Hailee Steinfeld’s “Wrong Direction” Video Is Reportedly All About Niall Horan
Laura Lee - January 9, 2020

Happiest Days

By Edward H. Donnelly

I said to the little children,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And their bright eyes opened wider In innocent amaze.
For their happiness was so perfect,
They did not know it then;
"Oh, no," they said, "there'll be happier days
When we are women and men."

I said to the youth and maiden,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And into their sparkling eyes there crept
A dreamy, far-off gaze;
And their hands sought one another,
And their cheeks flushed rosy red;
" Oh, no," they said, " there'll be happier days
For us when we are wed."

I said to the man and woman,
"You are living your happiest days,"
As they laughingly watched together
Their baby's cunning ways.
"These days are days of labor.
They can hardly be our best;
There'll be happier days when the children are grown,
And we have earned our rest."

I said to the aged couple,
"You are living your happiest days,"
Your children do you honor,
You have won success and praise.
" With a peaceful look they answered,
"God is good to us, that's true: But we think there are happier days for us
In the life we're going to."

Following in the footsteps of other best artists, Hailee Steinfeld is putting all of herself into her music, and her latest single is proving that. Reportedly, her new song “Wrong Direction” has a very emotional story behind it On January 8 the singer dropped the video for the single and fans immediately analyzed it and concluded its about her ex-boyfriend, Niall Horan. Considering the song title and lyrics and the name of Horan’s former boyband One Direction, it isn’t hard to make the connection. Let’s dig deeper, shall we?


Steinfeld reportedly started dating Horan back in February of 2018 and called it quits that December. Neither of them have ever talked about their relationship, but fans suspect that she’s finally opening up about it.


The song dropped on Januar 1st. It tells the story of a heartbreaking break-up that really hurt Steinfeld. Lyrics like “Lookin’ back, I probably should have known / But I just wanted to believe that you were out sleepin’ alone” made some fans think that Steinfeld was cheated on. And the first verse points to what could have been an unhealthy relationship from the start.


But the last line of the chorus, “It’s so gut-wrenchin’, fallin’ in the wrong direction,” are the most impactful and telling. Steinfeld has not commented on who the song is about, but she did send a hopeful message to fans on Instagram. “I know we’ve all been through hard times, just remember you’re not alone,” she wrote. “I’m so thankful we can grow from these experiences together.”