"Something Great" as written by Gary Lightbody, Garrett Lee and Harry Styles....
One day you'll come into my world and say it all
You say we'll be together even when you're lost
One day you'll say these words
I thought you'll never say
You say we're better off together in our bed

I want you here with me
Like how I pictured it
So I don't have to keep imagining

Come on, jump out at me
Come on, bring everything
Is it too much to ask for something great?

The script was written and I could not change a thing
I want to rip it all to shreds and start again
One day I'll come into your world and get it right
I'll say we're better off together here tonight

I want you here with me
Like how I pictured it
So I don't have to keep imagining

Come on, jump out at me
Come on, bring everything
Is it too much to ask for something great?

I want you here with me
Like how I pictured it
So I don't have to keep imagining

Come on, jump out at me
Come on, bring everything
Is it too much to ask for something great?

I want you here with me
Like how I pictured it
Is it too much to ask for something great?

You're all I want
So much it's hurting
You're all I want
So much it's hurting


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"Something Great" as written by Gary Lightbody Garrett Lee

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing

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  • +3
    My InterpretationGreat to be the first comment :)

    Notice the fact Harry wrote this song. With everything he's been through with relationships, you can see how deep these lyrics are. With the rumors and about not finding a real girlfriend, it's beautiful and relatable. I cry while listening to this song because it's true. Truly one of my top favorite songs.

    "One day you'll come into my world and say it all/You say we'll be together even when you're lost" she'll come into his life and they'll be close and fight for the relationship.

    "One day you'll say these words I thought but never said/You say we're better off together in our bed" saying I love you and being safe together and away from public eye.

    "I want you here with me, Like how I pictured it, So I don't have to keep imagining/Come on, jump out at me/Come on, bring everything/Is it too much to ask for something great?" emotional chorus. The first part about how he pictures finally being with someone. The second part is mainly just awaiting for his 'something great', his girl to take him away from his heartache.

    "One day I'll come into your world and get it right/I'll say we're better off together here tonight" he doesn't want the public ruining a good relationship that he's trying to perfect. Bonus for the fact he sings this part.

    "You're all I want, So much it's hurting" Louis' beautiful vocals. No Larry. NO. It's saying she's what he's been waiting for and he needs her in his life.
    CheyElizabethon December 15, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI agree that this is a great song, one of the best on the album. Especially Louis' vocals!

    However, the lyrics are about fighting for a love that he can't have. Now some might say it is about girls he has been linked with but it seems so much more. The plea at the end, in the last verse, just makes it seem like he is talking about a current established relationship.

    Just like Happliy, the lyrics are sad and about wanting things you can't have.

    I think Harry Styles wants to be open about the person he loves but he can't at this time.
    boufantgirlon March 23, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's asking about wanting the perfect person to find you, because you're searching for them. It does not mean that they will be perfect for each other forever, so I think a little bit of it is also living in the moment in a relationship.
    sparkler1500on June 03, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is my favourite 1D song. It was written by Harry with help from Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol. It has him all over it. It is a beautifully bitter sweet pop song. For me, when Louis sings the last refrain,

    You're all I want
    So much it's hurting
    You're all I want
    So much it's hurting

    This is what the song is about. About wanting someone so much it hurts.
    About missing someone. About not being able to be with someone, either literally when your away from them, may be you are separated from them, but may be also because you can't be with them publicly.

    Harry Styles is very famous and person he chooses to be in a relationship with will be fraught with all the public scrutiny celebrity relationships have. Especially if perhaps his choice is one who is the same gender, or a bandmate or whatever. Who knows?

    But it is a wonderful song whatever it is about. They all sing it so beautifully. Especially Louis.
    boufantgirlon June 14, 2014   Link

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