Our list looks at the Real Meanings Behind the Songs On Harry Styles’ Harry’s House album. Harry Styles released Harry’s House was released in 2022. This is his third solo album. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 charts. Harry’s House sold 521,500 copies in its first week. The album made it to number one in multiple countries. The songs on the album are pop, funk, rock and r&b music. Harry Styles wanted to do an introspective album about what’s going on in his head. We will delve into the meanings behind the songs on the album once we get to our list. The album features the singles “As It Was,” “Late Night Talking” and “Music for a Sushi Restaurant.” “As It Was” peaked at number one on the Hot 100 charts. “Late Night Talking,” “Music for a Sushi Restaurant” and “Matilda” peaked in the Top 10.
# 1 – Music for a Sushi Restaurant
The first song on our list of the Real Meanings Behind the Songs On Harry Styles’ Harry’s House album is “Music for a Sushi Restaurant.” The song has a pop, funk and r&b beat. This is the third single from the album. The song is about a man on a date with the woman he loves at a restaurant. He uses metaphors to describe how attracted he is to the woman in the restaurant with him. He thinks she’s sweet like ice cream and bubble gum. We don’t have to tell you what he wants to do with the ice cream and bubble gum.
He uses other food to talk about his feelings for her, but you get the point. The song doesn’t feature many lyrics, but he expresses how much he wants to be with the woman in the restaurant. He wants to get intimate with her because he’s extremely attracted to her. Here is some trivia about the song. Harry Styles initially wanted this song title to be the album title, but his producers didn’t think it was a good idea. They decided to go with the title they used instead of this one. The popular track peaked at number eight on the Hot 100 charts. The single sold over 500,000 copies.
# 2 – Late Night Talking
The next song on our list of the Real Meanings Behind the Songs On Harry Styles’ Harry’s House album is “Late Night Talking.” The song has an r&b beat. “Late Night Talking” is the second single from Harry’s House. The track is about a man who likes someone and wants to spend all of his time with her. It doesn’t matter what they are doing. They could stay up all night talking. They could travel to another place. He wants to make sure the person he loves is happy. Harry Styles is willing to be there when she’s feeling down. His goal is to make her feel happier. The singer is talking about the start of a new relationship and how it feels to want to make the person you love feel good.
There are fans and critics who believe this song is about actress Olivia Wilde. He doesn’t say her name at all on the album, but he left clues that made them think the song is about her. He talks about her camera so that made people believe the lyric was a nod at her career as a director. The single peaked at number three on the Hot 100 charts. The song sold over 500,000 copies.
# 3 – Grapejuice
The song has an r&b beat. “Grapejuice” is about a man who wants to buy the woman he loves flowers, but he changes his mind and decides to buy her wine. He does talk about having the “grapejuice” blues. He is dealing with some issues in his relationship. Despite their issues, he is in love with her. He can’t see his life without her in it. He indicates that he’s been with her for years. He can’t picture his life without the woman he loves. Harry Styles takes a jab at a former relationship in this song. He wants to do more in this relationship than he did in his previous relationships. The singer doesn’t want to make the same mistakes he made with his former girlfriends. He loves her and doesn’t want to ruin the relationship.
You can also look at the lyrics a different way. He could be talking about the pain he feels and uses “grapejuice” to cope with it. The singer/songwriter talks about being miserable, but he has a bottle of wine to make him feel better. Harry Styles left the meaning open so the listeners can interpret it the way they see fit. The song wasn’t released as a single, but it did peak at number 15 on the Hot 100 charts.
# 4 – As It Was
The song has a synth pop beat. This is the first single from the album. Harry Styles wrote this song about the changes you go through in life. The singer talked about how he felt lonely and experienced loss. He wanted to talk about growing as a person after dealing with heartache. Harry Styles discusses how it feels to lose yourself and find yourself again. He talks about how people want you to be different things for different people. He talks about the loss he feels, but he keeps the situation vague. He could be talking about a relationship.
