One Direction’s love ballad – If I Could Fly

For every fan there is one “it song” on a One Direction album, the one they can listen to all day and not get sick of. For the majority of fans you’ll find they agree that these songs are the ones that bring out the most real emotion in not only the fans, but the boys themselves.

For Made In The A.M – it is definitely If I Could Fly.

Fans of the album who got early listening privileges talked about this song (in the context in which they were allowed) for a grueling 10 days before the rest of the public got to hear it too and their reviews of it were amazing. Fans said they cried – ugly cried – in a theater full of strangers who they quickly bonded with over the lyrics of the tune and the photos and video clips shown on the screen during the song’s first listen.

The best part of these photos and video clips?  The moments shown between Louis, Harry, Liam, and Niall.  The remnants of when they were young and experiencing a world of firsts together.

The song which feature lyrics like

“Pay attention, I hope that you listen
because I let my guard down
Right now; I’m completely defenseless.”


“For your eyes only, I’ll give you my heart.
For when you’re lonely and forget who you are
I’m missing half of me, when we’re apart
Now you now me, for your eyes only.”

It’s not hard to tell that this is more than just a love song.

This is an “I’ve found my soulmate” song.

This is an “I’ve found the one with whom I’ll spend the rest of my life with” song.

This is the “No one else will ever matter the way you do” song.

This is the “Our love stands the test of time” song.

It’s not just the poetically assembled lyrics in If I Could Fly that takes the tune from a love song to a love story – but the emotion put into the vocals by Louis, Harry, Liam, and Niall. Listening to this song really proves that each of the lads has experienced a true love that’s touched the deepest parts of them; and when that love has been right, they’ve held on to it.

In a world where true love isn’t something everyone gets lucky enough to find – it’s heartwarming to know that the people who do have it, well they appreciate it.

Harry – more so than any member of One Direction – has been tied to a number of women and painted as a lothario through young Hollywood.  Harry being the brains behind this song says a lot, it says everything he’s been trying to show fans for years.  Harry never wanted to be a womanizer, he never wanted to break hearts and collect names, those were never his goals.  Harry is a lover, a chaser of things that are pure and good, Harry appreciates this world for when this world is it’s best, and that is a world in love.

Harry Styles loves love, and his fans love him for it.

If I Could Fly is one of the most romantic songs – not just out of One Direction – but of all time because of the purity of the message behind it.

The song states that even if I were given the ability to fly – I’d only use it to come back home to you.  I’m here and all of me is for all of you.

As Liam, Niall, Louis, and Harry mature and grow, so do their lyrics.  The boys have said they write from personal experiences as do the writers they pair with to create the tracks that fans get to hear.  Some songs are fun, some songs are silly, some are a bit sad, and some are a bit sexy – but out of every love song One Direction has ever written, ever added to a C.D or ever sang on a stage – If I Could Fly best captures the heart of the boys and the heart of love.

This is a track that’s going to go down in history, and not just One Direction’s.  This is a song you’ll hear at high school dances, in cars of a boy too scared to admit he’s in love, and when a married couple experience their first dance together.

This is a song that stands the test of time.  Congratulations boys, it’s beautiful. 

Written by Ashley

Writer, coffee drinker, mother.