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“Once in a Lifetime”
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Information
Album

Four

Released

November 17, 2014

Format

Digital download

Recorded

2014

Length

2:38

Writers

Scott, Ryan, Bunetta,

Once in a Lifetime is the fifteenth track from One Direction's fourth studio album, Four.

Lyrically, the song is about wanting a former lover to come back.

Background

On November 17, 2014, the band announced a new song, "Once In A Lifetime".

In 2017, Liam Payne revealed he would've most liked Once In A Lifetime to have been an official single. He told Rollacoaster Magazine: "It is my favorite song. Very Coldplay-esque. I wanted it to be a single but they just wouldn’t have it. It was really relaxed the way we chose our records and made things. It was really simple."

Lyrics

[Liam]
Once in a lifetime
It's just right
We make no mistakes
Not even the landslide or riptide
Could take it all the way

[Harry]
Somehow, I feel like nothing has changed
Right now, my heart is beating the same
Out loud, someone's calling my name

It sounds like you

[All]
When I close my eyes
All the stars align
And you are by my side
You are by my side

[Louis]
Once in a lifetime
It's just right
That we are always safe

[Niall]
Not even the bad guys in the dark night
Could take it all away

[Louis]
Somehow, I feel like nothing has changed
Right now, my heart is beating the same

[Niall]
Out loud, someone's calling my name

It sounds like you

[All]
When I close my eyes
All the stars align
And you are by my side
You are by my side
You are by my side

[Liam]
Once in a lifetime you were mine

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