Saturday, December 2, 2017

Ever Since New York, a lyrical analysis from Harry Styles the album

Ever Since New York, Song Meaning and Lyrical Interpretation

Ever Since New York is an interesting song because I am unable to pinpoint what exactly it is about. It's definitely a sad song, but Harry is vague when he is telling his story.
Tell me something, tell me something
You don’t know nothing, just pretend you do
I need something, tell me something new
Choose your words, 'cause there's no antidote
For this curse, oh, what's it waiting for?
Must this hurt you just before you go?
Harry has received some bad news. He wants someone to tell him something new - something good, something hopeful. He wants them to pretend everything will be alright but he knows that it won't.
Brooklyn saw me, empty at the news
There's no water inside this swimming pool
 Almost over, had enough from you
And I've been praying, I never did before
Understand I'm talking to the walls
I've been praying ever since New York
I read somewhere that, "There's no water inside this swimming pool," means that he's cried so much that he doesn't have tears left. Maybe the phone call he received or the first time he heard the news, it was in New York. This song MAY be about Robin Twist, his stepfather, who died earlier this year. Maybe Harry had heard about his cancer diagnosis worsening. I do NOT think this song is about Taylor Swift AT ALL even though New York was the setting of their romance. The song sounds too serious to be about a romantic break up. If it is about Robin Twist, I am so sad; I cannot imagine loosing a loved one to cancer.




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