— Samantha Wilson