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harry one shot based on sweet creature
sweet creature ~
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Your heart was strong and young, beating with anticipation every time he entered the room, though you were never really sure where you stood.
Darling, my angel, where did we go wrong?
Late nights, early flights, sharing a coffee, and standing at the airport with your arms around his middle. He grew so stubborn sometimes, arms around you tightly, no, don’t leave me, not yet. The days were shining and blinding with him, sweet as powdered sugar. What he did to you was unlike any experience you had ever known. 
Those eyes, you gorgeous creature, those taunting and teasing paths to your soul. His hair was wild when he kissed you, your hands tangled in it, up against the wall, memories striking like lightning. 
He was gone for a time. A short time. He told you it was going to be longer, a good amount of time, will we survive this? 
But he surprised you. July, sweltering as the heat between you, rain pouring down the windows as he knocked on your door, begging, asking for everything you hadn’t already given him. 
“I was lost. You are my home.” 
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heartbreak-lyrics · 7 days ago
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And the coffee's out at the Beachwood cafe and it kills me 'cause I know we've run out of things we can say
Falling, Harry Styles
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sophism · 9 days ago
like HS1 lyrically is so brilliant and deserves more credit. So much of the lyrics between tracks follow a narrative and is much more cohesive and the lyrics are very magical, idk i dont care harry is embarrassed by the "played with myself" line because it can have more than one meaning and its good like crips trepidation in fine line like the fuck?? like okay buddy we know you learned how to read
JUSTICEEEEE FOR HS1
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ialwaysknewyouwerepunk · 10 days ago
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falling - a close reading
fine line, track 6
aka to be so lonely’s sad sister
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I'm in my bed
And you're not here
“you” and the bedroom: recurring theme ~ mmith, only angel, from the dining table 
And there's no one to blame but the drink in my wandering hands
issue echoing through mmith, only angel ⟶ cause of what pushes them apart, or symptom?
hands are empty, reaching out for loved one
Forget what I said
It's not what I meant
And I can't take it back, I can't unpack the baggage you left
recurring theme: miscommunication, or lack of ~ sott, sweet creature, two ghosts, mmith
person needed a break, left - mmith
What am I now? What am I now?
echo of lights up: finding yourself is a struggle sometimes
What if I'm someone I don't want around?
self-hate. talking to himself: “you” has left and harry is left wondering what he’s become. blaming himself for the relationship issues
I'm falling again, I'm falling again, I'm fallin’
happened before: problems with self ~ mmith, only angel
What if I'm down? What if I'm out?
being a weight in the relationship, losing himself to the point of no return, lost his way in his career
What if I'm someone you won't talk about?
needs validation, attention
“you” can be his person, or more general: the listener
You said you cared, and you missed me too
they’re in contact, talking: still trying to work things out
cared about their relationship? about harry?
And I'm well aware I write too many songs about you
we’re aware of it too
love is very much alive in this relationship: familiarity, honesty
And the coffee's out at the Beachwood Cafe
And it kills me 'cause I know we've run out of things we can say
meet up to talk, but the talking goes slow. stubborn (~ sweet creature), hurt, (the other is) afraid to be open (~ golden)
the silence makes H uneasy, makes him despair, despite the fact that they’re there - from the dining table “comfortable silence is so overrated”
you’ve run out of things to say, but still you write all these songs? boys, talk. 
And I get the feeling that you’ll never need me again
to feel wanted and needed; harry knows he needs the other person and is scared it’s one-sided
(self-)doubt
What am I now? What am I now?
What if you're someone I just want around?
variation: i just want you around and that’s what i know. i know that with more certainty than that i want myself around
SYNTHESIS
Falling is the merging of the two main themes on the album, placed perfectly at the end of the first half. There is that same deep-rooted, familiar love, mixed with that search of self and a bunch of pain.
Harry is struggling, lost, and coping in negative ways. The alcohol made him say things to his partner that he doesn’t mean, and it’s caused a spiral into self-doubt. The themes and general atmosphere match songs like Meet Me in the Hallway and Only Angel, which also feature loneliness, the other in the relationship not talking or having left, terrible or no communication and bad coping mechanisms. In Falling, however, it’s finally made explicit that there is a deeper root to their problems, or at least from Harry’s side. Echoing Lights Up, he stops to ask himself what he’s become. There’s despair in the question, but also insecurity. ‘What if’ reigns; he doesn’t have the answers. His grief is pouring out of him, this is rock bottom. “I can’t unpack the baggage you left” could mean that the other person has left Harry with the clear message to figure his shit out and stop fucking around. Stop grabbing for the bottle, stop being dramatic, stop being petty and stubborn and look inward. So Harry crashed and is left to wonder who he is exactly. 
A couple fighting and trying to work through their shit is love. The other person hasn’t abandoned Harry in his problems, they’re still there to meet up and talk and express that they care. They both miss each other. After their heavy fight, where the other left all that baggage, the conversation is stunted, but they’re still having it. 
