From the Dining Table
Harry Styles Lyrics


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Woke up alone in this hotel room
Played with myself, where were you?
Fell back to sleep, I got drunk by noon
I've never felt less cool

We haven't spoke since you went away
Comfortable silence is so overrated
Why won't you ever be the first one to break?
Even the phone misses your call, by the way

I saw your friend that you know from work
He said you feel just fine
I see you gave him my old T-shirt
More of what was once mine

I see it's written, it's all over his face
Comfortable silence is so overrated
Why won't you ever say what you want to say?
Even my phone misses your call, by the way

Maybe one day you'll call me and tell me that you're sorry too
Maybe one day you'll call me and tell me that you're sorry too
Maybe one day you'll call me and tell me that you're sorry too
But you, you never do

Woke up the girl who looked just like you
I almost said your name

We haven't spoke since you went away
Comfortable silence is so overrated
Why won't you ever say what you want to say?
Even my phone misses your call
We haven't spoke since you went away
Comfortable silence is so overrated




Why won't you ever say what you want to say?
Even my phone misses your call, by the way

Overall Meaning

From the Dining Table by Harry Styles is a contemplative song about the aftermath of a breakup. The singer wakes up alone in a hotel room, reminiscing about the times spent with his ex-partner. He feels lonely and disconnected, playing with himself and getting drunk by noon. The silence between the couple is palpable and overrated, as neither is willing to make the first move towards reconciliation. The singer even misses his ex's phone calls, indicating that there is still some hope left for the relationship.


The lyrics reveal that the singer's ex-partner has moved on with her life, as evidenced by her friend's statement that she feels just fine. Furthermore, she has given away the singer's old T-shirt, which once belonged to her. The singer sees himself in the same T-shirt written all over the face of the friend, perhaps realizing that the relationship is a thing of the past. The second verse is a repetition of the first, with the addition of some hope that the ex-partner might call to apologize someday. However, this is unlikely to happen as she has never done so before. The song ends with the singer waking up a girl who looks just like his ex-partner, almost saying her name.


Line by Line Meaning

Woke up alone in this hotel room
The singer woke up in a hotel room by himself, feeling isolated and lonely.


Played with myself, where were you?
The singer feels neglected by their partner, who is not present to satisfy their sexual needs.


Fell back to sleep, I got drunk by noon
The singer is struggling to cope with their emotions and turns to alcohol as a way to escape.


I've never felt less cool
The artist feels uncool and undesirable due to their current situation.


We haven't spoke since you went away
The artist and their partner have not communicated since their separation.


Comfortable silence is so overrated
The singer questions the value of the silence that has formed between them and their partner, finding it unsatisfactory.


Why won't you ever be the first one to break?
The singer wishes their partner would take the initiative to break the tension between them and start a conversation.


Even the phone misses your call, by the way
The artist misses their partner's presence so much that even their phone seems to crave their attention.


I saw your friend that you know from work
The artist saw someone who knows their partner from their workplace.


He said you feel just fine
The artist is told that their partner seems to be doing well without them.


I see you gave him my old T-shirt
The singer notices that their partner has given their old shirt to someone else, which makes them feel replaced.


More of what was once mine
The artist reflects on how much they have lost, as their partner seems to be moving on without them.


I see it's written, it's all over his face
The singer sees the evidence of their partner's feelings on their friend's face.


Why won't you ever say what you want to say?
The singer wishes their partner would communicate their true feelings instead of hiding behind comfortable silence.


Maybe one day you'll call me and tell me that you're sorry too
The singer hopes that their partner feels remorse for the way they have treated them and will one day apologize.


But you, you never do
The artist acknowledges that their partner has never taken responsibility for their actions.


Woke up the girl who looked just like you
The artist was reminded of their partner when they woke up next to someone who resembled them.


I almost said your name
The singer almost called out their partner's name by mistake.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
Written by: Alex Raymond Salibian, Harry Edward Styles, Jeffrey Nath Bhasker, Mitchell Kristopher Rowland, Ryan Thomas Nasci, Tyler Sam Johnson

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@alibreton

Woke up alone in this hotel room
Played with myself, where were you?
Fell back to sleep, I got drunk by noon
I've never felt less cool
We haven't spoke since you went away
Comfortable silence is so overrated
Why won't you ever be the first one to break?
Even my phone misses your call, by the way
I saw your friend that you know from work
He said you feel just fine
I see you gave him my old t-shirt
More of what was once mine
I see it's written, it's all over his face
Comfortable silence is so overrated
Why won't you ever say what you want to say?
Even my phone misses your call, by the way
Maybe one day you'll call me and tell me that you're sorry too
Maybe one day you'll call me and tell me that you're sorry too
Maybe one day you'll call me and tell me that you're sorry too
But you, you never do
Woke up the girl who looked just like you
I almost said your name
We haven't spoke since you went away
Comfortable silence is so overrated
Why won't you ever say what you want to say?
Even my phone misses your call
We haven't spoke since you went away
Comfortable silence is so overrated
Why won't you ever say what you want to say?
Even my phone misses your call, by the way



