Is Home A Reply to If I Could Fly?
Since Home came out, I always thought that If I Could Fly was a reply to it. Simply by the first line, “If I could fly I’d be coming right back home to you” And then I listened to the post that ruined my life and noticed a few things…
For simplicity sake, If I Could Fly is going to be italicized and Home will be bold
First let’s talk about how they both open the song
If I could fly, I’d be coming right back home to you
I think I might give up everything, just ask me to
Pay attention, I hope that you listen cause I let my guard down
Right now I’m completely defenseless
Make a little conversation
So long I’ve been waiting
To let go of myself and feel alive
So many nights I thought it over
Told myself I kind of liked her
But there was something missing in her eyes
I was stumbling, looking in the dark
With an empty heart
But you say you feel the same
Could we ever be enough?
Baby we could be enough
They both explain who they are in their relationship. They describe to whoever is listening what roles they play in their unit.
Harry is words. He tells us, and Louis, what we are about to embark on. He is simple words that mean the most. He is the perfectly placed ‘I love you’ that never feels like a burden. He is making himself defenseless. Harry is a simple piano. Introducing his deepest thoughts and feelings. And stripping himself down.
Louis is actions. He shows us, and Harry, exactly what he feels. He is the romantic. He is grand gestures and the random bouquet of flowers that never feels out of place. Instead of telling us, he shows us how he was feeling and how he feels. Louis is a guitar and backing beat that takes us to a different time. He walks us through a memory, painting a picture of it. He shows himself shedding each layer.