It’s a song written about the deepest of their struggle, a time where Harry was down deep, which strained the relationship. His cry, “and I get the feeling that you’ll never need me again,” is as much a real fear as unwarranted anxiety. It’s a feeling, fuelled by self-doubt, which can often cause a skewered view of reality, especially if it's about how someone else feels about you. And, in the midst of trying to find yourself, you’re sometimes so lost you don’t even know what’s real anymore. I think this is definitely a strong element in Falling. His feelings are very intense (“it kills me”) and Harry is just overall sad about everything. This sadness is warranted, because they’re going through very real struggles, and it’s intensified by his character, which has a flair for the dramatic and a knack for self-pitying (“i’m in my bed, and you’re not here” sounds like a sad baby to me). Harry even tells us that the other has given him confirmation that they care and miss him, and still his overthinking has thrown that aside, because oh no there are silences during their conversations. These silences could even mean that the other is being careful with their words, that they’re both being more considerate and calm.
The music video shows Harry with his drink at the piano (lying on his back on the stool at first, playing the opening notes with one hand like the dramatic baby he is), in a room full of details that probably carry a plethora of meaning unknown to us (a ship and fish painted on the piano, the shutters opening to show Paris, etc). He’s dressed in a beautiful lilac blouse, draped behind him like a cape, a skirt, or even a tail. Like in Lights Up and (almost) in Adore You, Harry is underwater, which is clearly one of his preferred ways to express sadness, escape (from himself, his reflection), and loneliness (ft. hs1’s album cover). When he’s entirely submerged, the blouse transforms and floats around him. He’s a mermaid, almost. And that, then, alludes to gender, which ties everything about this song and this album together perfectly: love and self-discovery, mainly in terms of gender. The beginning of the video is actually the end, with Harry drenched and panting. So, eventually, the water ebbs away again.
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Just like the music video hints at a happy ending, the very last variation of the chorus leaves us with a feeling of hope. “What if you’re someone I just want around?” Harry doesn’t just need them, he wants them. And that’s all he knows for now.
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wheresthepie5 · 11 days ago
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Wallpaper Harry Styles
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ialwaysknewyouwerepunk · 11 days ago
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cherry - close reading
alright, this one’s different, for a bunch of reasons that i will be getting into after the lyrics. this might be the point where people who have very strong opinions on narratives surrounding stunts could get angry at me. that’s totally fine, as long as you keep it to yourself (hehe). i wanted these close readings to steer clear of that whole side of harry’s public persona, but i couldn’t write this post honestly doing so. i needed to get this off my chest and apparently i had a lot to say (i surprised myself, really). 
so, this is actually a WARNING: do not proceed if you are a firm believer in hamille. that’s all (and i won’t be replying to anons about this)
fine line, track 5
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title: from French: “chérie”, darling
Don't you call him “baby”
lovers calling one another “baby” ~ to be so lonely
We're not talking lately
Don't you call him what you used to call me
common theme: jealousy
I, I confess I can tell that you are at your best
the other is thriving now the relationship is over
I'm selfish so I'm hating it
self-deprecating, honest, jealous
I noticed that there's a piece of you in how I dress
Take it as a compliment
the relationship has left its traces
no bad blood after the split, pretty blasé
I, I just miss
I just miss your accent and your friends
Did you know I still talk to them?
miss little things, more the atmosphere and context of the relationship, no strong yearning for the person
Does he take you walking 'round his parents' gallery?
again, jealousy
gallery: repeat of word in sunflower, vol. 6, but with (possible, likely) different meaning
[Outro: french girlie]
Coucou ! Tu dors ? Oh, j'suis désolée...
Bah non... Nan, c'est pas important...
Ouais, on était à la plage, et maintenant on—
Parfait ! Allez !
(translation: yoohoo (ish?), you’re sleeping? oh, i’m sorry… oh no, it’s not important… yeah, we were at the beach, and now we… perfect! (“allez” literally means “go” but it’s kinda like “let’s go” and more of a stop word. hard to translate)
this is not a voicemail. a voicemail gives you a monologue, a short message by the person directed at the owner of the phone number they’re calling. this is an overheard phone call: we hear one side of the call
SYNTHESIS
Right, okay. I have to be honest: from the lyrics themselves, there’s not a lot of deep shit I’m getting. This is a simple love song about a lost love, written about the period right after a breakup. It’s full of pettiness, simple jealousy. There’s no bad blood and the “I” even seems pretty okay with it. He misses the person, and the missing is expressed through the little things, like their accent or style. The relationship is definitely over, since the other has moved on already, and the “I” is not asking them to come back. There is no yearning, loneliness or miserable missing like Harry sometimes likes to express (~ Falling, To Be So Lonely, MMITH, From the Dining Table…). What the “I” seems to miss most is the other person’s attention, presence.
Now, we all know that this has been painted as the song dedicated to Camille Rowe. It's shoved down our throats: her voice is on the track (though can we be sure it’s actually her?), the title is a play on a french pet name, she supposedly dated someone involved in galleries after Harry (idk the details leave me alone). Naturally, I’m in no position to say whether they ever actually had a relationship or not. I’d be very surprised, since I’ve only ever seen and heard Harry’s love and praise for dick, but that's whatever. If it is about a real relationship (of an entire year), then all I can conclude is that the relationship remained pretty surface-level and they managed to move on easily, unless Harry suddenly changed his entire style for expressing love when writing this. (And No, the other love songs on the album are not about this relationship. Don’t fuck around.)
