Him
Harry Styles Lyrics


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So you were right, there's always two
The one who stays and the one who's leaving you
Hear me out, my apologies
'Cause I'm not here for sympathy

'Cause I don't wanna hear about him
How he is holding you better at night
And I don't wanna hear about him
In these songs you continue to write
I was with you when you wrote that line
It was me that you had on your mind
So I don't wanna hear about him

That nice dress in my wildest dreams
The lipstick stains you left still on my sheets
When I hear "amazing eyes"
It breaks my heart every time

'Cause I don't wanna hear about him
How he is holding you better at night
And I don't wanna hear about him
In these songs you continue to write
I was with you when you wrote that line
It was me that you had on your mind
So I don't wanna hear about him

Do you know what it's like
To fall in love from the outside?
And I don't know
But I've been trying for you, for me
Now I know what it's like
To fall in love from the outside

'Cause I don't wanna hear about him
How he is holding you better at night
I don't wanna hear about him
And these songs you continue to write
I was with you when you wrote that line
It was me that you had on your mind
I don't wanna hear about him

Is he holding you better at night?




Is it me running into your mind?
I still think about you all the time

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Him" by Harry Styles and Taylor Swift delve into the complexities of a past relationship where one person struggles with feelings of jealousy and heartbreak as their former partner moves on to someone else. The first verse sets the stage by acknowledging the duality in relationships, highlighting the contrast between the one who stays and the one who leaves. The singer expresses a mix of regret and defiance, apologizing for not seeking sympathy while also asserting their need to be heard and understood.


As the song progresses, the singer reveals their pain over hearing about the new person in their ex-partner's life. They are particularly sensitive to the details, such as how this new person holds their ex-partner at night and inspires the songs they write. The lyrics convey a sense of betrayal and longing, as the singer recalls intimate moments shared with their former partner, like the dress in their wildest dreams and the lipstick stains on their sheets. Each mention of the new person causes the singer's heart to ache, emphasizing their struggle to move on from the past.


The chorus repeats the singer's refusal to hear about the new person, emphasizing their desire to maintain a sense of emotional distance from their ex-partner's current life. Despite their attempts to detach themselves, the singer acknowledges the pain of seeing someone they cared for move on and create new memories with someone else. The lyrics explore the bittersweet experience of witnessing love from the outside, highlighting the emotional toll of trying to navigate feelings of attachment and closure.


The closing lines of the song express the lingering thoughts and feelings the singer still has for their ex-partner. They question whether the new person is able to provide the same comfort and connection, while also acknowledging their own persistent thoughts about the past relationship. The lyrics encapsulate a sense of unresolved emotions and yearning, capturing the complexities of love, loss, and moving on. Overall, "Him" explores the raw and relatable emotions that arise when navigating the aftermath of a breakup and watching someone you once loved find happiness with another.


Line by Line Meaning

So you were right, there's always two
Acknowledging that in every relationship, there are always two perspectives to consider.


The one who stays and the one who's leaving you
Highlighting the dynamic between someone who remains in the relationship and someone who is contemplating leaving.


Hear me out, my apologies
Expressing a desire to be heard and offering an apology for past actions.


'Cause I'm not here for sympathy
Stating that the intention is not to seek pity or sympathy.


'Cause I don't wanna hear about him
Expressing a desire to not hear about the other person in the relationship.


How he is holding you better at night
Not wanting to hear about how someone else provides comfort or support that the singer may lack.


And I don't wanna hear about him
Reiterating the desire to not have the other person mentioned.


In these songs you continue to write
Referring to the pain of hearing about the other person in the songs that the partner writes.


I was with you when you wrote that line
Reminding the partner that the artist was present during the creation of those lyrics.


It was me that you had on your mind
Asserting that the artist was the one who inspired the lyrics, not the other person.


So I don't wanna hear about him
Continuing to express a strong aversion to hearing about the other person.


That nice dress in my wildest dreams
Recollecting fond memories of the partner and the impact they had on the artist.


The lipstick stains you left still on my sheets
Symbolizing the lingering presence and influence of the partner in the singer's life.


