Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Kiwi, a lyrical analysis from Harry Styles the album

Kiwi, Song Meaning and Lyrical Interpretation

Similar to my last post, the lyrical analysis of Only Angel, Kiwi continues the rock and roll trope of singing about a cool, bad girl.
She worked her way through a cheap pack of cigarettes
Hard liquor mixed with a bit of intellect
And all the boys, they were saying they were into it
Such a pretty face, on a pretty neck

I always wondered why Harry deliberately decided to point at her neck. My best guess is that maybe he is excited to kiss her neck which is a sexy make out tradition.
She's driving me crazy,
but I'm into it, but I'm into it
I'm kinda into it It's getting crazy,
I think I'm losing it,
I think I'm losing it
I think she said "I'm having your baby, it's none of your business"
"I'm having your baby, it's none of your business"
"I'm having your baby, it's none of your business"
"I'm having your baby, it's none of your, it's none of your"
I know Harry Styles would never shade his boys from One Direction, but these lines always remind me of Louis and Liam who are already fathers at such an early age.  However, I think Harry is just trying to depict this girl as crazy but also bad and exciting. He's into it which is strange because a girl who wants to have your baby just for money and fame is a huge red flag.
It's New York, baby, always jacked up
Holland Tunnel for a nose, it's always backed up
When she's alone, she goes home to a cactus
In a black dress, she's such a such an actress
Her nose being backed up means she is doing cocaine. Once again, she is exciting in a bad way. "Goes home to a cactus" can mean going home to a prick- i.e that her current boyfriend is a prick.

The New York line and the black dress line reminds me of Taylor Swift; Taylor and Harry used to hang out in NYC a lot AND Taylor mentions a black dress in So It Goes. 👀 Sorry, that's just a thought I had because I was just listening to So It Goes a few minutes earlier.

The "she's such an actress," might not mean she is ACTUALLY an actress. Maybe she is just extra and dramatic.
She sits beside me like a silhouette
Hard candy dripping on me 'til my feet are wet
And now she's all over me, it's like I paid for it
It's like I paid for it, I'm gonna pay for this
I have already reacted to this line here.

Kiwi is a damn good song (even better in concert). I love the Rock and Roll vibes and the exciting-in-a-bad-way subject matter.

Why Did Harry Styles Name The Song Kiwi

I'm not sure but maybe the Hard Candy he mentioned above was Kiwi flavored. Take that for what you will 😉.

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  1. I think hard candy in some way,means d*ck cause the line by that words continues,H"candy drippin on till my feet are wet",and now she's all over me its its I've paid for it,this indicates somewhat something intimate between the bad girl and the boy

  2. Hard candy is c*m

  3. tough one.. hard candy dripping on me instantly makes me think pussy dripping, but then I puzzled over “hard” candy…

  4. I think it's about wap.& hard candy is his dick