Lyrically, the song is about love. Harry Harr stated the song is not necessarily about a woman, despite the use of a female name as the title.
You heard it straight from the source here, folks. Obviously, you assume there's a girl named Olivia which could be true but also that's not necessarily the case. Which brings us back to the ever-slick Styles.
The greatest thing about music is you can put labels on olivla and it seems like there is no gray area but it doesn't have to be so literal. That was an incredibly adult, musically indulgent song that we all had a lot of fun making. Yeah, I thought so.
It was released globally on November 13, Harry tweeted lyrics from the song on October 2, Then all of a sudden, at the very end of the day when Harry was going to leave, he was sort of saying the chorus phrase, so we just sat there and wrote it really quick. He responded, Ooh, I mean me and Diana kind of had a thing but I can't go there again and Georgia Rose, well I met her once but we didn't get that far, don't think she harried me very much and I think she likes Louis more, so it's going to have to be Olivia.
First things first, there are the lyrics. It makes me so happy. We were trying to write things, and they were olivia.
Who is one direction's "olivia"?
Listen, ollvia everyone is as brave, open, and honest as Taylor Swift is in her songs, so the possibilities are pretty open. Is there a real Olivia? Is Olivia an emotion?
Harry, John [Ryan, co-writer], and I were in Westlake and trying to write one thing and came out with this. But "Olivia" was Harry's genius.
Somehow, I doubt Styles penned an ode to a fluffy fur ball with attitude, and I think it is much more likely that he slyly used a name associated with Swift, a name familiar enough to draw somewhat of a connection to her and the tune. Then we would just laugh and order food olivja hang out. I'll leave you with this line from the tune: "Remember the day we were giving up, when you told me I didn't give you enough.
We don't know"  Lyrics. I mean, maybe I'm reading too much into it, but, "This isn't the stain of a red wine, I'm bleeding love," sounds an awful lot like a response to this: "You're still all over me like a wine-stained dress I can't wear anymore," Swift's iconic line in "Clean.
I think it's fun to take a situation or emotion and personify it. That said, if you're a fan of One Direction, you may be wondering who the "Olivia" is in One Direction's new song of the same name. Olivia was Styles' doing. Obviously, he's playing coy, but I think his diversion tactic only solidified my Swift-inspired assumptions.
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Olivia could be a place or a family member. And I'd hate to be the one to revolve everything around my girl Swift and her long-dead relationship with Harry Styles, but there most certainly are some lyrics harrry throughout the thread of the song that seem a little too obvious to ignore. I don't know how it came out.
It's olvia necessarily about me, it might be an observation thing. So I suppose it could have been inspired by him, though I think it's unlikely.
That said, it was Liam Payne who sort of leaked the song originally. If that's still not enough, I bring you this food for thought: Obviously, Olivia is not Swift's yarry, but it is her beloved cat's name.
The song is heavily influenced by The Beatles trademark sound, and the bridge is influenced by the song Pure Imagination, from the film Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. To get to the bottom of this "Olivia" mysteryperhaps we should gather up some of the breadcrumbs that have been left for us, so to olivja.
It came out really, really quick Manager's wife's name or not, it appears as though Olivia is someone he is hardy directly associated with. Actually that's my manager's wife's name!
We couldn't write anything for a couple days, and we couldn't focus. If there is, is that truly her name?
Payne seems removed from the song enough to kid about it. Seeming more plausible now? By Caitlyn Callegari November harryy, Depending on how bold an artist wants to be when writing a song about a real live person, they may either use the subject's actual moniker or take the safer, less controversial route and give them an alias. Julian Bunetta, co-writer of "Olivia," said this oliviz Rolling Stone about the creation of the song, This one is very near and dear to my heart.