Zayn’s “Hurt” + Harry’s “Lies”

3 – Harry Styles is not a liar or a selfish, deceitful person.

Yup, fight me. At worst, he has lied to protect his image in the media, just like all other celebs (and Zayn.) I don’t give a damn what Zayn’s lyrics say, which are: (apart from the majority being beautiful, insightful, deeply romantic, and poetic) full of contradictions, incoherencies, braggadocio, and promises that are seemingly never fulfilled (where Harry is concerned.)

I don’t find Zayn’s perspective on Zarry very reliable for all of those reasons, which I explained here. And it’s not his fault tbh. He has severe anxiety, for which he self-medicates with weed, and unfortunately weed can make you cloudy-headed even when you’re not smoking it, so it undoubtedly affects his writing. He admittedly smokes a ton of weed, probably every day, therefore his brain development has been severely impaired (like Louis’ and my own brothers’ lol.)

Facts on weed and cognitive impairment:

I don’t mean the weed stuff in a demeaning or disrespectful way, only to explain why it’s difficult to find clarity in a lot of Zayn’s lyrics. (“My brain lives with the cannabis…I prefer speaking in analogies…”)

I personally don’t feel like Zayn thinks Harry is a liar or that his love for him is “fake.” I think that’s just a poor take made by his stans who want to victimize him. But I also know Harry is not a liar because of his general character. He is a man of integrity, and one who comports himself with the utmost dignity, humility, and grace in all circumstances, even when he’s being attacked without warrant. That does not speak to a deceitful or manipulative person.

We can also rest assured Harry is honest because he is rather self-deprecating and almost self-loathing at times, which demonstrates he has much self-awareness and has no problems calling himself out (like he did in “Falling” and in “To Be So Lonely.”) So the moment he does something he regrets or that he feels may have hurt his lover, he writes about it!

He also is not an accuser. He would rather take the blame for something that wasn’t his fault, or compromise on something unreasonable (such as: “you don’t have to say you love me”) rather than point a finger at Zayn and sing about all the hurtful things Zayn has done to him. The only thing he ever complained about was ZAYN LEAVING HIM.

Zayn, on the other hand, can sometimes be an accusatory person (“Entertainer.”) He points the finger a lot in his music and rarely acknowledges his own wrongdoing or flaws. Instead we get songs like “Unphuckwitable” and “Icarus Interlude” bragging about how great he is (which he is.) Or we gets songs like “Good Guy” where he admits to being “not a good guy” but relishes the fact that he knows his lover is so weak-minded they will remain devoted to him no matter what?? (“I’m not a good guy…but I know you’re mine…”)

“Good Guy” proves Zayn is aware of how bewitching he is and often weaponizes it to get what he wants from his lover.

But of course his fans proof-text his lyrics and pick out all the negative sentiments where he says he felt slighted or hurt, and any place where they see the word “lie.” It’s so effing annoying, and I’m positive these people just don’t understand how writing works.

First of all, just because a person feels another person is lying, doesn’t mean they actually are lying. There is such a thing called a “suspicion” you know? And we know people who smoke weed can tend to be paranoid. And many people who are insecure tend to accuse their partners in the way Zayn does. So he could just feel he’s being lied to about certain things, even if he’s not. Especially because we know Harry’s character is that of a generally honest and good-natured human. So something in Zayn’s descriptions of “lies” doesn’t add up, and it could just be the way people are interpreting those specific lyrics.

For example: “Tell me your lies, cause I just can’t face it.” They take this to mean his lover is lying all the time, but that’s just not true. Zayn is saying he can’t face the truth of what their relationship has become, so he’s asking the person to tell him a lie instead. Like tell him everything is alright, or tell him things will work out. It’s basically the same concept as the 1D song “Tell Me A Lie.”

“Tell me I’m a screwed up mess
That I never listen, listen
Tell me you don’t want my kiss
That you need your distance, distance
Tell me anything but don’t you say he’s what you’re missing, baby
If he’s the reason that you’re leaving me tonight
Spare me what you think, and
Tell me a lie”

So in that case the other person is not a liar, Zayn would just rather hear a lie than the truth sometimes, because as they say “truth hurts.” And while Zayn may mention being lied to occasionally, did you happen to notice he also mentions lying himself? (“Guess I’ll turn you away, say white lies to your face.” and “I’ve been lying to the liars.”)

