Saturday, October 14, 2017

Carolina, a lyrical analysis from Harry Styles the album

I know I am doing a lyrical analysis of Carolina but I gotta say this may be one of the most straightforward songs on the album. But I must talk about every song so let's get started.



Carolina is a song about Harry meeting this new, exciting girl and being memorized by her. This may play on boy-band fangirl tendencies where girls imagine their celebrity crush falling in love with them. Harry emphasizes that this girl is NOT a celebrity - she is a regular small town girl, i.e Carolina. This makes fangirls relate to the song and this girl.

"Towns, better swim before you drown": Towns is actually a name - the name of the girl he wrong this about. If you watch any of his performances of this song, you can see that he has now changed the lyrics to Towne. Why? Because even though he thought this girl was so exciting and special, he didn't know her actual name until after the song was released. Sorta lame, Harry.

I'm sure Harry was smiling to himself when he wrote the "Town" pun. Harry loves puns.

She's a good girl: This line is repeated in the song and marks the chorus. It's supposed to be a fun, sassy, sexy line. There's also a theory that this song may be about cocaine. I don't subscribe to it as I don't think Harry is a coke-head. She feels so good is the line which many people say could relate to cocaine, but I just feel he is talking about the girl.

I know this one was short but I promise I have a lot to say about Two Ghosts as that one has more depth!

Do you agree or do you interpret these lyrics differently? Let me know what you think in the comments below. 


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