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Niall Horan “Nice To Meet Ya” Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified

November 8, 2019

I like to write songs, these fun ones, based
on a true story, kind of elaborate on what actually happened. I walk into a bar with my friends, we’re chatting
away, there’s a group of girls, and one of them I just kind of lock eyes with. Then kind of chatting, then you go off with
your group of friends and she goes off to hers, and then you chat a little bit more. Every time you turn around it feels like she kind of disappeared on you. With the area that we were in the night of
this, there’s loads of little bars in a small area. When we thought we’d kind of like lost each
other, we were like, “Ah, there ya are.” The inspiration and where it came from was,
it was a riff that I play: a guitar riff. I played about July, August last year when
I was on tour and then kind of just play something that I liked or sing a melody into a phone. But it came from the riff and I would just
record it on my voice notes and then when it came to go into the the studio and we’re having one of those days where nothing was actually coming
together at all. Five different ideas and nothing really was
happening. And then I kind of had to listen through some
bits and pieces, came across that riff, played the main riff in the song and it kind of kicked
off from there really. I don’t think I’ve got a major type. I do like someone that looks like they’ve
got a bit of character about them. This girl on Tumblr, she had tattoos and I
think she had like pink in her hair. If I’m ripping the piss a little bit, if you
don’t mind me saying, they can hand it back a little bit. It’s a good personality trait. The thing about this particular scenario is
that I knew she a bit about her, and it was not a phone thing. She literally wrote it on a piece of paper. And we were chit-chatting about it, and she’s
like, “Hey, let’s go and hang out.” And I thought that was, in a world where we’re
like looking at your phone, everyone showing numbers, swapping contacts, all this, and
I like the idea of the actual physical piece of paper with a number on it. But I would never, when I was writing the
lyric, I liked the visual of it. You know, literally, music video type stuff
where like looking over the arm, and it’s got like a phone number on it. I just thought it was a quite colorful lyric. The whole idea of waking the next morning,
kind of looking over and them not being there. It’s something so simple as going, “Oh,
where have they gone?” When you meet someone, you’re like, “I don’t
want to be like the last guy you were with. I might not blow your mind, but I want to
like give it a go, you know, do stuff with you that you wouldn’t have done before. Let’s go traveling. Let’s go to France. ‘Cause I’m quite a spontaneous person, and
at the drop of a hat, I’m ready to go wherever you want me to go. I love the sea, the direct translation, it’s
probably not the best thing of all time, but if you speak in French, j’adore la mer, everything
just sounds a little bit sexier in French. You know when you’re out, and it’s kind of
loud, and it’s crazy, and you’ve clearly got chatting, and then you were chatting to your
friends about the chat you just had with her, and then she’s probably doing the same, and
it just feels like the night is getting a little bit disjointed? You just kind of get that feeling that you’re
not going to see her again, even though you really want to. There’s something about you, and I just have
to scream it out. That’s why I kind of tucked it in the background. Like, “I love you.” Like a, “Praise the Lord.” Already go into the conversation with a bad
mindset just like, “Oh, you can’t do this, you’re not very good at this. Don’t want to say anything stupid too early. Just ask easy questions. Like, “What do you do?” “What’s your name?” “Would you like a drink for you and your friends?” Been waiting for you all night. It’s getting to crunch time. Being Irish, we struggle to realize that bars
actually close. So we have to bring the party with us. Not like crazy house parties, because I’ve
got way too much OCD for a dirty kitchen. Bring a few of your mates, we bring a few
of ours. Let’s go back and have a little drink and
then, die of a hangover the next day. You know what I need. You know what I want. Meaning, we all need to go back to my house
and have a house party. Or it can be a little bit more provocative
if you like. In the great words of Will Farrell. Just by sitting down and talking about life,
you pull so many like song ideas out without even realizing now you could say something
and someone could go “well that’s actually a really good concept.”

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  • Reply collyn jones October 26, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Imagine having a whole song written abt u

  • Reply Ariana Rivas October 26, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Niall’s voice
    Niall’s accent
    Niall saying something in French
    I’M IN LOVE.

  • Reply be bek October 26, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Can he be my husband

  • Reply Precious Huilar October 26, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    I love my hooman floof ??

  • Reply ZAYNAB F October 26, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Deserves 1 billion Views..Love ya Nialler???

  • Reply Lil Daddy oficial October 26, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    My man

  • Reply Storm Figurado October 26, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    just in case you broke your rewind button:
    you’re welcome ?