I also want to talk about the beginning of “It’s You” because people try to say those negative lyrics are also about Harry and it’s just like sighhhhh. They neglect to consider that Zayn was in a toxic relationship with Perrie that ended in 2015, where they were literally fake engaged and he allegedly dumped her by text. She would also later admit she was faking it in bed with him, which lends credence to the fact that they were both faking it in general.

With that being said, I can’t reconcile certain lyrics in “It’s You” and “Entertainer” regarding “faking it” and “lying” as being about Harry. It simply doesn’t add up to the way Harry is with Zayn and how open and honest he is about him in all his music, and how he always seems to be chasing Zayn.

For me, the beginning of “It’s You” is Zayn referencing Perrie TO HARRY, and acknowledging she was only with him for her own agenda and that she doesn’t care for him, and that it’s HARRY he really cared for. This is why he makes the distinction “it’s youuuuuuuuu” like he used to do during “Little Things.”

Zayn is not an idiot, and I don’t care how bad things got between them, he could never logically or reasonably conclude Harry didn’t “give a phuck about what he needed” when Harry cared for him and doted on him throughout the band:

Sorry, but there’s no way in hell Zayn genuinely thought someone as obsessively attentive as Harry didn’t give a phuck about what he needed, especially when Harry was treating Zayn like this when he didn’t realize any of these tiny moments would be edited into compilations to show how caring he was with Zayn.

So that theory of the opening lines of “It’s You” describing Harry is debunked pretty easily. That’s why I know he was referring to Perrie with those lyrics, because it’s obvious she was with him for the PR benefits and did not care about his mental health issues. She literally called him a freak and mocked his anxiety in 2014. You think Zayn wouldn’t vent about his experiences with her in his first album to some extent??

Anyway, in songs like “Rainberry” and “No Candle No Light” Zayn seems to describe a neglectful partner who he doesn’t really trust and who doesn’t really care for him. Again, in these songs he is not describing anyone even remotely similar to Harry Styles, who seems quite clingy and attentive when it comes to Zayn. And when compared to songs line “Wrong” and “Good Guy” and “Common” and “You Wish You Knew” where Zayn seems to be pushing a willing and devoted lover away and friend-zoning them of his own volition and telling them their relationship isn’t real (so don’t get comfortable) you may share my confusion with how contradictory the narratives are in all these songs (when combined.)

How can Harry be a neglectful lover who is showing fake love to Zayn when he is constantly pursuing Zayn and talking about how lonely he is and talking about how jealous he is of Zayn’s other partners?? That just shows either Zayn is not singing about Harry in those particular songs, or Zayn is embellishing a narrative for creative expression.

How can Zayn push someone away in “Wrong” tell them they don’t even know him in “You Wish You Knew” and talk about how he’s too defensive and keeps someone shut out in “Common” and tell someone he loves them yet takes it back in “Fingers,” but then complain about his lover not being attentive or caring or loyal to him in NCNL or “Rainberry”??? Then he flips again and goes back to talking about how he’s the one who’s been “lying to the liars and lying with the liars every night” and saying this person has loved him better than anyone before in his life?? IT DOESN’T ADD UP! Does the person love him or not???

It makes zero sense, since he is admittedly the one shutting them out and friend-zoning them in some songs! This is why I don’t like analyzing every single one of Zayn’s songs, they make no sense when added all together. And that’s why I say his perspective is UNRELIABLE because it lacks consistency and bears very little coherency, unlike Harry’s lyrics which appear straightforward and seem to tell a logical story.

The only logical conclusion is that all of these contradictory Zayn songs are not about the same person, and some of them just may be inventive narratives fabricated for the purposes of creative expression, such as in “Sour Diesel” or “Kiwi.”

One thing that can’t be denied is how doting Harry has always been towards Zayn, and how obsessively he loves him and isn’t afraid to show it. And what has also been clear is that Zayn has always been the one pushing Harry away, being overly defensive, not telling him he loves him, and being with other people the entire time they were together, unlike Harry who is often ADMITTEDLY single and dates people in brief spurts. Harry has confirmed his single status in multiple publications over the years, from 2010-2020. One of the most recent times was on Ellen in 2019. Fine Line says it all. So did HS1.

