I've been patiently waiting (I don't listen to leaks!) for this album from the guys for quite some time, and it does not disappoint.
Harry, Louis, Niall, Liam and Zayn show their growth and maturity on their latest effort, but there is still something they can't stop singing about: relationships. Obviously, we love it! They sing about heartbreak, falling in love and falling for the wrong one, and give us a track to go along with pretty much anything we may be dealing with in our own love lives.
To make it a little bit easier for you to navigate, here is a complete breakdown of FOUR, with lyrics, based solely on the stages of a relationship.
Falling In Love
So you need a song for that early stage of love? You know, when you're just getting to know each other, feeling the butterflies and your heart skips a beat whenever they are near. Well for that, may I suggest skipping right to these tracks:
"Night Changes:" "Heart is beating loud, she doesn’t want it to stop/Moving too fast, moon is lighting up her skin/ She’s falling, doesn’t even know it yet."
"Stockholm Syndrome:" "Baby look what you've done to me/ Baby you got me tied down/ Baby I'll never leave if you keep holding me this way."
"No Control:" Waking up beside you I’m a loaded gun/ I can’t contain this anymore/ I’m all yours/ I’ve got no control."
Proclaiming Your Love
You are head over heels and naturally you want everyone to know it, luckily 1D have got you covered with several songs on the album all about that. So turn these up and shout it loud and proud: "I AM IN LOVE!"
"Ready To Run:" "There’s a future in my life I can't foresee/ Unless of course I stay on course and keep you next to me."
"Girl Almighty:" "Let’s have another toast to the girl almighty/ Let’s pray we stay young stay made out of lightning."
"Fireproof:" "Cause nobody knows you, baby, the way I do/ And nobody loves you, baby, the way I do."
Don't Even Think About Stealing My Love
Someone trying to swoop in and steal your boyfriend or girlfriend? Well, find another one because "she belongs to me."
"Steal My Girl:" "Everybody wanna steal my girl/Everybody wanna take her heart away."
You're Basically Married
So for those of you in a long-term relationship, 1D have the perfect song for you, their Ed Sheeran-penned ballad "18." It's beautiful, heart-felt and pretty much perfect- just like your relationship.
"18:" All I can do is say that these arms were made for holding you/ I wanna love like you made me feel/ When we were 18."
Falling For The Wrong One
Sometimes you love someone that you know is just plain wrong, but you just can't help yourself because you've fallen for their "fools gold."
"Fools Gold:" "I’m the first to admit that I’m reckless/ I get lost in your beauty and I can’t see two feet in front of me/And I know in my heart, you’re just a moving part."
Oh Wait, I Want You Back
We've all made mistakes, but breaking up with someone and then wanting them back is kind of a big one. But have no fear, 1D are here to walk you through it, and give you that extra boost of confidence to tell your lost love how you really feel.
"Where Do Broken Hearts Go" "Yeah, it took me some time but I figured out/ How to fix up a heart that I let down."
We've Come To The End Of The Road
Break-ups suck. There's no way around it, but at least listening to 1D can make you feel a little better. I suggest listening to "Spaces" to let out a good cry and then turn "Clouds" up so loud and sing-a-long because the person that broke up with you just made the biggest mistake. Ever.
"Spaces:" "Spaces between us hold all our secrets/Leaving us speechless/ And I don’t know why/ Who’s gonna be the first to say goodbye?"
"Clouds:" "Someday, you’re gonna see the things that I see/ You’re gonna want the air that I breathe/ You’re gonna wish you never left me."