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Harry Styles: Falling Meaning

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Song Released: 2019


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Falling Lyrics

I'm in my bed
And you're not here
And there's no one to blame but the drink and my wandering hands
Forget what I said
It's not what I meant
And I can't take it back
I can't unpack the baggage you left
What am I now?
What am I now?
What...

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    anonymous
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    Apr 28th, 4:19pm report


    Despite many thinking this song is about a girl, its most likely it isn't(Harry has hinted this in interviews). Personifying emotions through lovers was something commonly done in One Directions, most commonly on their last album M.I.T.A.M. Falling talks from Harrys perspective of himself before he came back. Similar to Lights Up, he explains emotions of not knowing who he is/ feeling lost.
    "What am I now? What if Im someone I don't want around? Im falling again..." These lines very explicitly are asking himself, 'who am I?, who have i become?, is it who i want to be?' with the line ending with him declaring how he feels he is 'falling' out of himself. He is unsure if this is a good or bad thing.

    In the music video, Harry is being submerged in water. This is a metaphor for how he feels the feeling of being lost creeping him and slowly drowning him. Being drowned means you feel trapped/powerless.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 22nd, 4:40am report


    This to me just remindes me of my ex. this song came out right before we broke up for the 8th time. and it just shows how I'm not alone. and it shows how i feel. i was broken. and i thought everything was my fault i felt like i made him lead bc of something i said. but i just i want him back but i know i cant. this song says "I'm falling again" and i always fall for him bc i was in love with him. and i truely wanted a future. and i just wish that i didn't mess me nad him up. every mistake he made i forgave him and moved on, but i make one mistake and i get left. but i still fall for him. but now i feel like he's never gonna need me again. and that he used me to get other girls. he used me for my body, he used me for everything. but this song is the only song that has helped me try and get through this. i know that i messed up but i know I'm gonna keep falling for him. so in my head this song means that as much as you want to fall for someone and you know you will but ou know there bad for you. go away from them. bc they are just gonna keep hurting you. so you will find better i promise



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    anonymous
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    Apr 13th, 4:50am report


    When I first listened to this song I burst into tears because it is so raw and meaningful and feels so personal compared to his previous album.

    The first verse talks about harry and his wandering hand, this could be about him either cheating or the use of alcohol. Whatever he did, he regrets it but the damage has already been done and he can't take it back.

    He hates himself for it and doesn't know who he is anymore

    "what if I'm someone I don't want around"
    this line mentions that harry hates who he is and is in a dark place in his life and cannot bear to be around himself after what he did.

    "what if I'm someone you won't talk about"
    this line is about harry still caring for this person and wants the person he loves to still talk about him because this means they still care. But he is worried that because of what he has done, the person he loves has moved on and has forgotten him.

    "I'm falling again"
    NOW this verse just makes me so upset. The metaphor of falling just makes me think about how lost he would have felt and as if his whole world was crashing down. As if he was falling down a dark hole again. By falling again he means that something has happened in his life for him to fall back into a bad place in his life where he just got out of.

    Near the end of the song, harry gets very vulnerable and screams I'm falling. This is almost like a plead for help as he has fallen so deep that he is unable to get back to where he was and he hates himself for it. He is helpless and at an all-time low in his life.

    Meaning aside, this is such a beautiful song and makes me feel all sorts of emotions but makes me especially sad that harry went through this :((((



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    anonymous
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    Feb 22nd, 2:12am report


    Harry had a person. He really loved this person and somewhere along the way it went wrong. He believes that he hurt them so badly that they aren't ever going to fix things and he hates himself for it, not allowing himself to move on or forgive himself. All he cares about is them and missing them and in the meantime he is falling apart. No pun intended.




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