What does Little Things mean?

One Direction: Little Things Meaning

Album cover for Little Things album cover

Song Released: 2012

Little Things Lyrics

Your hand fits in mine
Like it's made just for me
But bear this in mind
It was meant to be
And I'm joining up the dots
With the freckles on your cheeks
And it all makes sense to me...

I know you've never loved
The crinkles by your...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 18th 2020 !⃝

    They are trying to prove that all girls are perfect, despite their flaws. Zayn even said this is to make all girls feel good about themselves. But overall, this song tells any girl is perfect no matter what. 1D actually made me so feel so much better about myself.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 18th 2019 !⃝

    Little Things has saved my life. I’ve been in a rough place. I’ve been suicidal and I’ve self harmed because of the way I was. I can’t tell you how much this has impacted me. I relate to every single lyric in this song. It’s amazing how one song can change your life. I can’t even describe what I’ve been through. I’ve been bullied, physically and emotionally. I hated everything, sometimes I still do. I was called fat and hideous, which led me down an anorexic path. I cry every time I hear this because of how much this song really means to me. The lyrics I relate to most are “I know you’ve never loved the sound of your voice on tape, you never want to know how much you weigh, you still have to squeeze into your jeans, but you’re perfect to me,” and “you’ve never loved your stomach or your thighs.” I’m so grateful for these boys, even though they’ve broken up, I’m still so grateful for them all.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Dec 17th 2019 !⃝

    I'm so late,
    In my interpretation in this music
    As the narrator said that "I know you've never loved the crinkles by your eyes when you smile
    You've never loved your stomach or your thighs
    The dimples in your back at the bottom of your spine
    But I'll love them endlessly" this means that the person is insecured, by this stanza tells that the narrator says that it isn't about face or body that is being judged who you love. It's about the attitude of the person.

    Another stanza noted that "And all those conversations are the secrets that I keep, though it makes no sense to me" This noted to narrator that all of those secrets and promises that person kept, that person doesn't mind because all the narrator saw is the ability of the person who loves him/her has courage of someone to stand up and not keep it as a secret, even though he/she is not perfect.

    And here at 7th stanza of the song the narrator said that "You never love yourself half as much as I love you you'll never treat yourself right darling but I want you to
    If I let you know, I'm here for you
    Maybe you'll love yourself like I love you oh" Narrator speaks that, the person who is in love with him/her does not love who he/she is. The narrators tells that the person who is willing to love him/her doesn't end the same well ( If I let you know, I'm here for you maybe you'll love yourself like I love you oh ) this tells that the person is in love with him/her, but since the person is insecure and has no ability to stand up, he/she remains for him/herself. As narrator said ( Maybe you'll love yourself like I love you ) A person who is willing to love him/her doesn't end the same well.

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 21st 2023 !⃝

    This song is about niall and zayn being in a intimate relationship together because they were a under appreciated duo in the band and they did so well about hiding there relationship

  5. anonymous
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    Apr 7th 2023 !⃝

    Little Things was written by Ed Sheeran and Fiona Bevan. They forgot about it for a few years and when they rediscovered it they gave it to 1D. This song is about girls being in perfect in all of their ways including all of the little quirks. I also think that this song is kind of special to Harry and Louis as well as Harry and Zayn. Harry used to sing this song facing Louis at most of their concerts but sometimes during his solo he would sing it to Zayn when he was suffering from malnutrition. As it came closer to Zayn's unexpected departure Harry would leave out the word "weigh" in his solo. I feel like him doing this is his way of showing Zayn that he cares and loves him.

  6. anonymous
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    Feb 2nd 2022 !⃝

    In Little things One Direction is showing that no one is perfect and you should love yourself,and not care what others think about you be you not what others want you to be.

  7. anonymous
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    Jan 10th 2022 !⃝

    btw nobody asked about your life and if you want to commit suicide bc that is a choice and if you like to think and talk about it so much online and in real life then just go ahead and do it bc the more you say and don't do then you are scared. if you say something do it like for example when you said you had suicidal thoughts and wanted to commit suicide then do it don't say it and not do it. also if you are concerned why people don't like you it is prob bc you are people are getting aggravated and annoyed of you saying things and not doing it. if you want people to like you then do what you say "buddy".

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  8. anonymous
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    Dec 2nd 2019 !⃝

    Uhhmm... This song seems to be written for all those who are insecure of themselves...and no one in particular...

    Am personally not a Larry fan in a romantic way but I couldn't help but notice one line sung by Louis which mentions about "talking in your sleep" and...guess what? Harry has a condition of talking in his sleep... That felt bit strange but again, that could be about any other girl too so...

  9. anonymous
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    May 4th 2018 !⃝

    Am I the only one that hears this and thinks of a girl with an eating disorder and one of them being in love with her or is that just me?.

  10. anonymous
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    Oct 10th 2017 !⃝

    This song is about a boy telling his crush that she means so much to him in my eyes it is me telling my crush that he is so cute and hot hey:).

  11. anonymous
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    Sep 21st 2017 !⃝

    This is a song in which Harry describes all Louis' little things. And he sings "I am in love with Lou" and "and all Lou little things". Those two are obviously in love. #LarryStylinson

  12. Just_A_Girl
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    May 7th 2017 !⃝

    This is a beautiful song where a guy tells his girl how beautiful she is to him. She has a few flaws like everyone around,but he finds these amazing and gorgeous.
    He means to say that he is in love with her, and all those tiny flaws that she might hate about herself.
    And remember, you are imperfectly perfect with perfect imperfections.
    Thanks for reading.

  13. anonymous
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    Mar 3rd 2017 !⃝

    This song is not about a particular girl it is about all the girls.The girls thought that the flaws are their imperfections but in this song it has been so beautifully explained to us that they are not our imperfections. The flaws are the little little things that makes us unique,beautiful nd elegent among all of us.And lastly the song tells that there will be always someone in each of our lives who will love us dearly nd truly no matter if u have flaws also.

  14. anonymous
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    Dec 7th 2016 !⃝

    A very interesting song. My favorite one <3. It shows that no matter what you are or what your flaws are. There's always someone who will appreciate those and will love you sincerely. *THUMBS UP*

  15. anonymous
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    Jul 20th 2016 !⃝

    At first I thought this song was about like zayn's perspective to liam but then I realized that not every song is about ziam or larry but I think this song is about letting girls know that they are perfect to the people that love them and that they don't know why there insecure. The only part that I think is ziam is the part where they sing, "it's you" to eachother

  16. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd 2016 !⃝

    That someone loves you no matter what little imperfections you have. That people will overlook these things and you shouldn't worry.

  17. anonymous
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    Mar 14th 2016 !⃝

    This song literally sounds like they're describing Louis to a T.

  18. narh08
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    Dec 31st 2015 !⃝

    maybe this song is about not just one girl, but all girls. it details all little imperfections that a guy notices and girl don't want them to notice. It describes how guys really see girls and how there is always a guy out there who will love you and all your little imperfections.

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