The 14 most revealing lyrics from Justin Bieber's new album 'Purpose'

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Justin Bieber's new album, Purpose, seems to serve two purposes.

First, to wax poetic about his on-again, off-again (and then on-again, and then off-again) relationship with Selena Gomez. During a recent visit to Ellen, Biebs admitted that three songs are explicitly about his ex -- "Mark My Words," "Sorry," and "What Do You Mean?" -- though we suspect she may have inspired one or two more.

Second, to give his side of the story regarding certain headlines he's made in recent years, from his DUI to his arrest, allegations of assault to those naked pictures, and everything in between. Though Bieber professes he is "working on a better me" (see: No. 13), just last week his temper got the best of him when he flipped a chair at a restaurant, so.

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The 14 most revealing lyrics from Justin Bieber's new album 'Purpose'
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2009 file photo, singer Justin Bieber appears on the NBC "Today" television program in New York. New York police shut down a mall appearance by teen pop singer Justin Bieber after thousands of young girls showed up and got a little too wild. Nassau County police say girls and adults in the crowd of nearly 3,000 started pushing and shoving as they waited for the 15-year-old sensation to arrive Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, N.Y. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Singer Justin Bieber tips his cap during the fourth quarter of the New York Knicks' 93-84 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, Dec. 7, 2009. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Pop star Justin Bieber performs at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, Calif., Wednesday, July 21, 2010. (Michael A. Mariant/via AP Images)
Usher Raymond, left, and Justin Bieber arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Justin Bieber performs in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Justin Bieber performs during the 93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. (Photo by John Davisson/Invision/AP)
Justin Bieber seen at the World Premiere of Open Road's "Justin Bieber's Believe" presented by Teen Vogue and sponsored by Clearasil, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Open Road Films/AP Images)
Justin Bieber arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday Aug. 28, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Justin Bieber talks to Rihanna during the second half of the NBA basketball All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
ARCHIV: Selena Gomez, left, and Justin Bieber arrive at the 39th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 in Los Angeles. Die Trennung von Teenieschwarm Justin Bieber und seiner Freundin, der Schauspielerin Selena Gomez, wird bekannt. Foto: Chris Pizzello/AP/dapd
Justin Bieber, left, and host Will Smith get slimed after Bieber accepts the award for favorite male singer onstage at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Canadian pop megastar Justin Bieber (C) plays basketball with a young survivor of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Palo, Leyte province on December 10, 2013. Pop megastar Justin Bieber sang to and played basketball with young survivors of the Philippines' deadliest typhoon on December 10 after he flew into the disaster zone to boost an international relief effort. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
FILE - In this March 19, 2013, file photo, singer Justin Bieber performs during a concert at Bercy Arena in Paris. Canadian police say the pop star has been charged Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, with dangerous driving and assault after a collision between a minivan and an ATV led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario. Ontario Provincial Police say that the incident happened Friday afternoon, Aug. 29, near Bieber's hometown of Stratford and that he was released on a promise to appear in court Sept. 29. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 27: The winner of Champ of Charity singer Justin Bieber (L) and singer Cody Simpson onstage at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards brought to you by Samsung Galaxy at The Wiltern on July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Young Hollywood Awards will air on Monday, July 28 8/7c on The CW. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for Variety)
Singer Justin Bieber speaks to photographers as he arrives at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 67th international film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 22, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Justin Bieber arrives at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 67th international film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 22, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
File- In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, singer Justin Bieber takes a "selfie" with a fan at a premiere in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department says it is searching Justin Bieber's home for evidence in an egg-tossing vandalism case involving the pop star on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, Invision)
FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, Singer Justin Bieber arrives at the premiere of the feature film "Justin Bieber's Believe" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles. A security guard and driver for Bieber have been arrested near Atlanta and charged with stealing a photographer's camera on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)
Justin Bieber arrives at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 67th international film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 22, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
In this Jan. 23, 2014 video frame grab released by the Miami Beach Police Department, shows singer Justin Bieber, right, taking to R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff , left, while both were under arrest at the Miami Beach police in Miami Beach, Fla. The Miami-Dade county prosecutors released about 10 hours of video, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Bieber pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an invalid license. (AP Photo/Miami Beach Police Dept. HO)
The "Baby" singer headed straight to the salon for a new makeover ... this time going blonde! (Instagram)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 23: Justin Bieber attends a VMA Pre-Party hosted by Chris Brown & Pia Mia featuring Bera on August 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images)
Singer Justin Bieber, center, takes a selfie with a young fan as he watches the Los Angeles Clippers play the Oklahoma City Thunder with his mother Pattie Mallette in the second half of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
FILE - This Jan. 23, 2014 file photo made available by the Miami Beach Police Dept., shows Justin Bieber at the police station in Miami Beach, Fla. Bieber claimed after a shaky sobriety test following his Jan. 23 arrest that he was suffering from a hairline fracture in his right foot and made condescending comments about enjoying his wealth, according to a Miami Beach police document released Tuesday, March 18. Bieber, who has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence and other charges, also told officers he was not drag racing in a rented Lamborghini along with R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff, who was driving a Ferrari when both were stopped. (AP Photo/Miami Beach Police Dept., File)
Pop singer Justin Bieber, left, is escorted out of the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, Thursday Jan. 23, 2014 in Doral, Fla., following his arrest earlier in the day in Miami Beach. Bieber was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and resisting arrest after police said they saw him speeding down a residential street in a yellow Lamborghini. Officers say he had an expired license, was initially not cooperative when he was pulled over, and smelled of alcohol. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
FILE - This May 11, 2014 file photo shows singer Justin Bieber, attending a Los Angeles Clippers game in Los Angeles. Bieber pleaded no contest on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 to misdemeanor vandalism for throwing eggs at a neighbor's Calabasas home in January and was sentenced to two years probation. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, FIle )
These police booking mugs made available by the Miami Dade County Corrections Department show pop star Justin Bieber, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Bieber and singer Khalil were arrested early Thursday for allegedly drag-racing on a Miami Beach Street. Police say Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs. (AP Photo/Miami Dade County Jail)
Los Angeles County Sheriff's leave "The Oaks of Calabasas" property, where the residence of the pop star, Justin Bieber was searched by police in Calabasas, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014. Detectives searched Bieber's home looking for surveillance footage that might serve as evidence the pop star was involved in an egg-tossing vandalism case that caused thousands of dollars in damage to a neighbor's home, an official said Tuesday. Roughly a dozen investigators searched the home and arrested one member of the singer's entourage on suspicion of cocaine possession. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A Miami Beach, Fla., police prisoner transport van leaves the Miami Beach Police building believed to be transporting pop singer Justin Bieber and R&B singer known as Khalil after their arrest, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 in Miami Beach. Bieber and Khalil both face drag-racing and driving under the influence charges. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
NEW YORK, NY - JAN 17: General view of a Justin Bieber for Calvin Klein Billboard located on Houston Street on January 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Tomas/IMAGES/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 15: Singer Justin Bieber arrives at Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace to celebrate his birthday on the nightclub's opening weekend on March 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
Justin Bieber appears on stage at the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios on Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Canadian singer Justin Bieber poses for photographers, upon arrival at the Calvin Klein promotional event, in Hong Kong, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Justin Bieber arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
LAS VEGAS, NV - May 2: pictured as Justin Bieber hosts REHAB Pool party at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on May 2, 2015. © RTNEKP / MediaPunch***HOUSE COVERAGE***/IPX
CANNES, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 07: Singer Justin Bieber attends the 17th NRJ Music Awards ceremony at Palais des Festivals on November 7, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Justin Bieber and Corey Gamble are seen in Beverly Hills, Ca on January 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Light Brigade/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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Here are 14 of the most revealing lyrics, organized by their purpose:

