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[Verse 1]
My hands, your hands
Tied up like two ships drifting
Weightless, waves try to break it
I'd anything to save it
Why is it so hard to save it?

My heart, your heart
Sit tight like bookends
Pages between us
Written with no...


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    Jan 2nd, 2014 1:32am report

    Seriously guys, its about Larry. Why would it state "is that so wrong, is it so wrong, that you make me strong"? I'm personally gay myself and have been told multiple times that I'm going to hell for being with my girlfriend. She's gotten the same thing. The "i don't care, im not scared of love" part obviously means that Louis is sick and tired of having to hide with Eleanor. The reason I say Louis is because he was a co-writer. Also, do you guys remember the rumors going around with the secret Larry wedding? Louis obviously wants to or they both have already committed. I mean there's suppose to be a huge "announcement" or something in February. I'd bet you a gazillion dollars that its Harry and Louis coming out of the closet and exposing Modest! yet once again. Basically same crap, different band.


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    Mar 3rd, 2014 3:53pm report

    "my hands, your hands" (harrys tattoo)
    "tied up like 2 ships" (harry has a tattoo of a knot together and louis has one of a knot braking)
    (harry has a tattoo of a ship and louis has a tattoo of a compass)
    I MEAN SO MUCH EVIDENCE! plus the song itself def seems to be about them
    oh and harry has a new tattoo of a human heart on his arm, which is right next to his heart. sound familiar?
    "my heart, your heart sit tight like bookends"


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    Dec 9th, 2013 12:14pm report

    If this was really about a boy/girl relationship, why would the lyrics say, "is that so wrong? Is it so wrong?"

    Have you ever heard anyone saying that a hetrosexual relationship was wrong? No, because that's what we are all brought up to think is normal. So, loads of people think that being gay is disgusting, which could be why they ask if it's really wrong. They say "is it so wrong, that you make me strong". Is it wrong that it's a boy who makes him strong, just because he's a boy himself? The person behind this lyrics ask if it's wrong that it's a boy he loves, and who makes him strong.

    Also, why would the lyrics go "I'm sorry if i say i need you". Why would anyone be sorry to say that they needed their loved one? That's a bit odd, don't you agree? I think it could be either Harry or Louis excusing to their management, and other people who think their relationship is wrong, and he says that he's sorry, but "i'm not scared of love", he's ready to commit, and he's not afraid of the consequenses.

    This is just my thoughts on these lyrics, i'm not forcing anything on you.


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    May 6th, 2015 5:17am report

    Ok, after reading all these I can see that almost everyone is a Larry Shipper. As I am. So here's my thoughts about "Strong"

    The song starts off,
    My hands, your hands tied up like two ships
    (Meaning they are tied together and in love)
    Drifting, weightless, waves try to break it
    (People not agreeing with their relationship)
    I'd do anything to save it, why is it so hard to say it
    (they'd do anything to prove the people wrong, even though its hard to tell the other person)
    my heart, your heart sit tight like book ends
    (Their heart sitting together like a book)
    Pages between us, written with no end
    (their love story and it has no ends of stopping)

    Then there is the chorus

    I'm sorry if I say "I need you"
    (Saying sorry to others about the two peoples relationship)
    but I don't care, I'm not scared of love
    (Not caring what others think, not afraid to admit it)
    cause when I'm not with you, I'm weaker
    (Not being with the other person makes them feel lonely and vulnerable)
    Is that so wrong? is it so wrong?
    (Asking people who disagree with the relationship for a reason)
    that you make me strong.

    Basically the rest of the song follows the lead of this, making the same points.

    Over all, my thought about this song is how the two people are in a relationship which is looked down upon but the two people don't care because without each other they don't feel right.

    Who its about? Larry 100%


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    Apr 24th, 2015 4:01pm report

    "This is about Larry havent you guys seen the Larry videos??" Yeah because a video of Louis and Harry looking at each other in slow motion proves they're together.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Jan 26th, 2015 1:48pm report


    First there are the tattoos, Harry has the ship and anchor, Louis had the compass and then a year after Harry got the anchor he got the ropes on his wrist, and its made so if they held hands the ropes would align perfectly with the anchor so that it'll hold it up or something.

    And then there's that picture Harry posted on Instagram with the two anonymous guys(not showing their faces) and the caption read "Strong."

    And some of Harry's other pictures were kind of obvious too, like how he took pictures of the men and women's bathroom doors for some reason and how he posted a picture of two guys were beards and caption read "Beard-os Weirdos" probably indicating that Eleanor was a beard.

    And then there was that last song on the album "Half a Heart" which they have never sang live and it talks about Harry & Louis's past relationship during the time they met :(

    I feel like the songs that are written about 'girls' are for the other boys (Niall/Zayn/Liam) but not for Harry & Louis, even though they sing the parts. Those songs are to hide the the truth but some songs give hints and it makes it so obvious I swear :^(


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    Aug 16th, 2014 8:07pm report

    This song is about Louis and Harry. It's so obvious. (Your hands my hands tied up like two ships) Harry has a tattoo of two hands tied up, then he has a ship and Louis has a compass for the ship. Management made it where they can't show their true feelings, but they found a way.


