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Song Released: 2017

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James Arthur
Hey, you there
Can we take it to the next level, baby, do you dare?
Don't be scared
'Cause if you can say the words, I don't know why I should care
'Cause here I am, I'm givin' all I can
But all you ever do is...


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    Jun 9th, 2019 6:49pm report

    I think this song tells about someone (we pretend this is a guy, but I think it relates to everyone) who need a certainty of his love. He wants the answer from the girl, whether they would go to another step of relationship or not. They both know that they love to each other, but the girl is not sure enough about it (probably because she is afraid of being hurt or not trusting him enough to rely on him, since the guy asks her to 'breaks your wall' ). Besides,the guy had given her everything to her, told everything to her ('standing there naked', showing that he does not have anything-secret), but the girl still couldn't decide, which It drains the guy's emotion so much. He just needs an answer, he wants her to see his purity of love (interpretation of naked), how he prioritise her by 'give her everything'. Even he won't force her to be with him (I will not try till you decide), but he also wants her to beat her ego (swallowing her pride) before she gives any answer.


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    Dec 15th, 2018 12:29am report

    It is quite simple. The girl is afraid of being involved in the relationship. She is afraid of exposing all her secrets, her nature to another person. Reasons may be-
    1. She thinks she will be judged
    2. She is scared that of she feels too much then when(if) it ends she will be heart broken and devastated.
    James says
    1. I wont judge you. I am showing you all that i am. You can show yourself too
    2. He is trying to convince her that he has already shown too much for her to feel indifferent and stay away just cause of her fear. Him exposing himself is reassurance that he will never leave.

    Another possibility is that she wants to be alone and strong for some reason we cannot conclud3. But James says that you need to let it go and bare your heart.


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    Dec 28th, 2017 12:46pm report

    I think this song represents the guy giving all he has and how the girl is not letting him love her as she's scared to accept it and let it get too deep, maybe from the previous experience she's had from the past. The guy is asking the girl to open up a little bit so she can see how beautiful love really is but she's just scared of loving.


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    Jan 18th, 1:37pm report

    This is a most brutally honest and vulnerable song I've ever heard, and I respect it b/c it also applies to my life as a woman in my issues w/ guys.


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    Dec 17th, 12:32pm report

    I think the line, "I'm standing here naked," is a metaphor for him baring himself...showing himself to his partner, his faults, desires and secrets are all exposed and "naked." Other lines in the song show that they have broken up due to his partner being closed off and scared and as he says only showing him half of herself unwilling to try work through it. Now she has come back and he is saying "if you ever want me back some walls need breaking down." It's a beautiful song and makes me feeling like I'm spinning. It makes me thing of a book by Jennifer L Armentrout called Wait For Me.


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    Dec 22nd, 2018 12:41pm report

    I think this is for those who love, regardless of gender. This song implies the importance of taking risks in relationships. Life is not always rainbows and unicorns, and so relationships. Naked depicts someone who loved so much, unfortunately to someone doubtful on taking the risks. This beautiful song just show how beautiful love is. It may make the person naked and vulnerable but at the end hopefully, better versions of themselves.


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    Dec 17th, 2018 12:47am report

    Naked by James Arthur is a very clear interpretation and the latest comment seems very easy to comprehend as well.

    - The person who made a comment on the song Iris and Wish You Were Here recently


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    Dec 8th, 2018 12:19am report

    I believe this song's meaning is that even though they are together, she never has time for him. He gives her everything and yet she only gives him half of her. He doesn't want to let go of her and wants her to actually realize that he's there.


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    Nov 18th, 2018 11:02am report

    Maybe the girl doesn't want a relationship ... she's Happy with him being there . Because no commitment , means no hurt , no expectations and all these . The guy is the one who cares more and want everything of her , not just some part or half of her. He is there with everything he has , he is naked ..he is showing her his all sides . But she is not willing to do the same.She is not ready to take it to the next level to the relationship . And he's giving her the deadline too ... that he's not going to wait for her , because it litteraly kills him when the other doesn't give you the same love , same feelings you are giving to them .so she has to break down her walls if she wants him in her life.


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    Oct 21st, 2018 10:49am report

    I think this song is about him breaking down and wanting to give a girl he loves so much everything he has and that’s why he uses the metaphor of standing here naked. Like everyone has their own issues and puts up walls, to protect themselves. His like saying hey in the conversation look I’m giving you all I am and now I need you to swallow your pride because I’m clearly not like the guy that hurt you. I WANT TO GIVE YOU EVERYTHING, and in the video when his saying this line his hands are together and it’s like his praying but also begging her at the same time.


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    Oct 7th, 2018 10:19pm report

    I know the song is a metaphor for giving her all he has but every time I listen to it I can’t help but think that he’s forcing her to have sex with him lmao

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    Jul 22nd, 2018 7:57am report

    The song is about how stupid and hurtful Rita Ora has been to him. Wish more guys where like him. James Arthur is amazing


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    Jul 22nd, 2018 7:56am report

    The song is about how stupid and hurtful Rita Ora has been to him. Wish more guys where like him. James Arthur is amazing

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    Jul 12th, 2018 7:50am report

    He is in a relationship, but she is not willing to let others know or go public with it therefore taking it to the next level. He doesn’t like keeping their secret and wants to be able to be himself around her wherever they are. She is too prideful to show the world that she needs and loves him and so she pushes him away and pretends she doesn’t need anyone and it hurts him deeply. He is desperate to keep their relationship alive but also tired of being hurt and on the back burner. He knows that she is scared but he validates that fear by telling her don’t you see that I’m naked and vulnerable too? I want to give everything to you but I deserve more. You deserve more too, but if you’re not willing to break down your walls, we won’t work and it’s killing me to have to let you go. Please make a choice. And please choose me.


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    Jun 21st, 2018 6:13am report

    i think the lyrics that says "im standing here naked" is a complete metaphor. he is trying to give her everything he has, showing her his true emotions he has for her, all the love he has his for her, hence the reference to standing there naked. however the girl has a very high front or maybe shes just very insecure thats why he keeps going "pretending you dont need anyone". he wants her to know he`s there for her.
    i dont know if this sounds stupid omg im only 16 but this song spoke out to me alot


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    Jun 17th, 2018 6:07am report

    He wants some head.

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    Jun 14th, 2018 6:28am report

    he put himself out there. He fell so hard for her and all he wants is for her to realize that he is there. He's standing right there all exposed waiting for her to reciprocate those feelings and give him a chance. It doesn't seem to be fair to invest and give your all when all you're getting only a part. He wants her to remove her shield and stand exposed right beside him believing he won't hurt her.


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    Jun 5th, 2018 6:55pm report

    The guy wants a relationship. He loves her, he wants to be with her. But at the same time, he won’t wait for her forever. He simply wants her to open up and not be scared of being with him. He wants her to know how much he cares and he desperately wants the same from her.

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