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More Than This is a song by One Direction from their debut album, Up All Night. It is available on all editions of the album. It was released as the 4th single on the album on June 15, 2012 in Australia. In North America the EP was available for download on iTunes on May 25, 2012.

Primarily backed by synthesizers, the track is an acoustic pop ballad about an unrequited love. "More than This", the album's fourth and final single, was released digitally by Syco Music on May 25, 2012.

Background

Produced by Brian Rawling and Paul Meehan, and written by Jamie Scott, "More than This" is an acoustic pop ballad that runs for 3:48.  

The chorus of the song is predominantly backed by synthesizers. One Direction's vocal range in the span from the note of F3 to A4. Written in the key of C major, the track is set in common time at a moderate tempo of 70 beats per minute.Instrumentation includes guitar, strings, piano lines, vocals and synthesizers. 

It features an acoustic guitar riff similar to that of Jonas Brothers' song "Make It Right" from the album Manish.

A limited edition single was released exclusively in Australia with each single being individually numbered.

Lyrics

[Liam]
I'm broken, do you hear me?
I'm blinded, 'cause you are everything I see,
I'm dancin' alone, I'm praying,
That your heart will just turn around,

And as I walk up to your door,
My head turns to face the floor,
'Cause I can't look you in the eyes and say,

[Harry]
When he opens his arms and holds you close tonight,
It just won't feel right,
'Cause I can love you more than this, yeah,
When he lays you down,
I might just die inside,
It just don't feel right,
'Cause I can love you more than this,
Can love you more than this

[Niall]
If I'm louder, would you see me?
Would you lay down
In my arms and rescue me?
'Cause we are the same
You save me,
When you leave it's gone again,

[Louis]
And then I see you on the street,
In his arms, I get weak,
My body fails, I'm on my knees
Prayin',

[All]
When he opens his arms and holds you close tonight,
It just won't feel right,
'Cause I can love you more than this, yeah,
When he lays you down,
I might just die inside,
It just don't feel right,
'Cause I can love you more than this,

[Zayn]
Yeah, I've never had the words to say,
But now I'm askin' you to stay
For a little while inside my arms,
And as you close your eyes tonight,
I pray that you will see the light,
That's shining from the stars above,

[Liam]
(And I say)
When he opens his arms and holds you close tonight
It just won’t feel right
‘Cause I can love you more than this,

[Zayn]
‘Cause I can love you more than this, yeah

[All]
When he lays you down, I might just die inside
It just don’t feel right
‘Cause I can love you more than this, yeah

When he opens his arms and hold you close tonight
It just won’t feel right
‘Cause I can love you more than this

[Zayn]
‘Cause I can love you more than this, yeah

[All]
When he lays you down, I might just die inside
It just don’t feel right
‘Cause I can love you more than this

[Liam]
Can love you more than this

Music Video

Background

An accompanying music video, directed by Andy Saunders, depicts the group performing the track live as part of their Up All Night Tour (2011–12). One Direction performed the ballad during two of their major concert tours: Up All Night Tour (2011–12) and Take Me Home Tour (2013).

Music Video Information
One Direction - More Than This (Up All Night The Live Tour)

One Direction - More Than This (Up All Night The Live Tour)

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Released May 10, 2012
Length 3:51
Director Andy Saunders
Production Co
Choreographer
Filmed 2011-12
Location Filmed during the Up All Night Tour.
VEVO views 108,688,480 (as of June 01, 2018)

Live Performances

One Direction - More Than This (VEVO LIFT)

One Direction - More Than This (VEVO LIFT)

Hits 1

Hits 1

One Direction - More Than This -acoustic - - Radio Disney

One Direction - More Than This -acoustic - - Radio Disney

One Direction - More Than This (Live) - Toyota

One Direction - More Than This (Live) - Toyota

One Direction More Than This Live on Today Show

One Direction More Than This Live on Today Show

One Direction sing More Than This - MTV

One Direction sing More Than This - MTV

More Than This One Direction Live Dr Pepper ballpark

More Than This One Direction Live Dr Pepper ballpark

Trivia

  • Alternatively titled, "I Can Love You More" and "I Can Love You More Than This".

Tracklisting

More Than This - EP (May 25, 2012)
Singlemtt
  1. "More Than This"
  2. "More Than This (Live)"
  3. "What Makes You Neautiful (Live)"
  4. "Gotta Be You" (Live)
  5. "Up All Night (song)" (Live)