  • Reply SodaVD • October 26, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    I love how I’m seeing Niall everywhere on YouTube now

  • Reply Karina Reis October 26, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    i love the confidence. i’m here for it. please give me more

  • Reply Maria Bebb October 26, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    I swear to god Niall's main personality trait is being Irish

  • Reply Sky October 26, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Sjgjarj I didn’t even notice the French

  • Reply Rhea Jean October 26, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    I can't wait for Niall's new album. ???

  • Reply just a salty pitch October 26, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    genius you should guest Taylor Swift!

  • Reply Shady Sadie October 27, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Imagine being the girl he wrote this about

  • Reply Brenda Ruiz October 27, 2019 at 12:59 am


  • Reply Lindsey Kerr October 27, 2019 at 1:08 am

    If I were to ever run into Niall Horan at a bar and have a conversation that would be the greatest day of my life

  • Reply Jaelyn_sings October 27, 2019 at 4:39 am

    I actually really love this song

  • Reply ARI October 27, 2019 at 8:14 am

    i- this is why niall stans exist i stg…

  • Reply Ann Melissa October 27, 2019 at 8:31 am

    i loooove nialler omg

  • Reply Radiatun Hanisah October 27, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Aaaaaaaa Niall look more sexy in this interview

  • Reply Starr Ada October 27, 2019 at 11:46 am

    niall. you talented piece of shit.

  • Reply Starr Ada October 27, 2019 at 11:50 am

    please do this with mr. harry styles

  • Reply l V•CKY l October 27, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Reminds me of Finneas, Anyone?

  • Reply Directioner Forever October 27, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    I love youuu niallllll

  • Reply harry love October 27, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Niall singing "j'adore la mer" is ruining me

  • Reply marta October 27, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    i keep seeing niall everywhere on youtube and i’m not even complaining.

  • Reply Aashna Pandya October 27, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    niall is so cuteeeee

  • Reply rownak rubia October 27, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    The way he says "j'adore la mer" oh god give me holy water

  • Reply covetness October 27, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    holy fuck why does he sound so good saying jadore la mer

  • Reply joanna banana October 27, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    He is so precious i love him so much pls

  • Reply joanna banana October 27, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    A video of Niall’s vocals and accent???? Yes plsss

  • Reply Trishna Shakya October 27, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    The fact that Niall is everywhere makes me so happy

  • Reply ard94 October 27, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    niall deserves better

  • Reply lunchmeat October 27, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    I want to get absolutely smashed with Niall and Lewis Capaldi hahaha They seem like such a laugh.

  • Reply Stuart Burr October 27, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Stuart burr like you

  • Reply Melanie Machado October 27, 2019 at 6:47 pm


  • Reply DJR October 27, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    I. LOVE. HIM.

  • Reply Carolina Costa October 27, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    cof cof Selena Gomez cof cof

  • Reply Waseemah Hajat October 27, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    I got mad love for ya Niall

  • Reply Theresa YouTube October 27, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    niall horan is just ????

  • Reply Marina Fernandes October 27, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    he sound like alex turner

  • Reply faye villagracia October 27, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    someone get him a girlfriend

  • Reply Tejaswi Vemulapati October 28, 2019 at 12:51 am

    “Being Irish we struggle to realize bars actually close” … ?

  • Reply Sadie Hillman October 28, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Anyone else getting tb Alex Turner am vibes

  • Reply Abinaya Harikrishna October 28, 2019 at 2:37 am


  • Reply karlaa1Dforever October 28, 2019 at 3:55 am

    OMFG I HAVE TATTOOS AND PINK HAIIIIIR!!! Nialler, you killed me

  • Reply Eavanah Epps October 28, 2019 at 4:30 am

    He singing sounds like Alex Turner for this cheeky song

  • Reply Nazhiva Khalysha October 28, 2019 at 5:22 am

    he sounds so beautiful :)))

  • Reply nurul October 28, 2019 at 6:21 am


  • Reply jeb’s films October 28, 2019 at 9:32 am

    omg the talent! what a king

  • Reply Rahat Aleem October 28, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Hey random person scrolling down to the comments u r awesome!!!

  • Reply mnjmnjmnjmnjmnj October 28, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Big like to this video

  • Reply Niepomysłowa Julia October 28, 2019 at 4:28 pm


  • Reply samiyah sakandar October 28, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    you're not a true brit till you make a song based off you being in a pub

  • Reply andrea styles October 28, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Niall wtf r u doing here man

  • Reply Laurene Souza October 28, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    caralho ia ficar sem língua de tanto mamar esse macho

  • Reply sassyfuckintommo / takeachoncenialler October 28, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Person: NiAlL caN‘t SinG
    This video: … u sure??❤️

  • Reply Charlotte October 28, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    hearing this live gets me so excited for tour?

