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Liam Payne – Both Ways (Lyrics Review and Song Meaning)

In the brand new song “Both Ways” by Liam Payne, the singer seems to be talking about having a girlfriend who ‘swings both ways.’ The song goes into details of how the two of them enjoy multiple partners in bed for sexual pleasures. Let us dwell into further into the meaning of this song.

“Both Ways” appears on Liam Payne’s debut studio album ‘LP1’ released on December 6, 2019. Other notable tracks on the album are “Strip That Down” featuring Quavo, “Familiar” featuring J Balvin, “Polaroid” by Jonas Blue and Lennon Stella, and “Get Low” featuring Zedd.

Who is this song about? is the big question at hand. Liam Payne is currently dating the model Maya Henry. She rose to fame after her multi-million dollar birthday bash for her 15th birthday. Liam confirmed her relationship with Maya Henry in September 2019, after keeping it low-key for several months. It is, however, unclear if the song is about Maya Henry. Liam Payne’s ex-girlfriend is singer Cheryl Cole, with whom he broke up early this year, and are reportedly on good terms.

Listen to “Both Ways” by Liam Payne


The intro of the song lays out the facts straight-up. Liam says that his girlfriend likes both men and women. She is bisexual. He details their sexual encounters with multiple female and male partners, and to them that is so casual–like foreplay before sex.

Does Liam Payne complain? No. He does not mind that his girlfriend is into both men and women. In fact, he enjoys it. He asks her to bring her parties home so that he could join as well.

Verse 1

In the first verse, Liam Payne assures his girlfriend that he will not be one to judge for her sexual preferences. Everybody has their own kinks. If it is not lying and cheating, and both partners are on-board, bisexuality of poly-sexuality does not hurt.


In these lyrics, Liam Payne reveals us how he enjoys these sexual encounters with his girlfriend. He watches how other females turn his girlfriend on. And he is impressed how she can switch from girls to him, like a sports car changes lanes.


In these lyrics, we hear that Liam’s girlfriend had come convincing to do at first. Well, only a “Come on, boy, let’s do this” was enough to get Liam on-board. He does not complain that he agreed to these adventures. It is as if everyday is like his birthday being able to enjoy multiple women in their home.

Verse 2

“Four in the morning” could mean either that it is 4 am in the morning and they are still going at it, or it could also mean that there are four partners in the bed when they wake up from their sexual adventures of last night. Either sounds like a very good deal for Liam Payne.

However, Liam says that no matter how many hands touches his girlfriend’s body, she only belongs to him at the end of the day. Sounds like a good deal!

Let us hear what you think about “Both Ways” and it’s meaning in the comments below.


Liam Payne received some heavy backlash from the LGBTQ+ and some straight females as they viewed the song to be oversexualizing and fetishising bisexual women. The accusations have spawned the trending hashtag #liampayneisoverparty to claim that the former One Directioner’s career is over with his debut album.

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