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One Direction: One Thing Meaning

Song Released: 2012

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One Thing Lyrics

I've tried playing it cool
But when I'm looking at you
I can't never be brave
Cause you make my heart race

Shot me out of the sky
You're my kryptonite
You keep me making me weak
Yeah, frozen and can't breathe

Some things gotta give...


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    Jun 2nd, 2012 6:09pm report

    I think it's more about trying to get someone to see that you've never felt so strongly about anyone before, that they've got that "one thing" that no one else has & that you can't find with anyone else, meaning that they're "the one."


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    Feb 29th, 2012 2:58pm report

    They're talking about how they like this girl and how they're trying to get the girl but she doesn't even notice and they go out of their way for her but she doesn't care and so they can't get her out of their heads and shes all they think about and she won't even respond to them...so yeah...I think that's it but I'm not sure so...you'll just have to trust me on this one hahaha!


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    Mar 26th, 2013 3:37pm report

    There is a girl that they love, and they don't know how to describe why, and they are trying to get her to notice them.


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    Dec 21st, 2017 12:26pm report

    They need dat virginity


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    Mar 3rd, 2016 3:54am report

    Alliteration words.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Jun 15th, 2015 6:23am report

    This song is about a girl and how she's different.It also means in the second stanza that she is his weakness and she makes him feel nervous.


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    Aug 10th, 2014 8:58am report

    I think it means that you have an huge crush on some girl, but what I believe it means is that you are actually shy to say what she has got on her ( like she's got smooth hair or legs)


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    Feb 2nd, 2013 2:49pm report

    Basically, You've got that one thing and I need that one thing.
    Plain and simple.


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    Dec 28th, 2012 12:02pm report

    I'm not gaga over 1D, but they aren't too bad.
    Anyway, I have experience with this type of thing, and this song describes it perfectly. This one guy, I don't know why I like him, but I do. I don't now, and I probably never will, know what it is, but he's got that 'One Thing'.


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    Nov 29th, 2012 11:52am report

    They are talking about how great this one girl is and shes got this one thing thats got them going crazy but its not because of her beauty its just something about her that they cant put their finger on it and they think she should know that she is a great person (probably with a great personality) the message in this song is dont judge a book by its cover and for girls only dont change for a guy be who you wanna be !!!! :)


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    Nov 29th, 2012 11:44am report

    Sometimes you may crush on someone but you can’t completely figure out the main reason why you like them, s/he just has that “one thing”. And they have that “one thing” that no one else has and you’re so strongly drawn to them

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