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Drag Me Down (One Direction)
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The video for One Direction's hit "Drag Me Down" was released on August 21st, 2015 and was filmed on location in Texas. It is also One Direction's first single since Zayn Malik's departure in March 2015, a test to see if One Direction can, with four members, hold the same level and fame as with the former five.

I've got fire for a heart
I'm not scared of the dark
You've never seen it look so easy
I got a river for a soul
And, baby, you're a boat
Baby, you're my only reason

If I didn't have you there would be nothing left
The shell of a man who could never be his best
If I didn't have you, I'd never see the sun
You taught me how to be someone, yeah

All my life
You stood by me
When no one else was ever behind me
All these lights
They can't blind me
With your love, nobody can drag me down

All my life
You stood by me
When no one else was ever behind me
All these lights
They can't blind me
With your love, nobody can drag me down

Nobody, nobody
Nobody can drag me down
Nobody, nobody
Nobody can drag me down

I got fire for a heart
I'm not scared of the dark
You've never seen it look so easy
I got a river for a soul
And baby you're a boat
Baby you're my only reason

If I didn't have you there would be nothing left (nothing left)
The shell of a man who could never be his best (be his best)
If I didn't have you, I'd never see the sun (see the sun)
You taught me how to be someone
Yeah

All my life
You stood by me
When no one else was ever behind me
All these lights
They can't blind me
With your love, nobody can drag me down

Nobody, nobody
Nobody can drag me down
Nobody, nobody
Nobody can drag me

All my life
You stood by me
When no one else was ever behind me
All these lights
They can't blind me
With your love, nobody can drag me down

All my life
You stood by me
When no one else was ever behind me
All these lights
They can't blind me
With your love, nobody can drag me down

Nobody, nobody
Nobody can drag me down
Nobody, nobody
Nobody can drag me down

Nobody, nobody
Nobody can drag me down
Nobody, nobody
Nobody can drag me down










I'VE GOT FIRE FOR A HEART= This sentence may have two different meanings:
1- I have fire and I want to give it to a heart
2- I have fire instead of a heart = My heart is fire
I think the meaning here is the second one, and when three lines later they say "I got river for a soul" it also means "my soul is (like) a river".

I'M NOT SCARED OF= I'm not afraid of...

LOOK= Appear, have the appearance of...

I GOT= (coll. esp. AmE) I've got, I have.

THE SHELL OF A MAN= A man hollow, empty inside. (A "shell" is a hard external cover which some animals have to protect themselves, like a turtle, a snail or a clam.

BE HIS BEST= If you are "your best", you are the best person you can be, or you do it the best you can.

YOU STOOD BY ME= You supported me and helped me when I needed it; you were by my side.

BEHIND ME= If someone is behind you, they are backing you, supporting you, giving you courage, faith, help and support.

BLIND ME= If a light blinds you, it is so strong that you can't see. I suppose the lights they are talking about are the lights from the stage (when they are singing in a concert), so they are a symbol of fame and success, and they mean that being famous is not affecting their perception, that they can still see and think clearly (ha ha).

DRAG ME DOWN= If something drags you down, it is pulling you downwards, so you can't fly or if you are swimming, it drags you down under water so you may die. What they mean here is that as long as you love me, nothing can stop me or make me sad.

 

 

During some lighthearted banter on the Capital Breakfast Show, Louis Tomlinson denied that the song was about being 'dragged down' by Zayn Malik (the band's member just gone). "Are you trying to look for some kind of controversial answer here? You're not getting it. The song is not about that, obviously," he said. Louis added that the tune is about "just saying no-one can drag you down, you'll be alright, don't worry - as long as we're with each other that's alright."

 
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