Harry Styles’ new song ‘Boyfriends’ reveals his thoughts on dating

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Harry Styles' new song 'Boyfriends' reveals his thoughts on dating

Copyright: James Devaney

Copyright: James Devaney

Good morning to all the Harries out there – Harry’s house is finally here and we have never been ever been happier! As we all slog through Harry Styles’ third studio album once or twice (ok, maybe 100 times), we find little tidbits and “Aha!” Moments that make us realize we’ve fully picked up (or missed) the clues Harry left along the way.

Take for example the 12th song on the album, “Boyfriends”.

The track that debuted first on the don’t worry darling The actor’s first and second appearances at the Coachella music festival drew a roar from fans in the crowd as he introduced the song with the words “Friends everywhere, f**k you.”

And while we felt that this song might be about friends wronging their partners, Harry further clarified the meaning behind “boyfriends” lyrics Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1.

“It’s both acknowledging my own behavior. It’s about the behavior I’ve seen,” he revealed. “I grew up with a sister, so you watch her date people and you watch friends date people, and sometimes people aren’t very nice to each other.”

“Boyfriends” is a choppy yet melodic guitar song that shares the struggles that come with meeting someone who’s a “fool” and “just knows how to get under their skin.”

The pop star also slams men for their role in bad relationships, claiming that friends “take you for granted” and “misunderstand” their partners.

Overall, the song feels like a deep analysis and reflection on the pleasing stance men can take in love and relationships, giving us a track that tears up awful boyfriends and the mindless behavior of their partners that allow them to continue being inside her return life to act this way.

The song begins with the reversed intro “Hoo, Niaga ti ta kcab er’uoy, loof,” which when played forward translates to “Ooh Fool, you’re back at it again.”

Throughout the song, Harry speaks directly to the “fool” of the relationship, who can be viewed as the lover who continues to put up with the “boyfriend”.

“Weekend when you’re deep in it he secretly starts drinking / It’s getting hard to know what he’s thinking,” Harry laments, signaling that the relationship is obviously strained where the ‘he’ prefers it to his partner not to say what’s on his mind, even though the partner is trying to get “he” to say his thoughts.

While Harry’s examination of the behavior of bad friends is central to the song, the “As It Was” singer takes the time to question the lover’s inability to leave such a stormy and seemingly toxic relationship, singing: “You’re no closer to him / Now you’re halfway home, only call you if you don’t want to be alone / No, and you leave. Why? You do not know.”

Don’t you think we got it right? Here are the full lyrics to Boyfriends, courtesy of Genius, so you can analyze throughout the day. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’ll keep thinking about reconsidering “Music for a Sushi Restaurant” – see you there, bb.

[Intro]
hoo
Niaga ti ta kcab er’uoy, Loof

[Verse 1]
Friends, they think you’re so simple
They take you for granted
They don’t know, they just misunderstand

[Refrain]
You
You, you’re at it again

[Verse 2]
Weakened when you go deep
He secretly starts drinking
It’s getting hard to know what he’s thinking

[Refrain]
You
Love a fool who knows how to get under your skin
You
You still open the door

[Bridge]
You are no closer to him
Now you are halfway home
Only calls you when
Don’t wanna be alone
Oh and you go
Why? You do not know

[Verse 3]
Friends, are you just pretending?
They don’t tell you where to go
And you know the game never ends

[Refrain]
You
You lie with him while you stay in the daydream
You
Feel like a fool, you’re at it again

[Outro]
Oh

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