Meanwhile Zayn:

Meanwhile Zayn:

Meanwhile Zayn:

And we’re supposed to believe HE’S the victim in this relationship, and that Harry has always been in the wrong??

Bish, please. The proof is in the pudding, and the facts have ALWAYS revealed a story that cannot be distorted to victimize Zayn.

****** FULL DISCOLSURE: I will not be posting any comments of people trying to maliciously ridicule Zayn, but I also won’t be posting any comments of people trying to blame Harry or make excuses for Zayn’s choices (in regards to Harry.)

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33 thoughts on “Zayn’s “Hurt” + Harry’s “Lies”

  1. i think it is worth mentioning that zayn is also having a very alarming drug problem. I remember watch a video by Shallon Lester on this matter 2 years ago where she talked about this his twisted dynamic with gigi , and his team threatened to sue her if she didnt take it down. then just yesterday i found an article on a *gossip* website ( ) about zayn that really stuck with me because it explained THE SAME exact issues that shallon lester had cited. It is all alleged though so i’m just telling you out of curiousity although i know how much you care about the validity of facts. anyways allegedly zayn has been having multiple od scares throughout especially the last 2 years, sources cited that nobody basically has known the real him because he has been on drugs pretty much 100% of the time for the last ten years. apparently gigi has had a huuge problem with drugs (c*ke) too and only with the baby she’s finally found a ‘new purpose’ for her life. the source clearly stated that the relationship between g and z is almost compulsive, they go from periods of time completely obsessed with each other and high all the time to spending even longer periods where they dont even talk. right now the source claims that he still hasnt stopped taking drugs and like the source said , ‘everyone is shocked that he’s still going’. the hadids don’t give a fuck about him, apparently yolanda is not pleased with him still being in gigi’s life because she wants her to bag a billionaire like she did. she thinks zayn is a b list sell out . anyways.. 🙁

    1. @anonymous…I’ve read the same re. Zayn and drugs. Also mentioned was that he had overdosed several times…10/2019 was the last time noted. I hope this is not true…I will say that he looks healthy and drug-free. However, his excessive use of weed is a problem alone. It is obvious that he has processing difficulties which could be related to his ADHD..while not serious, any chemical that alters the thought process can result in erratic and impulsive behavior. He exhibits both. Also having an impact on his creative endeavors (writing).

      In my opinion, if Zayn had someone in this life that he trusted and cared enough about him to help him tackle and overcome his “demons” there would be no limit to his happiness and success. Harry could be that person, if Zayn would quit pushing him away.

      1. I had no idea Zayn has ADHD and really feel for him if he’s dealing with it particularly if he’s unsupported. I found brief comment in his book about being diagnosed but no mention of management or medication. His crippling anxiety may be a symptom of the ADHD. Could the weed be attempt at self medicating / managing???

        1. When ADHD is managed properly, via medicine or therapy, it most often enhances creativity. According to research, weed tends to increase feelings of anxiety and paranoia. In addition, processing disorders are very common with ADHD. In my opinion, this is one of the major reasons that Zayn is so hard to understand both in his actions and music. When listening to his music, I get confused at times because he tends to contradict himself….this is evidence of difficulty in processing and communicating effectively.

          1. Agreed correct diagnosis and treatment can be completely life changing for better. Person I know very closely with ADHD wasn’t particularly hyper (though definite constant fidget) so went under the radar until mid teens. His primary symptom was extensive visual focusing / processing issues that were misdiagnosed as being eye function related. By early teens with extra hormone load of puberty the symptoms worsened significantly and his ability to intuitively “manage around” them hit it’s limit resulting in absolutely crippling anxiety. Very fortunate to finally to get a correct diagnosis with visual/other ADHD symptoms have been very well managed via medication. Difference is incredible and he’s able to be his best himself.

    2. Yup, I find it weird that we never talk about the high probability that he has multiple addictions, and not only to weed but to hard, life-endangering drugs. Many blind items report on it, and the fact that he OD’d several times (the latest reported one being in sept./oct. 2019). Sigh 😔

  2. I have always know one to be more outgoing socially and the other not. But either way, relationships are never perfect. I don’t kno if that was their issue thou bc I remember hearing that Zayn normally was pretty loud and silly when he wasn’t being filmed. I just don’t think that warrants Harry being cast as the unloyal, drunk party guy and Zayn the victim. The both probably have their share of wrongs but I just think Harry has dealt with visible more.

