One Direction: Diana Meaning
The front pages are your pictures,
They make you look so small,
How could someone not miss you at all?
I never would mistreat ya,
Oh I’m not a criminal,
I speak a different language but I still hear your...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Nov 19th 2018 report
I heard from an **inside source that I can't get into** that a young girl sent a letter to Niall saying she was going to kill herself, and how she couldn't take it anymore. She kept talking about how miserable and that she was so fed up with life. I'm pretty sure her name was Diana, actually. I find it so touching that the boys took time to write a song about this girl and show that they really care. They care so much for their fans and if anything were to happen to them, they'd be devastated. When the boys say "I don't speak your language" I think it means that they can't personally relate to whatever is causing this girl so much pain, but they've been through this and that it gets better. Anyone reading this, please know- wherever you are, whoever you are, I love you. Just know. If you think no one does, I do. <3.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Nov 25th 2013 report
I think Diana is for the fans dealing with depression and bullying etc.
The first verse, "The front pages are your pictures, they make you look so small, how could someone not miss you all?" I think might be a reference to the fan pictures that the This Is Us poster was made up of and that you couldn't miss them no matter how small they made them.
Harry's part is about how he means her/the fans no harm and no matter what language she/you speak, he can still hear your call for help.
The chorus is about how he wants to be the one to make her feel better and save her life. He can 'feel' the girl/fans crying and he wants her/them to let him help her.
Niall's solo is about how it hasn't been very long but she's feeling worse and he's amazed at how someone could mislead and lie to her by making her think she isn't wanted and that she's stupid and ugly etc.
Louis' is about how he wants to help her get better and feel better and that no matter what language you speak, they're both the same and he can still feel that she needs help.
Harry's second solo says that he wants her to trust him and he'd believe in her and be there for her no matter what happeneds.
And I think that the name 'Diana' is a reference to Princess Diana who had depression. I also don't think it's a coincidence that it is a princess they were talking about. I reckon these means they think that 1)No matter who you are, you can still get depression, even famous & royal people can get it and 2) that we are all princesses as well.
Anyway, I think this is what it all means, from what I've put together. :)
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous May 18th 2015 report
It's about a one direction saying that even though he may not now some of there fans they want to save them and that the fans save their life's in different ways. They don't want their fans to feel unloved and rejected and just want their fans to feel like they belong and are loved by others and that they matter to the world. This is what I think it's about
anonymous Jul 27th report
I heard that a girl send a letter to Niall. She wrote that se wanted to kill herself and she couldn't handle it anymore. The boys wrote a song about it, but it was already to late and she died. Again, I don't know if it's really true.
anonymous Jul 3rd report
I think Diana is for Princess Diana, in the lyrics it said "We all need something" for me I think it meant that Princess Diana needed Prince Charles' love but he was inlove with her mistress the now Duchess of Cornwall, and in the lyrics "If I could hold you swear I never put you down" I think it meant that if they were with princess Diana, they will not have an affair and will hold her tight and never let her go, not like what Prince Charles did. And the lyrics "You've been lonely" It's about how princess Diana felt when prince Charles left her for Camilla, "But I can feel you crying" it is also what princess Diana felt when prince Charles was with her mistress. "Lift your heart and save your life" I think if ONLY prince Charles loved her she would not be dead and is still alive today, "I don't think you've even realize, baby you'll be saving mine" I think it's about the charity works of princess Diana, because she always makes the children/others feel loved and appreciated, and for me if I felt that I would be so happy and not be sad/down.
This is just my interpretation. Anyways, I love you guys, and please ONE DIRECTION COME BACKKKK
anonymous Feb 18th 2021 report
This song is so lovely. I knew the meaning (from the inside source) before I listened to it to it and put off listening to it because I thought it would be sad. Yes I cried, but only because I loved the lyrics so so much. I do think the ‘Diana’ could be a reference to Princess Diana but it is relatable to anyone who is going through a bad time. My favourite lyric is ‘I speak a different language but I still hear your call’ showing that the boys don’t care where you are from or what you look like, how you are feeling or what your insecurities are, that they are willing to look out for you no matter what.
anonymous Dec 16th 2020 report
So, a while back, I saw a comment on YouTube saying Diana was a suicidal fan who sent a letter to Niall. I'm pretty sure it's about that; I don't recall the boys dating a person named Diana.
anonymous Oct 26th 2018 report
I think that the boys are telling us that we are not alone and they will always be there for us.
I think this is song was written for Princess Diana. the chorus is about how they can hear her crying because of her divorce from Prince Charles after his very public affair. “How could someone mislead you at all” is a reference to how he could betray her trust.The idea is that the singer would never let her go or hurt her. I’m not sure if this right, but it is worth suggesting.
anonymous Jul 14th 2016 report
Well my interpretation is that its for the fan who self harms or anything like that.
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
anonymous Jun 9th 2016 report
I think this song about fans who self-harm. Coz Diana is actually "die"(Dia) and "anorexia"(ana). This song remember me if i'm too precious for that. We had reason why god made us. And i really love this song cause this song make me trying to stop harm myself. Thanks x
anonymous Nov 18th 2015 report
Guys one direction themselves said this song is about princess diana.
anonymous Oct 8th 2015 report
hi baby cakes well to me personally i think its about self harm and suicide "and baby you'll be saving mine" the name of the song was going to be called Johanna but then Louis said it sounds too much like his mothers name so they changed it to Diana so guys no hate but thats what i think stay beautiful MWAHZZZZ XOXOXOXOXO
anonymous Mar 9th 2015 report
I think Diana is about any girl who is harming herself,commiting suicide, being bullied,and\or so insecure about her image.
All of the boys are singing about how they wanna help you, even though they don't know you. And whoever is reading this, always remember that you are perfect just the way you are,and the gods made you how you are and didn't do that for no reason or did any mistakes at all.I say this to everyone but have trouble believing this myself, you know what I mean. The boys care about every one of you worldwide.Thank you and I have a random announcement to make and say this to defend yourself:I'm a waffle!SWAG! And I love the realities!Thanks!
anonymous Mar 4th 2015 report
Guys I don't think it is about Princess Diana because apparently the song was meant to be called Johanna but that was Louis mums name or something so they changed it to Diana. I do think it is about the fans though like the part where it says "looking lonely, you don't even know me" *fans pov* "but I can feel you crying" *the boys pov*
anonymous Feb 17th 2015 report
Okay I think this song is of course about us, the directioners. Obviously, Diana means Princess Diana of Wales. Diana had self harm, I know, but, it is also saying we're princesses. When it says "I speak a different language but I still hear you call", it's talking about how our fanbase is worldwide and diverse. They want our suicidal (not all of us, necessarily) fanbase to know that even though we think that we're just another fan in the crowd, they know who we are and love us. Also when it says "I never would mistreat you" It's about other fanbases attacking us and bullies just because we like one direction. Also the "you don't even know me" Is how we haven't even met them, but we still love them. Lastly, when they say "I don't think you even realize, baby you'd be saving mine" we love the boys so much we'd be putting out lives at risk just for our heroes. That's my theory.
anonymous Feb 17th 2015 report
It's actually about Princess Diana back when Prince Charles left her and she went into a stage of depression after he left her for Camilla.
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