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One Direction: If I Could Fly Meaning


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Song Released: 2015

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If I Could Fly Lyrics

If I could fly, I'd be coming right back home to you
I think I might give up everything, just ask me to
Pay attention, I hope that you listen cause I let my guard down
Right now I'm completely defenseless

For your eyes only, I show you my...


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    Nov 24th, 2015 11:50pm report

    This is a very emotional song written about missing someone and being willing to give up anything to be with them. It's saying how for her eyes only that he will show her his love for when she's lonely and missing him. He's missing half of him when there apart and he just needs her, she is essential for him in his eyes.


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    Apr 14th, 2017 4:52am report

    A very emotional and troubling song. This song is and always will be about Larry. That's the reason for the song's meaning not being discussed. Lastly, I'd like to just say I can't wait for my idols(H&L) to be free from this management mess and be able to come out as they truly are. And for you dumb antis suck my ass you know damn well this is about Larry.


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    Dec 28th, 2015 12:26pm report

    Larry. Larry. Larry. Larry is real. Louis is always w/ beards and gone and Harry was saying he'd come to him. bc he is "home"


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    Apr 30th, 4:37pm report

    I think that this song is about Larry. I have not always thought Larry was a thing. But now I do because of some footage, and “proof” that I’ve seen recently. I think the song is about how if they could “fly” or in my eyes be away from management to be their true selves that they would. The song was written by Harry. Which makes it more hinting towards it. Louis is his home. He wants to be with him but they are kept away by management and others. But if they could be together, they would. I think that he’s saying he’s completely defenseless as in even if it’s wasting time because they can’t be together that Harry won’t hurt Louis. He’s saying “for your eyes only” because other people can’t know! There is obviously pain in the song, and pain in the two boys. I think that this song is about Larry, but I respect other opinions too.


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    Apr 20th, 4:28am report

    listen to their apple music radio interview about the album, when Liam admits to shedding a few tears to the song when he first heard it, you hear Louis ask Niall if he cried too and also admits that he cried. Also when the interviewer asks harry what it's about Louis interrupts jokingly saying its a Craig David cover song and diverts the attention.


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    Apr 7th, 4:47am report

    I'm pretty sure this song was meant for Zayn. After all Harry did write this with another artist after Zayn left the band. I believe "if I could fly, I'd be coming right home to you" means that H wishes for Zayn to be together with him and the band - Zayn and Harry had a very close relationship in the band. He longs for Zayn. "for your eyes I'll show you my heart" refers back to when H would always compliment Zayn's eyes and lashes - he loved Zayn's features. H and Z were also inseparable - in interviews, concerts, and 'home' times they're always together, they were best mates, Zayn shared everything with Harry as revealed in one interview and they were almost lovey dovey as represented in the lyric "I'm missing half of me when we're apart"


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    Mar 31st, 3:36pm report

    This song is dedicated to Zyan.. Harry has always been an admirer of Zyan's eyes.. after Z departed from 1D H was lonely and how he wishes he could fly and be near him.. H missed the best and biggest part of his life and makes him incomplete...Zyan...
    Thak you all...


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    Mar 31st, 3:29pm report

    This song is dedicated to


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    May 20th, 2019 5:09am report

    Missing someone who is just so far away. Long distance relationships are so hard. At the end you just have to say goodbye.


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    Apr 8th, 2019 4:17am report

    Larry is real. Harry is Louis' home and he's calling him back to him from the beards (eleanor,Danielle,etc) and they can fly away from management. It is very emotional and always makes me cry my eyes out. I hope larry can be out someday :(


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    Sep 9th, 2017 9:22pm report

    A lot of people say this is about Larry but I disagree.
    I think it's about their family's and how they don't ever get to see them.
    "If I could fly, I'd be coming right back home to you"
    THey hardly ever get to see their family's and It gets hard
    Louis-"I've got scars even though they can't always be seen, and pain gets hard but now you're here and I don't feel a thing"
    For the boys their family will always be comforting because they've been there through it all so when they're with them they forget about the stress of touring and the famous life.
    So they're saying if they could fly they'd go home back to their family's where they feel safe.


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    Jul 26th, 2017 7:01pm report

    As fellow directioners, I hope you all know that when Harry played/sang this song for Liam, Liam started crying. People can say that it's about an ex-gf of Harry's, but he's never really been in an invested or long-term relationship, so who else could it be about? Louis. This entire song screams Larry. It's about wanting to be with someone so badly, and how Harry put his entire trust in this person (Louisssss) and loves them without end, yet cannot be with him.


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    Mar 14th, 2016 3:27am report

    While Harry was writing If I could Fly, Louis was on the other side of the world writing Home, this song is about Larry, that is all.


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    Nov 25th, 2015 11:41pm report

    Larry. That is all.

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