What is it about One Direction that’s taking the world by storm? Good looks, fashion sense, and silly personalities aside, fans from all over the world are swooning whilst listening to the boy band’s lyrics. Case in point: “Gotta Be You“, a track that is yet another dedication to the ladies. But let’s take a closer look at the tune and deCODE it…
Girl I see it in your eyes you’re disappointed
Cause I’m the foolish one that you anointed with your heart
I tore it apart
“Anointed”? We have to say, that’s a pretty big word to be in a set of boy band lyrics! But what does it mean? The proper definition is “Smear or rub something with (any other substance): ‘they anoint the tips of their arrows with poison’” — ouch! Essentially, the love from the 1D guys was smeared all over a girl’s heart, and they broke it.
And girl what a mess I made upon your innocence
And no woman in the world deserves this
But here I am asking you for one more chance
The interesting line here is “what a mess I made upon your innocence”, which could mean so many things. It could be as simple as breaking her heart, or maybe they got her to do things against her will during their time together and she wishes she could take it back.
Can we fall, one more time?
Stop the tape and rewind
Oh and if you walk away I know I’ll fade
Cause there is nobody else
The 1D guys want to know if they can fall (in love) again, press “stop” on their current life and rewind back to the time that they were together and happy. If she says no, their existence will slowly fade — she’s the one!
Now girl I hear it in your voice and how it trembles
When you speak to me I don’t resemble, who I was
You’ve almost had enough
The girl is so furious that her voice shakes when she speaks to them. They can’t remember the guys they used to be when they were in a relationship, and she’s fed up with it.
And your actions speak louder than words
And you’re about to break from all you’ve heard
Don’t be scared, I ain’t going no where
The guys can tell that she is ready to give up on the whole thing because of her actions: she’s heard so many awful things about them and it shows on her face. But 1D reminds her that she shouldn’t listen to the gossip…they’re here for her for good!
I’ll be here, by your side
No more fears, no more cryin’
But if you walk away
I know I’ll fade
Cause there is nobody else
Once again, 1D assures their girl that they’re going to be there no matter what, because without her, they can’t go on.
Oh girl, can we try one more, one more time?
One more, one more, can we try?
One more, one more time
I’ll make it better
At this point, the guys are on their knees begging for her forgiveness! It’s gotta be her!
Would you deCODE this song differently? Let us know in the comments!