He makes veiled comments to indicate that he’s talking about a woman in his life. He could also be talking about a family member. He mentions his childhood in the song. He makes reference to his father in the song. The singer explains that there’s something keeping them from getting together or getting along. Harry Styles talks about how the relationship isn’t the same “as it was” and he’s made peace with that realization. He decides he’s ready to move on with his life. He leaves this open so his fans can interpret it how they see fit. The track reached number one on the Hot 100 charts. The song sold over two million copies.
# 5 – Daylight
The next song on our list for the Real Meanings Behind the Songs On Harry Styles’ Harry’s House album is “Daylight.” The song has a pop sound. “Daylight” is about him missing someone he loves. He blames the “daylight” for why he’s missing the person he loves. He’s frustrated over dealing with a long distance relationship. He feels like the distance is causing problems in his relationship. He feels like she doesn’t return his feelings for her. Harry Styles wants to be near her, but she doesn’t feel the same way. The singer gets frustrated with her actions because he would do anything to be close to her, but she doesn’t return the feelings.
He is willing to wait for her if she changes her mind about how she feels. People thought the song was about his ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift has a song with the same title so people began to whisper about whether she was the subject of his song. Harry Styles denied that the song was about her. The singer did admit that he was obsessed with something that’s wrong for him. The song wasn’t released as a single, but it peaked at number 13 on the Hot 100 singles charts.
# 6 – Little Freak
The song has an indie pop sound. The song is about a relationship that was over before it began. He wasn’t happy about the way the relationship ended. He admitted that he didn’t treat her right. He disrespected her every chance he got. He talked about how he messed up in the relationship. She breaks up with him to be with someone else. He accepts that she’s moved on, but he keeps thinking about her. The relationship ended before they became physically intimate with each other. He doesn’t worry about who she goes to anymore because she’s moved on with someone new. He couldn’t stop thinking about her. He wasn’t proud of himself for letting her go before they could be a couple.
He calls the woman he’s talking about a “little freak.” He wanted to talk about the way she turned him on when he wanted her. He ponders on what could have been if they got together. He realizes that it doesn’t matter what’s going on with her since she is with someone else. This track was another song that wasn’t released as a single. The song did make it to the charts in the United States. The song peaked at number 14 on the Hot 100 charts.
# 7 – Matilda
The song has a folk beat. “Matilda” is a song about a girl who is treated badly by her family. Her family wasn’t there for her and never showed her any love. They hurt her to a point where she doesn’t feel anything anymore. He wants her to have the strength to walk away from her family because they are toxic. Matilda went through family issues that were so terrible that it stayed with her for the rest of her life. She stayed loyal to them despite what they did to her. Harry Styles wanted to know why she was loyal to her family. He tells the girl’s story without being involved in it.
He wonders why she would go back to her family, but it wasn’t his place to make her situation about him. He wanted the narrative to be about her. “Matilda” couldn’t see what her family did to her so he wanted to make her aware of it. “Matilda” is based on a real person. “Matilda” isn’t her real name. He came up with the song after he heard the story from his friend. He’s not going to give the name or the person’s gender. Harry Styles wanted to write this song so the real “Matilda” would know that he was listening to her. The track peaked at number nine on the Hot 100 charts.
# 8 – Cinema
The track has an r&b beat. “Cinema” is about a relationship. The track is about the sexy side of a new relationship. He talks about what happens during the early stages of a relationship. The song is about sex. He is very descriptive about what he wants to do to her. He uses “Cinema” to describe how he feels about her. People thought this song was about actress Olivia Wilde because he has clues that could lead to the song being about her. He talks about movies and that could be nod to the actress. The “As It Was” singer mentions the word “pop” in the song, which is a nod to his career.
He also mentions the word darling in the song. It made people think this song was about Olivia Wilde because she is in a movie with “darling” in the title. People asked him about whether this song is about the actress. He only admitted that he wrote about what he knew. He wouldn’t confirm or deny whether the song is about her. Here is a fun fact about the song. Singer John Mayer played guitar on this track. He had feelings for Olivia Wilde too. He wrote a song about the actress.
