Harry Styles
Harry Styles Lyrics


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Just stop your crying
It's a sign of the times
Welcome to the final show
Hope you're wearing your best clothes
You can't bribe the door on your way to the sky
You look pretty good down here
But you ain't really good
If we never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets?
The bullets
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets?
The bullets

Just stop your crying
It's a sign of the times
We gotta get away from here
We gotta get away from here
Just stop your crying
It'll be alright
They told me that the end is near
We gotta get away from here

Just stop your crying
Have the time of your life
Breaking through the atmosphere
And things are pretty good from here
Remember everything will be alright
We can meet again somewhere
Somewhere far away from here

We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets?
The bullets
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets?
The bullets

Just stop your crying
It's a sign of the times
We gotta get away from here
We gotta get away from here
Stop your crying
Baby, it will be alright
They told me that the end is near
We gotta get away from here

We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets?
The bullets
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets?
The bullets

We don't talk enough
We should open up
Before it's all too much
Will we ever learn?
We've been here before
It's just what we know

Stop your crying, baby
It's a sign of the times
We gotta get away
We got to get away
We got to get away
We got to get away
We got to get away
We got to, we got to (away)




We got to, we got to (away)
We got to, we got to (away)

Overall Meaning

Harry Styles's song "Sign of the Times" talks about the inevitable end that approaches us and emphasizes the need for us to get away from it. The opening lines 'Just stop your crying, it's a sign of the times' suggests that people should brace themselves for whatever might come their way since it's the "final show." It encourages people to be prepared for the end because it’s an event that will arrive no matter how much they try to ignore it. The second verse emphasizes the importance of learning from past mistakes, instead of always getting stuck and running from similar incidents. The line, 'We don't talk enough, we should open up' encourages people to have conversations about critical issues that affect them and society in general.


Overall, the song is an encouragement for people to face their fears and prepare themselves for whatever comes their way, while also learning from past mistakes. Its message is a call to live in the moment without qualms about what the future may hold. "Sign of the Times" also emphasizes the importance of change and working towards a better future.


• The song is the lead single on Harry Style's self-titled debut album.
• Harry Styles co-wrote the song with several songwriters including Jeff Bhasker, Mitch Rowland, Ryan Nasci, and Tyler Johnson.
• The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart.
• The introduction of the song was inspired by David Bowie's song 'Five Years' from his Ziggy Stardust album.
• The music video for the song was directed by French director Yoann Lemoine and was filmed over three days.
• Styles stated in an interview that the song was about the last conversation he had with someone, that it's "a mother telling her child that the world is going to end."
• It was the longest song to reach number one in the UK since 1996.
• It was included in the top 100 songs of 2017 by Billboard.
• The song won the 2018 BMI London Award for Pop Award.
• It was one of the songs performed by Styles in his first solo tour, Harry Styles: Live on Tour.


Chords: Am, D, Em, G, Cmaj7, B7sus4, Fadd9, Gsus4.


Line by Line Meaning

Just stop your crying
Crying won't help, it's time to be brave.


It's a sign of the times
This is how things are right now.


Welcome to the final show
This is the end, there's no going back.


Hope you're wearing your best clothes
Even though it's the end, it's important to look good.


You can't bribe the door on your way to the sky
No amount of money can cheat death.


You look pretty good down here
The world looks nice, but it's not enough.


But you ain't really good
Life isn't perfect and there's still sadness and pain.


If we never learn, we been here before
If we don't learn from our past, we're doomed to repeat it.


Why are we always stuck and running from
Why do we keep escaping our problems instead of confronting them?


The bullets?
The dangerous and negative things in life that we avoid.


Just stop your crying
Again, it's important to be brave in the face of adversity.


We gotta get away from here
We need to leave this place behind and move on.


It'll be alright
Things will eventually get better.


They told me that the end is near
People are predicting the end of the world, which is scary.


Have the time of your life
Despite everything, it's important to enjoy life while we can.


Breaking through the atmosphere
Moving beyond our current situation and rising above it.


And things are pretty good from here
After everything, life still has its good moments.


Remember everything will be alright
Things might look bad now, but they'll eventually improve.


We can meet again somewhere
Even if we're separated by distance, we can still come together.


Somewhere far away from here
A place where things are better and happier than they are now.


We don't talk enough
There's a lack of communication in our lives.


We should open up
We need to be more vulnerable and honest with each other.


Before it's all too much
Before our problems become overwhelming and we can no longer handle them.


Will we ever learn?
Will we ever change our ways and avoid repeating the same mistakes?


It's just what we know
We're used to living our lives this way, even though it's not always healthy.


Baby, it will be alright
Again, reassurance that things will turn out okay in the end.


We got to get away
Stress on the importance of leaving and moving on from our current situation.


We got to, we got to (away)
This line repeats to emphasize the urgency of the situation.




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

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Comments from YouTube:

@BullitenBoard7654

You’ll probably never read this but you have inspired so many people to follow there heart and have got me and so many others through hard times. I hope you know that. And I’m so excited for this! I know it will be an amazing hit just like all your other songs. ❤️

Edit: thx for all the likes

@cucumberererers

The only thing that is stopping me and Harry from getting married is the fact that we haven’t met.. 😂 😭

Tysm for the likes!

@The_Archer_2931

I hope he does read this💚

@esmeraldavasquez6825

@@cucumberererers x2

@amyjaramillo2328

absolutely right <3

@shahdalmasri9087

@@cucumberererers ikr

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@PatchQuiwa

I love how they showed the relationship was just going in circles. With Harry holding her, letting her go, and then keep coming back repeatedly. Then later on shows harry reaching out and chasing her but not being able to catch her anymore 🥺🥺 it’s not the same as it was.

@user-it4bf6ny7s

I love Harry

@cynchinq7401

Wait this is so sad bye ima cry now

@ayantika_dhali

Best explanation

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