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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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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jun 2nd 2012 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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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Nov 29th 2012 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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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Feb 29th 2012 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!

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 15th report

    I’ve never written this song before because the producers met me and have a meeting with the director and the song is such a bop and the choreography is incredible that has completely gone

  5. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd 2021 report

    I think it means when the boys are together especially Zayn and Harry they look out for each other and it could be about a girl but i think it is about the boys because when it says "You're my kryptonite" that means like your my weakness and during the performance Harry ignores Liam and fist-bumps Zayn because I think the words might mean some-thing to them. Harry also gives Zyan a fist-bump when Harry thinks that he might think that no one was listening him and he is telling him that he was or to make sure he is okay. That is why I think it is about the band and not a girl and it means something to Harry and Zyan.

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 10th 2020 report

    It is about a girl they love and they are not sure why but there is something about her that is so amazing

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 21st 2017 report

    They need dat virginity

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 3rd 2016 report

    Alliteration words.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  9. anonymous
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    Jun 15th 2015 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.

  10. anonymous
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    Aug 10th 2014 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)

  11. anonymous
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    Mar 26th 2013 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.

  12. anonymous
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    Feb 2nd 2013 report

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

  13. anonymous
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    Dec 28th 2012 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'.

  14. anonymous
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    Dec 18th 2012 report

    Virginity

  15. anonymous
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    Nov 29th 2012 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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