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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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    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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    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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    Jan 4th, 2014 1:26am report

    I think and I know that this song is about larry I mean come on people haven't u seen all the larry videos and in strong Louis's part says there's nothing iam running from you make me strong so clearly he's telling harry that he's ready to face hate so basically the song is about larry


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    Dec 25th, 2013 12:10pm report

    its def not a girl! louis wrote this song for harry. louis' saying that hes sorry for needing harry since its apparently wrong in some people's eyes but he doesn't care because hes not afraid of loving harry, even if it does mean being gay. he can be strong for HIM. his love for harry cant stop nor feeling weak when he is not with him, so whats so wrong about that? why is it so wrong to others? that hes in love with harry. that harry makes him strong.


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    Dec 19th, 2013 12:43am report

    It's about Larry. "I'm sorry if I say I need you," means either Louis or Harry is 'apologizing' to the management and to anyone wh thinks being gay is 'disgusting.' "I don't care I'm not scared of love," means they are ready to face whatever the fans or the hate or the management brings to them. Why would anyone even be scard of love anyway? "When I'm not with you I'm weaker. Is that so wrong? Is it so wrong that you make me strong?" means they do not see anything wrong with them loving each other. There's nothing wrong with being gay, so why can't they be gay openly, without hiding it behind a publicity stunt every year and a fake girlfriend of two years. Why is it so wrong to be in love? This song is about Louis' and Harry's relationship.


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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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    Dec 5th, 2013 12:38pm report

    the song is about falling in love with someone special. there's no need to argue wether it's about louis and harry or louis and his girlfriend dammit.


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    Dec 5th, 2013 12:23pm report

    It is not about them being gay. For one harry styles wouldn't have dated girls and louis wouldn't be dating elenour he's talking about a girl that he needs because she makes him strong and the lyrics say 'I'm sorry if I say I need you but I don't care I'm not scared of love' meaning he's not scared to say to her that he needs her with him because she makes him strong and I get the feeling that the girl is scared of love though....


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    Dec 1st, 2013 12:11pm report

    One Direction's "Strong" is about Harry loving Louis, or Louis loving Harry. I believe this because the song states "is that so wrong, is it so wrong, that you make me strong." The part about the love being so wrong implies the gay relationship between Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. AKA: Larry Stylinson.


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    Nov 25th, 2013 11:25am report

    This song is about how he loves a girl and he feels stronger when he's with her and finds no shame in admitting that he needs her.

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