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English Love Affair Lyrics

It started on a weekend in May,
I was looking for attention
Needed intervention
Felt somebody looking at me
With a powder white complexion
Feeling the connection

The way she looked was so ridiculous
Every single step had me waiting for...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 16th 2015 report

    This is about ashton irwin and gemma style's relationship.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Dec 17th 2015 report

    This song is about the English Love Affair that Ashton Irwin has with Gemma Styles.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Oct 24th 2018 report

    This is definitely Mikey and ash messing about and writing about gemma styles. Harold was super pissed off though :p

  4. anonymous
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    Feb 17th 2021 report

    It's about Ashton's affair with Gemma Styles (Harry Styles' sister). Harry was pretty mad about it and its like a running joke to the directioners.

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 22nd 2020 report

    The song is about a little affair between Ashton and Gemma Styles.... And yes, Harry was probably mad.

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 28th 2020 report

    It’s about when Ashton Irwin who’s Australian.
    Went on Tour with his band members.
    Also known as Luke Hemmings Calum Hood and Michael Clifford
    He then got in a relationship with Gemma styles. Who’s is British
    And is known to have a Famous brother that has the same tattoo as Ashton.

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 11th 2018 report

    By the way the band is Australian not American!

  8. anonymous
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    Aug 24th 2018 report

    It's about gemma styles and ashton.

  9. anonymous
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    Feb 18th 2018 report

    A guy meets this english girl, hence English Love Affair and powder white complexion. They meet at a bar and they start really liking each other fast. So much that they take it to the backseat of her car. That suggest that they start making out or they have sex. Then, the chorus is saying that the guy just can’t forget about her and their romance together. But affair is thrown in the title makes it seem like one of them are already in a relationship or marriage. But the affair part could just mean romance and there is no cheating.

  10. anonymous
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    Aug 6th 2015 report

    It's about someone who's in England and they are in the club and they meet a girl who is English and basically have a one night stand then can't forget about them when they are back in there home town.

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    May 17th 2015 report

    The man - assuming he was American - is in England for vacation or a bussiness trip. He heads down to the pub for some swings. The girl - which I pressume is a prostitute - finds him an interesting client. Eventually, the man gets drunk and finally notices the girl. So they head to a car and have sex. Deciding it was a little inconvenient, they take it to her house.

    Once the man returns to his home country, he doesn't forget what he and the stranger had done. He'd missed it. Feeling he had to let it out, he thinks that he has to tell some people but feels that they wouldn't believe his mindblowing event. All he knew is that he'd never forget the girl and amazing love making session they hae done in England. So yeah, that's my theory on English Love Affair.

    Love affair doesn't neccessarily mean cheating on your signifocant other. In fact, love affair could just mean sex in a more convenient term.

  12. anonymous
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    May 5th 2015 report

    I think that only 5 Seconds Of Summer know what this song is about.
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  13. 5sosfam
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    Apr 7th 2015 report

    The song is about a boy or man who travels to America and gets drunk at a bar. He meets a girl and they end up having sex in her car. He has to go back home but he comes back and finds the girl again. They go back to her place and have sex in her bed. He can't forget about her. When he tells some of his friends they don't believe him. He has a girlfriend or wife back home so that's why it is an English Love Affair.

  14. anonymous
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    Dec 11th 2014 report

    I read that this one was because ashton got a little affair with an english woman that was like 30 or older and yes lets cry.

  15. anonymous
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    Nov 26th 2014 report

    It's basically about a teenage boy on tour with his band. They stop on their tour to England.On a weekend off, he meets a girl at a bar. They get drunk and have a one night stand. The band then has to move on from England and while he's gone he can't seem to get the girl out of his mind. At some point later on, the band goes back to England where he reunited with the girl and they go to a hideout where no one can find them. He then has to leave once again. The teenage boy is destraught. He feels he likes, even loves, this girl but at the same time he has someone back home he cares about aswell.(which is why he feels it is an affair.) The boy is confused. All he wants is the girl back uome but he also wants his 'English Love Affair'.

  16. anonymous
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    Nov 21st 2014 report

    I feel that it is about a guy (who's not American) who has feelings towards the American girl.

    "No one understands the chemistry we have and it came out of no where." He didn't expect to feel such immense feelings towards someone so easily.

    "Walk my way, Mrs All American." He wants her to come back to his country with him as he isnt able to stay with her.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  17. anonymous
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    Nov 7th 2014 report

    Its about them loving an english girl and being so far away from her and missing. But all they can remember is how good the sex was.

  18. anonymous
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    Oct 30th 2014 report

    This song is about sex with an english person.

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