Harry Styles: Kiwi Meaning
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Hard liquor mixed with a bit of intellect
And all the boys, they were saying they were into it
Such a pretty face, on a pretty neck
She's driving me crazy, but I'm into it, but I'm into...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jan 21st 2018 report
Ive heard that Kiwi was a term to talk about a prostitute.
"she worked her way through a cheap pack of cigarettes. hard liquor mixed with a bit of intellect"
having little money, getting drunk, but capable of having an education
"and all the boys the were saying they were into it. such a pretty face, on a pretty neck"
obviously guys are into prostitutes and girls who show themselves off
"shes driving me crazy, but im into it"
girls can play with guys emotions, sexually and emotionally. it seems easy that a girl can make a guy go mad, but he will of course still be into her
"oh i think she said im having your baby, its none of your business"
the guy is addicted to her, and he isn't aware of whats going on with her. Therefore, saying i'm having your baby, it should make the guy aware of the situation.
"Holland Tunnel for a nose, its always backed up"
talking about cocaine.
"when she's alone she goes home to a cactus, in a black dress, shes such an actress"
Harry’s playing on this to allude to another kind of prick, specifically a man who is rude and disrespectful. Interestingly, cacti hardly need watering or other forms of nurturing, which mirrors the lackluster relationship she’s currently in.
"she sits beside me like a silhouette"
shes there but she's not
"and now shes all over me its like i paid for it, its like i paid for it. im gonna pay for this"
He is likening the woman to a prostitute with the way she is having sex with him. That is, she is very good in bed.
In the second line, it refers to Harry’s knowledge that there will be consequences for getting involved with the subject. bad habits and drama, like her claiming to be pregnant with his child, both of which could get into the media and hurt his image.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jul 17th 2020 report
I’m a Larry shipper so if you think this will offend you please don’t read any further, I also by no means, mean to disrespect or hate on anyone related to Larry, I simply want to share my theory. This is a reach and I’m sure this song is just a song Harry wrote because he was in a good mood. Anyways so my theory is that the song is about how Simon or Eleanor or Briana (or possibly a mixture) took Louis from Harry. I think we all remember the photos we got of Louis covered in cake, back in the one direction days. These photos are sad to look at because a lot of people think they are the last photos we got of Louis’ flamboyant self. Anyway so I thought maybe the lyrics “I’m having your baby, it’s none of your business” might be saying that Simon took Harrys baby (Louis) and now he has to move on because he’s none of his business. Or it’s about the whole Briana situation. The lyrics “she goes home to a cactus, in a black dress, she’s such an actress” might be saying that Eleanor or Briana go home to a cactus (Louis) because he’s not happy in his situation. The lyrics “she’s such an actress” might point to the whole beard theory as well. The lyric “she sits beside me like a silhouette” might be referring to how Eleanor can always be seen trying to catch up to Louis (sticking by his side) while he tries to walk ahead. The lyric video also might point to those iconic cake photos, with all the kids throwing cake. Basically saying Louis was just a kid, having fun, and simon took that away from him. I thought that because this is such a chaotic and loud song it’s like he’s just spouting about everything he’s mad about in a fit of rage.
anonymous Jun 15th report
I don't think Harry is a shallow person, the lyrics have a lot of anger and passion in them and I'm not buying the narrative that this is simply about a one night stand, a femme fatale, prostitution. etc. His songs have multiple points of views (he's not always writing in his own perspective), and he's said that the album is about one person. He's also said that Kiwi is a favorite of his. Therefore this isn't just a random fun song. I'm almost certain Kiwi satirizes Babygate.
"When she's alone she goes home to a cactus, in a black dress she's such an actress" sounds like it's about Briana. Actually, every verse is about lies, pretense, fakeness. "She worked her way through a cheap pack of cigarettes, Hard liquor mixed with a bit of intellect" is about putting up a facade. The emphasis on "It's like I paid for it, it's like I paid for it, I'm gonna pay for this" alludes to how Louis was punished with Babygate, and the day Simon flew him to LA to have a "private discussion" (presumably about being less flamboyant)
Then, there's two things in the music video that may be coincidences but I find it funny. The woman is smoking and drinking and saying she's having a baby...and there was a picture of Briana drinking while she was supposedly "pregnant", which is used as evidence that Briana was never pregnant and all of this is BS. Second of all, the kids are all throwing cake at each other....sounds familiar? When One Direction performed at a gay bar, all of them happy, Louis and Harry closer than ever, and Louis had cake all over him. This day is known as the last day of Louis' freedom. Also worth mentioning is that Harry tweeted "Cake gate." in 2015.
