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I got a heart, I got a soul
Believe me, I will use them both
We made a start, being a false one I know
Baby, I don't want to feel alone

So kiss me, when I lay down
My hands pressed to your cheeks
A long way from the...


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    Nov 18th, 2015 11:26pm report

    At a concert, after louis sang 'i have loved you since we were eighteen' harry yelled to the crowd 'sixteen' the exact age harry was whe he met louis on the x factor. This song is verl clearly about the secret relationship between louis Tomlinson and harry styles.


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    Oct 19th, 2015 10:18am report

    It´s about larry. In a concert in September or August Harry said sixteen instead of eighteen.When they perform this song , they look at each other.


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    Jun 25th, 2015 6:10am report

    I can't help but smile about all predictions about the song being about Larry; but seriously, I somewhat agree. I'm not a huge Larry shipper, but you can tell by the way they look at eachother and the way they perform the song live, that both Harry and Louis are passionate about the song and honestly, Ed is so close with Harry and I'm pretty damn sure that he would write a song about him (Harry) and Louis relationship, plus, I don't remember which one it was they were, but in a few videos/interview, Ed revealed that he believed in Larry was real. I'm not completely saying "OMG THIS SONG IS ABOUT 100% LARRY AND ANYONE WHO DISAGREE NEEDS TO OPEN THEIR EYES AND SEE THE LOVE BETWEEN THEM IN THE SONG!!!!!!" I'm just saing that there is a good chance that it's about Larry, and in the end, if it's not, then it's not, no questions asked.


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    Feb 14th, 05:33 report

    I came here to learn what the song actually means instead of who it’s about lolol(coughs at all the Larry comments) so I’m not gonna talk about ships. But to put out what I think it’s about, it’s about two people who found love at 18 years old, may have realised it or would realise it years down the road as the friendship/relationship grows, and when they’ve realised they had fallen in love, they can’t think of life without each other, and the playground in the lyrics symbolises a particular place these two people often hang out during their younger days. So when it comes to the lyrics, “I wanna love like you made me feel when we were 18”, it means that they want the love to remain the same as it felt back then, when it was young, pure and innocent.


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    Feb 8th, 2:20am report

    I like the music styles to the library of music videos. We’re making one direction, we have left to the studio, we didn’t have my working papers. We’re very forming for the great songwriters, we’re getting to be alive, we’re making this album.


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    May 7th, 2018 5:36am report

    I love how some people have said that this song is about Elounor (not on this website), and I’m just sitting there like, bish Louis and Eleanor didn’t even know each other. Larry Stylinson all the way :)


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    Sep 28th, 2017 9:16pm report

    It's about larry.


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    Sep 26th, 2017 9:18pm report

    This song can be interpreted in many ways. The most common one is obviously Larry Stylinson. Everyone Directioner knows the story. Even if they aren't a shipper. Two boys meet at X-Factor in the bathrooms and they fall in love with each other. And being a shipper myself, I feel like this song is about Larry.
    I'm going to break down each lyric, which is what I always do when I interpret. "I got a heart and I got a soul. Believe me, I will use them both." It's Louis (or Harry) saying that they will love the other with all their heart, that they got a good soul to use on the other one.
    However, the next lyric changes the point of view differently. "We made a start.
    Be it a false one, I know.
    Baby, I don't want to feel alone." They're either a) only dating so they aren't alone. or b) they feel like this is a mistake and it might be false love, but they're willing to take the chance. "So kiss me where I lay down.
    My hands pressed to your cheeks.
    A long way from the playground." There's not much you can say about this other then the fact it's literally talking about making love. "I have loved you since we were 18." Sometimes, Harry changes the lyrics to 16 because he was 16 and Louis was 18 when they met.
    "Long before we both thought the same thing,
    To be loved and to be in love." This goes back to when they first met. They never knew they were going to fall for each other. They didn't know whether they wanted to be loved or just to be in love.
    "All I could do is say that these arms were made for holding you." When you're sad, your loved one wants to comfort you and with the rumors starting by now and being closeted, there's a lot of that.
    "I wanna love like you made me feel when we were 18." This is because they shut the rumors down. They had to stop acting like they were dating. But before One Direction was big, when Louis was 18, they could share their affection. I think this lyric shows that he wants Louis (or Harry depending on the way YOU look at it) to just feel loved, to be how they were when they were eighteen without having to hide the truth.
    "We took a chonce. God knows we tried. Yet all along, I knew we'd be fine. Hmmmm! The lyrics seem interesting. We took a chonce (chance) saying that they took a shot at love and even God knew it. Yet, along all the drama and rumors, the beards, they somehow knew they'd both be fine along the way.
    "So pour me a drink, oh, love" I think of this part as Louis pouring Harry a drink of champagne at their wedding.
    Let's split the night wide open and we'll see everything
    We can livin' love in slow motion, motion, motion." And I see the rest of this part being their honeymoon.
    If you break the song down deeper, it's basically talking about how they first met and how they didn't know what they wanted in life. But they fell in love. This song talks about how everything that happened, they will always be with each other going strong. It talks about their first time making love, their honeymoon. It's like their whole seven years together in one song. Ed Sheeran wrote this song too. Ed Sheeran is great friends with One Direction. No one would know if Larry was real more than Ed Sheeran. You don't have to believe me. But these lyrics make total sense.


