Hunger
Harry Styles Lyrics


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Candles burnt down to the floor
Wearing less than you wore before
Shoes sitting by the door never put them on
We would stay in my house for days
Spilling breakfast on pillowcases
Your stuff don’t taste the same
Now that you’re gone
I guess I’m prone to overthinking
One thing goes wrong and I can’t adjust
I’ve lost the taste for the good in us
And I’m sorry

We had a hunger then only each other then
Couldn’t get enough when we started
Always a hunger then now it’s just emptiness
We were in love, we were starving
We had a hunger then

We could ruin a perfect night
On my birthday I made you cry
You told me you learned to drive
I guess you lied
I could never get sick of you
I just bit off more than I could chew
And as one year turns into two
I’m still not over you, still not over you

We had a hunger then only each other then
Couldn't get enough when we started
Always a hunger then now it’s just emptiness
We were in love we were starving
We had a hunger then

I guess I’m prone to overthinking
I lost my taste for the good in us
I never call when I knew I should
And I’m sorry, I’m sorry, oh

We had a hunger then only each other then
Couldn’t get enough when we started
Always a hunger then we had a hunger then
Now it’s just emptiness
We were in love, we were starving
We had a hunger then (Oh)
We had a hunger then now it’s just emptiness




We were in love, we were starving
We had a hunger then

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Harry Styles's song "Hunger" convey a deep sense of loss and longing for a past relationship that has come to an end. The imagery of candles burnt down to the floor and wearing less than before suggests a sense of intimacy that has now faded. The mention of spilled breakfast on pillowcases and the taste of your stuff not being the same after the person is gone evoke a feeling of nostalgia and emptiness in the absence of the person who used to fill the space.


The recurring theme of hunger symbolizes a strong desire or craving for the past when they were in love and consumed by each other. The lyrics express regret over the relationship falling apart, with lines like "I've lost the taste for the good in us" highlighting the singer's struggle to move on from the memories and feelings associated with the past love. The mention of always being hungry then and now feeling emptiness reflects the stark contrast between the intense emotion of being in love and the emptiness that follows its absence.


The acknowledgment of overthinking and biting off more than one could chew illustrates the complexities and difficulties of maintaining a relationship. The singer reflects on moments of imperfection and regret, such as ruining a perfect night and making the other person cry on their birthday. The line "I'm still not over you, still not over you" emphasizes the lingering feelings and the inability to fully let go of the past love, despite the passage of time.


The repeated apologies and acknowledgments of mistakes further highlight the sense of remorse and longing for what once was. The song captures the bittersweet feelings of nostalgia, regret, and longing for a love that has faded away, leaving behind only a sense of emptiness. Overall, "Hunger" is a poignant exploration of the complexities of love, loss, and the enduring impact of past relationships on one's emotional landscape.


Line by Line Meaning

Candles burnt down to the floor
The passage of time and the end of a romantic moment


Wearing less than you wore before
Showing vulnerability and exposing true feelings


Shoes sitting by the door never put them on
Not moving forward or taking the next step in the relationship


We would stay in my house for days
Being immersed in each other's presence and avoiding the outside world


Spilling breakfast on pillowcases
Being messy or careless in a relationship


Your stuff don’t taste the same
The memories and emotions associated with the past are not as enjoyable anymore


Now that you’re gone
Realizing the impact of losing someone important


I guess I’m prone to overthinking
Tendency to dwell on the negative aspects of a situation


One thing goes wrong and I can’t adjust
Struggling to adapt to changes or challenges in the relationship


I’ve lost the taste for the good in us
No longer finding joy or satisfaction in the positive aspects of the relationship


And I’m sorry
Expressing regret for past actions or choices


We had a hunger then only each other then
A strong desire and longing for each other at the beginning of the relationship


Couldn’t get enough when we started
Feeling consumed by love and passion in the early stages of the relationship


Always a hunger then now it’s just emptiness
What was once fulfilling is now lacking and unfulfilling


We were in love, we were starving
Feeling deeply in love but feeling a sense of deprivation or loss


We had a hunger then
Recalling the intense emotional connection and longing that existed in the past




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[Verse 1]
Candles burnt down to the floor
Wearing less than you wore before
Shoes sitting by the door
Never put them on

[Verse 2]
We would stay in my house for days
Spilling breakfast on pillowcases
Your stuff don’t taste the same
Now that you’re gone


[Pre-Chorus]
I guess I’m prone to overthinking
One thing goes wrong and I can’t adjust
I’ve lost the taste for the good in us
And I’m sorry

[Chorus]
We had a hunger then
Only each other then
Couldn’t get enough when we started
Always a hunger then
Now it’s just emptiness
We were in love
We were starving
We had a hunger then

[Verse 3]
We could ruin a perfect night
On my birthday I made you cry
You told me you learned to drive
I guess you lied

[Verse 4]
I could never get sick of you
I just bit off more than I could chew
And as one year turns into two
I’m still not over you, still not over you

We had a hunger then
Only each other then
Couldn't get enough when we started
Always a hunger then
Now it’s just emptiness
We were in love
We were starving
We had a hunger then

[Bridge]
I guess I’m prone to overthinking
I lost my taste for the good in us
I never call when I knew I should
And I’m sorry, I’m sorry, oh

[Chorus]
We had a hunger then
Only each other then
Couldn’t get enough when we started
Always a hunger then
We had a hunger then
Now it’s just emptiness
We were in love
We were starving
We had a hunger then (Oh)



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@aashleyeah

Listen to Harry Styles' other unreleased songs
🎶Without You🎶- https://youtu.be/j41pQVjIRSY
🎶Trouble🎶- https://youtu.be/wAkUBRFin7o

@aleishalangford5213

Agreed

@makanymiriame5668

pleaaaaase , I wanna know where did you find it

@cathsalazar9930

Tyx for info on without you. Why the he’ll aren’t these gems being released? Maybe teaser for next album. This kinda went this way with One Direction having unreleased songs. Tyx utube for sharing & who posting them! ❤️🔥👍🇺🇸🎶

@cathsalazar9930

Why the he’ll not he’ll. Can’t retype cuz won’t delete even tried edit! Ugh hate that when it happens. Sorry

@cathsalazar9930

Skip it! Won’t delete. Meant hell. Not he’ll. My cell is dumb as dog sh*t. Respelling words like it does. So gotta space it a lot so it doesn’t. Stupid cell phone🤮🤬😜

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@britttoebosch7137

I genuinely think this is one of his best songs ever written lyrically

@daniela-iu4jh

yes

@mrskate8914

“Already Home” gets me every time. I’m not usually a weeper but I tear up💦 every time. Plus I’m pretty sure this isn’t Harry’s voice. Just imagine they have dozens & dozens unreleased demos & unrecorded songs. Louis said he wrote over 100 just working on LT2. All of them wouldn’t be A+ of course. But I’m sure there’s lots of good ones. Maybe he’ll let out a few more before Nov 11. Hope so. Be well
🌻❤️🦋

@saras9270

yessssssss and it’s amazing sounding as well i need it release rn.

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