Nickelback is such a popular group for a reason. The group has
endless talent, a way of making everyone turn up the volume on their
radios, and song after song the Nickelback lyrics
connect to their audience in a meaningful manner. The Nickelback
lyrics don't seem to have any hidden meanings. They are all very
straightforward and are all songs that everyone can relate to on
one level or another.
"Photograph" was the first huge hit off the album and
it's not hard to see why. The Nickelback lyrics describe experiences
that the singer has gone through, starting with looking at a photograph
that takes him back to a time in his life when he was with a bunch
of friends just having a really good time. These Nickelback lyrics
are something that most can relate to in their life experiences.
Fans who like the Nickelback lyrics will have pictures of special
times, and will drag them out from time to time and remember the
The singer, Chad Kroeger, then takes the listener back to a place
where he used to live. These are also fond memories in the Nickelback
lyrics even though he says, "I never knew we'd ever went without."
This gives the listener a picture in their mind of a residence that
is probably not the nicest but because the place is full of fond
memories, the memories of maybe not having all of the luxuries,
are not only forgotten but maybe were never even realized.
When the Nickelback lyrics take the listener to his school, this
is again something with which a lot of people can relate. Although
most people haven't broken into their school, as the last two lines
of the Nickelback lyrics indicate, there are a lot of people who
are students, or when they were students, had "better things
The Nickelback lyrics also talks about how the singer and his friends
used to go to the arcade and how they "blew every dollar they
ever made." These Nickelback lyrics also talks about how they
would listen to the radio and sing along with all the songs. The
song goes on to talk about how they would talk about how they were
going to be singing to "more than just the steering wheel"
someday. The Nickelback lyrics are inspiring for the listener, to
realize that the singer has achieved his dreams and is now singing
to millions of people.
The Nickelback lyrics also talk about the first girl that the singer
ever kissed and how she has moved on with her life and has "had
a couple of kids since then." The chorus of the Nickelback
lyrics also talks about moving on with life when it depicts the
singer looking at pictures spread out on his floor and how he realizes
that it's time to let go and say good-bye.
This set of Nickelback lyrics connects to many people who have
pictures of times in their lives that have passed and no matter
how good the memories were, or how hard they are to let go of, they
always do have to learn how to let go and say good-bye.
Nickelback has done an amazing job of bringing compelling lyrics
to the music scene with which a large fan base can identify.