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One Direction: Story of My Life Meaning

Song Released: 2013


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[Harry]
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

[Liam]
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...

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    anonymous
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    Nov 4th, 2013 11:09pm report


    I'm not really sure about what this song could be about.
    One way is about a guy and girl.
    But the other way is about their family. Saying how much they miss them and how much they wish to be with them. The music video cases this second one. But I'm pretty sure that it's about their family. It's basically the story if One Direction.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 4th, 2013 11:43pm report


    This song is not about Zayn, Liam, Niall, Louis, nor Harry and their dating life. They didn't even write the song. Jamie Scott wrote the song. so, the top #1 rated interpretation of the song is wrong and stupid. I like one direction, but I would like them more if they wrote their own songs. So sad.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 3rd, 2013 11:11pm report


    I was confused about this one.I think maybe it could be about them all singing, telling how much they miss there familys, when they say ' I take her home' it could be saying they're taking their mother back home.Also when it says 'Although I am broken, my heart is untamed still' It could be saying they're heart cannot be the same because they feel empty without their family. This is why they show a lot of family photos. But I think it also could be about a guy that loves a girl too much it broke the relationship, but they still love each other, this is why he drives her home and keeps her warm. My final interpretation is they are all taking about their lives, their experiences with their girlfriends.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 3rd, 2013 11:10pm report


    I was confused about this one.I think maybe it could be about them all singing, telling how much they miss there familys, when they say ' I take her home' it could be saying they're taking their mother back home.Also when it says 'Although I am broken, my heart is untamed still' It could be saying they're heart cannot be the same because they feel empty without their family. This is why they show a lot of family photos. But I think it also could be about a guy that loves a girl too much it broke the relationship, but they still love each other, this is why he drives her home and keeps her warm. My final interpretation is they are all taking about their lives, their experiences with their girlfriends.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 29th, 2013 10:05pm report


    I feel like this song is talking about how it is hard for them to date being famous and when they date they try to give the girl hope that it'll work and the relationships always fail so the "story of their life" is them always giving it all with a girl and every girl doesn't feel the same



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    anonymous
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    Oct 28th, 2013 10:56pm report


    "It seems to me what when I die these words will be written on my stone"

    I don't believe this line is about suicide at all. What I think is that, based on the following lines, this same break-up has happened over and over to this guy, whether it be with the same girl or a different, and thus would be included in some sort of epitaph.

    As listed above, 'story of my life' is a common metaphor used in everyday life. For example, if someone said "I spent all weekend doing homework." Then you might say "Story of my life," Which implies then that it's a common occurrence.

    This leads me to believe that the whole song is about recurring relationship/relationship issues coming in a full circle (similar to Same Mistakes), and that it's hard for this person to find 'the One' because of this.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 28th, 2013 10:55pm report


    I don't think the "It seems to me that when I die, these words will be written on my stone" does NOT mean he is committing suicide.
    I think it means that this is "the story of his life." It's something that happens to him time and time again. Like when a friend says "I am just too tired to think," you might say "story of my life." So he thinks that everyone kind of associates this bad ending to a relationship with him. So when he dies, that legacy of bad break ups won't escape him. It will always be there haunting his past, and putting it on his tomb stone, that means it will be there with him forever.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 28th, 2013 10:42pm report


    This is a reallly beautiful song in my opinion. It expreses a " LOVE " wich a guy has for a girl, and even though the girl doesnt accept it, he still struggles for the relationship that they once had. In the title (Story Of my Life) it is expressing something that often happens to a person, in this case the boy that wont give up his love for a really meaningful person in his life who simply wont accept his heart back:
    Written in these walls are the stories that I can't explain.- meaning that she keeps telling him things that are hurting the relationship but he just doesnt want to understand.
    I leave my heart open but it stays right here empty for days.- wich is saying that he can leave his heart always there for her but she never sees it or even wants to.
    She told me in the morning she don't feel the same about us in her bones.- it is a verse, really simple and self-explanitory where i talking to us about their "end" in the relationship that he doesnt want to let go of.
    It seems to me that when I die these words will be written on my stone.- maybe he will be dsappearing or commit suicide with the thought of that she did not want him anymore.
    Then in the chorus it talks about that alway happeming to him.
    i hope you will understand that better now.


    Read more: One Direction - Story Of My Life Lyrics | MetroLyrics



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    anonymous
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    Oct 27th, 2013 10:34am report


    I think this song is about two people who were dating but broke up because one of the two doesn't feel the same anymore. However in the other persons eyes the circumstances haven't changed, that person still feels the same way and will still 'drive her home to keep her warm'. He likes her too much to stop and is aware of the fact that the circumstances can't be changed.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 26th, 2013 10:44pm report


    I guess it's about a guy who dated with a girl, who he really and a little too much loves but the girl broke up, cuz she wasn't that much in love. The boy says that his whole life is about her and he still loves her. He also says that he will disapear (maybe suicide) cuz he knows that she will never love him.



