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Little White Lies is the thirteenth 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, with many fans noting that, the song appears to be about sexual coercion or ignoring a lack of sexual consent in a partner.

Background

As told earlier, fans all over the world have noticed that the song appears to contain sexual lyrics.

It also appears to be some mentions of visible consent ("your hands keep touching me" and "lips getting so attached").

The song has EDM and dubstep influences, making it stand out from the mostly rock influenced tracks on the album.

Lyrics

[All]
If this room was burning
I wouldn’t even notice
Cos you’ve been taking up my mind
With your little white lies
Your little white lies

[Liam]
You say it's getting late, it's getting late
And you don’t know if you can stay, if you can stay
But you, you don’t tell the truth, no you
You like playing games

[Louis]
Your hands touching me, their touching me
And your eyes keep saying things
Saying what we do
When it's only me and you
I can’t concentrate

[Niall]
It's all I’m thinking about
All I keep thinking about
Everything else just fades away

[Harry]
If this room was burning
I wouldn’t even notice
Cos you’ve been taking up my mind
With your little white lies, little white lies

[All]
You say you’re a good girl
But I know you would girl
Cos you’ve been telling me all night
With your, little white lies, little white lies
With your, little white lies, little white lies

[Zayn]
Backseat of the cab, we’re in the cab, now
Lips getting so attached
We’re so attached now
You want to make some rules now
Cool, and we’ll watch them break tonight

[Niall]
I know what you want
And I been waiting so long

[Harry]
If this room was burning
I wouldn’t even notice
Cos you’ve been taking up my mind
With your little white lies, little white lies

[All]
You say you’re a good girl
But I know you would girl
Cos you’ve been telling me all night
With your, little white lies, little white lies
With your, little white lies, little white lies

[Zayn]
I know you want it
I know you feel it too
Lets stop pretending
That you don’t know and I don’t know
That's what we came to do

[All]
If this room was burning
I wouldn’t even notice
Cos you’ve been taking up my mind
With your little white lies, little white lies

You say your a good girl
But I know you would girl
Cos you’ve been telling me all night
With your, little white lies, little white lies
With your, little white lies, little white lies

Live Performances

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ONE DIRECTION LIVE 2015.02

ONE DIRECTION LIVE 2015.02.25「Little White Lies」

Little White Lies - One Direction (Live in Jakarta, Indonesia)

Little White Lies - One Direction (Live in Jakarta, Indonesia)

One Direction- Little White Lies (Live in Dallas, TX 2014)

One Direction- Little White Lies (Live in Dallas, TX 2014)

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