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Harry Styles – Cinema | Lyrics Meaning Revealed

“Cinema” is the eighth track on Harry Styles’ 2022 album ‘Harry’s House.’ The song is about a person whom Harry is infatuated with. They carry certain magic about them, which Harry refers to as a ‘cinema.’

Harry Styles released his third studio album ‘Harry’s House’ on May 20, 2022. The album follows Harry’s previous release in 2019, titled ‘Fine Line.’ The new album takes melodic themes about people’s mental states during current days. Although, the album cover paints a house turned upside-down, a house is where your heart is.

A lot of speculation has built around “Cinema” that the song is about Harry Style’s long-term partner and Hollywood actress Olivia Wilde. When Harry sings “I dig your cinema,” he could be referring to the literal movies Olivia Wilde has acted in as well as the cinematic aura she carries which enchants Harry.

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Harry Styles “Cinema” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review

The theme of the song is Harry Styles being trapped in a cinematic universe of his own. When things go right in your relationships, it certainly does feel like a movie reel–one highlight after the other.

Luckily for Harry, he is also dating a famous movie star in Hollywood, Olivia Wilde. So, the two topics just connect in perfect synergy.

All throughout the song, Harry Styles confesses how deeply in love he is with this person. All his life, all he wants to do is keep them happy and by his side.

If you’re getting yourself wet for me
I guess you’re all mine

These lyrics can be interpreted in two ways. First is the obvious sexual innuendo. The second is a more cinematic theme. Rain is often used to describe troubled times in someone’s life. Harry might be saying that if his partner is willing to get wet (hold his hand through the troubles he endures), they are a keeper!

Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde out and about (Image: globe.co.th)
Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde out and about in 2021 (Image: globe.co.th)

In more sexual references that follow, Harry Styles says that he consumes his partner in doses every night. This is also an obvious reference to drugs.

I bring the pop to the cinema
You pop when we get intimate

Pop is a reference to soft drinks that have a fizz to them. People do bring pop drinks to cinemas. However, in the line that follows, Harry turns it into another sexual reference. Popping can also refer to the sexual release or climax.

All-in-all, Harry Styles seems to be very much in love with their partner even after a decade into their relationship. And she seems to feel the same way.

Let us hear what you think about the song in the comments below. Check out the complete lyrics on Genius.

One thought on “Harry Styles – Cinema | Lyrics Meaning Revealed

  1. Who has Harry been with for a decade? Certainly not Olivia.

    Harry never writes literal lyrics. He uses slang, metaphors, similes… His lyrics are just like his personal life; he doesn’t reveal much. But, if you are familiar with his style, he does leave hints. Of course a literal translation would be that Cinema is about Miss Wilde, given that she directed a film film he will be in. Except from what I understand, Harry wrote all of the Harry’s House songs before he knew her.

    So, if it’s not about her, who are these love songs on Harry’s House about? Just for giggles, I looked into gay male se*ual references. Poppers are something used in m/m intimacy since the 1980s. Men were known to keep them in their nightstands. Given this, the lyrics “You all the time/In doses at night/No roof on the drive/Dust off the high” take on a new meaning. And “getting yourself wet” is a highly practiced part of m/m erotic play.

    Just some thoughts.

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