@1Dforlife

This song calmed my heart.
This song calmed my mind.
This song healed my soul.
This song helped me like nobody else did.
This song changed my heartbeat.
This song hugs me whenever I need it.
I will never be able to explain how much I love this song.
I will never be able to thank him for this song.
But one I know is that I WILL NEVER FORGET THIS SONG.
THIS SONG HAS MY HEART.
Thank you Harry, love you❤️



@shesthatgirl7

Has anyone ever noticed how most of Harry's music videos have displayed some sort of distress? The Falling mv is about slowly getting overcome with so much emotion that you start to drown in it,and he just keeps playing the piano, not seeing what is happening around him until it's too late. And then, when it drains out, he is panting really hard, showing that he is still in pain, but its getting better. The adore you mv shows a boy who is different from others, and is so much of an outcast that he brings
himself to the water, and puts rocks in his pockets so he can, you know, sink. And then he meets the fish who is having the same problem as him, and
he realized that they need eachother. He saved fish, and the fish saved him. Later when the fish leaves him, he follows, using his jar of screams from earlier
in the video to get his boat moving. He turned the negative in his life into a way to save himself and others. The Sign of the Times mv shows him flying, and when you connect itto the song,.you realize that he is flying because he is saying "it's time for you to go, dont worry, it will be okay". Like, we always
talk about Louis losing his family, and Zayns mental health, and Liams alcohol abuse, and Nialls physical struggles with his injuries and stuff, and all of that is horrible, but think about harry. He has gotten the most negative attention in the band since the beginning because of his "bad boy" and "womanizer" image. He has had to face so many people calling
him a "sex symbol" and the f slur TO HIS FACE. His stepfather Robin, who heabsolutely adored, passed away. Louis' mom, Jay, who was like a motherto him, passed away. Fizz, who was like a sister to him, passed away. One of his best friends killed themself, years ago, and be slightly talked about it during his interview with Zane Lowe, saying that
he always asks how people are because "you wish you could have just asked
'are you okay? just one last time". His
first real girlfriend, Carolin killed herself in February, because of all of the hate she was getting. He probably felt guilty because a lot of the hate she got
was because she dated him. And then he had to perform 'Falling" live, just a few days later. And there were so many other things that happened to him that
month. He had a show cancelled on his birthday, he was robbed at knifepoint That's literally his life. I feel like everyone always assumes that he is such a happy person, when in reality, he has gone through so much more than most people should ever have to. We need to think more about his mental health, and how
he is doing. This man devotes his life to
trying to make sure his fans are happy in
their own skin, and feel supported. We should do the same for him.
(Btw, I am 15 years old. I wanted to say my age so that people understand that you are never too young to understand, or try to make a difference when you see something that needs to be changed.)



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@katrinabalta1226

Comfortable silence is so overrated. And this song so underrated. (

@sophierose7

Agreed

@muskanbakes

No it's not

@spookyscaryskelies2187

Lol, I read this as he said it. It was just 🥺💕

@sophierose7

@@rawrbrochiosauras ahhh I stannn

@caitlin7617

Sadly

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@marina-ox5ef

the fact that when he sings 'maybe one day you'll call me and tell me that you're sorry too' in an optimistic tone and then it drops with the 'but you, you never do' makes me so sad. I'm crying now. bye.

@nm5836

I wanted to call but i didn't - Zayn Malik
Can't even text ya, cause my fingers ain't working - again Zayn Malik

@marina-ox5ef

we can't even be on the phone now-louis tomlinson
now I'm asking my friends how to say I'm sorry-again louis tomlinson

@nm5836

@@marina-ox5ef Hi Marina :)
So i have been asking this question to many people but haven't got a reply yet. Can you please help me out?
This song says "we haven't spoke since you went away". I have heard many Larries saying Harry and Lou are still in contact, even married. Okay, leave the marriage part. But yes Harry was there at the time Lou's mom wasn't well and all. And this song was written around that time. So time period is relevant. Also he showed up with other boys to support Lou at x factor.
So why does this song look like talking about a person he doesn't talk at all.

Don't take me wrong, i respect your theory. This is a genuine doubt. Just wanna know..

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