I’ll say that I think this song was written for a purpose, crafted to fit that narrative. I have avoided the personal aspect, or the who is this actually about shit in previous posts as much as possible, because I wanted to focus on the lyrics and artistry only. In this case, this song, however pretty and cute it is, stands out on the album, to me, because of its simplicity and the absence of attachment to the rest of the story. Golden, Adore You, Falling, To Be So Lonely, Sunflower, Vol. 6 and Canyon Moon tell parts of the same love story. There’s depth, connection, care, and - especially - a long-term love that’s persisted. In my later posts on Sunflower, Vol. 6 and Canyon Moon, especially, it will become clear how I read them as being about a long-term relationship. Even the simple line in To Be So Lonely, “i was just a little boy,” should be enough for everyone to know that song is not about that one relationship with a french model in recent history. 
Sure, Cherry can still be about something real; another relationship that took place during a break in Harry's long-term one. Again, I'd just be extremely surprised by our curly boy walking in a rainbow paradise in a strawberry lipstick state of mind. But even then, placing the song on the album like that, preceded and followed by songs about a love that's life-altering and successful, just feels off to me. The story would make a lot more sense to me if the song weren't there. That's of course my own experience of the album, and another interpretation is just as valid. Who knows, maybe I'm totally wrong - but there's no need to come tell me that 😇
Fine Line being branded during its publicity as an album about being sad/a breakup and having sex will always infuriate me, which I really shouldn't let happen, because I know Harry is just sitting there with that wide-ass grin on his face, safely hiding behind his wall of vague lies and half-truths. Literally only Watermelon Sugar is explicitly about sex and even Falling, arguably the most straightforwardly sad song, holds hope for their love to survive. Harry being that open about a relationship - naming her, putting her voice on the track (!!) - is also very out of character and simply reminds me of interviews during the 1d days, which is an extra reason for me to attach little or no truth to the entire narrative. He's still just as private about everything else in his life: he's offline, we only see photos of him when his team wants us to and when talking about any other song or inspiration he's as vague as can be. This is the only exception and it's a thorn in my eye. But, of course, the stunt worked perfectly and it was the perfect plan to distract the general public. “This is the narrative, this is what it's about, here you have all the answers, you can stop thinking now, no no no don't look at the other lyrics, it's fine shhhhhhh." Cherry is Harry's favorite song, his most vulnerable song, damn he really bares his soul in this one. And we definitely mustn't look into any other theme the album might be about, no no. Bad gp. And that the voicemail is not really a voicemail so the narrative of it being one Harry saved from their relationship doesn’t even hold up but we won’t get into that.
Alright, time for me to calm down. Let's just say there's one thing that will always always convince me that I've got it right: the Vogue interview, featuring its writer wondering if something went lost in translation when Harry invited him to a gay swimming pond, descriptions of Harry and Harry Lambert (his stylist) calling each other Sue and Susan, ending with Harry playing Cherry and Gemma saying, "he does his own stunts." No, this is not said about the kid bouncing on a trampoline for one of the shots. This is a reaction to his performance for the crew, and that's what the article decided to end with. Ok I’m calm once more
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Typical that I wrote so much about a song that I initially thought was going to be a breeze, since I knew I wouldn’t be able to link it to the greater themes. Guess that’s what made me rant about it in the first place. This one was a muuuuuuch more stunty post than the others in this series, and that’s also because this song is not like the others. It doesn’t belong here and I treated it as such. Tune in tomorrow for our regular scheduled programming, with the one and only Falling.
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xloockscreens · 13 days ago
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Pantalla de bloqueo/fondo de pantalla/fondo de watssapp. 『✧Don’t repost or claim as yours✦』
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m-u-s-i-c · 22 days ago
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What am I now? What am I now?  What if I'm someone I don't want around? I'm falling again, I', falling again, I'm falling What if I'm down? What if I'm out? What if I'm someone you won't talk about? I'm falling again, I'm falling again, I'm falling
Harry Styles, Falling 
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harryfilm · 22 days ago
Top 5 favorite Harry lyrics
omg this is such a good and a difficult one !
1. you’ve got my devotion, but man i can hate you sometimes
2. this thing upon me howls like a beast, you flower you feast
3. i’ve been praying, i never did before, understand i’m talking to the walls
4. you sunshine you temptress, my hand’s at risk i fold
5. fridge light washes this room white, moon dances over your good side
hmm i like fine line more as an album but i guess hs1 one liners spoke more to me ? this has been interesting
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hellish-cruelty · 23 days ago
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I Wholeheartedly agree to the statement. But the username makes me wanna walk my way through a cheap pack of cigarettes and hard liquor mixed with a bit of intellect.....
driving me crazy, but I'm into it, but I'm into it
I'm kind of into it
It's getting crazy, I think I'm losing it, I think I'm losing it...
I'm having your baby, it's none of your business...
PS: Oh no, I think I already resent this random rushed post and you bet I'm going to remember it too since this will be etched in the Tumblr rabbit hole pathway.
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