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    Sep 21st, 2017 9:14am report

    It's obviously about Larry Stylinson cz Louis met Harry when Lou was 18. But when Harry sings the song, he screams 16 instead of 18 bcz Harry met Louis when Harry was 16. Also when Louis sings the song on stage he mentions "I hav loved HIM since we were 18" and then looks at Harry. You should watch the video. Larry Stylinson 4ever!


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    Jun 19th, 2017 6:35pm report

    well obviously this song is about Larry. Because Louis met harry when he was 18 on the X factor, where they supposedly, secretly dated. And harry still loved Louis when he was 18. Just basically everything in that that song says Larry. Larry does exist, well at least it did and forever will, so there is no denying it. Larry is still real, and there are many one direction songs that prove it. Have you seen the way they look at each other, they obviously used to love each other, and they still do, but they have their beards. hopefully one day they will come out.
    Larry is real, and you know it, so don't deny it


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    Oct 17th, 2016 10:02am report

    i'm saying this as the devil's advocate: maybe the song isn't about larry. as much as i would love it to be, the fact that the band is over (we don't want to accept it, but it was never really a hiatus) and louis and harry have not only not come out as bisexual/gay individually OR for each other is a serious red flag. for the longest time, the reason that they haven't come out has been the threat of modest, the threat of their popularity decreasing, the threat of the wellbeing of the rest of the band. at this point, none of those excuses are relevant. the only things holding them back could be a) they aren't actually gay/bi, b) they don't feel the need to share it with the world, c) they don't feel comfortable sharing it with the world yet, or d) they still have a contract holding them back. speculate all you want, i won't stop you or criticize you, but i will bring up the possibility that since this song was written by ed sheeran, it's actually about an experience that ed sheeran had. or, there's always the possibility that it's based on fiction. i'm not trying to rile anyone up, i just figure to find the truth you must consider every option. happy investigating! x


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    Sep 12th, 2016 9:18pm report

    I don't think it can be about larry because in one interview, both of them denied it and said that it was all a fanfiction.


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    Jul 23rd, 2016 7:57pm report

    I think it's about Larry. Everyone does, but it's just so obvious. Remember when Harry shouted "sixteen!" when Louis sang "I have loved you since we were 18"? You can't deny it!


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    May 16th, 2016 5:07am report

    this song is open to everyone's interpretation therefore you can think what you like . some may think that its about Larry Stylinson which i personally do agree on . even ed sheeran admitted that it was about a bromance in 1d . to me it is definitely about Larry but they covered some of the lyrics up just to confuse us. they cant hide anything from directioners because we are better at investigations than the FBI. i have said what i wanted to now its up to you to decide what to believe.


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    Mar 14th, 2016 3:16am report

    I honestly think that this song is about Larry, sure they weren't 18 at the same time but you can tell by the way that they turn to each other and sing to one another on stage, that its about them.

    But if you just want to base it on age then it could also be Ziam


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    Nov 23rd, 2015 11:35pm report

    I honestly can't see this song being about Larry due to the fact that they are never the same age at the same time and this song makes me feel like they're 18 at the same time. Due to Ed's confirmation that this song is about a bromance I'd think that it was about Narry(my personal OTP) or Niam. This is mainly because Harry and Niall are the same age for 6 months. If it's Niam then it also makes since because they're the same age for 11 months. But I personally feel like this song is about Narry, but it might just be the fact that I ship them hardcore.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Aug 17th, 2015 8:10am report

    Okay so personally i think this song is about larry, and it sorta has a story behind it.

    In the first verse, "we made a start, be it a false one i know, baby i dont want to feel alone." maybe when larry was in the x-factor, they were pretending to be a couple, but deep down harry knows that he's in love with louis.

    "so kiss me where i lay down..." that part shows the intimacy of their supposedly platonic relationship.

    "i have loved you since we were 18, long before we both thought the same thing, to be loved and to be in love." This reinforces the fact that harry loved louis before louis fell in love with harry.

    In the second verse, "we took a chance... yet all along i knew we'd be fine." Maybe later in the year, or maybe even a year later, louis admits his love for harry and they decide to try out dating each other. At first they're awkward and unsure, but harry knows that they're gonna go well together.

    To sum it all up, 18 is a really cute love song written by ed sheeran and there's a high possibility it's about larry as we all know ed is a close friend of harry's, and he sorta ships larry as well. Honestly if this song isn't about larry someone should definitely write a larry au based on this song!


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    Jun 14th, 2015 6:03pm report

    OKay this is 100% larry it has to be okayyyyyyy. Ed sheeran is really close with harry so he would know about the relationship and in turn write a song about it. A lot of people are saying "no it can't be about them because when they met Louis was 18 and Harry was 16" yeah well i think maybe louis fell in love with harry when he was 18 like when he first met him and was chasing after him for years and then when harry was 18 he finally realized that he was in love with louis as well.

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