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[Verse 1]
I figured it out
I figured it out from black and white
Seconds and hours
Maybe they had to take some time
I know how it goes
I know how it goes from wrong to right
Silence and sound
Did they ever hold each other tight like...


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    Jan 12th, 2015 1:20pm report

    You & I is an extremely heart-touching song, to state the obvious. As Liam once explained, this song is for us, Directioners, fans that have always supported the boys through thick or thin. I guess we are all family, nothing can come between us and the boys. Looking back, the boys have saved us from the dark, they make us smile and laugh. We're like in our own wonderland, a place where we can all share the same liking, where nothing can break us from appreciating and supporting the boys. 'Nothing can come between you & I,' tells us that our fandom and the boys will always remain powerful and strong. We don't let society tear us from liking One Direction, people throughout my life, for example, have called me mental or crazy for loving these boys to such an extent! Hell, my teacher calls me obsessed, but of course, that doesn't stop me from always supporting these five boys. They don't know about our unique fandom, people will never understand why I-we love One Direction. "Cause they see things in a different light, like us, did they ever fight, like us' these lyrics represent our special, one-of-a-kind fandom. We are always supporting/fighting the haters for these boys. Regular people will never understand why we love them. all they see are the boys' faces, not their heart and personality. All they hear is the music, not the lyrics. This song is for us Directioners. 'Did they ever hold each other tight like us? did they ever fight like us?' THEY will never know, we are unique. We should be proud to be directioners


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    Jul 20th, 7:45pm report

    Well my idea has changed after I read those interpretations. We can definite this in our own way. Like you all did here. Well I think this song is about a relationship. A very strong one. I like the lines nothing can come between you and I, not even the God above could separate the two of us. Of course God can't separate two of you. Because he's so far away from you and you guys are so close to each other.
    And the song has the words day and night, silence and sound, black and white, wrong and wright. According to me these opposite words use to show their difficulties. I mean the difficulties they have won. They overcome the hardships. So that's why they don't be like others. Because they have overcome the difficulties and they have understand each other very well . At finally I wanna say I like very much the melody of this song. The song exactly found the most suitable melody for it.


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    Jul 10th, 7:53pm report

    I don’t think it s about some lovers relationship or the fandom with the band’s.I really think it’s about the band member’s friendship.Like,they thought they aren’t like any other bands who eventually split up bc they are so close to eachother and back then maybe they seem to hold on to eachother forever.Well,they ended up spliting up like every other band that ever existed.Still,I thing they made the a huge impact at their time.


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    Jul 13th, 2017 7:01pm report

    They are saying that their love is so strong that not even god could separate them. They have an inseparable love that no one can separate


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    Mar 5th, 2017 3:10am report

    First of all I wanna say that everyone's interpretations are awsmm...every one have their own viewpoint...nd each one of u have explained it so beautifully...after all everyone doesnt thinks the same way....evry1s were great but i like the 4th one very much..thumbs up to u...great..u have think so deeply and i like the main view point of yours thats the opposites sound nd silence, day nd night...amazing...

    So i am also jst like others giving my viewpoint ...i dunno it will be correct or not bt jst giving a try...

    I also like many others think this about a long term unbreakable relationship.No matter if anything comes between our relationship we shall fight for it and..u shall be alwys nd forever together... the bond between us is unbreakable nd god also cant seperate the two of us...

    And in this it has been so beautifully explained that we do not need be like others, we didn't need to imitate others coz we can make this relationshil stong by our efforts not either by doing the things what others do coz u are unique..nd i too appreciate the use of opposite words day nd night , silence nd sound make this song more unique,deep ,beautiful nd meaningful.

    And there may be issues in a long distance relationship but do not think over it so much either than u try to make it out wd some efforts from yrslf.

    And i shall write this much only.And if I have wrote something wrong for that thing very sorry ...n lastly thank u all guys for reading...


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    Feb 17th, 2017 2:23pm report

    It means that he doesn't want to be divorced like other people he wants to stick with her till the end and not even the gods above can separate them. It's really a touching song.


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    Jul 20th, 2016 7:16pm report

    This song was originally about directioners but liam changed it into ziam's love song he even got the tatoo I figured it out and it's about him realising that zayn loved him and realising he loved him back


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    Dec 31st, 2015 12:51pm report

    I think you and I is about a couple of lovers or it can be about friends, that no matter what will always persevere and be together.


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    Aug 17th, 2015 8:30am report

    I've read through most of the interpretations below and there are many different interpretations of this song, but here's mine:

    So basically this song is about a couple in a strong relationship. "Nothing can come between you and i... not even the gods above can separate the two of us", this shows that they're inseparable.

    Now, if we look at the lyrics in the verse, i was able to spot this pattern. "Seconds and hours, maybe it had to take some time." "I know how it goes from wrong and right." "Silence and sound." "Saw the mistakes of up and down." etc. As you can see, the 2 main subjects mentioned in each phrase are the opposite of each other.

    Also, I'd like to also mention the phrase "i see what it's like for day and night, never together, 'cos they see things in a different light." I think this phrase has a deep meaning, especially because "day" and "night" can't appear at the same time.

    So to sum it up, i think that the idea of the song is that "nothing can come between you and i, unlike day and night, seconds and hours, up and down, silence and sound, etc." i might not be right but that's definitely something interesting to speculate for sure.


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    May 18th, 2015 5:26am report

    You & I is about the directioners and one direction. They are saying we're inseparable and want us to always be there fans, they don't want to be forgotten like some bands and want us to always be fans. They're saying the directions can be fans till the end and they trust them not to leave and try to be loyal fans.


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    Nov 3rd, 2014 11:17am report

    I believe that You & I is about the personal relationships between Liam and Sophia, Louis and Eleanor and Zayn and Perrie. For Niall and Harry I think it's about the way they want to feel with their future partners and it shows how much love they have to give to whoever that person may be. The line 'not even the Gods above' is so strong an proves how mature these still rather young men are.


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    Oct 9th, 2014 10:45pm report

    To me this song I'd about a relationship that has its ups and downs but when they're not together they just can't be themselves all the world just crashes behind them. As long as they're together there isn't no where they would rather be they are trying to be a unique couple and not trying to be like any of the others due to them thinking that it may not work out if they're following everyone else.

    So remember don't copy to fit do what you want and your relationship will be fine as long as your with the right person that's all what matters.


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    Aug 20th, 2014 8:54pm report

    It's about us Directioners! The long ( really long) distance relationship we're all in! It's about us holding on to them through almost everything!


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    Jul 16th, 2014 7:22pm report

    "I figured it out. I figured it out from black and white second and hours maybe had to take some time" I know now that we will be together forever.
    " I know how it goes. I know how it goes from wrong and right silence and sound did they hold each other tight like us did they ever flight like us" I know we weren't together but we can try it again and we will make it work.

    Basically the song is about true love. They had difficulties but they over come them. And together they can overcome anything. No matter how big or small. We will be with each other forever. Just like we should be. Hope this helped!


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    Jul 2nd, 2014 7:33am report

    My opinion is that this song is about long distance relationships. And i wanted to point out this part, I see what its like, i see what its like for day and night, never together,cause they see things in a different light like us, did they ever try like us?. It says they see a different light.... So they are trying to stay together even though people think they aren't suppose to be.


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    Jun 26th, 2014 6:46am report

    It can be about friendship or relationships. About a relationship or friendship thats just hard to keep going. I think Liam wanted this to be about Danielle. Zayn about Perrie. And Harry and Louis did not dedicate this to each other. (NOT a Larry Stylinston shipper and Im proud.) Niall I honestly have no clue.

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