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“I Want to Write You a Song”
Made In The AM cover
Information
Album

Made in the A.M.

Released

November 13, 2015

Format

Digital download

Recorded

2015

Length

2:59

Writers

Julian Bunetta, John Ryan, Ammar Malik

Producer

Julian Bunetta, John Ryan

I Want to Write You a Song is the twelfth track on Made in the A.M. It was globally released on November 13, 2015.

Lyrically, the song is literal. It describes what type of song the narrator would like to write for someone they love, and features pen writing sound effects in the background.

Background

The song was written by Ammar Malik, John Ryan and Julian Bunetta.

Songwriter Julian Bunetta said of the song ""This one has one of [my favorite] lines. It's so simple. I think that one of the best lines on the album is in that song. Personally."[1]

Liam wished he'd written the track himself, stating "I’ve always tried to write that song for a special person but you never quite get up to your own expectations, [because] you want it to be your best piece of work ever. That song’s actually about the moment you try to write someone a song and not knowing what the hell to write about. I love that. Made me feel like, ‘Damn, I wish I was there when that happened.“[2]

Lyrics

  
[Harry]
I wanna write you a song
One that's beautiful as you are sweet
With just a hint of pain for the feeling that I get when you are gone
I wanna write you a song

[Liam]
I wanna lend you my coat
One that's as soft as your cheek
So when the world is cold you'll have a hiding place you can go
I wanna lend you my coat

[Louis]
Oooh, everything I need I get from you
Oooh, and giving back is all I wanna do

[Liam]
I wanna build you a boat
One that's strong as you are free
So any time you think that your heart is gonna sink
You know it won't
I wanna build you a boat

[Louis]
Oooh, everything I need I get from you
Oooh, and giving back is all I wanna do

[Harry]
Oooh, everything I need I get from you
Oooh, and giving back is all I wanna do

[Niall]
I wanna write you a song
One to make your heart remember me
So any time I'm gone
You can listen to my voice and sing along
I wanna write you a song
I wanna write you a song

References

  1. Julian Bunetta Interview
  2. Liam EW Interview

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