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One Direction: What Makes You Beautiful Meaning

Song Released: 2011


What Makes You Beautiful Lyrics

You're insecure
Don't know what for
You're turning heads when you walk through the door
Don't need make up
To cover up
Being the way that you are is enough

Everyone else in the room can see it
everyone else but you

Baby you light up...

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    anonymous
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    Feb 29th, 2012 2:30pm report


    This song is soooooo cute. Its about a guy who likes a girl because she "doesnt know shes beautiful", and thats what he likes about her. He likes that shes not cocky and arrogant about her looks, but modest and has a good personality instead. He looks past her looks and sees who she really is inside, and he finds her perosnality attractive, not just her looks. Every guy needs to be like that.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 21st, 10:17pm report


    I don't think she's insecure, I think she's modest. And there's no mention of love. Yes, it is counter-productive. This poor girl doesn't want to be loved for her looks, and here this guy is sexualizing her just cause she exists. You should see the comments on other sites about this song. It's really kind of sad.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 7th, 6:28pm report


    It is about girls who have insecurities and need to be told more often that they are beautiful inside and out. They sing what every girl wants to here, especially people going through hard times and insecurity. Other songs that have a similar topic by One Direction are 'Little Things' and 'Diana"
    These 3 songs mean the world to me.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 22nd, 2014 1:34am report


    You're insecure, don't know what for," is kinda saying that he's not sure why she is insecure because she really is beautiful. The guys singing it are just about WHAT MAKES HER BEAUTIFUL!
    Hope this helped :)



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    anonymous
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    Nov 14th, 2013 11:21pm report


    I feel this way about someone except in my case this song is about a man. He is beautiful from the inside out. He doesn't know he is beautiful on the inside. People like thst are hard to find. Even his flaws are beautiful.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 7th, 2013 8:31pm report


    this song is about a girl and or girls who think that they are ugly but the boy and or boys think otherwise so people who think that your ugly dont think that you are beautiful dont let people tell you otherwise (for girls) you are even beautiful without make-up dont listen to other people andont let them tell you your ugly ignore those people you are beautiful just the way you are



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    anonymous
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    Jul 23rd, 2013 7:34pm report


    The girl says she's ugly so people will tell her otherwise and make her feel good about herself. The guy/s notice how attractive she is and fall in love with her for her appearance rather than personality.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 10th, 2013 6:10pm report


    For all the women who look down on themselves and think there just not good enough. Well newsflash! There is everyone for everyone.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 9th, 2013 2:42pm report


    This song is about a girl who is shy/negative about herself & we're trying to make her feel better



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    anonymous
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    Jan 13th, 2013 1:17am report


    nice song
    anyway
    its about a girl that dosent show off her beauty and the guy likes for who she is/her personality



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    anonymous
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    Jan 7th, 2013 1:37pm report


    I think it doesn't necessarily mean she isn't beautiful, just that she isn't the kind of girl to flaunt it. I think the song is to a shy girl who doesn't recognize her own beauty & he's trying to make he realize it.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 26th, 2012 10:13pm report


    This song is about a boy who loves a beautiful girl. The girl as a matter of fact does not know that she is beautiful. She is not self conscious of her looks nor her figure like many other girls. Everyone but her knew of her beauty. She felt shy whenever she walks in a crowded room and when people looked at her beautiful eyes. The boy really loved her because of this and in fact referred to as 'what makes her beautiful'.
    In my personal opinion, I would like every girl to be like this girl and stop acting cocky just because they are beautiful. The true value of a girl is her inside and not her outside appearence



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    anonymous
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    Oct 25th, 2012 10:49pm report


    its a song about love and is about a girl who is insecure and doesnt know what to expect and the guys say she so beatiful i every way and everyone knows it but her and its like they like her and she doesnt know but she acts all shy and stuff and they wonder why shes doing all of that



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    anonymous
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    Sep 7th, 2012 9:29pm report


    this is a song written to make girls feel all good inside and has no real meaning, 1D sucks and they just play on the fact that girls die for them and know that it will sell



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    raras889
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    Sep 1st, 2012 9:46am report


    I think this is probably the most STUPID song ever written/invented/sung.

    Obviously, the girl is a pathetic, self-centered MORON. "The turning heads when you walk through the door?" and she still "don't know you're beautiful?" -___-

    She's a depressed no-brain girl, so lost in her own thought that "I'm not beautiful. I'm so darn ugly. I'm so pathetic." I mean, GET A LIFE. Everyone is beautiful.

    And the guy is a jerk. Liking someone just because she's beautiful/pretty/has big boobs is very PATHETIC and... USELESS.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 21st, 2012 8:59pm report


    I think the things that make you beituful are the things that they are sign ing about in the sing which makes it beautiful singing by harry styles OMG G G G G G he is like my farvurite he is beautiful and he is clearly sing about me.



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