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Sign of the Times
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Sign of the Times

Harry Styles
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Harry Styles

Song Meaning and Background of Sign of the Times by Harry Styles


"Sign of the Times" is the debut solo single by British singer Harry Styles from his self-titled debut studio album in released in 2017.


Harry Styles wanted to release a solo album during One Direction's hiatus


"Sign of the Times" reached number one on the UK charts and number four in the United States.

The idea of the song was conceived by Styles while playing chords on the piano in Jamaica.


Styles explained to Rolling Stone that "The song is written from a point of view as if a mother was giving birth to a child and there's a complication.


The mother is told, 'The child is fine, but you're not going to make it.' The mother has five minutes to tell the child, 'Go forth and conquer.'"


Lyrics of Sign of the Times by Harry Styles


Just stop your crying

It's a sign of the times

Welcome to the final show

Hope you're wearing your best clothes

 

You can't bribe the door on your way to the sky

You look pretty good down here

But you ain't really good

 

We never learn, we've been here before

Why are we always stuck and running from

The bullets, the bullets?

We never learn, we've been here before

Why are we always stuck and running from

Your bullets, the bullets?

 

Just stop your crying

It's a sign of the times

We gotta get away from here

We gotta get away from here

Just stop your crying

It'll be alright

They told me that the end is near

We gotta get away from here

 

Just stop your crying

Have the time of your life

Breaking through the atmosphere

And things are pretty good from here

 

Remember, everything will be alright

We can meet again somewhere

Somewhere far away from here

 

We never learn, we've been here before

Why are we always stuck and running from

The bullets, the bullets?

We never learn, we've been here before

Why are we always stuck and running from

The bullets, the bullets?

 

Just stop your crying

It's a sign of the times

We gotta get away from here

We gotta get away from here

Stop your crying

Baby, it'll be alright

They told me that the end is near

We gotta get away from here

 

We never learn, we've been here before

Why are we always stuck and running from

The bullets, the bullets?

We never learn, we've been here before

Why are we always stuck and running from

Your bullets, the bullets?

 

We don't talk enough

We should open up

Before it's all too much

Will we ever learn?

We've been here before

It's just what we know

 

Stop your crying, baby

It's a sign of the times

We gotta get away

We got to get away

We got to get away

We got to get away

We got to get away

We got to—we got to—away

We got to—we got to—away

We got to—we got to—away

Release Date

2017

Songwriter/s

Harry Styles, Jeff Bhasker, Mitch Rowland, Ryan Nasci, Alex Salibian, Tyler Johnson

Producer/s

Bhasker, Salibian, Johnson

Label/s

Columbia, Erskine

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