And to wrap all of this up; everyone is talking about this song being related to New Zealand because of the title. And you know who's a New Zealander? Dan Wooton...I'm not going to get into how he's a shitty person but just know that he plays a big role in Louis' closeting.
anonymous May 16th report
Once during one direction's performance, a Kiwi was thrown onto the stage towards Harry.
Legends say that it was thrown by Kendall.
So KIWI is probably about his relationship with Kendall
So as someone said kiwi probably stands for kendall I wasn't interested
Sorry;) it's just a terrible joke !!
anonymous May 5th report
Hear me out. Harry said Kiwi was one of the first songs he wrote for album. That would probably make it around January if 2016. On Khloe Kardashians show in January 2016, Kendall Jenner made a prank phone call to sister, Kim, to tell her that she was pregnant ( obviously a prank). KIWI could stand for Kendall Is With Infant . Harry said when he wrote the song it started out as a joke. So I think the song is based on Kendall’s prank, because the father of her baby would be Harry. He wrote a whole scenario of how this woman, with her beauty, ensnared him in her little game. She was an actress who claimed she would make him a father anyway she could. She probably spooked him with that prank call....even just joking about it ! Lol
anonymous Apr 11th report
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anonymous Apr 11th report
He loves kiwi cupcakes, babbies and puppies but ntg means to him as much as louie's love;)
Harry cannot live the feeling that Louis doesn't love him anymore or maybe he loves someone more than me he's just tryna be a possessive boyfriend while all this drama is going on louis loves to watch harold crave for him he kinda plays along although harold is being skeptical and grumpy, this guy wants all the attention and taco's just for himself ;p
anonymous Mar 13th report
I think that it in essence is talking about his past relationships, in particular with Kendall Jenner in 2013
anonymous Mar 7th report
My interpretation is that he is mocking the music industry and the stereotypical ‘rockstar’, The lyrics are told from the perspective of perhaps a famous musician who is singing about a women, this song could also be making fun of the portrayal of women in classic rock. the sniff sound in the second verse and the loud and obnoxious tone of the song is making the rock narrative clearer.
anonymous Feb 25th report
well.. if u look at a kiwi.. it looks like sperms coming towards an ovary... and also... it’s not about the whole song but i remember reading somewhere that this song was about girl and a guy who had hooked up... and this bit is about her going home and using a ‘cactus’ (sex toy) to pleasure herself as he couldn’t satisfy her. ‘actress’ represents the girl ‘faking it’ to satisfy the man.
anonymous Oct 26th 2020 report
GUYS. GUYS. GUYS, GUYS, GUYS. What is up with your minds? He’s not singing about a prostitute that he’s fallen in love with! Just because ONE lyric sounds like it doesn’t mean it is. Like, guys. Just stop.
It’s about a girl from Oceania. He’s gone crazy for her. And also, it apparently started out as a joke. And you wouldn’t write a song about a prostitute anyway, imagine what the public would think of you! Prostitution is ILLEGAL! Ok, let me carry on. Also, Harry has another song named Cherry, probably from the fruit. It could be the same with this song, not that it’s a girl from New Zealand or anything. The girl from Oceania also has a husband or bf (idk what, maybe even wife or gf) hence the line, ‘She goes home to a cactus’. The line about her nose being the Holland Tunnel is basically a metaphor describing how she does cocaine, her nose is always congested from cocaine, like how the Holland Tunnel is always congested.
anonymous Jun 2nd 2020 report
( this analysis is only about the lines ‘when she’s alone she goes home to a cactus, in a black dress, she’s such an actress) it’s not about the whole song but i remember reading somewhere that this song was about girl and a guy who had hooked up, and this bit is about her going home and using a ‘cactus’ (sex toy) to pleasure herself as he couldn’t satisfy her. ‘actress’ represents the girl ‘faking it’ to satisfy the man.
i also read somewhere that this song is supposedly about louis and briana, supposedly about a ‘one night stand’ which is what many people believe happened between her and louis , but i’m not too sure how much i believe this one x
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