One Direction: Perfect Meaning
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Song Released: 2015
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I might never be the one you take home to mother
And I might never be the one who brings you flowers
But I can be the one, be the one tonight
When I first saw you
From across the room
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Apr 29th 2016 report
Everyone is saying this song is about Taylor Swift just because Harry wrote it. If you look at who wrote it on the album, it says Harry Styles AND Louis Tomlinson. Give Louis some credit please. What if he wrote or came up with that line? After all, Taylor was Harry's beard. Maybe Louis is poking fun at Taylor?? and plus its just one line that has to do with taylor. Not the whole entire song. ugh
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Feb 22nd 2020 report
This song goes so well with the music video for "Just Hold On" by Louis, which of course makes sense because he wrote it (with Harry).
The lyrics are visual and not too complicated - about a relationship between two high-profile musicians ("if you're looking for someone to write your breakup songs about") that sounds like it is for fun and with no real plans for the future ("That don't mean that we can't live here in the moment" / "I might never be...").
In terms of who the song is about, I think it is interesting how in one interview, when the host mentioned there had been speculations about who the song was written for and then that it had been linked to Taylor Swift, Harry responded by saying "I didn't know THAT was the speculation". This would suggest that Harry was conscious of rumors surrounding the song but he had a different rumor in mind and wasn't even thinking about Taylor. It is probably safe to assume that he was referring to Louis Tomlinson, since they co-wrote this song about a secret relationship and ever since the band formed there have always been rumors surrounding the two due to their excessive friendliness, an extraordinary number of coincidences and a couple too many blurry videos in Wellington.
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Apr 27th 2019 report
Larry. 'SECRET RENDEVOUS' HELLO??
anonymous Jan 22nd 2021 report
i might be wrong but what if when it says "And if you like having secret little rendezvous" for me personally that screams harry and louis!
anonymous Sep 30th 2020 report
That's very obvious. But, I didn't knew Zayn and Louis involve in that song. I thought it was Harry Styles song for Taylor Swift. I should have checked who wrote the song. I still haven't understood the meaning of this.
anonymous Aug 1st 2020 report
I want to do this song when I was growing up but it’ll be like fun pop and teen anthem to sing along with, but I have friends that can help me with my songwriting and my cousin Philip is really good with music I can email him if he can write a song for me. It’ll be nice if Philip wanted to write my songs for me. I would email him and say hello. It’ll be his day to talk to me on email.
anonymous Sep 19th 2019 report
I believe this song is for us people and them celebrities. Like, as soon as someone who doesn’t want to be famous or known gets together with someone famous, well, all the sudden, they’re famous, too. For example - I think Harry and Louis wrote this one? - say, one of them likes some person and wants to keep in between just them two (Harry or Louis and the person.) With the amount of people watching celebrities at all times pretty much, all these two can do is ‘secret little rendezvous,’ ‘midnight driving,’ and ‘hotel rooms.’ All they can do is ‘live in the moment,’ and all they can be for each other is someone to ‘love in the moment.’ Not proper, public relationships. ‘If you like cameras flashing every time we go out/baby I’m perfect’ really convinced me of this. Because that’s what it must be like to date a celebrity.
Anyway, this is my opinion on this song. Not saying it’s real/true, just what I thought when I thought about it a bit, listening to the song.
anonymous May 20th 2019 report
This song is gorgeous. Its a secret rendevous between a couple who do whatever they want to basically. Doesnt have to be full committed. Its a fun romp in a hotel . Or in a hot SPA !!!!! Shhhhh its all secretive for 2 consenting adults with no cheating. Single couples
anonymous May 22nd 2018 report
It could mean a affair? "I might never be your knight in shining armour I might never be the one you take home to mother and I might never be the one to bring you flowers but I can be the one to be the one tonight" could mean he wants nothing more than just a fling. "When I first saw you from across the room I could tell you were curious girl I hope you know what your looking for cause I'm not good at making promises" so this could mean various things but in my opinion it could mean he saw her could tell she was looking at him and was curious about him but he isn't promising nothing serious. "But if you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms and having secret little rendezvous" seems like he only wants fun and to have secret meet ups which could also mean a fling/affair. "Then baby I'm perfect for you" it's like he wants nothing serious but if that's what she wants then there perfect. I mean this song can mean so many things this is the way I like the see the song though :)
anonymous Jan 6th 2018 report
This song is saying that he'll be whatever, but that they just need to live in the moment, because he is unsure of future plans.
anonymous Nov 15th 2017 report
The song is all about girls and guys who are "friends with benefit"
anonymous Feb 17th 2017 report
I think that he's saying that might not be great "I might never be the night in shining armor and I might never be you take home to mother" but noticed her and she curious but he was wasn't great at keeping promises but if she likes causing all kind of trouble and go places they can't pronounce etc. shes perfect for him and she could love him from time to time.
anonymous Aug 21st 2016 report
I think its for the fans. "I might never be you're Knight in shining armor, I might never be the one you bring home to mother". Its about how we might not end up with the boys, but they love us regardless. we love them too.
anonymous May 16th 2016 report
This song reminds Zayn of his roots and perfect fit in the band. The boys sing, “When I first saw you/ from across the room/ I could tell that you were curious (oh yeah).” This line refers to the first time the boys’s eyes met on the set of The X Factor way back when their careers started. They all had an instant connection, and they want to remind Zayn of that. The go on to say, “But if you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms/ and if you like having secret little rendezvous/ if you like to do the things you know that we shouldn’t do.” Here the boys are reminding Zayn of his place in the band as the resident bad boy. Of course Zayn likes causing trouble up in hotel rooms. Of course he should reclaim his role as the misunderstood rebel of the group.
anonymous Apr 9th 2016 report
I think it means he just had his breakup with someone and he's using her to get over his breakup. 'I might never be your knight in shining armor/ I might never be the one you take home to mother/ I might never be the one who brings you flowers' means he might break up with her and he might keep her. 'When I first saw you from across the room I could tell that you were curious/ girl I hope you're sure what you're looking for 'cuz I'm not good at making promises' that means he saw her somewhere and she was curious about him, and he might be the one she's looking for but he hopes she's sure about that. He's not good at making promises, meaning he may or may not get drunk...
'If you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms/ if you like having secret little rendezvous/ if you like to so the things you know that we shouldn't do/ baby I'm perfect/baby I'm perfect for you' means they're going to keep it secret until they know for sure, and they're not supposed to meet up because there's a chance they may be seen in public, but they do anyway, so he's perfect for her.
'I might never be the hand you put your heart in/ or the arms that hold you any time you want them/ but that don't mean that we can't live here in the moment/ I can be the one you love from time to time' means that since he has tour he might not be here for her all the time, they might break up for tour, so he can be the one she loves from time to time because she might love someone else while he's gone.
I've explained the next part and chorus.
'If you like cameras flashing every time we go out/ oh yeah/ if you're looking for someone to write your breakup songs about/ baby I'm perfect/ baby we're perfect' means paparazzi seeing them if and when they go official. If they break up, she can write her breakup songs about him.
I think I've explained the whole song, if I haven't, I'm sorry. :)
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