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Better Than Words is the fourteenth song from One Direction's third studio album, Midnight Memories.

The song was performed on the Where We Are Tour and the On The Road Again Tour.

Lyrically, "Better Than Words" is about sex and the live performances of the song are the band's most overtly sexual.

Background

Band member, Liam Payne came up with the idea to use titles of other songs as lyrics in the verses. Every line in each verse (except the bridge) is the title of a popular song.

This plays into the theme of not being able to properly describe something so good, so they use other "words" to do so.

During the band's 1D Day livestream, Zayn and Liam previewed exclusive audio of the band writing and recording the song.

Lyrics

[Harry]
Better than words
But more than a feeling
Crazy in love
Dancing on the ceiling

[Liam]
Everytime we touch
I’m all shook up
You make me want to oohh
How deep is your love
God only knows, baby

[All]
Oohh I don’t know how else to sum it up
Cos words ain’t good enough
Oohh there’s no way I can explain your love, no
Oohh I don’t know how else to sum it up
Cos words ain’t good enough
Oohh I can’t explain your love, no

[Zayn]
It's better than words
(Woah, oohh)
Better than words, (oohh)

[Louis]
Better than words
You drive me crazy
Someone like you
Always be my baby

[Niall]
Best I ever had
Hips don’t lie
You make me wanna shhh
One more night
Irreplaceable
Crazy, we're crazy

[All]
Oohh I don’t know how else to sum it up
Cos words ain’t good enough
Oohh there’s no way I can explain your love, no
Oohh I don’t know how else to sum it up
Cos words ain’t good enough
Oohh I can’t explain your love, no

[Louis]
Everyone tries (they try)
To see what it feels like (feels like)
But they'll never be right
'Cause it's better, it's better, it's better

[Liam]
Ooh oh ooh, ooh oh ooh, ooh ooh oh!
One more time
Ooh oh ooh, ooh oh ooh, ooh ooh oh!
Better than words

[All]
Oohh I don’t know how else to sum it up
Cos words ain’t good enough
Oohh there’s no way I can explain your love, no
Oohh I don’t know how else to sum it up
Cos words ain’t good enough
Oohh I can’t explain your love, no

[Zayn]
It's better than words

Ooh oh ooh, ooh oh ooh, ooh ooh oh!
It's better than words
Ooh oh ooh, ooh oh ooh, ooh ooh oh!
It's better than words
Ooh oh ooh, ooh oh ooh, ooh ooh oh!

Live Performances

One Direction - Better Than Words (Live San Siro, Milan) FRONT ROW

One Direction - Better Than Words (Live San Siro, Milan) FRONT ROW

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Better Than Words- One Direction Live in Edmonton July 21 2015

Better Than Words- One Direction Live in Edmonton July 21 2015

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