Harry Styles – Sunflower, Vol. 6 (Lyrics Review and Song Meaning)
Taking a careful look at the arrangement of the tracklist of ‘Fine Line‘ album by Harry Styles, we do realize that the artist cleverly runs down through a relationship timeline in each song. Starting off with the “Golden” times of a relationship, it moves to the chaotic disputes in “Falling.” Towards the latter half of the tracklist, the songs shift towards reminiscing the good times of the relationship. This is where “Sunflower, Vol. 6” comes in. Keep on reading for the song meaning breakdown below.
The turning point of the album, in spite of the relationship timeline, comes at the eighth song on the album. “Sunflower, Vol. 6” is ninth on the tracklist. A ‘sunflower’ represents ‘goodness,’ brightness and purity. It is quite normal to reflect back to only the good memories after a relationship falls apart. The highlight reel mostly contains fond memories. Hence, as Harry Styles reflects back to his relationship timeline, he sees the best of what they had.
The title of the song is marked as the 6th volume of a series. This could be a hint that there are at least 5 other songs before this track singing about his love for his ex.
Many songs on ‘Fine Line’ album are dedicated to Harry Style’s ex-girlfriend and model Camille Rowe. However, there are no clear-cut signs that this song is an extract from their relationship that ended in 2018.
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In these lyrics, Harry Styles compares his ex-lover to a Sunflower. This could be an allusion as to how Sunflowers are bright, colourful, active, beautiful and stand above all other common flower types. Much like this, he found his ex to be quite special.
The singer says he was quite taken with this girl back in the day. Or he just recalls only the good times.
Even though some nasty experiences led to their fall out, the singer still misses her. He has been trying his best not to get in touch with her again. Nothing good will come out of reconnecting with an ex purely based on a recollection of ‘Sunflower-like’ memories.
“I couldn’t want you any more” is a very vague statement expressing the current status of their relationship. There is a lot of ambiguity in this line. This phrase is as if to say that he should not want her now, but deep down, if an opportunity presents itself, he could potentially ponder upon it!
In these lyrics of “Sunflower, Vol. 6,” the singer describes the different and remnant emotions he has about this relationship. On one hand, he keeps on looking back at the ‘Sunflower’ moments of his relationship, and on the other, he realizes that the ‘Sunflower’ is dead.
Harry Styles hints at moving on from this relationship when he says “plant new seeds in the melody.” It could either be a reference to him finding a new lover or taking out his sadness through these songs he writes.
Harry’s request to ‘let him inside of her’ now, would be a mute attempt.
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