What does History mean?

Search Login

One Direction: History Meaning

Tagged:

No tags, suggest one.

Song Released: 2015


Get "History" on MP3:

Get MP3 from Amazon

History Lyrics

You gotta help me, I'm losing my mind
Keep getting the feeling you wanna leave this all behind
Thought we were going strong
I thought we were holding on
Aren't we?

No they don't teach you this in school
Now my heart's breaking and I don't...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Oct 23rd 2018 report

    I believe the song is about Zayn and all of the history they have with him and how they always seemed to make it out okay except for this one time.

  2. 2TOP RATED

    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Aug 3rd 2016 report

    I believe that the lines of Harry and Niall are about the thoughts of the fans like "You gotta help me I'm losing my mind keep getting the feeling you wanna leave this all behind thought we were going strong thought we were holdin on aren't we?" Like the fans always thinks that 1D are about to break up and nialls line goes like "No they don't teach you this in school now my hearts breaking and I don't know what to do thought we weren't going strong thought we were holdin on arent we?"

    And in the chorus i believe that they mean that them and the fans got a whole lotta history so

    And in Louis and Liam's lines I believe that they sing about the band's thoughts like "All of the rumors all of the fights but we always find a way to make it all alright thought we were going strong thought we were holdin on arent we?" I think this means the Larry shippers and rumors of the band fighting and etc.
    louis's line goes like "Mini bars, expensive cars
    Hotel rooms and new tattoos
    And the good champaige and private planes
    But they don’t mean, anything
    Cause the truth is out, I’ve realized
    That without you here, life is just a lie
    This is not the end, this is not the end
    We can make it, you know it, you know" its like they sayin that it's not the end for them and they'll be back soon

    So keep calm and wait directioners their solo careers are just temporary like adam levine having solo music outside maroon 5 let's all wait directioners

  3. 3TOP RATED

    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Nov 24th 2015 report

    History is a song for the fans as they have said on twitter. Because this is their last album before the break this is their way of thanking their fans. the chorus goes you and me got a whole lot of history, we could be the greatest thing that world has ever seen. You and me got a whole lot of history
    So don't let it go, we could make some more
    We can live forever. this is about the connection one direction has with their fans.All of the rumours, all of the fights
    But we always find a way to make it out alive
    Thought we were going strong
    Thought we were holding on
    Aren't we?
    this is when there are rumours going around about the boys and it causes trouble in the fandom and lot of drama and the get worried that we will leave

  4. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Dec 27th report

    It's the last song before break. And I think it's about and for fans. And tell us that "this is not the end" and the band will be together again.

    And I think they went for a break because (they were all the time when they existed at the top of their glory) they thought their fame would soon fall because you can't be all the time at the top of your glory.

    And when they will be together again people will be talk again about them. And their glory will increase and be greater than ever.

    But they couldn't tell us that they will be together again because it would lose the meaning. So maybe this is the way how tell us that they will be together again.

    And the song 'history' wanted to assure us that this is not the end. And maybe this is the reason why it's the last song.

    (I'm Czech so sorry for the mistakes)



  5. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Nov 24th report

    The song History is obviously a massive look back on what’s lead the boys up to their final album together before the hiatus. The song also touches on how the fans developed their undying love, dedication, and support to the boys throughout the years. We can also see how the guys talk about “ this is not the end. We can make it. You know it. You know. ” they are speaking directly to the fans saying, “ we will be back someday. We’ll get through this together. ”

    The song History is directly for the fans who have supported them throughout their five year career. “ We can live forever. ” means that the band hopes the name One Direction will be known and talked about for as long as possible. Here we are, five years after the hiatus, and One Direction is still talked about and the music is still being listened to, by the dedicated fans.

