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One Direction: One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) Meaning

Song Released: 2013


One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) Lyrics

I wanna hold you, wanna hold you tight I wanna hold you, wanna hold you tight I wanna hold you, wanna hold you tight Yeah, teenage kicks right through the night Come on! I wanna hold you, wanna hold you tight I wanna hold you, wanna hold you...

  1. anonymous
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    Jul 11th 2021 report

    As others have mentioned, this was a song Blondie and Debbie Harry wrote together more than 40 years ago. Debbie has been quoted as saying that the process of writing and performing the lyrics was a kind of therapy of self-empowerment after having been stalked repeatedly by a nut job at the time.

    One Direction covering this makes little to no sense at all, even if they did like it, as the song's meaning and power are inextricably linked to a woman performing the song as a kind of contemptuous ridiculing of stalker behavior to disempower men that engage in this behavior. For guys to perform it kind of peels back all the nuances and meaning of the song itself that come from that juxtaposition. I have no idea if their performance of it is technically good, never listened to it, it's just incredibly ill thought out to cover this song of all songs, as a boy band (though I suppose as a boy band, they definitely would have experience with stalkers, so there's that). Listen and especially watch Blondie's original performances circa 1979-1981 and you will understand it.

  2. anonymous
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    Nov 5th 2015 report

    *Cough* *Cough* stalking *Cough* *Cough* plus 1d didn't write this song Blondie did they just liked and did a cover of it and it was for red nose day.

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 27th 2014 report

    Are you fucking kidding me, this song is by Blondie, I.e. she had major boy problems.
    1D only covered the song. They liked the sound of it and sang it.
    Done.

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  4. anonymous
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    Jan 21st 2014 report

    This song is about STALKING SOMEONE. If you read the lyrics carefully...

    One way, or another, I'm gonna FIND YA,
    I'm gonna GETCHA GETCHA GETCHA GETCHA GETCHA,
    One way, or another, I'm gonna win ya,
    I'm gonna GETCHA GETCHA GETCHA GETCHA GETCHA

    And so forth, until we arrive at something other than the chorusy stuff...

    I WILL DRIVE PAST YOUR HOUSE
    AND IF THE LIGHTS ARE ALL DOWN
    I'LL SEE WHO'S AROUND

    And...

    AND IF THE LIGHTS ARE ALL OUT
    I'LL FOLLOW YOUR BUS DOWNTOWN
    SEE WHO'S HANGING OUT

    See what I mean? This should be another part of the song:

    One way, or another, I'm gonna stalk ya,
    I'm gonna stalk ya stalk ya stalk ya stalk ya stalk ya!

    Sorry if I sound offensive, I'm not trying to be- Trust me. But... It disturbs me a bit.

  5. anonymous
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    May 7th 2013 report

    This song is nonsense.

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  6. anonymous
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    Apr 26th 2013 report

    This song doesn't make any SENSE it has the same lyrics where is that beautiful song combos broke it it is the most worst song 1d ever sang and that's the only song that i don't have on my gadgets

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  7. anonymous
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    Mar 29th 2013 report

    They wana get us, get us ,get us, and date us

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  8. anonymous
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    Mar 3rd 2013 report

    The Directioner anthem!

    "I will drive past your house...."

    "I'm gonna find ya I'm gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha"

    I'm pretty sure the boys chose this as their Red Nose Day single because they thought it'd be ironic...

    I mean let's face it, us Directioners are like stealth stalkers :P

  9. anonymous
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    Feb 28th 2013 report

    i think it means a guy met a girl and doesnt know who she is or where she lives. but he wants to know so he tries to find her and just wants to love ehr and hold her.


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