Cherry
Harry Styles Lyrics


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Don't you call him "baby"
We're not talking lately
Don't you call him what you used to call me

I, I confess
I can tell that you are at your best
I'm selfish so I'm hating it
I notice that
There's a piece of you in how I dress
Take it as a compliment

Don't you call him "baby"
We're not talking lately
Don't you call him what you used to call me

I, I just miss
I just miss your accent and your friends
Did you know I still talk to them?

Does he take you walking 'round his parents' gallery?

Don't you call him "baby"
We're not talking lately
Don't you call him what you used to call me

Don't you call him "baby"
We're not talking lately
Don't you call him what you used to call me

Coucou!
Tu dors?
Oh, j'suis désolée
Bah non
Nan c'est pas important




Ouais, on était à la plage, et maintenant
Parfait, ok!

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Harry Styles's song Cherry showcase the singer's vulnerability and pain as he sings about a past romance. The main theme of the song is jealousy, as Styles confesses that he is selfish and hating the fact that his former flame is seeing someone new. He pleads with her not to call this new person "baby" or use the name she used to call him.


Styles further reveals that he misses his ex's accent and friends, and that he still talks to them. He wonders if her new beau takes her to his parents' gallery, perhaps suggesting that his rival is more cultured or has more wealth than he does. Styles, in this song, showcases his emotional depth and exposes his insecurities, which adds to the overall impact of the track.


Overall, "Cherry" by Harry Styles is a moving ballad about a man's jealousy and heartache at the end of a relationship. Through the lyrics, he expresses his admiration for his ex's new partner, but ultimately desires the same love and attention he had received in their previous relationship. The melody itself is a blend of indie, folk, and rock and roll, with raw guitar riffs and hypnotic drums adding to the emotional intensity of the song.


Line by Line Meaning

Don't you call him "baby"
The singer is asking the listener not to call the person they are seeing currently by the same endearment they used to call him.


We're not talking lately
The singer mentions that he and the listener have not communicated with each other recently.


Don't you call him what you used to call me
The singer is requesting the listener to stop using the same phrase of endearment they used to refer to him when addressing the current person they are involved with.


I, I confess
The singer admits that he has some feelings to disclose.


I can tell that you are at your best
The singer acknowledges that the listener seems to be in a good place in their life.


I'm selfish so I'm hating it
The singer admits that as much as he is happy for the listener, he is still struggling to deal with it.


I notice that
The singer observes that there is something in his dressing style that is reminiscent of the listener.


There's a piece of you in how I dress
The singer is admitting that he has borrowed aspects of his personal style from the listener.


Take it as a compliment
The singer is telling the listener to take his imitating their fashion sense as a form of flattery.


I, I just miss
The singer is confessing that he misses some parts of his previous relationship.


I just miss your accent and your friends
The singer is specifying what he misses from the previous relationship.


Did you know I still talk to them?
The singer is further emphasizing that he has maintained contact with the previous partner's friends even after the relationship ended.


Does he take you walking 'round his parents' gallery?
The singer is inquiring whether the present partner takes the listener to visit his family's art collection.


Coucou!
The singer is saying hello.


Tu dors?
The singer is inquiring as to whether the listener is asleep.


Oh, j'suis désolée
The singer is apologizing for interrupting their sleep.


Bah non
The listener indicates that they are awake and not asleep.


Nan c'est pas important
The listener is indicating that it's alright for the singer to call and it's not a big deal.


Ouais, on était à la plage, et maintenant
The listener explains that they were with someone at the beach and that time has passed.


Parfait, ok!
The singer acknowledges the listener's explanation that time has passed and moves on to end the conversation on a positive note.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Harry Edward Styles, Sammy Witte, Thomas Edward Percy Hull, Tyler Sam Johnson, Jeffrey Nath Bhasker

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@Vanilla2821

Don't you call him baby
We're not talking lately
Don't you call him what you used to call me
I, I confess I can tell that you are at your best
I'm selfish so I'm hating it
I noticed that there's a piece of you in how I dress
Take it as a compliment
Don't you call him baby
We're not talking lately
Don't you call him what you used to call me
I, I just miss
I just miss your accent and your friends
Did you know I still talk to them?
Does he take you walking round his parents' gallery?
Don't you call him baby
We're not talking lately
Don't you call him what you used to call me
Don't you call him baby
We're not talking lately
Don't you call him what you used to call me
Coucou, tu dors?
Oh, j'suis désolée
Bah non
Nan, c'est pas marrant
Ouais, t'es à la plage et maintenant...
Parfait, allez



@swarna5971

Don't you call him "baby"
We're not talking lately
Don't you call him what you used to call me

I, I confess
I can tell that you are at your best
I'm selfish so I'm hating it

I notice that
There's a piece of you in how I dress
Take it as a compliment

Don't you call him "baby"
We're not talking lately
Don't you call him what you used to call me

I, I just miss
I just miss your accent and your friends
Did you know I still talk to them?

Does he take you walking 'round his parents' gallery?

Don't you call him "baby"
We're not talking lately
Don't you call him what you used to call me

Don't you call him "baby"
We're not talking lately
Don't you call him what you used to call me

Coucou!
Tu dors?
Oh, j'suis désolée
Bah non
Nan c'est pas important
Ouais, on était à la plage, et maintenant
Parfait, ok!



@veni9160

imagine being so mature to the point where you can put your ex's voice in your song?




giggles in petty


edit: i wrote this comment as a joke while crying over the album on release day edvfr if you have any opinions on who the song is about, please share them respectfully:)



All comments from YouTube:

@wiamyassine2082

I feel like "cherry" is not about a fruit and that he really means "chéri" wich means sweetheart or my love or something along those lines in french

@elenalinares1

Maybe you're right:O

@oceanecointet7134

Yes

@oceanecointet7134

It’s true i’ m french

@lidiasanchez1991

@@oceanecointet7134 well yeah, that would make perfect sense knowing that the song is about his ex

@livt9476

That's what I thought omg!x

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@lilianapedraza3790

Our boy harry was really in love...

@forsythiafey

yh bro

@magdalenaangelova3482

poor harry

@paulfurton7654

I know right? And that "I just, I just miss your accent and your friends. Did you know I still talk to them?"
Adore you and "Falling" has so many secret messages in it.

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