“Daylight, you got me calling at all times
Ain’t gonna sleep ’til the daylight
If I was a bluebird, I would fly to you
You’d be the spoon
Dip you in honey so I could be sticking to you.“
– Harry Styles
The “bluebird” in the lyrics could reference Charles Bukowski’s poem “Bluebird.” Bukowski writes about a bluebird he keeps in his heart. It’s always near him, but he keeps it hidden. He only allows it out at night.
Harry wants to be the bluebird, clinging to someone. In the context of the poem, this would mean wanting to be close to someone’s heart, even if it meant trapping him and keeping him a secret. He curses the light of the day because he can only be free and with that someone at night.
Bluebirds are associated with hope, love, and renewal, and they always return to each other.
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