What does Moments mean?

One Direction: Moments Meaning

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Moments Lyrics

Shut the door
Turn the light off
I wanna be with you
I wanna feel your love
I wanna lay beside you
I cannot hide this
Even though I try

Heart beats harder
Time escapes me
Trembling hands touch skin
It makes this harder


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 11th 2012 !⃝

    This is written in the male’s point of view. His girlfriend had died and he can’t live without her.

    In the first verse he is saying how much he misses her and he remembers intimate moments and it makes it harder for him to cope.
    "trembling hands touch skin
    It makes this harder
    And the tears stream down my face"

    "if we could only have this life for one more day
    If we could only turn back time"
    That bit is pretty obvious, he wants one more day with her.

    In the chorus it says that he still loves her even though she is dead.
    “i'll find the words to say
    Before you leave me today"
    He never told her that he loves her and now that she is dead he never can.

    “don’t want to be without you,
    My judgements clouded”
    In the second verse he is already in such a state of depression that he is not thinking clearly and he wants to be with her.

    This time in the chorus, the message that is conveyed is that he would do anything to be with her, even if it means dying himself.

    In verse three he is have a flash back of the good times as he is committing suicide.
    “goin' back to the time
    Playin' games in the street”
    He is committing suicide by jumping of a roof of a building.
    “there's a numb in my toes
    Standing close to the edge”
    Then he jumps and he thinks that he is doing the right thing as it means the pain will end.
    “as i feel myself fall,
    Make a joke of it all”

    In this chorus it talks about how he is re-joined with his girlfriend again in heaven.

    Even though the chorus is the same, the meanings are different.

    This song was written by ed sheeran


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    May 5th 2012 !⃝

    "Shut the door
    Turn the light off"
    -The first two lines have a kind of finality about them. Almost as if they're saying 'shut the door and turn the light off for the last time'. It's basically the end.

    "I wanna lay beside you"
    -If she's going to be lying buried in a cemetery, he wants to be right there next to her.

    "I cannot hide this
    Even though I try"
    -He can't hide his sadness, obviously.

    "Heart beats harder
    Time escapes me
    Trembling hands touch skin
    It makes this harder
    And the tears stream down my face"
    -He's clearly scared to do what he's about to do. The tears could be tears of sadness over his girlfriend or tears of fear of dying.

    "Don't wanna be without you
    My judgement's clouded
    Like tonight's sky"
    -He's kind of driven crazy by the thought of his girlfriend being gone that he isn't thinking clearly and is not in any state to make decisions.

    "Flashing lights in my mind
    Going back to the time
    Playing games in the street
    Kicking balls with my feet"
    -You know how they say your life supposedly flashes before your eyes?

    "There's a numb in my toes
    Standing close to the edge
    There's a pile of my close
    At the end of your bed
    As I feel myself fall
    Make a joke of it all"
    -He's about to jump, and one last thought of her and all that is left of her, literally pushes him over the edge.

    "You know I'll be
    Your life, your voice
    Your reason to be
    My love, my heart
    Is breathing for this
    Moment in time
    I'll find the words to say
    Before you leave me today"
    -He will be her everything, because she was obviously his everything. He can't wait for the moment he can tell her everything he wanted to say, to see her again. If he knew she was going to die, he would have said something different to her before she left.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 1st 2012 !⃝

    Moments is about a boy who wants to escape the thoughts that the girl he loves has killed herself, the only way he can get over her death is through death himself. The lyrics in the chorus are like a desperate plea from the guy to the girl he loves, wishing he could turn back the time and tell her he would be be her everything so she didn’t have to die: “You know I’ll be your life, Your voice, Your reason to be, My love, my heart, Is breathing for this, Moment in time, I’ll find the words to say, Before you leave me today.”
    Then as this boy is so desperate and sad that he has lost the love of his life, he ends his life by jumping off a building, you can see the thoughts and memories that flash before his eyes before he jumps: “Flashing lights in my mind, Goin’ back to the time, Playin’ games in the street, Kickin’ balls with my feet. There’s a numb in my toes, Standing close to the edge, There’s a pile of my clothes, At the end of your bed. As I feel myself fall, Make a joke of it all.”
    It really is an emotional song filled with desperation from the guy to be with the girl he loves again. Really wish Ed would perform it too so we could hear it by him.

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 31st 2020 !⃝

    I think Moments is a song about a boy who loes his girlfriend, and as featured in the lyris, it seems as if she's in her bed, so she must've died in her sleep or commited suicide in the room. The boy is so sad he can't live without her. He wants to tell her he loves her and not to kill herself and she means everything to him. Then depression gets him. His thoughs are foggy. He leavs his house and throws the key away, ever wanting to come home again. He climbs a tall buidling, and remembers times they had. When he reaches the top, he stands over the edge, and his toes are numb. He remembers leaving his clothes by her bed, which must mean the slept together., and that thought pushes him of the edge. And insted of feeling scared, he makes a joke of it and knows he will see her again in hevean.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 22nd 2016 !⃝

    To me the song "moments"lean towards memory of a love which true love, i recently seen a you tube clip with this song as a tribute to gay character paul coker who died from TV show Eastenders,who died on the show and the clip shows he and his boyfriend Ben mitchell in funny and sad times together, during this clip which i have now played many times brings tears to my eyes every single time, i truly believe it could either? Please let me know if u agree or disagree with this,R :)

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 8th 2016 !⃝

    I think this song is about a girl that is dying and her boyfriend can't stand the fact that she was leaving him so he committed suicide at the time she died and he just wanted to have every single moment left with her.

