One Direction: Story of My Life Meaning
Song Released: 2013
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Story of My Life Lyrics
Written in these walls are the stories that I can't explain
I leave my heart open but it stays right here empty for days
She told me in the morning she don't feel the same about us in her bones
It seems to me that when I die...
anonymous Feb 12th, 2014 2:25pm report
Guys, this song is about the story of our lives. Who we are. I believe the "her" they are referring to are their stories, memories, their pasts. They are remembering "their story", and giving it hope and thinking about it. Living in the past. Missing people, thinking of people. They're telling their live's story, and referring to it as a her.
anonymous Feb 5th, 2014 2:22pm report
I think that this song is about a boy. And this boy is just rejected over and over and he is just saying they have turned into "the story of my life" if you know what I mean.
OK guys well I hope this helped!!! :)
anonymous Feb 5th, 2014 2:08am report
It's not about a girl at all. The story that is being told just represents all 5 of their feelings in one way. They each miss someone in their life that they are far from. They end up breaking their heart.They would do anything for that person. They wish that they could have just a moment in time frozen to enjoy that moment again. To re-live it.
anonymous Jan 23rd, 2014 1:33am report
at first i thought it was about love between a boy and a girl but when music video realised it shows something else i mean peopole love about their familly.
I'm very confused here. Everyone talks about a relationship with a girl or girls that never go far and always fails no matter what, but then what do all the people frozen represent. I see men, women, girls, boys all frozen in time. So with being surrounded by all this frozen life, where does the girl fit in the equation?
anonymous Dec 26th, 2013 12:16pm report
if you listen to the lyrics closely, its like the song is dedicated to us directioners like, "written on these walls are the colours that i cant change", our posters in our rooms on our walls are different colours and "i spend her love until shes broke inside", they use our love to an advantage where they can't take anymore from us.
anonymous Dec 4th, 2013 12:18am report
I believe esp after seeing the video that the girl they are singing about is a different one for each of them. Harry is taking about his mom, Zayne is talking about his little sister, Niall is talking about his grandmother and mom it seems. Basically each member is rmieferring to a very important woman in their lives that they love and miss so much they would do anything to keep her safe.
SarafinaDoussay Dec 2nd, 2013 12:04pm report
I personally think they're are so many different meanings to this song and no one is wrong with their interpretation.
I totally agree with all interpretations. So in a nutshell here is what I've found this song to be about so far;
1. The one most people believe it is about, a love interest. These boys love too much and in the end get heart broken because the girl does not give as much effort as they do, hence the line "I'll drive all night to keep her warm." He is willing to drive all night to wherever she needs to go just so she will not be out in the cold. This could also be because some girls will just be using them because the are famous. "I leave my heart open but it stays right here empty for days" he keeps he's heart open waiting for someone to love him but it stays empty because no girl ever actually loves him. "She told me in the morning she don't feel the same about us in her bones" this would be her excuse to get away after she's had what she wants, "baby running after you is like chasing the clouds" it seems impossible to keep her. This is the story of their lives as it is constantly happening which is why they feel that when they die this will be written on their stones because it is the reputation they have, never finding love. Etc.
2. Similar to the first one but the other way round, they can never keep a girl because in time they realise they did not love her in the first place. It is not love they feel for the girls they date but rather lust.
At first it is all well hence the verses; "the story of my life I take her home, I drive all night to keep her warm" he feels that he loves her so he will do anything to keep her happy/"warm." However later on her realises this is not his true feelings, she realises he is feeling this way "She told me in the morning she don't feel the same about us in her bones" she doesn't feel like the relationship is right if he doesn't feel the same as she does. But he still "gives her hope" that it will get better but then ends up "spending her love until she's broke inside".. He then wishes that they were "frozen" in the time when everything seemed perfect. This is the story of his life as it keeps happening over and over "the ground beneath my feet is open wide" he just wants the ground to swallow him up so he can start fresh but he can't and he doesn't want this bad reputation to be what people remember him by when he dies, doesn't want it to be "written on his stone."