When I hear 'amazing eyes'
Reflecting on how certain phrases or memories evoke strong emotions for the singer.


It breaks my heart every time
Expressing the pain and sadness caused by remembering specific moments with the partner.


Do you know what it's like
Questioning whether the partner understands the artist's perspective and feelings.


To fall in love from the outside?
Contemplating the challenges of being in love but feeling disconnected or apart from it.


And I don't know
Admitting uncertainty and confusion about the current situation.


But I've been trying for you, for me
Revealing efforts made to maintain the relationship for both the partner and the singer's sake.


Now I know what it's like
Gaining a deeper understanding of the complexities and emotions involved in the relationship.


Is he holding you better at night?
Continuing to question if the other person provides better comfort than the artist.


Is it me running into your mind?
Wondering if the partner still thinks about the artist as much as the artist thinks about them.


I still think about you all the time
Admitting that thoughts of the partner are always present in the singer's mind.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Harry Edward Styles

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@laughsalot6847

@Flight's Camera The first definition of affair is not about cheating. That meaning is acually the second definition given for it. You can use the word affair in different ways. I was using it as the first definition given for it in Websters dictionar : affair; plural noun: affairs
1. An event or sequence of events of a specified kind or that has previously been referred to.
"the board admitted responsibility for the affair"
Similar:
event
incident
happening
occurrence
phenomenon
eventuality



@summerleung9362

Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams:
Say you'll remember me
Standing in a nice dress
Staring at the sunset, babe
Red lips and rosy cheeks
Say you'll see me again
Even if it's just in your wildest dreams

Harry Styles - Him:
That Nice Dress In My Wildest Dreams
The Lipstick Stains You Left Still On My Sheets

It seems that this line is in response to "Wildest Dreams", which means that the song was written after the release of "1989" at the very least. In addition, BBMAs Harry's reaction to seeing Taylor and Calvin on stage, and Taylor's mention of "dickhead guy" in "Question...?", it's basically sure that this "Him" is Calvin, and Harry has written a song about Calvin, haha.



@GabrielaSilva-bt2ff

Lyrics:

So you were right, there's always two
The one who stays and the one who's leaving you
Hear me out, my apologies
Cause I'm not here for sympathy

Cause I don't wanna hear about him
How he's holding you better at night
And I dont wanna hear about him
In these songs you continue to write
I was with you when you wrote that line
It was me that you had on your mind
So I don't wanna hear about him

That nice dress in my wildest dreams
The lipstick stains you left is still on my sheets
When I hear "Amazing Eyes"
It breaks my heart every time

Cause I don't wanna hear about him
How he's holding you better at night
And I don't wanna hear about him
In these songs you continue to write
I was with you when you wrote that line
It was me that you had on your mind
So I don't wanna hear about him

Do you know what it's like to fall in love from the outside?
And I don't know but I've been trying for you, for me
Now I know what it's like to fall in love from the outside

Cause I don't wanna hear about him
How he's holding you better at night
I don't wanna hear about him
And these songs you continue to write
I was with you when you wrote that line
It was me that you had on your mind
I dont wanna hear about him

Is he holding you better at night?
Is it me running into your mind?
I still think about you all the time



All comments from YouTube:

@sarah.8254

everyone can hear the pain in his voice, even if they don't know who he is.

@donnabentley9344

Joe?

@overdirection1306

People are saying it’s Calvin Harris but idk if that’s true or not

@alaaglow

Its about Taylor but idk who ‘him’ is

@miss_liu

@Ala Swiftie By the way I think this song isn’t about Taylor nor Louis, maybe it’s about his girlfriend when he still in school (didn’t he say his friend steal his girlfriend once?)

@kgsjk

I think him is Joe cause 1989 is fully about Harry and in rep she only talks about joe and "dress" and "ocean blue eyes" sooo it makes sense

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@noakamer7139

I mean... The pain in his voice, I just cannot stop listening. He is so perfect.

And thank you so much!

@verde9502

THIS.

@cryinginacoolway9760

THIS IS CORRECT

@anushkapathak6661

Is this from HS1 vault track?

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