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One Direction: What Makes You Beautiful Meaning

Song Released: 2011

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What Makes You Beautiful Lyrics

You're insecure
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...

  1. anonymous
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    Jun 12th 2012 report

    why dont you actually ask the person who wrote this song? 1D just sing it. they have nothing to do with the song

  2. anonymous
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    Jun 11th 2012 report

    Its about a girl that doesnt believe she is beautiful but she actually is in every way.

  3. anonymous
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    Jun 1st 2012 report

    he likes that she isn't aware of her beauty. but now that he's informed her wouldn't that make her not beautiful? if you think about it this song is kind of counter productive...

  4. anonymous
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    May 31st 2012 report

    There's a girl who doesn't think that she's pretty, but there's a boy that think that she is. He tries to make her see that she's beautiful.

  5. anonymous
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    May 29th 2012 report

    This is about a girl thinking that she isn't beautiful when she is. So they are telling her that she is beautiful.

  6. anonymous
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    May 15th 2012 report

    It's about a boy who knows a girl who isnt't just beautiful because of the way she looks...also because of the way she is. But she doesn't know it, she's insecure and he wants to show her how beautiful she is <3

  7. anonymous
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    May 6th 2012 report

    It is a song that when listened to can make people feel good. Many girls (and boys) may listen to it and feel better about themselves because they can relate to the character.
    However in saying that the video clip probably has a drop dead gorgeous girl in it, which will make everyone go back to feeling bad about themselves.

    The boys are singing about a girl who definately has a negative mental attitude towards herself. She is insecure and could possibly have disorders because of her insecurity. The boys are telling her that she is beautiful and everyone knows it except for her. In a way they are trying to help open her eyes to see reality.
    Other wise they are trying to serenade her to get in her pants

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 28th 2012 report

    I think the meaning of the song is what they are singing that things that make you beautiful.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  9. anonymous
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    Feb 29th 2012 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.

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