No one probably cares about my interpretation of ESNY but I was just listening to it over and over in the car while driving and it made me have thoughts so here they are..
Obviously this interpretation is with a larrie lens and I’m not saying Harry’s intentions with writing this song have ANYTHING to do with this but it’s just what made sense to me given the specifics of NY.
So I was thinking, what if this is the song he wrote “3 years ago”? Now of course when he said 3 years that could be a range of time between end of 2012 to 2014 in my mind. I doubt he was like thinking well I wrote it on this exact day exactly 3 years ago from today when he said that. But anyway…
Even if it wasn’t the one written a long time ago, the lines about praying (for something to end?) ever since NY really struck me. And with my larrie googles put on, I could see this song being like a little emotional scenario that could have happened around the time of haylor. As anyone who was here at that time knows, Louis’ mood went from “hahaha jokes this is so hilarious” when it came to haylor to BAM “this is awful and I hate this and I’m not ok” like literally overnight. And for the entire month of December after harry was papped with Taylor in Central Park it was very very rare to see louis with a genuine smile on his face.
So basically I feel like the lyrics could relate back to how they were feeling during that time and how that was really the turning point for them in terms of the closeting going from lol jokes to ok this is actually serious and this hurts.
Just a thought! I’m not very good at analyzing specific lines but overall it was just the general vibe I got.