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Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean” Single is Great, But the Music Video’s Still Confusing AF

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Justin Bieber has been releasing promos for his first single from his upcoming yet-to-be-titled album for weeks now, and it’s gotten dedicated Beliebers all riled up, especially on the Internet. For real, they’ve been literally begging for the torturous wait to end. Well, it finally has — Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean” music video is here!

The 21-year-old dropped the first beat from his next compilation, which will be his first since his 2012 Believe album, and we’ve gotta admit that it’s pretty awesome. However, if we do have to make one criticism — or, even if we don’t, we’re still going to anyway because it needs to be said — the music video’s kinda confusing. Like… what does skateboarding have to do with these beautiful lyrics? Sure, during the parts when he says, “First you wanna go left and you want to turn right // First you up and you’re down and then between,” as Ryan Sheckler goes left, turns right, goes up, then down, it’s cool, but where’s the love, damnit?? We weren’t expecting “Where Are U Now” types of dirtiness, but a smidge more realism rather than metaphor isn’t too much for ask for. In our eyes, at least.



Watch the “What Do You Mean” music video above, get the lyrics below, then tell us your own thoughts on Justin Bieber’s highly-anticipated track in the comments!

[Chorus]
What do you mean?
When you nod your head yes
But you wanna say no
What do you mean?
When you don’t want me to move
But you tell me to go
What do you mean?
Said we’re running out of time, what do you mean?
Better make up your mind
What do you mean?

[Verse 1]
You’re so indecisive of what I’m saying
Don’t want us to end, where do I start?
First you wanna go left and you want to turn right
First you wanna go left and you want to turn right
First you up and you’re down and then between
First you up and you’re down and then between
Ohh, I really want to know…



[Chorus]
What do you mean?
When you nod your head yes
But you wanna say no
What do you mean?
When you don’t want me to move
But you tell me to go
What do you mean?
Said we’re running out of time, what do you mean?
Better make up your mind
What do you mean?

[Verse 2]
You’re overprotective when I’m leaving
Trying to compromise but I can’t win
You wanna make a point but you keep preaching
You had me from the start, won’t let this end
First you wanna go left and you want to turn right
Wanna argue all day, make love all night
First you up and you’re down and then between
Ohh, I really want to know…

[Chorus]
What do you mean?
When you nod your head yes
But you wanna say no
What do you mean?
When you don’t want me to move
But you tell me to go
What do you mean?
Said we’re running out of time, what do you mean?
Better make up your mind
What do you mean?



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