  7. anonymous
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    Feb 15th 2016 !⃝

    i only have one.that its the best song ive ever listened to plus with the best meaning.i love it.it defines true love

  8. anonymous
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    Feb 13th 2016 !⃝

    It's about a loved one who died,and can't deal with the pain and suffering. Then flashes good-times-together memories and doesn't think very carefully and goes on top of a skyscraper (really tall building) and jumps... (And make a joke of it all...)

  9. anonymous
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    Oct 7th 2015 !⃝

    Songs don't have a right or wrong meaning. Listen to the lyrics, and what tree ver it means to you is correct. Who writes a song can think of the meaning differently than someone listening, and people listening can view it differently. The correct meaning is whatever it means to you.

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  10. anonymous
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    Jun 8th 2015 !⃝

    I am pretty sure that Ed Sheeran said this song was about a lad who's girlfriend died and he commits suicide

  11. anonymous
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    Oct 24th 2014 !⃝

    That she is dead.

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  12. anonymous
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    Aug 6th 2014 !⃝

    This song is about a guy who was madly in love with a girl. They are seriously in love and dating, but then the girl dies and the guy tries to kill himself so he can be with her. He is loving her even though she's dead. he wants to have her live again for 4 more days.

  13. anonymous
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    May 26th 2014 !⃝

    The song is self explanatory but it's about a boy whose love of his life and committed suicide. He remembers every thing they did but being without her breaks his hearts. One day he can't stand it anymore. He jumps off a bridge. And laughs about it knowing he'll be able to see her again

  14. anonymous
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    Dec 24th 2013 !⃝

    I believe this song is talking about a girl who loves this guy who is trying to tell her that he loves her. The song shows that the guy and the girl spend one last night together as if the girl was giving the guy one last chance to tell her that he loves her. The girl is moving on because the guy can't tell her that he loves her. The song later says how the girl is now gone and the guy doesn't know what to do with himself. He thinks back to all the good memories he had with her and knowing she has moved on, he commits suicide. The last chorus is him speaking the words he was never able to tell his girlfriend because he was to nervous. It's also spoken in a way that gives the listener the idea that he goes to heaven waiting to be reunited with his girlfriend.

  15. anonymous
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    Nov 7th 2013 !⃝

    Well you have the part that Liam is singing"Shut the door,turn the lights out"well you can tell what that is."I want to be with you,I want to feel your love"His girl is dead and is very very derpressed about it and just wants her"I want to lay beside you"He wants to cuddle her one more time before he has to let her go"I can not hide it even though I have tried"He is trying to be strong over her death but can't"Heart beat hardens"He is having his heart broke"Time escapes me,Trembling hands tuch skin it makes it harder and the tears stream down my face"He cut himself and is crying coz he hurts and is with out his love. Harrys' part:"If we could only turn back time you now i'd be,if we could only turn back time"If the could only go back and save her.he is blaming it on him for her death All:"you know i'd be your life your vouice"He would always be there for hera nd would give her a reason to be them"Your reason to be my love my heart is breathing for this."He is saying the only reason he was living was for her"Moments in time i'll find the words to say before you leave me today"he will find a way to be with her agian. Niall:"Close the door,throw the key"well you can tell what that means"Don't want want to be reminded,don't want to be seen"does not want anyone to be around him coz they might reminded him of losing her and his heart ake"Don't want to be without you"Misses her terribly"My judiements clouded,like tonights sky"does not know what to do and looks at the sky" Louis:"Hands are silenct,voices numb"Can't move coz he to sad and can't say why"Try to scream out my lungs,it makes this harder and the tears stream down my face"Cuts himself coz he misses her and tries to take away the pain and screams from the pain.The tears are from not having her. then you have them all sing again Zayn:"flashing lights in my mind goin back to the time"Rembering memerios"Playing games in the streat,kicking balls with are feet"rembering things with her"dancin on with my toes,standing closes to the egde"close to the egde on his tip toes"there is a pile of my closes at the end of your bed"puts some of his his close by her bed"as i feel myself fall,make a joke of it all"jjumps off and thinks he is finly with his girl and meets her at last in heven tHEY ALL SING TWICE.That what it means, .-. lol bye

  16. anonymous
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    Jun 9th 2013 !⃝

    There are 2 ways this song could be interpretated.1 is that his girlfriend left him and he is really upset.2 is that his girlfriend died/committed suicide and he cant cope without her so he commits suicide to be with her.i love this song even though its so sad

  17. anonymous
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    Jun 6th 2013 !⃝

    It is just a pop version of A Place Where You Belong by Bullet for my Valentine. It is about a guy sad that his girl committed suicide. However, the song has been written so that it tricks the mind into feeling like "you" are the special girl for the speaker. It is a very cleverly written song in that respect. It is a little more up beat in tone than A Place Where You Belong because it is emphasizing on the good times the boy and the girl had while A Place Where You Belong is a more down beat and depressing tone because it emphasizes on the death and depression the man is feeling. However, both songs have the same theme and idea of joining their love in Heaven. There are other powerful songs like this. It is a very touching and relatable theme, so that is why is very popular.

  18. anonymous
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    May 1st 2013 !⃝

    "'There is a pile of my clothes beside your bed."
    If you could explain that is would be helpful! Thank you!!!! I hope I helped."
    This part of the flashback is where he's remembering the first time he slept with the girl.

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