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Once in a Lifetime Lyrics

Once in a Lifetime its just right
We make no mistakes
No even a land slide, or riptide
could take it all away

Somehow, it feels like nothing has changed,
right now, my heart is beating the same
out loud, someones calling my name



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    Nov 3rd 2015 report

    This song is about falling in love, and losing that person you love. Let's go more in depth: The first bit goes: Once in a lifetime,It's just right, We make no mistakes,Not even a landslide, or riptide, could take it all away". The singer describes the perfect love experience, that only comes once in your life. Once in a lifetime, a love occurs in which no mistakes are made and landslides and ripstides have no effect on whatsoever. The singer is obviosly very distressed, and the next bit will speak from the point of view that they've just ended their relationship."Somehow
    it feels like nothing has changed, Right now,
    my heart is beating the same, out loud, someone's calling my name, It sounds like you". The singer is in a very strange place and is feeling almost paralyzed, frozen, immobilized and powerless, as they're heart continues to beat the same rhythym. Distantly, their lover can be heard calling their name. The next part is:"When I close my eyes, All the stars align, And you are by my side,You are by my side". While the love so perfect that it only occurs once in a lifetime is to r n from them, they lay there and close their eyes and see everything perfect and how it used to be, with the lover by their side."Once in a lifetime, It's just right,We are always safe". At a point in their relationship, they were indestructable."Not even the bad guys, in the dark night, Could take it all away". The singer reminsces on their once perfect, once in a lifetime relationship before an extremely strong occurences caused the once titanium couple to fall to pieces. "Once in a lifetime
    you were mine."

    P.S: Can we just take a moment to appreciate skmeone thought this was a lyrics interpretation page for an HSM song? OMG. I died at 'Gabriella'.

  2. anonymous
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    Nov 16th 2018 report

    Its about the end of a relationship ....and realising that the love that you felt was real for that person .... Acceptance that its over but realising that what really matters is the experience of your time together and the connection you had and knowing that it will stay with you forever x

  3. anonymous
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    Jul 11th 2018 report

    I think it's about the flow of the unconscious life beneath the surface of our limited consciousness...it's about the randomness of life and events, it's about the non agency of individuals to really direct their own lives, it's about the realisation of this which comes maybe once when we have an awakening...I love it. It says you may as well surrender to life and let it take you where it will. Acceptance, surrender, love life!

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 27th 2017 report

    I think that this song is simply about suicide.. tbh. bc louis' part "Once in a lifetime
    It's just right
    And we are always safe" and then nialls part "Not even the bad guys, in the dark night could take it all away." bc some directioners committed suicide, and one direction wants their fans to know that they are by theirs fans' side, and that they are there for them. If you listen to it, it will make more sense, and look up the lyrics. Its quite sad just like moments that was originally by Ed Sheeran, but he gave it over to One Direction for their album. Moments is about a boys girlfriend who is dying, and the boy cant handle living without her so he commits suicide. Cleary zayns part is when the boy commits suicide "[Zayn]
    Flashing lights in my mind
    Going back to the time
    Playing games in the street
    Kicking 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" its quite sad indeed... i cry every time i listen to it.

  5. anonymous
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    Jun 15th 2015 report

    This song from high school musical means about how they should live life as they wont get it a second time.To have the opportunity of life and benefit from it.Gabriella then says "and never give it back"she means dont ever miss the opportunity.How they should enjoy every moment.

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