Rant Of The Week: My Reaction To One Direction’s ‘Perfect’

I can’t deny my love for One Direction, nor can I deny how much I love their new song Perfect. However, as catchy as it is, I couldn’t help but agree that it is aimed at Taylor Swift and does sound a lot like her song Style.

When I first saw that Harry Styles had apparently penned this song about his ex-girlfriend (“if you’re looking for someone to write your break-up songs about,” like hello, duh) I couldn’t wait to hear it, I was instantly intrigued. I knew it would be great because as we all know by Taylor Swift’s success, songs about real-life experiences usually are great. And don’t get me wrong, it is great, but that doesn’t mean my eyes weren’t rolling as I was listening to the lyrics.

Just like Taylor, Harry has the right to write about his outlook on the relationship, but this is how I see the song- imagine all the guys that messed you around in your lifetime and left you heartbroken, now imagine they all throw on chinos, form a boyband and write a song together – this song would be Perfect. Perfect- the new single by f*** boys everywhere.

When people say maybe Taylor is the problem? Well, I have to strongly disagree with that statement if these are the kind of relationships she’s been caught up in. Let’s have a look at the lyrics shall we…

“And I might be never be the one who brings you flowers, but I can be the one, be the one tonight” Hmm as tempting as it is that you just want to use me for a few hours and then drop me again, I think I’ll go for the flowers instead, thanks anyway lads.

“Girl, I hope you’re sure what you’re looking for, cause I’m not good at making promises” 
Yes, I am very sure of what I’m looking for, a knight in shining armor and flowers which you are aware of because you already said in verse one you probably can’t give me those things. So are you sure what you’re looking for? Don’t be getting jealous when you see me happy with someone else!

“And if you like having secret little rendezvous, if you like to do the things you know that we shouldn’t do, then baby I’m perfect, baby I’m perfect for you” 
Yeah mon, love me on the sly, don’t tell anyone how you feel about me and just leave me in limbo, girls love that, it makes us feel so special!

“I might never be the hands you put your heart in or the arms that hold you anytime you want them, but that don’t mean we can’t live here in the moment, cause I can be the one you love from time to time” 
The one I love from time to time? Well, great. This is where I fall for you and you decide you don’t actually want me so you pretend to love me from time to time when you get bored and know I’m finally moving on after 85 years of wanting you to love me back. You need to sort out your priorities.

Note to self: Don’t fall for Harry Styles no matter how much he tells me he loves me (happens to me a lot, such a struggle.)

Don’t even get me started on the rumours that Zayn is texting Perrie telling her he still loves her. What did I say about that bloody elastic band theory…

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