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[Verse 1]
Better than words
But more than a feeling
Crazy in love
Dancing on the ceiling
Everytime we touch
I'm all shook up
You make me wanna *sigh*
How deep is your love?
God only knows, baby

I don't know how else to sum...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 25th 2013 report

    I think this song is about what love feels like and how words can not describe it and will never prepare you for how wonderful the feeling is.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jun 12th 2014 report

    It's been said in an interview, this song has been written by Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson. It's about someone that doesn't know how to express his feelings. That's why this song is only composed of titles of songs (Best I ever had - Beyonce, Hips Don't Lie - Shakira...), songs that are "better than words" (or than its own words) to express what he feels. It's genius.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Aug 15th 2015 report

    It means nothing all the lyrics except the chorus are taken from classic love songs, that's the genius and the whole point of the song...

    Better than words=one direction
    More than a feeling= Boston
    Crazy in love= Beyonce and Jay Z
    Dancing on the ceiling= Lionel Richie
    Everytime we touch=Cascada
    Im all shook up= Elvis Presley
    You make me wanna= Usher
    How deep is your love=BeeGees
    Baby Baby= Justin Bieber

    Better than words= one direction
    Drive me crazy= Britney Spears
    Someone like you=Adele
    Always be my baby= Mariah Carey

    Best I ever had= Drake
    Hips dont lie=Shakira
    You make me wanna= Usher
    One more night= maroon 5
    Irreplaceable= Beyonce
    Crazy(we're crazy)=Gnarls Barkley

    Hope this clears it up!! :)

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 30th report

    In my own interpretation,the song is about how the girl love the boy.She really loves the boy that she's willing to lose her virginity to him.Her love is really better than words.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 13th 2020 report

    I think it is about love and you can’t explain her love so I think it is a amazing song and that it is not what the comments have been saying it’s about I just think it’s about love

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 9th 2020 report

    This songs about sex, I don't know how else to put it. Like genuinely if you are a fan you've known this unless your a young fan. But yeah it's about sex.

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  8. anonymous
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    Aug 15th 2015 report

    I don't think there's a clear cut meaning of this song, people are taking it way too literally. Every lyric of this song is literally the title or main part of a chorus from another well-known song. I'm the very first line, better than words(1D), more than a feeling(BOSTON),crazy in love(Beyonce&jayz), dancing on the ceiling (Lionel Richie), every time we touch(..the honestys too much),I'm all shook up (ELVIS),U make me wanna(USHER),How deep is your love(BEE GEES),God only knows(BEACH BOYS), Baby, Baby(JUSTIN BIEBER)... I could go on, but I won't, I think I've made my point. If they are saying anything at all with the song which I still seriously doubt it is that their love is so great for whoever or whatever they can't find the words so they're going to use the words from the most classic love songs they can find. I actually think it's the most genius lyrics and song in their entire catalog. Absolutely brilliant.

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 19th 2015 report

    This song is basically saying, that the love they have for all their fans is 'Better than words" they don't know how to thank them enough. That's basically how the chorous is defined. But indeed the verses are about sex. End of story.

  10. anonymous
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    Oct 12th 2014 report

    Liam was getting it in.

  11. anonymous
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    Aug 23rd 2014 report

    Well by the comments i read alot of it was that its about sex, i didnt think they would do a song about that but in one of there concerts harry was singing and he touched his private part during the "you make me wanna tsss" part soo yeah its about sex :)

  12. AmiiPayne
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    Jul 30th 2014 report

    Its about love and sex and if you haven't noticed the words to the verses are songs. Liam came up with the idea when he was on the toilet c:

  13. anonymous
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    Jul 18th 2014 report

    the song is talking about, how the girl makes him feel and he doesn't know how to show how much she means to him, the way she moves, making him happy and he's crazy in love, the girl makes him a better person, loving him for who he is. but in return he tries his best to show her his love.

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    Jul 16th 2014 report


  15. anonymous
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    May 12th 2014 report

    I just think that words can't describe how much he loves her.

  16. anonymous
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    Feb 9th 2014 report

    Sex. It says, "best I ever had, HIPS DONT LIE" you use your HIPS when you have sex, right? And he's talking about the "best he ever had" like the best sex he ever had. Sorry, but there is NO WAY those lyrics aren't talking about sex.

  17. anonymous
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    Dec 1st 2013 report

    It's like the boy who makes the mixtape or cd for the girl that he is crazy about. He doesn't know how to put his own feelings in to words, so he uses his favorite songs or at least, songs that show how he feels. In the first and second verse, every line is a song title. For example, I'm All Shook Up - Elvis Presley, Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey.

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