Sign of the Times Lyrics by Harry Styles


Harry Styles Lyrics

Sign of the Times Lyrics
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
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
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
The 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-

Sign of the Times Info:

• Harry explained the song's meaning:
"Most of the stuff that hurts me about what's going on at the moment is not politics, it's fundamentals. Equal rights. For everyone, all races, sexes, everything."

"'Sign of the Times' came from 'This isn't the first time we've been in a hard time, and it's not going to be the last time,' 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.'"

• According to a Billboard writer, it "folds in psychedelic soul, indie rock and spacey pop." The power ballad shows influences from British rock from the early 1970s.
Harry said:
"I think it's hard to not have influences from what you grew up listening. I think everyone reacts differently to different types of music. I was with the guys who I was writing it with and we just wanted to make what we wanted to listen to and tha t has been the most fun part for me about making the whole album."

• Harry Styles first announced the title the song on Instagram on March 31, 2017. Prince's album Sign O' the Times was released almost exactly 30 years previously on March 30, 1987.

From the Album:
Harry Styles

Released:
April 7, 2017

Genres:
Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Glam Rock

Length:
5:40

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

Producers:
Bhasker, Salibian, Johnson


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