Saturday, April 25, 2020

Watermelon Sugar, a lyrical analysis from Fine Line, a Harry Styles album

Watermelon Sugar, Song Meaning and Lyrical Interpretation

Watermelon Sugar is a chill song about comparing the feeling of eating watermelon on a hot day to being infatuated with someone.

Tastes like strawberries on a summer evenin '
And it sounds just like a song 
I want more berries and that summer feelin' 
It's so wonderful and warm

This is a beautiful verse. You can just imagine it being a hot, summer day and taking a bite out of a really nice fruit and savoring every taste and moment. Summer is a gorgeous season. The sun is in the sky, you can feel the warmth on your skin, you want to feel cool things like ice cream and watermelon. Personally, I LOVE watermelon - it is one of my favorite fruits.

Summer can also be synonymous with abundance. Many fruits have been harvested or many are about to be harvested. Strawberries, berries, watermelon - these are all fruits that quench your thirst in a healthy way on a summer day.

Harry Styles is trying to say this feeling of love or infatuation, feels like chilling with some strawberries on a nice summer day.

Breathe me in, breathe me out
I don't know if I could ever go without
I'm just thinking out loud
I don't know if I could ever go without 
Watermelon sugar high
The "Breathe me in, breathe me out," line reminds me of mindfulness and meditation. Mindfulness is all about savoring the present moment. Harry wants to truly savor the feeling he is feeling right now.

What is "Watermelon sugar high" ? I think it is everything he is describing in this song. It's the joy you feel savoring a beautiful summer evening.
Strawberries on a summer evenin'
Baby, you're the end of June
I want your belly and that summer feelin'
Getting washed away in you
"I want your belly and that summer feelin'," is an interesting and weird line. I like to imagine him and his lover at the beach and he is resting his head in their lap. "Getting washed away in you," also alludes to the waves of a beach.

Other thoughts

  • Many people would say this song is actually about sex. That probably is it LMAO. But thanks for reading my very PG analysis of this song! xD
  • I really like this song! I think I will love it even more in the summer. Interesting how Harry released this album in December but the first two songs both are Summer songs!  Golden is about the sun and Watermelon Sugar is about watermelon - both essential ingredients to a great Summer!!
Harry tweeted this catchy saying! And yeah, I can kindof see it. I love how both songs are about fruits! However, the two songs are very different in their messaging. Kiwi is about a crazy woman and being super excited and feeling intense about love. Kiwi is such a rock anthem. Watermelon Sugar is chill and more wholesome.

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

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  2. this analysis made me like the song and appreciate it so much more- summer=happiness in my brain

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