# 9 – Daydreaming
The song has an r&b beat. “Daydreaming” is about how being in love is like daydreaming. He wants her to give him all of her love so he can think about when she’s gone. He wants her to give him something to think about when they’re not together. He talks about being naïve when it comes to love. He wants to keep thinking about his ex even though they aren’t together anymore. He wants to know if he can still think about her even though he’s moved on with his life.
He wants something to remember her by. The singer wants her to give him something to dream about while he’s away from her. The song is about lust and fantasizing. There were people who thought the song was about Olivia Wilde. They thought he was talking about “daydreaming” about the actress. He won’t come out and admit who the song is about, but it might not be that hard to figure out who he’s talking about in the song.
# 10 –Keep Driving
The next song on our list for the Real Meanings Behind the Songs On Harry Styles’ Harry’s House album is “Keep Driving.” The song has a folk and pop beat. He talks about the couple going on a road trip. They want an escape from what’s going on around them. They are on a fun adventure and want to keep driving to escape their problems. Harry Styles goes into detail about the things they did together. They want to continue their relationship and ignore the problems they face because of the media as well as other reasons they are dealing with troubles. He wants to ignore what’s happening around them and focus on their relationship.
He acknowledges how crazy the world is, but he doesn’t know if they should just ignore what’s happening. He chooses to focus on something good like their relationship. He wants to keep doing what he’s doing instead of worrying about what’s going on in the world. The song peaked at number 25 on the Hot 100 charts.
# 11 – Satellite
The song has a pop beat. The song is about him wanting to get closer to a woman he loves. He uses “satellite” as a metaphor for his personal life. He is around the woman, but she doesn’t want to get any closer to him. She chooses to keep him at a distance. He thinks they are both lonely and wishes they would get closer and get together. He discusses how he has to wait for her to decide if they should be together. He tries his best to get her to notice him so they could be together.
He continues to tell the woman that they should be together. The “Watermelon Sugar” singer can tell that she wants to be with him and he wants her to notice him. He lets her know that he’s waiting for her to let him in because he’s right here for her. He doesn’t indicate if this is about a current relationship or someone he wanted to be with before. It’s up to the listeners to decide who he’s singing about in the song. The song peaked at number 21 on the Hot 100 charts.
# 12 – Boyfriends
The song has a folk and pop beat. “Boyfriends” is an anthem about boyfriends who don’t treat their women right. He talks about how they take their girlfriends for granted. He thinks they are hard to understand. Harry Styles criticizes the men who don’t treat them the way they should be treated. He gives listeners his opinion about how men act around the women they are supposed to love. He goes into detail about how they think their women are easy even though they aren’t. Harry Styles was inspired to write this song because of the way men treated his sister and his friends.
Harry Styles wanted to bring attention to the way he acted towards women. He wanted to bring attention to his own behavior. He also witnessed other men treating women badly. He grew up watching his sister date men who didn’t treat her the way she deserved. He also got tired of watching his female friends get treated badly. He noticed that they didn’t treat them nicely. He wanted to show how easy it would be to get caught up in your emotions and to keep going back to men who don’t deserve the women they have in their lives. Female fans seemed to enjoy the song because it wasn’t a single, but it managed to crack the Top 40 on the Hot 100 charts.
# 13 – Love of My Life
The last song on our list for the Real Meanings Behind the Songs On Harry Styles’ Harry’s House album is “Love of My Life.” The song has a pop beat. “Love of My Life” is about him leaving his home life behind. It sounds like he’s talking about love, but he’s not. He’s talking about the love he has for his hometown. He talks about getting emotional about not being able to go home because he’s always on the road. He didn’t want to leave his hometown behind, but he had to go. He doesn’t know what will happen while he’s gone. He wrote a love letter to his town in England. He thought it was a great way to pay tribute to his hometown. He went into details about the memories he had growing up in England. The song reached number 29 on the Hot 100 charts.
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