Canyon Moon
Harry Styles Lyrics


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You gotta see it to believe it
Sky never looked so blue
So hard to leave it
That's what I always do
So I keep thinking back to
A time under the canyon moon

The world's happy waiting
Doors yellow, broken, blue
I heard Jenny saying
"Go get the kids from school"
And I keep thinking back to
A time under the canyon moon

I'll be gone too long from you

Staring at the ceiling
Two weeks and I'll be home
Carry the feeling
Through Paris, all through Rome
And I'm still thinking back to
A time under the canyon moon

I'm going, oh, I'm going
I'm going, oh, I'm going
I'm going, oh, I'm going home

I'm going, oh, I'm going
I'm going, oh, I'm going
I'm going, oh, I'm going home

Quick pause in conversation
She plays songs I've never heard
An old lover's hippie music
Pretends not to know the words
And I keep thinking back to
A time under the canyon moon

I'll be gone too long from you

I'm going, oh, I'm going
I'm going, oh, I'm going
I'm going, oh, I'm going home

I'm going, oh, I'm going
I'm going, oh, I'm going
I'm going, oh, I'm going home

I'm going, oh, I'm going




I'm going, oh, I'm going
I'm going, oh, I'm going home (hey)

Overall Meaning

The song "Canyon Moon" by Harry Styles is a nostalgic tribute to a bygone era of freedom and carefree living. The lyrics describe the singer's longing for the simpler times he experienced under the canyon moon, where the sky was blue and he was free to roam. The first verse suggests that the singer finds it difficult to leave this idyllic place, which could be a metaphor for a more innocent time or a physical location he once visited. The second verse makes a reference to Jenny and her children, perhaps to emphasize the contrast between the singer's carefree wanderings and the stability of a family life. However, the singer's nostalgia pulls him back to memories of the canyon moon.


The chorus of the song is a repetition of the phrase "I'm going home," which suggests that the singer is traveling away from the canyon moon towards somewhere else, perhaps back to his more mundane everyday life. However, he is always drawn back to the memories of this mystical place. The third verse of the song describes a brief encounter between the singer and a woman who plays him songs he has never heard before. This woman could be a symbol for someone who represents the free-spiritedness and carefree lifestyle of the past, but also a reminder of the singer's impending departure from the canyon moon.


Line by Line Meaning

You gotta see it to believe it
This place is so extraordinary that you can't fully understand its beauty until you see it with your own eyes.


Sky never looked so blue
The sky in this place is so intensely blue that it stands out as particularly beautiful.


So hard to leave it
Once you experience this place, it can be extremely difficult to tear yourself away.


That's what I always do
Despite how hard it is to leave, the artist has a pattern of doing just that.


So I keep thinking back to
Memories of this special place keep surfacing in the artist's mind.


A time under the canyon moon
Specifically, the singer is reminiscing about a moment they experienced under the moon in a canyon.


The world's happy waiting
Despite the singer's own reluctance to leave this place, the rest of the world is waiting for them outside of it.


Doors yellow, broken, blue
The world beyond this special place is imperfect, and the artist notices this through the colorful array of doors around them.


I heard Jenny saying
The artist is surrounded by familiar voices, which serve as a reminder of the life waiting for them outside of this place.


"Go get the kids from school"
Jenny's comment reminds the artist of their responsibilities in the real world, such as picking up children from school.


I'll be gone too long from you
The singer acknowledges that their time away from their loved ones will be harder and longer than they initially thought.


Staring at the ceiling
The artist is away from home and can't sleep, so they stare at the ceiling to pass the time.


Two weeks and I'll be home
Although the singer is counting down the days until they return home, two weeks still seems like a long time to be away from their loved ones.


Carry the feeling
The singer is bringing the special feeling they experienced in this place with them on their travels.


Through Paris, all through Rome
The singer's travels take them through Paris and Rome, but the memories of the special place they visited still stay with them.


Quick pause in conversation
The artist is having a conversation with someone, but there is a brief interruption in the discussion.


She plays songs I've never heard
During the pause, the artist notices that the other person is playing music they are not familiar with.


An old lover's hippie music
The music being played reminds the singer of an old love interest who had an affinity for hippie music.


Pretends not to know the words
Even though the singer recognizes the music, they pretend not to know the words to the song being played by the other person.


I'm going, oh, I'm going
The artist repeats this line multiple times, emphasizing their desire to move forward and leave this place behind.


I'm going home
Despite the beautiful memories made in this place, the artist's ultimate goal is to return home to their loved ones.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Harry Edward Styles, Thomas Edward Percy Hull, Mitchell Kristopher Rowland

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@martagoncalves2902

You gotta see it to believe it
Sky never looked so blue
So hard to leave it
That's what I always do
So I keep thinking back to
A time under the canyon moon
The world's happy waiting
Doors yellow, broken, blue
I heard Jenny saying
"Go get the kids from school"
And I keep thinking back to
A time under the canyon moon
I'll be gone too long from you
Staring at the ceiling
Two weeks and I'll be home
Carry the feeling
Through Paris, all through Rome
And I'm still thinking back to
A time under the canyon moon
I'm going, oh, I'm going
I'm going, oh, I'm going
I'm going, oh, I'm going home
I'm going, oh, I'm going
I'm going, oh, I'm going
I'm going, oh, I'm going home
Quick pause in conversation
She plays songs I've never heard
An old lover's hippie music
Pretends not to know the words
And I keep thinking back to
A time under the canyon moon
I'll be gone too long from you
I'm going, oh, I'm going
I'm going, oh, I'm going
I'm going, oh, I'm going home
I'm going, oh, I'm going
I'm going, oh, I'm going
I'm going, oh, I'm going home
I'm going, oh, I'm going
I'm going, oh, I'm going
I'm going, oh, I'm going home (hey)



All comments from YouTube:

@toriwilson36

Why do all of his songs sound like they're straight out of a movie

@Yiniswatching

Because this is quality content

@mallikak1160

I too feel the same

@anaistomlinson8022

@@mallikak1160 yeah, I feel the same.

@TheMelocoton7777

Why is this so true

@arresteddevelopment2158

Cause they are...

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@AnaMartinez-pw3bf

Say it with me CANYON MOON DESERVES BETTER. Some of y’all really have the dignity to put her at the bottom of rankings.

@user-bk9lr2pm2y

ok literally i love this song so much like i would let this song play at my wedding and my funeral because it is EVERYTHING and it’s still at the bottom of my list because the album is so good.

@Someone-fn3ij

the bottom of the list only means we prefer others, not that we think its BAD. never skip it :)

@fermartinez7182

At first this song doesn´t like me idk why, but now i´m in love, you just should pay attention, it´s art, the whole album <3

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