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One Direction – Spaces lyrics
[Verse 1: Niall Horan]
Who's gonna be the first one to start the fight?
Who's gonna be the first one to fall asleep at night?

[Verse 2: Louis Tomlinson]
Who's gonna be the last one to drive away?
Who's gonna be the last one to forget this place?

[Verse 3: Zayn Malik]
We keep taking turns. Ohh.
Will we ever learn?

[Chorus: All]
Ohhh. Spaces between us, keep getting deeper
It's harder to reach ya'
Even though I try
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
?

[Verse 4: Liam Payne]
Who's gonna be the first one to compromise?
Who's gonna be the first one to set it all on fire
?

[Verse 5: Harry Styles & Louis Tomlinson]
Who's gonna be the last one to drive away?
Forgetting every single promise we ever made


[Chorus: All]
Ohhh. Spaces between us, keep getting deeper
It's harder to reach ya'
Even though I try
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
?

[Bridge: Zayn Malik]
We keep taking turns. Ohh. Will we ever learn?
When will we learn?

[Chorus:]
Ohhh. Spaces between us, keep getting deeper
It's harder to reach ya'
Even though I try
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?

[Outro: All]
Who's gonna' be the first to say goodbye?
The spaces between us
The spaces between us
The spaces between us
The spaces between us
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    The song is very much a break-up song. I can see this having two meanings. The first is pretty obvious. A couple is having problems and they are finding it hard to connect to one another. Neither of them really want the relationship to end and they're both waiting on the other to make a move or for the other to finally give up and call it quits. The other meaning may not be as obvious. Maybe it is about the band in the present or in the future. Not to say that they will be breaking up soon, but maybe they're starting to drift in different directions, finding who they are in the industry and trying new things. Maybe they're thinking about the future of the band. Who will be the first to suggest a break up? Who will be the first to leave? Who will forget first, who will forget last? I think both are probable.
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    To me this song is very much linked with two other songs in the album "Four". "Spaces", "Where do Broken Hearts Go" and "Clouds" seem to tell the same story. About a couple that is together for some time but has to deal with complications, changes, lack of communication and secrets. They love each other very much and even tough is not working anymore they can't let go, this is "Spaces". In "WDBHG" one of them actually said goodbye and tried to move on with life, but couldn't, and now is trying to reach to the other. In Clouds the one who was left blames the other for the breakup, for wanting it to be simple when they know it'll never be simple between them.
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    I think this song was about Zayn leaving the band which he already did 6-7 months ago it said who going to be the first to say good bye and they meant one of them was gonna leave and now we are closer to the end of the year one direction will be breaking up in 2016 it going to be a hard time for us the directioners cause it's been five amazing wonderful years with these boys I grew up with the band and its mean a lot that they are breaking up soon and every one is going in different direction I will still love all 4 (5) boys no matter what I will still airport them trough out the next year and hope that they get back together in 2017 and Louis is going to be a dad (I think is a lie) and Liam is getting married? Harry acting in movies and How about Niall I will miss these boys a lot and I will always love them for ever in my heart one direction.
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    I think that it is about one direction breaking up. They are saying, who is going to be the one to start the fight, the fight that ends it all. When they say "whos gonna be the first to say goodbye" is one of the bandmates who obviously is going to leave them and say they are done with all this non sense. One direction will mever 'break up' but they will end their carreers as a band because louis is like 24, like c'mon we all know he going to be the first one to leave. Los of their fans are growing apart from them when they brought 5sos on tour to open for them. Bad choice boys. Still, my favorite band and will always be. I can see how they are going to take the One direction break up preety badly. Damaging lots of girls and fanboys around the states and countries. I also think that they could go solo and that they will still be there to guide people along the way of being where they were once. So personally I think this song is about the 1D breakup.
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    I think this is clearly a break up song because it's saying that the couple is wondering who'll be the first one to leave because the spaces between them keep getting wider and wider and they don't know why the relationship isn't working and don't know if they're ever going to forgive each other again.
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    Many people think this is a breakup song of some kind, which it probably is (be it a romantic relationship of band), but I feel there is a deeper meaning in this song about how we treat our world and people in it. Everyone in this world will separate, most will never meet, but the one thing that unites us as humans is the shared land we inhabit, the spaces between us. When I listen to this song my head is filled with images of perfect groves being entered by the first humans, used and cherished, later settlers arrive, compromise, and burn all the trees down for their own benefit. Sooner or later, people are going to say goodbye. It could be the original inhabitants forced out, or the settlers abandoning the mess they have created through disharmony with their world. Tearing and deepening it. We also never seem to learn. Reckless children with an instinct of destruction. For me this song mourns our loss of connection to land, and comments on the shared nature of land that connects us with other inhabitants of the earth, even if through our wilfulness and ignorance we destroy exactly that which holds us together.
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    To me it sounds like a cutting and suicide song I mean if you really listen/look at the lyrics it does sound like one "spaces between us hold our secrets" most people who cut keep secrets on why "whos gonna be the first to say goodbye" shes going to kill herself but who will say goodbye first "leaving her speechless" most people who cut don't talk that much "spaces between us keep getting deeper harder to reach her" her cuts are getting deeper and they can't stop her "whos gonna be the first one to compromise" people try to talk other people out of suicide by composing things.
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