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    Cutting_Love
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    Oct 26th, 2013 10:42am report


    I think they are telling about their own lifes. Like when Harry sings, "Written in these walls are the stories that I can't explain." He's talking about people calling him a womanizer and cheater and that type of stuff. But all he wants is somebody to love and that will love him, "I leave my heart open but it stays right here empty for days" Liam is talking about his breakup with Danielle Peazer, "She told me in the morning she don't feel the same about us in her bones" Zayn talks about his relationship and how he was having trouble with the long distance relationship so he's holding on too tight to keep them together, "And I'll be gone gone tonight
    The ground beneath my feet is open wide
    The way that I been holdin' on too tight
    With nothing in between." In the chorus, Harry sings about the girls he goes on dates with and how he gives them hope that their relationship will work. "The story of my life I take her home
    I drive all night to keep her warm and time...
    Is frozen (the story of, the story of)
    The story of my life I give her hope
    I spend her love until she's broke inside
    The story of my life (the story of, the story of"
    Niall sings about his emotions. "Written on these walls are the colors that I can't change" And he sings about how management won't allow his relationships
    "Leave my heart open but it stays right here in its cage" Louis is also singing about his relationship with Eleanor Calder and how their long distance relationship is trying to fall apart while he keeps it togther, "And I'll be gone gone tonight
    The fire beneath my feet is burning bright
    The way that I been holdin' on so tight
    With nothing in between" Harry sings the chorus again.
    Zayn sings about how his relationship is hard, "And I been waiting for this time to come around
    But baby running after you is life chasing the clouds"
    Niall sings about his relationships, "The story of my life I take her home
    I drive all night to keep her warm and time...
    Is frozen"

    Then they all sing the chorus, "The story of my life I give her hope (give her hope)
    I spend her love until she's broke inside (until she's broke inside)
    The story of my life (the story of, the story of)
    The story of my life
    The story of my life (the story of, the story of)
    The story of my life" :)



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    anonymous
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    Oct 26th, 2013 10:37am report


    "Story of my life" that line sums up that he accepts the circumstance. And that he knows that things are not changing. That he will always be there for her "drive all night to keep her warm". With the "time is froZen" line I feel like that can be perceived as him saying that when he is there for her protecting her that's when things are perfect and he doesn't want time to move. Written on these "walls are the colours I can't change" meaning that he can't change how he feels about her. "Leave my heart open but it stays right here in its cage" could mean that he offers His love but she never accepts it even though he is willing to take and accept all her love seen with "spend her love until she's broke inside". LLouis solo means that he(the boy not Louis :)) is ready for things to finally change e.g.(I'll be gone gone tonight the fire beneath my feet is burning bright...) he admits that he's bbeen holding on too tight "with nothing in between" I.e with no regrets. He goes on further to say that he feels his pursuit is pointless because "chasing you is like chasing the clouds" but ultimately even though his love is not reciprocated and he is broken he will still love her "although I'm broken my heart is untamed..still" meaning that his love is still raging to be taKen out of the "cage"



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    anonymous
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    Oct 26th, 2013 10:43am report


    I think it's about a boy so desperately in love with a girl who is broken and insecure trying to push him away, "I leave my heart open but it stays right here empty for days", because she doesn't think she's good enough for him "she don't feel the same about us in her bones". "In her bones" suggests that this is her deeply personal opinion about their relationship as it shows connection to her own self, a part of her body that is hidden and unseen which implies insecurity. He accepts this about her and still loves her regardless, "..the colors that I can't change", colours metaphoric for personality.

    Despite this, he is determined to care for her, "I take her home, I drive all night to keep her warm", and never let her go, "when I die these words will be written on my stone". He realises that he loves her a little too much "holdin' on too tight" and also in the line "I spend her love until she's broke inside", as the notion of spending until you're broke has negative and lightly aggressive connotations which contrasts with the tenderness of "love" and the word "inside".

    This is why it is called Story Of My Life, because he knows she will always be broken, it's not something he can fix, but he will forever love her, care for her and keep her close.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 26th, 2013 10:00am report


    When it says 'the story of my life' and then 'I'll take her home, I'll drive all night to keep her warm and time is frozen.' I think it implies that his whole life revolves around this girl and he care's for her and that's why he takes her home (cause he's looking after her) (I get the vibe that she is asleep in the car too?). Cause when it say's 'and time is frozen' it's says to me that in that moment, driving in the car, is perfect because he does have to think about the other things or that she doesn't feel the same way about him (that's why I think she's asleep because she's not awake to rebut his love she is a asleep so for a second he can pretend that she loves him back and he's just there with her, looking after her, and pretending everything is alright, which is all he really wants.

    "The story of my life I'll give her hope, i'll spend her love until she's broke inside.' For me this means that he'll do anything to make her happy ( e.g. 'I'll give her hope'). 'I'll spend her love' says that what little love that she does give him he'll take and when it says 'until she's broke inside' what ever love she shows him he'll take and he'll try to 'milk' her heart of all the love that she does have for him, just so that he can continue to feel like being with her isn't a waste of time because she doesn't feel the same way. 'Until she's broke inside' also implies that she's broken his heart but he still loves her and he wants her to feel even just a little bit of what he's feeling.

    I kind of think that maybe its the best friend falling for the best friend scenario - e.g. 'written in these walls are the stories that I can't explain'…

    'She told me in that morning that she doesn't feel the same about us in her bones' this can possibly back up my best friend x best friend theory again because it could mean that she doesn't want to ruin the friendship because they've been friends for ages? (^^ written in these walls are the stories that I can't explain (like all the crazy things they did as kids? the stories that no-one else would understand? their secrets?)) like it just doesn't feel right to her…

    'Seems to me that when I die these word will be written on my stone' implies that he'll continue loving her until he dies. She is his one and only even if it's unrequited.

    'Written in these walls are the colours that I can't change' implies that he can't change who he is, he is what he is, it's done.

    'And i've been waiting for this time to come around, but baby running after you is like chasing the clouds' implies that maybe he finally told her he loved her (best friend x best friend scenario again?? maybe?) and she obviously doesn't feel the same e.g. 'running after you is like chasing clouds' their is really no point trying to make her love him, so he'll just continue loving her and that's the story of his life, she is the story of his life.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 26th, 2013 10:02am report


    Perfection.






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