What Makes You Beautiful | One Direction

What is the meaning and main idea of One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful song? What is the message the song tries to convey? Continue reading this article to find the answers. And your reference, below is the complete lyric of the song.

What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction

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

PRE-CHORUS
Everyone else in the room can see it
Everyone else but you

[Chorus 1]
Baby you light up my world like nobody else
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed
But when you smile at the ground it aint hard to tell
You don't know
You don't know you're beautiful

[Chorus 2]
If only you saw what I can see
You'll understand why I want you so desperately
Right now I'm looking at you and I can't believe
You don't know
You don't know you're beautiful
Oh oh
But that's what makes you beautiful

So c-come on
You got it wrong
To prove I'm right I put it in a song
I don't why
You're being shy
And turn away when I look into your eyes

[Chorus 1]
[Chorus 2]

[Bridge]
Nana Nana Nana Nana
Nana Nana Nana Nana
Nana Nana Nana Nana

[Chorus 1]

Baby you light up my world like nobody else
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed
But you when smile at the ground it aint hard to tell
You don't know
You don't know you're beautiful

[Chorus 1]
[Chorus 2]


Meaning and Main Idea of The Song

Based on the complete lyric above, I conclude that this One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful song is about a man's encouragement to his inconfident girl. She feels insecure with herself. She thinks of herself not beautiful. She doesn't think herself of having something of other's interest. As a result, she chooses to avoid meeting with the boy who loves her.

Meanwhile, crushing on the girl, the boy sees her in totally different way. He thinks the girl has everthing. She is perfect in his eyes. So perfect is she that she does not need make up to look gorgeous because in his mind she is beautiful just the way she is.

However, considering the girl's reaction, who seems to always him, he knows that the girl whom he is crushing on is not confident. Therefore, he tries to encourage her. He wants to convince her that she is just perfect. He wants to change the way she sees herself. Of course, by doing so he wishes that with the changing of the girl's way of seeing herself, his feeling to her will be positively responded.

Message of The Song

I believe the song is not inspired by nothing. The must be something which inspires the song writer to write this song. And I guess, the song is inspired by the current situation faced by teenagers. Well, you know nowadays teenages often feels insecure. They like to compare themselves with their idols on television. And, guess what? In so doing, they usually focus on physical appearance. Of course, comparing themselves with their idols in term of physical appearance will result in disappointment. They are disappointed because they see themselves not as beautiful as their diols. Finally, for some, the disappointment make them lose self confidence.

Again, that is because they just look at physical appearance. As a matter of fact, it's not only physical appearance which can attract others especially of different sex. It's inner beauty which can hit the heart louder. And it is the influence of inner beauty which will be likely to last longer. SO, if I may give you suggestion, change the way you look at yourselves because you are beautiful just the way you are.

Well, that's my interpretation of One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful song. How about you? What do you focus on when you see someone else?

5 comments:

  1. This song is disgusting. It pretty much talks about the girl's looks the whole song. The real message being relayed is that nothing is important but her looks and that is what makes her beautiful. Stereotypical mainstream song that has a hidden definition reminiscent of a high school boy.

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    1. You are missing the point of this song. How can you say this song is disgusting? If you truly understand the meaning of this song then you would know it's not a disgusting song. You don't have a clue what you are saying. Maybe yu should try listening to the song again until it makes sence to you. Just Saying.

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    2. What is the point of the song, then?

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  2. the song is saying "you dont know you're beautiful thats what makes you beautiful." which i saying she iss beautiful because she is not conceided. Yoou have no idea what you are talking about

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  3. i love this song the song is telling the girl that she is beautiful just the way she is. she doesn't need makeup to cover up her face. she needs to find her innersole and remember she is a beautiful girl no matter how she looks. the boy really likes her so he writes her a song about how beautiful and perfect she is. the girl has perfect eyes and a perfect body and people need to see that. in the song the girl feels insecure. she thinks she is not beautiful for boys and her self. she can't hide her beauty face.no matter who u r and no matter what u look like and no matter how u speak and no matter what u look like ur still beautiful

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