One Direction: What Makes You Beautiful Meaning
Song Released: 2011
What Makes You Beautiful Lyrics
Don't know what for
You're turning heads when you walk through the door
Don't need make up
To cover up
Being the way that you are is enough
Everyone else in the room can see it
everyone else but you
Baby you light up...
anonymous Feb 29th, 2012 2:30pm report
This song is soooooo cute. Its about a guy who likes a girl because she "doesnt know shes beautiful", and thats what he likes about her. He likes that shes not cocky and arrogant about her looks, but modest and has a good personality instead. He looks past her looks and sees who she really is inside, and he finds her perosnality attractive, not just her looks. Every guy needs to be like that.
anonymous Nov 3rd, 2018 11:21pm report
This song is about them liking a girl because she’s beautiful, and she doesn’t know it. Aka, she’s insecure. This is horrible because they are saying that her not being confident in herself is what makes her pretty. It’s telling young girls that you have to have little self esteem to be liked by a guy. They never tell her to get confident. They never tell her to start believing in herself. They tell her to remain in a state of insecurity so guys can objectify her and tell her that she’s beautiful instead of having her believe she’s perfect for HERSELF. I hate this song and how it’s brainwashed girls into thinking that to be beautiful, you can’t have confidence and to have confidence comes by boys saying you’re beautiful. And did anyone else notice how they only mention physical features like her hair and smile. Never about intelligence, personality, bravery, respectability. It’s just about them glorifying her lack of confidence like that same insecurity can’t lead to greater things like the inability to say no when a guy wants something more than she’s willing to give, eating disorders, self harm (like when Zayn left, really shows you how the “message” of this song got through to the fan base), and overall disgust in the reflection of herself in the mirror. Like us girls need to be told by a boy we are pretty to believe it. That comes internally.
anonymous Jan 22nd, 2014 1:34am report
You're insecure, don't know what for," is kinda saying that he's not sure why she is insecure because she really is beautiful. The guys singing it are just about WHAT MAKES HER BEAUTIFUL!
Hope this helped :)
anonymous Aug 6th, 2019 8:40pm report
It's about a girl who does not think that she is beautiful because she doesn't know it yet but the guy tells her that she is beautiful like when Liam says "You're insecure don't know what for you're turning heads when you walk through the door" and that the guy is saying that she is insecure and that she is turning her head when she walks through the door and then Liam says "Don't need make-up to cover up being the way that you are is enough" and he is also saying that she doesn't need make-up to cover her identity and that the way she is enough.
anonymous Jul 5th, 2019 7:57pm report
I think this next song is about being beautiful you are but when the chorus came on. I wanted to be like performing.
anonymous Mar 9th, 2019 3:13pm report
I think the song had some instruments like drum and some other instruments and the song come from one direction. But it told me the story of my life to be like, but it’s learning to be different other than recording artists. I think the song is really empowering to everyone’s expensive to the music. We’re very pleased by the song into every word into our head but it’s ear worming. It made me happy to get the songs get through.
anonymous Feb 9th, 2019 2:45pm report
I think this song is very good and also great grooves, then the lyrics are spending around and around, we had great music fun to play with, one direction would help Beth her vocals, accept Philip, they are going to cover for their songs.
anonymous Feb 9th, 2019 2:41pm report
I think this song is about being in love, it’s very good and very catchy songs, then my producer will come in and talk to me, about this song. He’s from the uk. He’s really good at songwriting and also. Very good feel to it. It’s a rocker.
anonymous Dec 4th, 2018 12:23am report
Point number one,There this girl who thinks that she's not really beautiful aka she's very insecure about herself.
Point number two, The girl is being loved by this guy who looks through her all the flaws and thinks she's beautiful naturally..he's totally in lover with her actions,smiles just everything!
Point number three, the guy is indicating to see herself from his eyes!
And fellas! Beauty comes with what? Whats beauty actually?
That guy is trying to make her feel real,goddamn..i love ths song!
anonymous Aug 23rd, 2018 8:29pm report
It's about a Girl who isn't sure if she's beautiful, or not. The guy(s) then tell the girl, and then she believes that. She then hangs out with the guy(s) afterwards.
anonymous Feb 1st, 2017 2:16am report
I think that this song is about a girl who feels insecure about herself and doesn't feel beautiful, but a boy loves her just the way she is, inside and out!!
anonymous May 18th, 2015 5:30am report
It's a guy singing about that he loves everything about a girl and she doesn't know that she's beautiful but if she could see through his eyes.maybe she would understand that she's wrong and she is beautiful and she just doesn't know her smile and her actions.make him fall for her and how she doesn't know that she's beautiful is the fact that makes her beautiful cause she doesn't act like she's a princess or all that she acts like a normal person and is insecure but that's why she's beautiful in the inside and on the outside
anonymous Oct 21st, 2014 10:17pm report
I don't think she's insecure, I think she's modest. And there's no mention of love. Yes, it is counter-productive. This poor girl doesn't want to be loved for her looks, and here this guy is sexualizing her just cause she exists. You should see the comments on other sites about this song. It's really kind of sad.
anonymous Jun 7th, 2014 6:28pm report
It is about girls who have insecurities and need to be told more often that they are beautiful inside and out. They sing what every girl wants to here, especially people going through hard times and insecurity. Other songs that have a similar topic by One Direction are 'Little Things' and 'Diana"
These 3 songs mean the world to me.
anonymous Nov 14th, 2013 11:21pm report
I feel this way about someone except in my case this song is about a man. He is beautiful from the inside out. He doesn't know he is beautiful on the inside. People like thst are hard to find. Even his flaws are beautiful.
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