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
anonymous May 22nd, 5:26am 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, 1:18am 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 11:09pm report
The song is all about girls and guys who are "friends with benefit"
anonymous Feb 17th, 2017 2:13pm 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 8:02pm 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 5:20am 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 29th, 2016 4:26am 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
anonymous Apr 9th, 2016 4:16pm 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. :)
anonymous Jan 8th, 2016 1:26pm report
It's definitely about one night stand
He can't take her home to his mother ( she's not his forever one) he's not going to buy her flowers but is not gonna do any of those things that you do when you really care about someone he just wants the perfect one for his one night stand
As a young person told me recently they listen to the music but they don't listen to the lyrics but honestly when they start singing the song then they know the lyrics they still always know the meaning of the song and that's what they should know.
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anonymous Nov 8th, 2015 11:58pm report
This song is saying that even if he's not the one she'll 'take home to Mother' he'll still be a good guy to her and do whatever she wants. He's saying that if she likes to do all of the things he mentions in the song, he'll be perfect for her, even if a relationship never forms out of it.
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