  • Reply sofia sofi October 28, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    I think i am pregnant you know j'adore la mer

  • Reply Ally Gronski October 28, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    niall is so soft i can’t handle this cutie !!

  • Reply Mariela Y October 29, 2019 at 12:37 am

    Niall literally doesn’t need any auto tune

  • Reply brooke t. October 29, 2019 at 1:12 am

    he’s so cute. i’m so happy that he’s everywhere now !

  • Reply Milay Itogawa October 29, 2019 at 5:07 am


  • Reply sienna masullo October 29, 2019 at 5:10 am

    He legit sounds amazing I’m living for seeing him on youtube everyday

  • Reply Niam Hoodwin October 29, 2019 at 7:35 am

    He is everywhere on YouTube rn and I love it

  • Reply Taja Shania October 29, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    i always slept on niall when he was in 1d but he’s actually highkey hot ?

  • Reply a r y c: October 29, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    I NEED Niall talking in French

  • Reply Miranda Diaz October 29, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    2:32 de nada:)

  • Reply oliviahaha October 30, 2019 at 12:20 am

    1:47 there's the lad i know and love 😉

  • Reply Eccentric Estefania October 30, 2019 at 3:02 am

    the fact that niall gets nervous to talk to girls is so cute because does he like not realize that there’s so many girls who would date him

  • Reply Nash October 30, 2019 at 6:10 am


  • Reply D D October 30, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Da fuck is he saying? Slow down so I can fucking comprehend. ?

  • Reply chipotlechicken bowl October 30, 2019 at 6:50 am


  • Reply super duper October 30, 2019 at 9:48 am

    it’s adorable that he’s got a whole song on how he got the girl on a night out bc of how cool he is and then he actually admits that he sucks at talking to someone you like like the rest of us

  • Reply Stephanie Martinez October 30, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    “I might not blow your mind but like let’s give it a try”


  • Reply Kae Rylan October 30, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Nialls voice has really progressed!

    Even hotter now! Who knew??

  • Reply Olivia __ October 30, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Wtf does "j'adore la mer" mean?

  • Reply Cynthia Ferk October 30, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Well…he's a man now

  • Reply Camila Álvarez October 31, 2019 at 2:40 am

    Ctm niall te amo❤️

  • Reply Adriana Vink October 31, 2019 at 3:12 am

    I like that he doesn't take himself too seriously 🙂

  • Reply TorieOfficial October 31, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Came here to say VOCALS.

  • Reply Selin G October 31, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    He sings so good!!

  • Reply Sandra O'Connor November 1, 2019 at 2:14 am

    Niall & Selena collab PLEASE. ?????????

  • Reply Kérancia Nice November 1, 2019 at 4:23 am

    who came here after the zayn leaving 1D news ?

  • Reply honestly November 2, 2019 at 11:00 am

    okay so i’ve loved niall since 1D and even sometimes idk what he’s saying its still hot ?

  • Reply Irene Mar November 2, 2019 at 11:38 am

    I need an a capella version of ntmy

  • Reply 12AliCat6 November 2, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    That seat has been blessed

  • Reply Ivana Benešová November 2, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    niall's voice >>>>

  • Reply Jessica Jeas M November 2, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    I need this in Spanish

  • Reply Clive Stokes Reaction Videos November 2, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    My reaction video to the this song. It’s harsh but fair. But Niall’s a long way off Harry Styles class TBF.

  • Reply Luiz November 3, 2019 at 5:29 am

    yo my boy Ramsay Bolton killin' it

  • Reply Valerie Hagenaars November 3, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    2:32, thank me later

  • Reply Cd03 Cd03 November 3, 2019 at 10:33 pm


  • Reply Jasmine Mod November 4, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    I'm fuckin proud of him

  • Reply Jasmine Mod November 4, 2019 at 8:33 pm


  • Reply Adithi Pramod November 5, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Niall:*speaks in accent*
    Also Niall: *sings in 100% american accent *

  • Reply Breana McSpadden November 6, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    He is actually my favorite person

  • Reply XOXO Dorthy November 7, 2019 at 10:57 am

    This is the proof to all the deaf a**holes who kept on telling that Nice To Meet Ya was completely auto-tune!

  • Reply Laura Jimenez November 7, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Niall avoiding mentioning sex for 5 minutes straight

  • Reply Pilar November 7, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    finally a real fucking artist

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