  3. I honestly do not know how anyone can point the finger at Harry. Outside of Zarry, Harry is super unproblematic. His loyalty shows how he continues to wrk with ppl way back from 1d. So It makes no sense how ppl cld be so quick to make Harry the bad guy ONLY when it comes to Zayn. NEWSFLASH: NOBODY LOVED/LOVES ZAYN MORE THAN HARRY. ALL HE EVER WANTS FROM ZAYN IS TO LOVE, ADORE, AND TAKE CARE OF HIM. It amazes me that anyone can see it any differently. And Zayn being a victim…really?!?! Yeah Zayn is a victim, of being in love with a man that would walk thru fire for him. Poor Zayn.
    I’m not saying any bad about Zayn or Harry bc I have no clue what goes on. I’m only saying that when it comes to Zarry, Harry has been the one that’s been given the short end of the stick. I don’t thk H is a victim either bc he is not being forced to put up with the baggage Z comes with but he is definitely not the bad guy. I don’t want to paint Z in any bad light either bc I thk he is truly special and kind but has some shat that he isn’t ready to face, accept, and be proud of. Hiding and running from ur truth, and living by the view of others is a ticking time bomb. So many unhealthy things will come from that.
    I love Zarry and do hope they find their way and start over without this BS. I believe, together is where their hearts will be the happiest. And I do believe, without all this hiding etc…. they would be an amazing, beautiful, loving, powerful couple.

    1. @Rang I can’t remember where I was online, Twitter maybe, but someone actually wrote that Zayn has to put up with Harry being a “hyper-social extravert” and people were agreeing with it and saying what a burden it was for Z, so I didn’t feel comfortable posting a reply, so I will do it here:
      There’s nothing wrong with being an extravert, just as there is nothing wrong with being an introvert. I’m an introvert and I have only had relationships with extraverts, I know I can only speak for myself and I can’t assume this is the case for all introverts, but I don’t think H’s personality has changed since he and Z met.

      1. My understanding of introversion and extraversion is that it describes to what energizes, balances and drains you as a person. Introverts have a very real need for quiet time and alone time to recharge. Lack of these essentials is really destructive. Extraverts need noise, activity, energy and engagement with others to recharge. Neither is a constant state of being and most of us exist somewhere along the scale between the extremes and where we sit may vary situational. Kinda wonder if that’s why being alone is such a strong issue for Harry. He sings about it and people talk about him staying with friends and why he keeps so busy. Zayn on the other hand appears to needs alone time in a big way. I can see how those contrasting need coulds be a problem in a hidden relationship that’s not secure/acknowledged for what it is and lead to misunderstandings and miscommunication despite deep attraction and love between the parties.

        1. @idkwhy I was brought up to believe my introversion was a defect and the things I did to recharge my battery were weird and made me different. I am weird and different, but in a cool way. Ha-ha

          I think H and Z are so young and still figuring themselves out and they’ve probably alternated between spending a lot of time together to spending a little time together. My extrovert and I have been dating a long time and he knows if I have to be away from him, it’s to recharge my batteries and not because I don’t like his company. I get why Z smiles on the farm and looks miserable in the city on a pap walk, I don’t understand why someone would want him to be miserable.

          I saw a video of One Direction in the early days and I think they were in Australia and Zayn was saying they were by some large, unpredictable birds, so he was hanging back away from them, but Harry was chasing them. I always thought that summed up their dynamic. BTW, I would totally be Z in that situation.

  4. Great post. Harry is definitely the one who has showed willingness to compromise and accept whatever little is given. Problem with that approach is you can get taken for granted and it’s assume you’ll cope with whatever happens and keep showing up. But it’s very powerful when a person like that says enough and quits the field of play.
    It’s so unexpected and “out of character” that others don’t know how to react.

