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This summer, the party is officially at “Harry’s House.” And our host must be hungry. And horny. Harry Styles released his third album recently, and it’s hard to miss the crazy amount of food references that, to no one’s surprise, often disguise sexual innuendos. Also, the guy really likes his wine. We analysed all the food mentioned in Harry’s House in order to find out just what our boy is going through at home—and what he’s eating. Let’s get into it.
Music for a Sushi Restaurant
This first track on the album is the “Watermelon Sugar” of Harry’s House. Styles uses lustful food references to tell his date exactly how hot they are. “Green eyes, fried rice. I could cook an egg on you,” he croons. The title of the song might seem strange, but Styles said the idea came to him while eating in a sushi restaurant (shocker!).
“One of our songs came on from the last album, and I kind of said, like, 'This is really strange music for a sushi restaurant,' and then I was like, 'Oh, that would be a really fun album title,'" the singer told NPR.
Other edible lyrics in the song include “You're sweet ice cream / But you could use a flake or two / Blue bubblegum twisted 'round your tongue.” Hopefully the tune will serenade you mid spicy-tuna-roll bite someday soon.
Styles gets deep—in the red wine—on this track. He discusses how he can’t get through the pain of a lost love without a few bottles of wine. "I pay for it more than I did back then," he sings, thinking of tomorrow’s hangover. "There's just no getting through / Without you / A bottle of rouge / Just me and you." Oh Harry, if only it took one bottle of wine to cure a broken heart.
He also references the year 1982 with the lyrics “1982 / Just me and you / There's just no getting through / The grape juice blues.” We can only assume this is a reference to 1982 being a fantastic year for Bordeaux wine. Guess Styles isn’t drinking the cheap boxed stuff.
In this one, he pines over a new lover, singing about how he wants to just be oh-so-close to them with the sweetest lyric “You'd be the spoon / Dip you in honey so I could be sticking to you.” Cute. A little messy, though.
There aren’t too many savoury lyrics in this song other than “Red wine and a ginger ale / But you would make fun of me for sure.” It’s unclear what this is referring to. Maybe Styles likes to mix red wine and ginger ale, sort of like the Spanish drink Kalimotxo of red wine and Coke.
In this melancholy tune, Styles imagines speaking to Matilda, the main character in the Roald Dahl novel. He sings about how she doesn’t have to feel guilty about the family trauma she experienced and can start her own family. In the bridge, he says, “You're just in time, make your tea and your toast / You framed all your posters and dyed your clothes,” referring to the fact that she has moved on and made her own life. By the end of the song, you might just be crying in your tea.
If I didn’t know any better, I would think this song is an ode to breakfast. But alas, it’s another love song full of veiled, sexy references. Styles sings about wanting to extend a vacation with a partner, escape life, and just “keep driving.”
“Maple syrup / Coffee, pancakes for two / Hash brown, egg yolk / I will always love you.” This likely refers to the hotel breakfasts he and his lover have and hopefully will continue to enjoy.
Wow. This one is a true tear-jerker. Styles sings about being in an on-again, off-again relationship that goes around and around like a satellite. He starts the song with the line, “Then we drink the wine 'til we wanna talk.” Harry, I thought we talked about this. Wine will not fix a broken heart.
Well, I’m so glad we could all come over and break some bread (and drink some wine) with Harry Styles. I’ll definitely be back to “Harry’s House.”