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About Selena Gomez (or Some Other Girlfriend, but Probably Selena):

1. "So you heard it all before / Falling in and out of trust / Trying to rekindle us / Only to lose yourself / But I won't let me lose you / And I won't let us just fade away / After all that we've been through, I'ma show you more than I ever could say." ("Mark My Words")

2. "First you wanna go to the left then you wanna turn right / Wanna argue all day, make love all night / First you're up, then you're down and then between / Oh, I really want to know... What do you mean?" ("What Do You Mean?")

[Note: It's important to remember these are SPECIFICALLY about Selena.]

3. "You're overprotective when I'm leaving / Trying to compromise but I can't win / You want to make a point, but you keep preaching / You had me from the start, won't let this end." ("What Do You Mean?")

4. "I know you know that I made those mistakes maybe once or twice / By once or twice I mean maybe a couple a hundred times / So let me, let me redeem, redeem myself tonight / 'Cause I just need one more shot at second chances." ("Sorry")

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5. "I'll take every single piece of the blame if you want me to / But you know that there is no innocent one in this game for two / I'll go, I'll go and then you go, you go out and spill the truth / Can we both say the words and forget this?" ("Sorry")

6. "My mama don't like you and she likes everyone / And I never like to admit that I was wrong / And I've been so caught up in my job, didn't see what's going on / And now I know, I'm better sleeping on my own." ("Love Yourself")

7. "You ain't gotta answer none of my calls / I'm believing you'll pick up one day / I don't wanna add to your pain at all / I'm praying that time makes a change in your life / I'm realizing how much you made a change in my life." ("No Pressure")

8. "Talking to my conscience I made a few mistakes / I did it to myself I'm the only one to blame / I know you need a little while to believe again / To love again." ("No Pressure")

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About His Antics and How Hard It Is to Be Famous:

9. "My life is a movie and everyone's watching / So let's get to the good part and past all the nonsense." ("I'll Show You")

10. "Sometimes it's hard to do the right thing / When the pressure's coming down like lightning / It's like they want me to be perfect / When they don't even know that I'm hurting." ("I'll Show You")

11. "'Cause life's not easy, I'm not made out of steel / Don't forget that I'm human, don't forget that I'm real / Act like you know me, but you never will / There's one thing that I know for sure, I'll show you." ("I'll Show You")

12. "Life is worth living, so live another day / The meaning of forgiveness / People make mistakes, doesn't mean you have to give in / Life is worth living again." ("Life Is Worth Living")

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13. "What I'd give for my affection / Is a different perception / From what the world may see / They try to crucify me / I ain't perfect, won't deny / My reputation's on the line / So I'm working on a better me." ("Life Is Worth Living")

14. "We weren't put in the best position to make the best decisions. You can't be hard on yourself for these were the cards that you were given so you have to understand that these, like, that's not who you are. You know you're trying to be the best you can be but that's all you can do. If you don't give it all you got, you're only cheating yourself. Give it all you got, but if it ends up happening, it ends up happening." ("Purpose")

Full disclosure, that last one is a spoken word segment included at the end of a song, but we're counting it anyway.

Now, watch Bieber call out the crowd at a concert for not clapping on beat:

Justin Bieber Calls out Audience for not Clapping on Beat

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