haylor is perfect

So @taybigailsweirdheart has made the suggestion of IDWLF being about Harry and the more I think about it, the more it seems plausible.

For starters, the video is one gigantic nod to Haylor related music videos. Obviously we have the Polaroids:

but THEN it gets interesting, because after holding the Polaroids up, Zayn throws them away. 

Both the Polaroids and the paper airplane necklace were a key symbol of the Haylor relationship. And what did we have in Out of the Woods? Taylor ripping her paper airplane necklace off and throwing it off a cliff (after holding it calmly in Style, much like Zayn wistfully gazing at the Polaroids above). 

Interesting parallels.

And the already discussed dramatic-bed scenes, in which Taylor reenacts Harry’s scenes from the Perfect video (sort of)


Also the fact that the entire video was filmed in a hotel room whilst trashing it: and if you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms This could withhold some meaning.


moving onto lyrics: 

  • (Lucie already pointed this one out) If I Could Fly has the lyrics “If I could fly, I’d be coming right back home to you.” while IDWLF has these lyrics “I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home.”  

As far as we know, Taylor and Calvin(and all of her ex-boyfriends in that matter) never lived together so this is a metaphorical house she’s talking about. Perhaps it could be a shoutout to Harry?

  • “I gave you something, but you gave me nothing. // You give me everything and nothing.
  • “I see you around in all these empty faces.” // “I say, ‘I heard that you’ve been out with some other girl.”
  • “Baby, baby, I feel crazy.” // “And in the end in wonderland, we both went mad.”


feel free to add on.

“It ended sooner than it should’ve.” Honestly, I think she learned so much from being with Harry. About herself, the media, relationships, not caring what people think. Haylor was important. I don’t think she’d be in the place she is now without it.

“Maybe when we’re old and gray, we’ll be together again someday.”

It still fucks me up that Harry was the first ex Taylor sat down with after breakup to discuss what went wrong and then Harry goes on to sing “The fact that we can sit right here and say goodbye means we’ve already won/The necessity for apologies between you and me/Baby, there is none” in Walking In The Wind like how can you possibly say Haylor was nothing