“all of a sudden these lights are blinding me” - the paps/photographer’s flash on the cameras, not really acknowledging them when being around Louis and the boys because he’s too focused on them. but now they aren’t there with him - absorbing his attention - he’s starting to notice how bright the lights are. or as just two kids in love chasing their dreams they never even thought they would be that famous, but more to the point they didn’t realise their Love would matter more than it does - to their career and themselves - they would rather have each other and not be living their dream than they would be without each other and be living their dream; because being with each other has now become their dream
“I saw in the corner there is a photograph, no doubt in my mind it’s a picture of you” - there’s constant picture and stories about the boys in the papers and magazines. there’s constant stories about the boys and their girlfriends. Harry is able to predict what the photograph is of without even seeing it. He just knows what it is and doesn’t want to look because it’s too painful
“I’ll keep my eyes/arms wide open” - like saying ‘I’ll be open to the idea of these fake relationships to minimalize the rumours (and such) and i’ll keep my eyes open for the truth within the stories’ also ’i’ll always be here to protect and comfort you, i’ll always be your rock and home, i’ll always be yours for anything you want and/o need. I’m yours’.
“seems like these days I watch you from afar” - Harry can’t be seen with anyone with being label as ‘dating or fucking them’ (females more than males); so it’s difficult for him to just be with people, instead he has to go low key and be distant from people he can be labelled with. Moreover, these day Louis and Harry aren’t aloud to show public displays of affection as apposed as to a year ago. this is like saying ‘I can see you and can touch you so easily but I can’t because your so close but so far. instead i’ll just watch you, even though it’s agony.’ he maintains his promise, sticking to the rules to ensure that they keep the ‘star’ he’ll still be there, maybe not in person but in mind he is still there. It can also be about Harry constantly being in different countries to the others (especially Louis). This was written in November, the following month Harry spend in America on his own, he could only see his Loved ones from afar.
“tired of feeling/sleeping alone” - Harry doesn’t deal with hate and being without his Loved ones at all very well. Louis (and the boys) have a more ‘thicker skin’ against it so to speak. Harry feels as if he’s on his own with the distance between them and he’s sick and tired of it. He’s tired of not having Louis (and the boys) next/near to him when he sleeps - like back in the day. he’s tired of not being able to see his Loved ones as much as he used to and is begging them not to leave him just include him in their plans even if they know he probably won’t be there for them.
Or in another opinion all of the above except it’s not Louis it’s someone else. Maybe there currently isn’t anyone but he wishes there was.
Don’t let me go *-* Love this song <3
"now you were standing there right in front of me, I hold it’s getting harder to breathe" - Louis was right there in front of/next to Harry in the toilet at bootcamp and during bootcamp auditions - they didn’t know each other and consciously recognise each other’s presence, but the universe was trying with so much energy to put them together. now they are being suffocated by all the lies and pressure which is becoming too much.
"this bed was never made for two" - having lived in the x factor house with the small bunk beds designed for one person and now sharing a flat with Louis with separate beds and rooms the size of the bed won’t stop them sleeping with each other. they don’t care if the are squished up close, because that’s better anyway. more heat, more cuddles, more love.
"don’t let me go" - Harry is begging his Loved ones from home not to give up on him, he will still be coming home - just when he gets time off - being a pop star involves travelling far from home and not seeing his Loved ones as much. he is begging they still include him in their plans, not think he’s left them and don’t think he wants to not have the privilege of going home when he choses, he’s tired of not being able to see them and hopes they won’t exclude him. also he is begging for Louis not to let him go, not to give up on them, because one day - although far away - they will be able to be together (officially). he’s begging Louis not to give into the reality, he doesn’t want it to keep them apart and he’s tired of the distance, it’s killing him with the only hope being that they both hold on and don’t give up and let go.
"i promised one day that i’d bring you back a star, I caught one and it burned a hole in my hand" - even though Harry had no idea where their careers will go he probably still promised Louis (and the boys) big arenas and hordes of fans, he promised they would be living their dreams. be stars, so important and love that they would have their schedules planned years in advance with everyone fighting just to get a glimpse of them. but then it backfired and it wasn’t as pretty as they’d hoped. they got everything he promised but not without a consequence, they can’t be open, they can’t be themselves and show off that ‘wow he’s really mine and I love him’. instead they are given a strict image to maintain, giving them ways to cover up their love and secrets with beards and removing those who know the truth and want it to be heard. they are told how to dress and act, they can’t touch or show public displays of affection towards each other because it would ‘harm sales’. Harry is sticking with his promise so he will follow the rules, his promise and their happiness is more important than his.