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Just Stop Your Crying, Baby — Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times” Single is Here!

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IT’S HERE, GUYS! IT’S FINALLY HERE!

Though Directioners have gotten a taste of what all the other One Direction guys have to bring to the table sans the rest of the group, this is the first time fans get to hear Solo Harry Styles. And, let us tell you, the curly-haired crooner does NOT disappoint with his debut single, “Sign of the Times.” Get your first listen here:

His smooth vocals paired with the soft rock melody is quite literally music to our ears. It’s almost reminiscent of an ’80s power ballad — from Elton John, maybe? — or a more anti-climactic offshoot of Hozier‘s “Take Me to Church” — in our opinion, anyway.

It’s a funny thing, really — for a boy band called One Direction, the lads really branched off into all different directions: Harry went pop/soft rock, Zayn Malik went R&B, Niall Horan went pop/country, Louis Tomlinson went EDM, Liam Payne went… rap? Whatever the case, we love ’em all… but maybe you’re living for one more than the rest? If so, pick one:

We’re guessing you’re gonna have “Sign of the Times” on replay for the rest of the day, so if you wanna sing along, ~just stop your crying~, we deciphered the lyrics for ya:

[Verse 1]
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

[Pre-Chorus]
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets? The bullets
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets? The bullets

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 2]
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

[Pre-Chorus]
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets? The bullets
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets? The bullets

[Chorus]
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

[Pre-Chorus]
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets? The bullets
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets? The bullets

[Bridge]
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

[Outro]
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 run
We got to, we got to run
We got to, we got to run

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Music isn’t the only thing on Harry’s mind. Here are six roles you didn’t know he almost filled:

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