  5. I’m a die hard Zarry and can’t seem to stop watching videos of them. I love them both but I really am tired of Zayn and his BS. Harry deserves someone who’s going to live him the way he loves. Every time I see the PaP walk, Zayn looks smaller and smaller. This last one she walked behind him and seemed to be the MAN in the relationship. He seemed to just be trudging along. Sad! But he deserves all the misery hes getting because he chooses to be there. Like she’s got something over him. He seemed more confident during 1 D days and even when he and Harry seem to be mad at each other he didn’t look weak like he does now. Hell, he put out a whole album and only gave the fans 2 nights live while he got high. I honestly think he has ruined any chance of coming back from two albums that have flopped back to back. Like he don’t care. Sad. He better wake up before he’s a has been in a loveless relationship and we all know the effects that can have on the people involved. My thoughts are on Harry and this new movie. He may be acting but this may be the catalyst that pushes him to move on. Can you imagine what could happen after he plays this role? We going to be saying “Zarry who” lol

  6. H. Put his life in risk for Z. “Literally”. On Valentine’s Day when he was Robbed. He did not give them his phone. Even when they show him a Knife.
    He probably had things that compromise Z. So he did not going to give them his phone no matter what was about to happen to him.
    Imagine that. Even when they no longer in a relationship right now.

  7. I believe in Harry Styles only
    When it comes to zarry I will only takes his words.
    If zayn really want to makes this relationship works he needs to solves his issue (and I’m not saying Harry doesn’t have one) and sometimes I feel like zayn purposefully write himself as a victim of his life. And I think they both did ‘break up’ after the baby announcement because I have a strong feeling they still together up untill February at least.
    And I don’t think with the kind of man Harry is, he would make himself be with zayn right now, because wether zayn love Gg or not, there will always be a child between them now. And I don’t think Harry want to be that man who takes a father from the child mother. And I don’t want him to, I want him to value himself above everything but I don’t think that applied to zayn because he will always be the one to surrender and put himself down, be it apologize, concede defeat when he realize zayn might never love himself as much as he love zayn, he’s always the one who compromise. And for zayn continuation about to be with a woman I don’t think Harry willing to take it anymore he’s a grown up adult now and he will not play this games anymore with him,
    And about his golden song I don’t think he wants zayn to open up about his sexuality because he will never put that pressure on zayn, he just want to love and be loved zayn alone without any side pairing include even though they haven’t(?) come out but at least he will have zayn to himself, and now I think zayn finally put on some effort in winning Harry back and I still waiting of Harry new album to determine where their relationship stand right now. You might got a headaches reading this and I apologise in advance because English is not my First language and I have so many thoughts that I want to share it’s a mess in head right now.
    Have a good day love 😘😘😘

  8. Gigi is Zayn’s handler. He is in the sunken plece and has been for a very long time.

  9. I completely agree with ‘it’s you’. I feel like that’s why Zayn made the distinction between ‘she’ (perrie) and ‘you’ (Harry). I also think that if he mentions lying in some context he may be refering to not believing how much H actually cares for him because he has problems loving himself therefore arguing H can’t possibly be telling the truth. Kinda like “If I can’t love myself, how could he?!”

    One of the writers of ‘Entertainer’ said she had written the concept of the song and that Z really liked it and even kept some of her vocals in the chorus I believe (I may be wrong about that). So this could have just been a conceptual idea that he liked or if anything, this only kinda fits perrie if you actually think about it.
    Why wouldn’t he occasionally write stuff inspired by their toxic/fake relationship.

    He has so many songs, how can we say they’re all about Harry when he could reference some aspects of his PR relationships to alleviate his mind as well?! I think while some songs are definitely very personal, he also plays with different concepts which is very intriguing for a writer and may sometimes feel safer to express certain emotions instead of doing it directly.

    For me the lyrics in ‘outside’ sound like he feels he is being replaced in that person’s life. “someone else being in your bed” doesn’t sound like a one time thing/hookup to me but rather his lover maybe seeing someone new and then he says he can’t feel too bitter about it because “he’s not that innocent” in how things went down, “TWO wrongs make no right” etc.

    Who knows really?

    1. Anon,I don’t think he’d write/sing about a toxic,overly fabricated relationship while he’s making a series of story through his MV’S DTD-LM-Entertainer-SD-Better-Vibez.
      Also,there wouldn’t be a reason why H would respond to Entertainer’s mv with LU’s mv,and use it’s beats for the opening of his sophomore album or where the same colour & cloth quality of the magenta jacket Sophia wore,for FL’s cover.
      They’re a part of Hollywood,there’s lot more than what meets our eyes.