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    Aug 10th, 2014 8:16pm report

    Dammit everyone needs to stop with Larry


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    Aug 7th, 2014 8:38pm report

    "Strong" is about Larry Stylinson. Its Obvious.I found out that this song was co-written by Louis Tomlinson. He says"I'm sorry if I say,'I need you'But I dont care, I'm not scared of love. Why would you be scared of love? BECAUSE he's in love with Harry and that he's gay but manag.wouldn't let them love. He doesn't care about management and public and that he needs Harry.
    ''Cause when I'm not with you I'm weaker. Is
    that so wrong? Is it so wrong? That you make me strong." When he's not with Harry he fees weak.
    This song is about Larry. Hear the song carefully.


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    Aug 4th, 2014 8:53am report

    I'm a larry shipper but after some thought I kinda realised it might be for elounor??
    Firstly, Louis wrote this song. It is said thAt it's written for eleanor
    We all know Hannah Walker, Louis' past gf. She broke up with louis bc she couldn't bear being away from Louis.
    There's a part in Strong which is Louis' solo.
    "Think of how much love that's been wasted, people always trying to escape it, move on to stop their heart breaking." Is louis trying to tell eleanor that he will never leave her even though they are always separated during tours?? Is louis trying to say that he will not leave El the way Hannah left him?!


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    Jul 20th, 2014 7:18pm report

    Omg... All these Larry interpretations.. Look at the way 'Is it so wrong that you make me strong' is written. Its known throughout society that a boy being stronger because of a relationship is wrong and the girl is supposed to be weak and vulnerable without a man. This is the boy saying is the fact that the relationship makes him strong a bad thing.. not the relationship itself.

    And no i am not homophobic, but i don't think this song is about them or any other song they have ever written. If Larry is real, and Modest is trying to hide it, there is no way a song that is apparently so clearly about Larry get put out in the public, never mind an album, it wouldn't of even been recorded.


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    Jul 4th, 2014 7:50pm report

    First, to the people saying that it is about a girl and guy...take out the gender please. Then decipher the meaning. Do you honestly think Management or the boys would release a song that outs themselves when everyone is trying so hard to convince the world they are not in a relationship and they are not gay? This is about the situation not the gender. THE SITUATION IS THE IMPORTANT THING. Gender does not matter. Now look deep at the meaning. The situation is larry's situation. Completely larry. Louis and Harry are communicating their feelings through a lot of their songs whether you believe it or not. And Louis just so happen to write this song.
    Larry Stylinson forever


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    Jun 28th, 2014 6:10pm report

    I completely and utterly believe this is about Larry Stylinson. I'm very sorry if I'm upseting your personal opinion about the Larry/ Elounor controversy, but this song is about Louis loving Harry. Even if it isn't about Larry for some odd reason, it is at least about being homosexual and having forbidden love or someone keeping you from loving the same gender.


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    Jun 28th, 2014 6:07pm report

    sorry, but this song IS NOT Larry.

    Its about a boy loving a girl and the girl being afraid to love him back, so the boy is asking himself is it right for him to love her, okay? Not if the love itself it right. This song was his way to express his feeling towards her. He isn't afraid to love her, but she is scared to love him back.


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    Jun 3rd, 2014 6:26pm report

    Those of you saying this is about "Larry", please, stop. Can we decipher the true meaning of this beautiful song please? To me, the song is about a man and a woman in a relationship. There seems to be some external and internal forces going against them "Waves try to break it" even though they've been in a relationship for a while, they seem to be holding back on some feelings "So many words we're not saying." She seems to be afraid of love and he seems to have pride issues. He must be stuck in the age old stereotype that women need men more than men need them. But he puts his pride aside by admitting that he truly needs her "I'm sorry if I say I need you" and he ask "Is that so wrong?, Is that so wrong?" because society deems it wrong for men to be dependent on women. This is such a beautiful song and another one of my favorites from Midnight Memories.


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    May 31st, 2014 5:47pm report

    Eiiih I think is about a lil nigga who loves alot that bitch but that bitch aint got time for his shit. That bitch is done and the lil nigga aint done aiight? thanks nigga


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    Apr 20th, 2014 4:31pm report

    I fully believe it's about Larry Stylinson. I may not have shipped them before, but know I do. It's plain to see is about them.


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    Jan 10th, 2014 1:11pm report

    I think that the song is about a girl and a boy. Yeah, maybe about two boys and/or two girls.
    But I think that's about a girl and a boy.

    The first chorus (my hand, your hand tight up like two ships ...) means that they are together but they're not sure about their relationship because there are so many problems (waves try to brake it). The boy knows definitely that he loves her but she doesn't, so he wants to save it, so it can getting serious.

    The two are so close but also so far away (pages between us written with no ends).

    "so many words we're not saying, don't wanna wait til it's gone"

    ↑ They don't say each other "i love you". He doesn't want that they break up because of it.

    "I'm sorry if I say I need ya
    But I don't care, I'm not scared of love
    Cause when I'm not with you I'm weaker
    Is that so wrong? Is it so wrong?
    That you make me strong"

    ↑ I think the girl is scared of love and don't want that everybody knows about those two.
    He doesn't want to say those 3 words. But he wants her to know that she means very much to him.

    The second chorus ...
    He wants that she loves him like he does.
    Because he doesn't want to waste their love. She's still scared of love.
    He loves her. She knows it. He is not scared of love and he shows it her.

    The bridge ...

    "So, baby, hold on to my heart, oh, oh
    Need you to keep me from falling apart
    I'll always hold on
    'Cause you make me strong"

    He needs her. He wants her to keep his heart and he says that he'll always keep her heart.

    It's about a girl who's scared of love and don't want others to know about them.
    He wants to show everybody his love to her, especially her. ♥

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