Adam Gontier reflected on the meaning behind the song; he said:
"It's about being told how to live your life. When we were growing up, we saw it sort of first hand. A lot of our friends were pushed into doing jobs their parents were telling them to do. It's about being pushed around and told how to live your life and standing up for yourself."
The music video for "Just Like You" features the band playing behind a two-way mirror. The opposite side of the mirror shows dozens of motionless people standing in straight lines while security guards and distinguished superiors look over them. The band appears to be wearing identical jumpsuits and conforming along with the rest of the individuals on their side of the mirror, while the band is actually performing wildly behind the mirror. One of the men in line notices a glitch in the mirror and begins to bob his head. He stops after the chief guard is given approval by one of the distinguished superiors to keep order. As the song comes closer to the end, the glass shatters against the guards and the men and women throw off their masks. The scene quickly begins to mimic that of a rave, the scene now resembling that of a typical rock concert. The video ends just as it began, with everyone in the room lined up wearing jumpsuits and masks, as if nothing had ever happened, possibly signifying the futility of rebellious endeavors. It's the first music video to feature Barry Stock performing with the band.