Fool's Gold
One Direction Lyrics


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I'm like a crow on a wire
You're the shining distraction that makes me fly home
I'm like a boat on the water
You're the raise on the waves that calm my mind
Oh, every time

But I know in my heart, you're not a constant star
And yeah, I've let you use me from that day that we first met
But I'm not done yet
Falling for you
Fool's gold
And I knew that you turn it on for everyone you met
But I don't regret
Falling for you
Fool's 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

And yeah I've let you use me from that day that we first met
But I'm not done yet
Falling for you
Fool's gold
And I knew that you turn it on for everyone you met
But I don't regret
Falling for you
Fool's gold
Oh, oh-ooh

Yeah, I know your love's not real
That's not the way it feels
That's not the way you feel

And yes I've let you use me from that day that we first met
But I'm not done yet
Falling for you
Fool's gold
And I knew that you turn it on for everyone you met
But I don't regret
Falling for you
Fool's gold




Oh, oh-ooh
Oh, oh-ooh

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of One Direction's song Fool's Gold explore the theme of falling blindly in love with someone who is not worth it. The opening lines of the song set the scene of the singer being distracted by the person he is in love with. He compares himself to a crow on a wire and her to the shining distraction that makes him fly home. He also likens himself to a boat on the water, with her being the raise on the waves that calm his mind. The chorus reveals that he knows in his heart that she is not someone who is a constant in his life, but still he falls for her every time.


The second verse explores the singer's recklessness and how he gets lost in her beauty. He reflects on how in his heart, she is just a moving part and not someone who is going to remain in his life. He admits that he has let her use him from the day that they first met, but he is not done falling for her. The chorus repeats, with the singer admitting that he knew that she turns it on for everyone, but he does not regret falling for her.


Overall, the lyrics of Fool's Gold convey the experience of falling in love with someone who is not worthy of it. The singer knows deep down that the relationship is not going to last, but he still falls for the person every time.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm like a crow on a wire
I feel unstable and vulnerable, like a bird perched on a thin cable


You're the shining distraction that makes me fly home
You're the bright and alluring presence that draws me in and makes me feel at ease


I'm like a boat on the water
I am adrift and without direction


You're the raise on the waves that calm my mind
You're the swell that brings me peace and stability


Oh, every time
This happens repeatedly


But I know in my heart, you're not a constant star
Deep down, I am aware that you are not a reliable and consistent presence in my life


And yeah, I've let you use me from that day that we first met
I have allowed myself to be taken advantage of by you since the moment we met


But I'm not done yet
Despite everything, I still have feelings for you


Falling for you
I am still falling in love with you


Fool's gold
I know that what I feel for you may not be genuine and could lead me to disappointment


And I knew that you turn it on for everyone you met
I am aware that you have a tendency to put on a show for everyone, not just me


But I don't regret
Despite everything, I do not regret loving you


I'm the first to admit that I'm reckless
I am aware that I act impulsively without thinking things through


I get lost in your beauty and I can't see
I become so enamored with your physical appearance that I lose sight of everything else


Two feet in front of me
I cannot see the bigger picture


And I know in my heart, you're just a moving part
Deep down, I understand that you are not a permanent fixture in my life and will eventually leave


Yeah I've let you use me from that day that we first met
I have allowed you to take advantage of me since we first met


But I'm not done yet
Despite everything, I still have feelings for you


Falling for you
I am still falling in love with you


Fool's gold
I know that what I feel for you may not be genuine and could lead me to disappointment


Yeah, I know your love's not real
I am aware that your love for me is not genuine


That's not the way it feels
Despite this, it still feels real to me


That's not the way you feel
I understand that your love is not genuine, but I still feel it from you


Oh, oh-ooh
Reiteration of the chorus


Oh, oh-ooh
Reiteration of the chorus




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Harry Styles, Jamie Scott, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Maureen McDonald, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@tashab6343

Yes so true.

1D: 18 months and we'll be back
Normal people: Ok
Directoners: That's cool.
5 years later

Normal people: still sanely waiting
















Directioners: absolutely losing their shit OH MY FOOKING GOD PLEASE HURRY UP AND GET BACK HERE!!!

Also directioners: very out of tune I'm not done yet, falling for your fooOOoOooOol's goOoooOOld.



@cate3235

[Niall]
I'm like a crow on a wire
You're the shining distraction that makes me fly home
I'm like a boat on the water
You're the raise on the waves that calm my mind, oh, every time

[ Harry]
But I know in my heart
You're not a constant star

[Harry]
And yeah, I let you use me from the day that we first met
But I'm not done yet, falling for you
Fool's gold
[All]
And I knew that you turned it on for everyone you met
But I don't regret falling for you
Fool's gold

[Liam]
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

[Louis]
And I know in my heart
You're just a moving part

[ All]
And yeah, I let you use me from the day that we first met
But I'm not done yet, falling for you
Fool's gold
And I knew that you turned it on for everyone you met
But I don't regret falling for you
Fool's gold, oh

[ Zayn]
Yeah, I know your love's not real
That's not the way it feels, that's not the way you feel

