What does Summer Love mean?

One Direction: Summer Love Meaning

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Summer Love Lyrics

Can't believe your packin your bags
Tryin so hard not to cry
Had the best time and now its the worst time
But we have to say goodbye

Don't promise that you're gonna write
Don't promise that you'll call
Just promise that you...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Apr 16th 2013 !⃝

    This is a song about a lustful and lasting summer romance. The first verse sung by Zayn is simply describing how painful it is that the summer is over and that the two said people in love have to part. Harry sings in the second verse, "Don't promise that you're gonna write, don't promise that you'll call, just promise that you won't forget we had it all", meaning that they will be content if they never speak again, just as long as they dont forget what they shared that summer.
    The chorus is somewhat of a continuation of Zayn's description of the love that is departing ("Feels like snow in September") and how this girl will forever be his summer love. Louis goes on and sings how he wishes that they could experience this love all over again and never let it go ("Make the last time just like the first time, push a button and rewind"). Liam reiterates Harry's point, asking the girl to do nothing more than remember what they had.
    The final verse performed by Zayn is accepting that what they have must inevitably come to an end, but better to have had this love for a short time than never at all. Niall sings the final chorus.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Apr 30th 2018 !⃝

    there are two people and they are in love. They were in love for the Summer. Hence the name "Summer Love". They didn't want to leave each other. In the beginning it said "Just promise you won't forget we had it all". And then later it says "You were my Summer Love, you always will be my summer love". And then at the ending of the song you can hear ambulance sirens. I think that the girl packing her bags was driving to the airport and got in a car crash and died. Or some accident and that is what the sirens are for. the two people are deeply in love and this song is about the boy telling the girl as shes slowly dying and leaving that he will always lover her.

  3. anonymous
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    Feb 17th !⃝

    The song Summer Love reflects on how the girl might be forced to leave the boy by maybe an arranged marriage by her parents that wasn't expected, and is given the Summer to say goodbye to the boy. I think the boy might be asking her to remember all the good times they had, and contacting each other by writing or calling or saying anything would be the matters even worse.

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 24th 2019 !⃝

    This IS NOT a song about a love story. The ‘west coast’ is referring to SYRIA not Cali, not Ireland, not at all what people think when they hear “west coast”. Sorry, but this is a song about war not falling in love

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 12th 2019 !⃝

    The song is about a boy who was in a relationship with some girl that happened during the summer. But this relationship ended when summer ended. He is missing the good times that they had during this time period.

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 6th 2017 !⃝

    Let's just say that it was a love at first sight over the summer then it turns horribly wrong and it's now over for them there life's are over.

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 6th 2017 !⃝

    Let's just say that it was a love at first sight over the summer then it turns horribly wrong and it's now over for them there life's are over

  8. anonymous
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    Aug 15th 2017 !⃝

    I believe that the song is about a boy and a girl who obviously got together in the summer and had a really good time but the end of summer came and the girl had to leave but the boy wanted the girl to remember all the good times they had in the summer.

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 25th 2017 !⃝

    the lyrics explained everything. summer love is only summer love and not a never ending love.

    made an interpretation but still under review

    -Just visiting this site

  10. anonymous
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    Apr 25th 2017 !⃝

    Summer love is about a love which didn't last because it was only "summer love' and not "till eternity love. if the guy you have feelings for was really in love with his gf and was really honest with his gf about his thoughts and honest about everything, he will not spend his time connecting with you using a chatting website, calling and texting you. he is having the time of his life and he is still searching for the right girl for him. because if he found her already, he will not hurt his gf and he will not lie to her and to you and to himself.

    He will not allow himself to have feelings for you. if you are alert and cautious you will not spend time talking with a stranger and experience developing feelings for him. if you guys were looking for a real connection you guys should have been honest from the start. yeah, you did the right time, cut your connection with him. if he really loves his gf, he will be honest to her and work it out, it's up to his gf if she will forgive him and give their relationship a second chance. on the other hand, if the gf is honest with herself, it's better to let her bf go and tell her bf to reconnect with you and you guys give it a try, who knows, maybe you guys are meant for each other or if it didn't work like his relationship with his gf, at least you guys tried.

    It's better to be honest with oneself and with others. the real question.. is the guy really in love and happy with his gf and if you are the one he is in love with and happy with, better for him to hurt his gf, than letting himself to continue having a relationship with her, and while he is with her, it is you he is thinking about. it's better to let go, who knows his gf will meet the right guy for her. and he will know who is really the right girl for him and you will know if he is really the right guy for you. hope you guys (you and him and his gf) find the one that you can be yourself and find the true love and true joy that you are seeking in a relationship. there is no such thing as being bored. you were really looking for a connection, that's why you connected with him and developed feelings for him. Bye!

    - Just visiting this site ( no need to know the real name)

  11. anonymous
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    Apr 25th 2017 !⃝

    this pretty sums up my situation now.its the summer holiday here . i was totally bored so i decided to socialize with strangers in a chatting website. i met a guy. we talked over the phone, we text almost everyday. i didnt know he has a girlfriend. it was too late because i was already falling for him and i never told him. he also confessed that he had feelings for me too. I was confused. we felt something but we know it isnt right.it hurts but, i told him that we should cut all our connections immediately and he said he didn't want to because he felt that i was the only person who understood him and that his relationship isn't good now. but i insisted and told him that we should do the right thing and that he should be spending time with his girlfriend and work things out with her rather than spending time with a stranger who happens to be me. so basically, something was really there but we had to end it because it would be wrong to give in to our feelings . but i'll never forget him and the times we shared for a short period of time.

  12. estephloves818
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    Dec 31st 2015 !⃝

    I think summer love is about a summer full of love basically were two people fell in love but at the end of the summer the girl must leave and the boy is heartbroken.

  13. anonymous
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    Dec 31st 2015 !⃝

    Maybe the songs about a guy and a girl who had a "thing" which was never serious but he wanted it to be. He never wants to let her go but she told him the truth and now he is hurting because she left. The least he wants her to do is remember all that happened in the summer they were together.

  14. anonymous
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    Jan 26th 2013 !⃝

    The Notebook.

  15. anonymous
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    Jan 19th 2013 !⃝

    The song "Summer Love" is about him remembering the times he had with the girl during the summer in '09. She had to go, but he won't forget the times they had together and he hopes that she doesn't forget either. He always remembers that time when the sky is grey and its snow outside, so whenever the time is bad. And he just wishes he could go bad and do it all over again. :)

  16. anonymous
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    Nov 24th 2012 !⃝

    They are say throughout the song that he misses her. In the start of the song she leaves him and throught out the rest of the song he is remembering the good times he had with her. A summer love is really a fling in summer. :) hope it helped if it didn't i am truly and forever more sorry.

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