What does Walls mean?

Louis Tomlinson: Walls Meaning

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Walls Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Nothing wakes you up like wakin' up alone
And all that's left of us is a cupboard full of clothes
The day you walked away and took the higher ground
Was the day that I became the man that I am now

[Chorus]
But these high walls,...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jun 21st 2021 !⃝

    The other interpretation pretty much sums it up, but this line... “And all that's left of us is a cupboard full of clothes” ...is quite loud. Because what do you call a cupboard full of clothes? —a closet. And what are Louis and Harry? —CLOSETED. “And all that’s left of us is ...

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    anonymous
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    Sep 22nd 2020 !⃝

    Okay, Walls is about Harry. Like come on. The first line of "Walls" is "nothing wakes you up liking waking up alone." And the first line of Harry's song "Falling" is "I'm in my bed and you're not here." Their songs are answers to each other. In Louis' songs he talks about someone leaving him. For example, "The day you walked away and took the higher ground, was the day that I became the man that I am now" And in Harry's songs he talks about leaving someone and then regretting it. I've also noticed that they blame themselves and not the other person. In Falling Harry says "And there's no one to blame but the drink in my wandering hands" And in Walls Louis sings "Nothing makes you hurt like hurting who you love and no amount of words will ever be enough." Which shows that Louis blames himself and says that no amount of words will be able to say how sorry he is. Louis also shows that he blames himself in Habit when he sings "You gave me the time and the space, I was out of control and I'm sorry I let you down." But anyway, "Walls" is about Harry. And you can't prove me wrong. LARRY IS REAL!!!!!!!!!

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 1st !⃝

    When I heard this song for the very first time I HAD to think of Harry.
    Especially the lines "The day you walked away and took the higher ground was the day that I became the man that I am now."
    I think Louis sings about the day that Harry announced he wanted to go Solo as well. With "the higher ground" it's pretty self-explanatory, no strings to have just SING something that others wrote but be free and decide such things yourself.
    That day, Louis decided to sign the contract so that Harry and the other boys could fulfill their dreams, so this day also marked Louis. He may be still controlled by his Management, but he discovered himself in the process.

    So the lines "So this one is a Thank You for what you did to me. Why is it that Thank You's are so often bitter sweet?"
    are the Thank You to Harry that the day he said he'd be leaving too was controversial for Louis, because on the one hand he found his true self in the years that followed but is still controlled by the "Gods above" (Directioners will get the reference).
    Perhaps he even thanks Harry for having made him fall in love with him which again is controversial because he had to let go of him...

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 1st !⃝

    When I heard this song for the very first time I HAD to think of Harry.
    Especially the lines "The day you walked away and took the higher ground was the day that I became the man that I am now."
    I think Louis sings about the day that Harry announced he wanted to go Solo as well. With "the higher ground" it's pretty self-explanatory, no strings to have just SING something that others wrote but be free and decide such things yourself.
    That day, Louis decided to sign the contract so that Harry and the other boys could fulfill their dreams, so this day also marked Louis. He may be still controlled by his Management, but he discovered himself in the process.

    So the lines "So this one is a Thank You for what you did to me. Why is it that Thank You's are so often bitter sweet?"
    are the Thank You to Harry that the day he said he'd be leaving too was controversial for Louis, because on the one hand he found his true self in the years that followed but is still controlled by the "Gods above" (Directioners will get the reference

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 14th 2023 !⃝

    yeah i think that Walls is about Harry, but not for Larry reasons. i think that it's about how Harry got so famous so quickly. "I watched them all come falling down
    I watched them all come falling down for you" is probably saying that all the obstacles in the music industry were easier for Harry to get through than for Louis (and maybe even the other boys)

    "The day you walked away and took the higher ground
    Was the day that I became the man that I am now" may be about the day the band broke up also.


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