      But again,that’s just my derivation.You can believe whatever you want and have your opinions.

  10. I only ever ask you questions which can be looked into and be talked about later with actual “proof”.
    And people are all here asking you about “Who or what do you think this or that song is about?”…and I’m like???
    Sis she’s not ZARRY WIKIPEDIA you know!?
    Leave her alone please for a sec she needs her mental health just as much as we do

    I get that they’re cool people who respect your perspective on things but so do I–
    The thing that these people need to pay attention to a little bit more is that maybe sometimes they’re going too far and hurting you in some ways they don’t even understand

  11. One thing that’s about Zayn is how irrationally jealous he used to get over Harry sometimes. I mean we all love jealous Zayn and I think it can be kind of funny, but some things he got jealous over were literally nothing. Unfortunately, with a new perspective on the Zarry dynamic after all this time, I now find it to be a little controlling. For example, let’s say Harry broke some kind of hypothetical agreement they had, like maybe they were not supposed to hook up with other men, and Harry did it. Zayn is a human being, so he’s entitled to whatever emotions that brings like anger or hurt, but logically, he was no real right to punish Harry for it. And we can see that Zayn has gotten angry with Harry for literally paying NIALL (the most inconspicuous straight man of them all) more attention than him. All of this is just to say that Zayn does not exactly have a clear head when it comes to what he expects out of Harry. You can’t push someone away sometimes and then get mad when they’re not paying attention to you/giving you want other times. You can’t keep someone out of your bed and then get mad when they go to someone else’s. But Mr. Unfuckwitable seems to think he can do whatever he want and if Harry really loves him, he would always be there. And like you said, Harry gets the short end of the stick of all this confusion every single time.

    What’s sad is that Harry will punish HIMSELF for hurting Zayn more than anyone, whereas Zayn hurts Harry over and over again and expects him to understand it. They need to be over and I kind of hope they have been for a while. Whatever “coincidences” Zayn comes out with after all this time, it raises the eyebrow, but it’s hardly enough to continue to root for them. Thanks for taking the time to write about this.

    1. 🙌🏼 So well said. I totally agree, so many « jealous Zayn » moments from the 1D days always seemed so irrational to me, especially since he was in a public relationship at the time (and hooking up with several girls as well). And his jealousy over Harry’s affection for Niall is just so over the top and ridiculous. Sometimes jealousy is « cute » and all, but in this case I agree that it seems controlling and manipulative. Why feel aggressively territorial when you’re not willing to give anything tangible to the other, or at the very least spare their feelings from unnecessary bearding 🤦🏽‍♀️
      Regarding the recent « proofs » in his MVs, I’m in the same boat. I see them, but I’m also like…Why? Why now? Why do it while you’re going deeper and deeper into the circus of your hetero/public relationship? It doesn’t bring me any hope at this point, because their entire dynamic seems so unhealthy to me. I just hope that Harry stands his ground and refuses to compromise on anything anymore, and especially not his self-worth, self-perception, and his luminous soul and heart.

      1. Exactly! It’s just kinda like… same shit, different day. But it’s nice that Zayn seems to want to honor Harry in his art. I’ll always enjoy that. But until he can commit all the way to H, I’m hoping Zarry stays dead.

    2. I so agree with everything you said here ,I just hope harry have the will and strength to move on.its time to do harry and be really happy honestly most time he doesn’t seems happy to me and I pray the day he finally is completely.

    3. I completely wholeheartedly agree with you. We already know Harry will do anything for him, from the day one we already can see that, but will zayn do the same for Harry? fuck no he won’t.

  12. The situation at this point is absurd and there are too many contradiction, so I don’t understand anything about those two anymore.
    zayn really irritates me with these behaviors, he is with gigi but meanwhile does things for harry…I just don’t understand how he can go on like this. Harry also still seems involved in zayn, and he irritates me too because he should think more of himself and understand what kind of person he wants by his side in his life.
    thank you for your work, keep it up!

  13. Dear ad zarry is over finally over😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭💔💔💔💔💔💔 what u think Ad?????

  14. How I wish iT’s YoU was about P,it fits her,but have you read Zayn’s book?
    Also,who do you thing wRoNg is about?

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