One Direction: I Wish Meaning
Song Released: 2012
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I Wish Lyrics
Na na na na na
He takes your hand, I die a little
I watch your eyes, and I'm in riddles
Why can't you look at me like that
Na na na na na
When you walk by I try to say it
But then I freeze, and never do...
anonymous Feb 7th, 2012 2:36pm report
my interpretation of this song is simple. The guy is in love with the girl but he doesnt have the courage to tell her how he feel about her because he always sees her with the guy she loves." He looks at you the way that I would , does all the things , i know i could. If only time could just turn back." means he is exactly like the guy she loves and doesn't understand why she doesn't see him. He wishes he can turn back to the times he had a chance to tell her he loves her.He wishes he was loved by her. All us chikas can relate to this when we see our crush we absolutly love be with someone else and not get why he doesn't us. than we just end up wisheing we were the girl bcuz we dont have the guts to tell him our feelings for him. sorr this is really long i just REALLY love this song. hope this helped :)
anonymous Jan 10th, 2017 1:52am report
It's quite heart touching. A guy is in love with a girl who has not noticed him because she has someone else. Now he's wishing he was the one the girl was kissing and calling at night just to say goodnight. Also he's regretting not telling her those three words. If he could just turn back the time he could be with her as her boyfriend.
anonymous May 26th, 2014 5:24am report
I can relate to the song but I think it means that like a girl but she doesn't know and every little thing that she do with someone else breaks their heart because they want it to be them doing...same with me
anonymous May 29th, 2013 5:19pm report
to say it very simply, he has a crush on a girl with a boyfriend and he wishes he was the boyfriend.
anonymous May 7th, 2013 5:28pm report
This is by far my favorite One Direction song, ever. I'll do a line by line analysis sort of thing.
'He takes your hand, I die a little.'
When the girl's boyfriend holds her hand, he dies inside, his chest constricts because he hates seeing his favorite girl with another guy.
'I watch your eyes and I'm in riddles. Why can't you look at me like that?'
The boy watches his crushes expressions and the love in her eyes, and doesn't understand why she can't see that he's loved her all along.
'When you walk by, I try to say it. But then I freeze and never do it. My tongue gets tied, the words get trapped.'
Basically, when the girl walks by, he tries to tell her that he loves her but his tongue gets tied and he freezes up (he can't get any words out).
'I hear the beat of my heart getting louder whenever I'm near you.'
His heart beats faster and harder because he gets nervous whenever he sees her.
Chorus (part one)
'When I see you with him, slow dancing, tearing me apart cos you don't see.'
When he sees her with her boyfriend slow dancing, it rips his heart because she doesn't notice that he loves her.
Chorus (part two)
'Whenever you kiss him, I'm breaking. Oh how I wish that was me.'
When she kisses her bf, he breaks inside yet again. He just wishes that he was in the guy's position with her all to himself.
'He looks at you the way that I would. Does all of the things I know that I could, if only time could just turn back'
He would look at her with the same adoring smile, and do all of the things that he knows he could do, if she was hers. If only time could just turn back to when he had a chance.
'Cos I've got three little words that I've always been dying to tell you.'
He's been dying to tell her, I love you.
'I wish it was me with my hands on your waist while we dance in the moonlight.'
He wishes that it was him dancing with her outside on a date. Not the real boyfriend.
'I wish it was me that you call later on cos you wanna say goodnight.'
He wishes that it was himself that she calls whenever she needs to talk, or to say goodnight to before she goes to sleep.
Repeat chorus 2x
And that's the song! It's quite heartbreaking actually, but it is pretty adorable. If only I were that girl! xD
Love you One Direction <3 xoxo
anonymous Jun 11th, 2012 6:09am report
Its about a boy that likes a girl that is aready taken. He cant manage to get the courage to tell her and he really wants to be in her partners position. He knows he can do everything that her boyfriend is doing and he is wishing to be in that position.
MissMysterious Jun 7th, 2012 6:08pm report
Ok so this boy is in love with this girl, who is already in a relationship. He knows he could do all the things that her boyfriend does. He wishes that he could turn back time, and tell her that he loves her, perhaps then, they would be together now. He also wishes that he was her boyfriend, because he loves her.
MissMysterious Jun 7th, 2012 6:00pm report
Ok so this song is about a boy who loves this girl. But she is already in a relationship. He knows he could do all the things that her boyfriend does. He wishes that he could turn back time and tell her that he loves her, maybe then they would be together. He also wishes that was him, with that girl that he loves, being her boyfriend.
anonymous Mar 27th, 2012 3:12am report
This song is about a guy that loves a girl. That girl is already in love with another man. Whenever the guy sees them together he wants to be in his position.
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