[All]
And yes, I let you use me from the day that we first met
But I'm not done yet, falling for you
Fool's gold
And I knew that you turned it on for everyone you met
But I don't regret falling for you
Fool's gold



@sonalmishra21

Verse 1: Niall]
I'm like a crow on a wire
You're the shining distraction that makes me fly home
I'm like a boat on the water
You're the raise on the waves that calm my mind, oh, every time

[Pre-Chorus: Harry]
But I know in my heart
You're not a constant star

[Chorus: Harry & All]
And yeah, I let you use me from the day that we first met
But I'm not done yet, falling for you
Fool's gold
And I knew that you turned it on for everyone you met
But I don't regret falling for you
Fool's gold

[Verse 2: Liam]
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

[Pre-Chorus: Louis]
And I know in my heart
You're just a moving part
Chorus: All]
And yeah, I let you use me from the day that we first met
But I'm not done yet, falling for you
Fool's gold
And I knew that you turned it on for everyone you met
But I don't regret falling for you
Fool's gold, oh

[Bridge: Zayn]
Yeah, I know your love's not real
That's not the way it feels, that's not the way you feel

[Chorus: All]
And yes, I let you use me from the day that we first met
But I'm not done yet, falling for you
Fool's gold
And I knew that you turned it on for everyone you met
But I don't regret falling for you
Fool's gold



@heyitssophieb3371

1D UPDATE:

Harry has two great albums.

Zayn has THREE AMAZING ALBUMS as well

Lou has a great, really mature album.

Liam has a really great album too.

Niall has two great albums too and has grown a lot.

Also Lou, Liam and Zayn have kids

HARRY HAS HIS FIRST #1 SONG!!!

LOUIS IS ARTIST OF THE SUMMER

Harry will act in a movie and is on talks to act in another one so actor Harry is back babieees

HARRY IS THE FIRST SOLO MALE EVER TO BE ALONE IN THE COVER OF VOGUE

Harry is a 3 TIMES GRAMMY NOMINEE (fingers crossed he wins them all)
I'm not crying, YOU ARE.

HARRY WON A GRAMMY WITH WATERMELON SUGAR AND THE SUCKER FREAKING LEFT IT ON STAGE LEO DICAPRIO AT THE OSCARS VIBEEE HAHAHA

Harry won a BRIT too!!!

THANKS FOR HELPING ME KEEP THIS UPDATED FOR OUR FELLOW DIRECTIONERS WHO LIVE A HAPPY TWITTER-FREE LIFE!



@melisapalencia84

I'm like a crow on a wire
You're the shining distraction that makes me fly, oh
I'm like a boat on the water
You're the rays on the waves that calm my mind
Oh, every time

But I know in my heart
You're not a constant star

And, yeah, I let you use me from the day that we first met
But I'm not done yet
Falling for your fool's gold
And I knew that you turned it on for everyone you met
But I don't regret
Falling for your fool's 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

And, yeah, I let you use me from the day that we first met
But I'm not done yet
Falling for your fool's gold
And I knew that you turned it on for everyone you met
But I don't regret
Falling for your fool's gold

Yeah, I know your love's not real
That's not the way it feels
That's not the way you feel

And, yes, I let you use me from the day that we first met
But I'm not done yet
Falling for your fool's gold
And I knew that you turned it on for everyone you met
But I don't regret
Falling for your fool's gold



@deagelxo

"Fool's Gold"

I'm like a crow on a wire
You're the shining distraction that makes me fly, oh
I'm like a boat on the water
You're the rays on the waves that calm my mind
Oh, every time

But I know in my heart
You're not a constant star

And, yeah, I let you use me from the day that we first met
But I'm not done yet
Falling for your fool's gold
And I knew that you turned it on for everyone you met
But I don't regret
Falling for your fool's 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

And, yeah, I let you use me from the day that we first met
But I'm not done yet
Falling for your fool's gold
And I knew that you turned it on for everyone you met
But I don't regret
Falling for your fool's gold

Yeah, I know your love's not real
That's not the way it feels
That's not the way you feel

And, yes, I let you use me from the day that we first met
But I'm not done yet
Falling for your fool's gold
And I knew that you turned it on for everyone you met
But I don't regret
Falling for your fool's gold



All comments from YouTube:

@nirosikkema3443

Them: '18 months'
Every Directioner: 'I'm not done yet falling for your fools gold..'
😢

@masonravae2433

Yes

@Luvazxl

Omg no

@raniaradwan8165

CRYING

@Anna-bg3xk

But I don't regret
Falling for their fool's gold

@tashab6343

Yes so true.

1D: 18 months and we'll be back
Normal people: Ok
Directoners: That's cool.
5 years later

Normal people: still sanely waiting
















Directioners: absolutely losing their shit OH MY FOOKING GOD PLEASE HURRY UP AND GET BACK HERE!!!

Also directioners: very out of tune I'm not done yet, falling for your fooOOoOooOol's goOoooOOld.

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@hollyxo930

no one:
not a soul:
me: FooOoOls Gooooldd

@miabutler1565

Haha as I read this comment they sang it 😂

@renata8987

"not a soul" HAHAHAHAHA

@athena_the_avocado

Lol same!🤣

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