Harry Styles: Golden Meaning
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Song Released: 2019
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As I open my eyes
Hold it, focus, hoping
Take me back to the light
I know you were way too bright for me
I'm hopeless, broken
So you wait for me in the sky
Browns my skin just right
You're so golden
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Apr 13th 2020 report
I honestly think this is one of the saddest songs in his new album. As a larrie, I think this is about Louis but honestly could be about anyone. However, I think this song is about wanting to come out/express your sexuality and yourself to the world but your significant other being scared.
The main part for me that proves this is the lines
"I know that you're scared
Because I'm so open"
Harry is becoming so open about himself and finally expressing who he really is, but the person he wants to be with is too scared. (Louis)
Harry talks about his significant other being so golden as in they're the light and the person that makes him happy.
What makes this song so sad (for me anyway) is that harry talks about not wanting to be alone. He needs this person and wants to be with them as he is afraid of being alone. Loving this person is the antidote and will fix everything wrong in his life.
Being told you cannot be with someone you love is what this song refers to which is SO upsetting especially for anyone who this has ever happened to. You can relate to how harry would feel not being able to be with someone who makes him feel so much joy.
This can obviously be interpreted anyway it doesn't necessarily have to be about harry and Louis, but from the information, we know about harry's past relationships it seems that it's about harry and Louis being scared to open up and be with him.
Thank you for listening to my ted talk #larry2020 hehe
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous May 10th 2020 report
Here is my opinion:
Golden is about larry and how he is open(his sexuality) but louis is to scared to come out. Now if you dont know harry has unreleased lyrics. In those lyrics it says“golden, Im hoping,he is broken and im hoping someday you’ll open and I know that your scared because im so open“ As i just said he says “Im hoping someday you’ll open“ Maybe meaning he hopes lou comes out so they dont have to hide the relationship... Im not so sure but then again golden could be about something else. Just my opinion. No hate. Tpwk
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Feb 22nd 2020 report
Louis = the sun.
anonymous Feb 28th report
ok there are really good interpretations here... just wanted to add that relatively towards the end of the song you can hear harry singing "golden" 28 times. (as well as in sunflower vol. 6 with the 28 "boops")
(im a larrie btw) and
as we all know the 28 is important for larry stylinson... yeah that's it
anonymous Oct 5th 2021 report
i feel that the song is about harry not feeling confident and comfortable in his own skin during his teen years. we all know that simon basically gave them 'roles' and 'characteristics' they had to follow. for example, harry was unfortunately painted as the 'womanizer' of the group, which we all know he got a lot of hate for. that is a hard and terrible thing to go through especially as a kid who is new to the spotlight and fame. but i feel golden is him leaving all of that behind and becoming comfortable in his own skin and dressing how he wants and writing about anything he wants to write about. I believe he was talking about himself in the past tense in the unreleased part "he's" scared of being open.
anonymous Sep 20th 2021 report
i don’t necessarily think this song is about larry (although i can see how a lot of people could trace this back to it) Harry is a private person from what we have learned and the public seems to only focus on the relationships he has with women. This song could be telling a story about the way he felt about a man (who is not louis because louis is definitely not the only male harry has encountered) Harry has become more open about who he is and hasn’t shied away from it in recent years… this person on the other hand feels like he must stay a secret because he’s almost embarrassed to feel the same way that harry does and is scared because harry is so open. When someone is as okay with who they are like he is it can get scary for the other person who isn’t and it strains the relationship for the two. “so you wait for me in the sky” could be a reference to something the s/o has said to harry. saying you’re so above me but please wait for me because i’ll get to this point of comfort and readiness eventually but not yet.
anonymous Jul 25th 2021 report
Harry Styles and the members of One Direction sport Illuminati hand gestures and symbols, like most of the Elite in Hollywood and the Music Industry. Perhaps these young men do not do this by choice, but by demand. The line Take me Back to the Light is about wishing to leave what Harry has been surrounded by. Satanism has nothing to do with Light... Or Truth and Love. Satanism is darkness. Harry and One Direction seem to have been directed by those involved in Satanism, unfortunately. Because Satanists formed the band, sponsored the band. Harry seems to be singing about someone who is outside of the disgusting ring of Illuminati Pedophiles / Satanists. Robert Frost wrote a famous poem titled Nothing Gold Can Stay. I think of that poem when I hear Harry Styles sing this song.
anonymous May 19th 2021 report
I honestly think this song has nothing to do with Louis. I think it's a song dedicated to Harry from the past. Especially when he says "And I know that you're scared
Because hearts get broken "
I think he is referring to Harry in 2013/2014 who is withdrawn and scared of his broken heart, maybe because of the larry thing. But in my opinion it's NOT a song for Louis.
anonymous Jan 24th 2021 report
i think this song is about harry in his frat boy era. “he’s broken” the frat boy era for harry was when he was in his most broken state. i think he is referring to his old self.
anonymous Jan 13th 2021 report
all I have to say is not every song has to be about larry. I don't think it's good to dive into people's personal lives especially things like shipping 2 real living people. If I were either of them It would make me very uncomfortable and also it's just plain rude, and it definitely isn't treating people with kindness. Finally, I know it is up to your opinion about what this song's meaning is but remember that songs don't always have to have a romantic meaning with romantic undertones
anonymous Oct 26th 2020 report
Personally I think this is about Louis. As many others have talked about, there are unreleased lyrics about how Harry is open and someone (he uses the word your) isn’t comfortable with it. I love the video so much, it’s so beautiful and happy. I wish there was more Larry in it, but honestly, it’s a golden is a masterpiece and so is Harry styles.
anonymous Sep 17th 2020 report
i personally think it possibly could be about louis and how he's scared to come out but then again there could be other reasons so I'm trying to not assume so if it were about louis i think he's scared of what people will think of him if he comes out. We already know harry is outta the closet. I think louis thinks people won't respect him if he does. Me personally I will as I should but people shouldn't be sitting around shipping harry with louis 24/7. This is one reason why I hate blue greeners they sit around shipping them all day like that would be one of the reasons they wont come out. Like please respect their privacy harry has stated that it makes him feel uncomfortable when yall do that. Make sure to TPWK byeee
anonymous Sep 4th 2020 report
This song has got nothing to do with louis because he never explains what his songs and the lyrics mean so he has let the fans write their own interpretations.
anonymous Jul 29th 2020 report
Yep. Truer words have never been spoken/written:
Here is my opinion:
Golden is about larry and how Harry is open (his sexuality) but louis is to scared to be with Harry and open up. Now if you dont know harry has unreleased lyrics. In those lyrics it says “golden, Im hoping,he is broken and im hoping someday you’ll open and I know that your scared because im so open“ As i just said he says “Im hoping someday you’ll open“ Maybe meaning he hopes lou comes out so they dont have to hide the relationship... Im not so sure but then again golden could be about something else. Just my opinion. No hate. Tpwk
anonymous May 20th 2020 report
I personally think the song is about Louis and that he’s to scared to open up about his sexuality. And that Harry has already opened up about it but like I said, Louis haven’t and that means they can’t be together.
anonymous Apr 9th 2020 report
It’s about Louis. #larry2020 harry says how he’s so open (about his sexuality) and that scares Louis
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