drawn 1d

I’ve just realised that, unless I missed it, the word ‘love’ does not appear once in the lyrics of ‘Harry Styles’. Most of the love songs Harry wrote for 1D and others before this album always struck me as a little disingenuous, like Harry was playacting the role of someone desperately in love. That’s why his album felt so much more interesting to me, lyrically, than anything he’d written before. I’d never once felt drawn to scrutinise a 1D lyric. I know many people have and do, but they never hit me in the feels. ‘Harry Styles’ does,

you say you know me, know me well
but these days i don’t even know myself