3. Last interpretation I have found is that this song is for their families especially their mothers, hence the video.
They are sort of apologising for growing up and leaving them the way they do. But also letting them know that the memories they have made together will never go away and they know with them is where they belong and deep down only their families know they real them as they have watched them all their life, growing up, making mistakes etc. Even though they know it breaks their mothers heart every time they leave they know it has to happen, they are being taken by fame but they won't give it up because this is what they have always wanted ever though it is not all it cracked up to be, they just hope that fame doesn't change their true colours. They hate leaving their family behind but they know they have to but when they do they feel hurt and alone and just want to go back because they know that at home is where they belong. They feel empty because a big chunk of them is missing (their families) but they know that their families are with them in their hearts supporting them every step of the way. So as well as an apology this is a thank you to their families for always being there no matter what.
Didn't think I needed to give lyric examples as after reading that you should be able to read the lyrics and understand them if that is the meaning.
If you have a different interpretation I am not saying you are wrong I'm just saying these are the only ones I have come across so far but I think they are all right as everyone has a different opinion and will take this song in a different way and gain a different opinion.
Honestly when I first heard it I did think it was about a lover but also thought there must be a deeper meaning to it, after watching the video and reading different interpretations I feel all are right in their own way and I think this is why they did this song because all interpretations are right.
Thankyou for reading :)
anonymous Nov 28th, 2013 11:42am report
The story is about all of us, all our loves and relationships with our parents,children brothers, sisters, friends, and lovers.
We all give each other hope and love deeply but that love hurts and kills hope too.
Our love we have for our mums.... she does everything for us. Her love is endless and we give her hope, and then we hurt her when we don't try hard enough.
We love our lovers and we worry that their love is not returned. We are filled with love, but we still feel empty. We feel empty because if we loved unconditionally, then that love we feel for someone should be enough, if we know that they are happy.
anonymous Nov 27th, 2013 11:39pm report
I am pretty confused on this song...the music video showed how much they missed their families, and from the previous comments, people assume it's about their love life. but not every song is about one's love life. my best friend hates this band, but i love them, so much she says that they never know what theyre singing about. but she is just looking for an excuse to hate them, so i dont really listen or ask for her opinion when it comes to them. i think it's about missing their families and there is no way to change their past and sometimes i can be bad at finding meanings to songs but i feel confident about this song.
anonymous Nov 20th, 2013 11:22pm report
I think it's about a boy who is upset and slightly depressed bc he loves someone and most people say it's about how a girl dosent love him back but really I feel like it's about a depressive girl who is afraid to love hence the lyric -spend her love until shes broke inside-
anonymous Nov 9th, 2013 11:33pm report
For me this song is about a guy, who has fallen for a girl but after time he feel's love for her but she doesn't feel the same and leaves, its not the first time this has happened to him.... so its the repeat "the story of his life"
1 His heart is open and he has given it but been hurt several times by girls hence the words will be "written on his stone"
2 He spent all her love (she is now ready to move on or has had her fun/doesn't look at him like that.
3 Writing on the walls are colors he cant change, the writings on the wall and he knows it but cant stop how he feels
4 Running after you is like chasing the clouds = he wants and chases the girl but never gets her and its impossible
A really sad song, Ive been there !!
anonymous Nov 7th, 2013 11:26pm report
i believe that they are not all singing about one relationship of 2 people... rather they are with their family in all pictures so how do you come about them singing about a relationship? When Harry says time is frozen and in all the pictures all of their family is frozen except them what d you predict that means? I can also say that songs are like paintings(i know its dramatic but just stick with me) when an artist paints or draws or whatever they have a specific meaning why or what they are referring to, but the person who sees the art may or may not know what it means, so interpreting into her/his own words he/she understands from her/his knowledge instead of the artist. For example in a song i heard someone wrote it about her ex husband and that she hopes he carries on life without her, but the singer thought of her kids when she heard this song so the video has her kids in it and what she thought of the song. So this song could mean many things depending on whos listening to it.
anonymous Nov 7th, 2013 11:15am report
I think its like about its about boy that is trying to tell a girl who doesn't believe that much in love and is confused about being in a relationship with him about the story of his life which was full of love and warmth so that she knows he could treat her right because he has been loved and nurtured from the beginning but she keeps giving him the cold shoulder since she doesn't know what to do even though he is so in love with her and she keeps rejecting him
anonymous Nov 6th, 2013 11:14am report
"I drive all night to keep her warm" symbolizes him putting in so much effort and trying so hard just to make her happy. "Time is frozen," if you think about it, relates back to the previous line. He's driving on, forever, but to no avail, because no matter how hard he tries to 'keep her warm,' she's still frozen.
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