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Fool's Gold is the sixth track on One Direction's fourth studio album, Four.[1]

Lyrically, the song is about a manipulative girl, whom the guys can't help falling in love with, even they know deep down she's not genuine in her intentions. 

Background

"Fool's Gold" was released on November 13, 2014.

All five members of One Direction penned the song with regular collaborator Jamie Scott and American songwriter MoZella whose other writing credits include Miley Cyrus' #1 single "Wrecking Ball" and Mary Lambert's hit tune "Secrets."

"It was thanks to Harry Styles that this song came to life.", Jamie Scott, a longtime songwriting collaborator for the group, spoke to MTV about writing "Fool's Gold" with Harry Styles.

“I was in the studio with Harry, kind of just recording vocals, and it happened so quick. It took on this amazing sound and meaning for me as a writer on this album.”

Lyrics

[Niall]
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

[Harry]
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

[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 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

[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 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

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