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Ready To run Lyrics

There's a lightning in your eyes, I can't deny
Then there's me inside a sinking boat running out of time
Without you I'll never make it out alive
But I know, yes I know, we'll be alright

There's a devil in your smile,...

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 27th 2020 report

    to me this is about louis’ sexuality and him being ready to escape the darkness of the closet and be his authentic self. i think escaping from the city is a metaphor for escaping the industry that is keeping him in the closet and following the sun is like stepping into the light and being himself. also harry has called louis “sun” as a nickname before so there might be something there as well. i think it is talking to harry “cause i wanna be urs, don’t you wanna be mine, don’t wanna get lost in the dark of the night” saying that if they love each other it should be enough and they don’t want to stay closeted by the industry. “wherever you are is the place i belong” just gives me sweet creature and home vibes. (also the tattoos pointing “home”)
    overall i believe this is about the desire to come out (i have felt that before, i acc came out to my family a few days ago) but of course it’s up to your individual interpretation.
    the beauty of music is everyone relates to it in their own way through the lense of their own experience.
    if you feel like you connect to this song don’t let anyone tell you that you are interpreting it wrong.
    (unless they deserve the tommo way)

  2. anonymous
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    Oct 13th 2020 report

    (There is a sparkle in your eyes i can’t deny and then there is me inside a sinking boat running out of time) i feel they are talking about the fans and how they see us happy and satisfied and obsessed with them but then there is them and how they are overworked and surrounded by the toxicity of the management

  3. anonymous
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    Dec 13th 2019 report

    This song reminds me of an ex-boyfriend I broke up with to move to the city. It’s somewhat of an apology, they can’t seem to leave the girl behind. They regret the loneliness that comes from the city and being away from the girl and they’re ready to break free from that life and get back together because they’re better that way.

  4. anonymous
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    May 1st 2018 report

    I like this song cause it reminds me that i should be ready to run too so it inspired me when harry say's then there's me in a sinking boat running out of time it means that you should not be in a city but you should always be ready to run.
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  5. anonymous
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    Aug 5th 2017 report

    Knocked up a girl at 16 and they decide to run away.

  6. anonymous
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    Sep 13th 2016 report

    I personally think this song is similar to a story in the bible. There was a city called jarecho where all the sinners lived. There was a man and his wife who were not sinners. An angel came and told them he would destroy the city and the had to RUN. And he said to not look back or else they would tun into sand, sadly his wife couldn't resist and died. It makes total spence to the lyrics saying, "This time I'm ready to run." (The couple had many opportunities to leave jarecho, but didn't) "Escape from the city, and follow the sun." The sun to us moves forward, also meaning not to look back. "I don't want to be left in the dark of the night" They're basically saying they want to leave so they're not left in the dark with everyone else. So my theory cones to an end, I think it ties exactly to the bible story and that was 1d's intention.

  7. Marcela Januzzi
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    Aug 11th 2015 report

    To me this song is both an apology and an invitation. "This time I'm ready to run" means that there were other times where he let the other down by not being ready.
    "There's a lightning in your eyes, I can't deny
    Then there's me inside a sinking boat running out of time" he sees his hapinees when he looks at his lover's eyes,but his real situation is a "sinkin boat",he feels that if he doesn's try to reach for his hapinees now maybe he'll lose the oportunity.
    To run means to be with his lover and forget all that rest that kept him from doing it.

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 29th 2015 report

    I think this is about Louis (louis and Liam did write it) being ready to come out as gay. I think he's writing to harry saying he is ready to come out now.

  9. anonymous
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    Feb 14th 2015 report

    I feel like its some type of saying that they will love the boy/girl no matter what and they want to be loved unconditionally.

  10. anonymous
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    Nov 26th 2014 report

    This song is talking about being in a place that isn't right for you. It's about one of their girlfriends holding them back from being themselves, or someone that they have always wanted to be. It's time to make up your mind, and, well, run.

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