  6. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Nov 13th report

    I think the song was to Zayn Malik cause its not like we used to go on private planes with them and one direction is a team and that is why he said they would be the greatest team in the world and everything meant nothing without him

  7. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Nov 11th report

    The boys never really truly say the meaning of their songs. It’s all up for interpretation so here's mine. I believe the lines before the chorus are the point of view of their fandom. Harry Styles’ lines go ‘You gotta help me, I’m losing my mind. Keep getting the feeling you wanna leave this all behind. Thought we were going strong. Thought we were holding on. Aren’t we?’ Meaning, the fandom is scared that the ‘Boys’ want to leave the band because they have everything they need and they want to focus on their solo careers. Niall Horan’s lines go, ‘No they don’t teach ya this is school. Now my hearts breaking and I don’t know what to do. Thought we were going strong. Thought we were holding on. Aren’t we?’ This means, schools don’t teach kids about growing apart and heartbreak. Fans in this scenario are questioning whether or not they were truly happy in the band.

    Now, the chorus is the point of view of the band. They all sing ‘You and me, got a whole lotta history. We can be the greatest team that the world has ever seen. You and me, got a whole lotta history. So don't let it go, we can make some more. We can live forever’ One Direction here are telling us that they too don’t want to let their fandom go since they have helped them grow as artists and that the fandom has a ‘whole lotta history’ together. ‘So don’t let it go, we can make some more. We can live forever’ is how the band does not want us to let them go because they want to make more memories.

    Liam Pyane sings ‘All of the rumours, all of the fights. We always found a way to make it out alive.’ Shows how the boys aren't perfect people, how everyone makes them out to be but they still cared for each other even with the ‘rumours’ of the band breaking up which turned out to be true.

    Louis Tomlinson sings ‘Mini Bars, expensive cars, hotel rooms and new tattoos. The good champagne and private planes, they don't mean anything’ Tells us how grounded they were as teens to adults. They do not care about the materialistic aspects of being in the world's biggest boy band.

    He continues, ‘Without you here, life is just lie’ is them saying they would be nothing with their fandom.

    ‘This is not the end, this is not the end, we can make it, you know it, you know it, you know’ is telling us that this is not the end of the band and we know it.

  8. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Sep 26th report

    I believe this song is all about fans and 1d members because if you look at the lyrics closely you will find out.Harry and Niall being the fans coming from one side and Louis and Liam being 1d coming from the other side.this song has nothing to do with Zayn Malik.

    This song is dedicated to directioners who are still waiting because they said they will live forever in their last lyrics...

  9. Brynn1324
    click a star to vote
    Nov 14th 2019 report

    Some people say that this song is about One Direction's fans? Really. This song is obviously about Zayn Malik guys.

  10. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Aug 18th 2017 report

    Is history about zayn?

  11. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Sep 9th 2016 report

    My interpretation is that I want to know what the song is about and who it is about.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  12. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jun 6th 2016 report

    They said it's about the fans but it's probably about them as a band and zayn

  13. EmmaStyles
    click a star to vote
    Nov 27th 2015 report

    Well they said on twitter that this song was about their fans the chorus goes (You and me got a whole lot of history
    We could be the greatest team that the world has ever seen
    You and me got a whole lot of history
    So don't let it go, we can make some more, we can live forever) they got a lot of history with the fans and they are saying that the one direction fandom can live foreverbecause we're legonds and legonds never die they are always remembered (All of the rumours, all of the fights
    But we always find a way to make it out alive
    Thought we were going strong
    Thought we were holding on
    Aren't we?) When there were a lot of rumours going around we as a fandom always found a way around them and the directioner fandom has had a lot of fights these past few years with other fandoms and lets not forget we are the meanist fandom out there thanks to louis


More One Direction song meanings »


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]





Just Posted

Chinese anonymous
The Whole Of The Moon anonymous
Rocket Ships anonymous
Green anonymous
Beautiful anonymous
18 anonymous
Emily (Rough Mix) anonymous
Fishing in the Dark anonymous
Oh My God anonymous
Must Have Been the Wind anonymous
Our House anonymous
It Goes On anonymous
The In-Between anonymous
Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy anonymous
A Little Too Much anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Chemtrails Over The Country Club
Lana Del Rey
Rednecks, Red Letters, Red Dirt
Morgan Wallen
Minimum Wage
Blake Shelton
Vibez
Zayn
The Bandit
Kings of Leon
Flames
MOD SUN
Self Destructor
Chevelle
Less Like Me
Zach Williams