"Open Secrets" as written by and Geddy Lee Weinrib Neil Peart....
It went right by me
At the time it went over my head
I was looking out the window
I should have looked
At your face instead

It went right by me
Just another wall
There should have been a moment
When we let our barriers fall
I never meant
What you're thinking
That is not what I meant at all

Well I guess we all
Have these feelings
We can't leave unreconciled
Some of them burned on our ceilings
Some of them learned as a child

The things that we're concealing
Will never let us grow
Time will do its healing
You've got to let it go

Closed for my protection
Open to your scorn
Between these two directions
My heart is sometimes torn

I lie awake with my secrets
Spinning around my head
Something that somehow
Escaped me
Something you shouldn't have said
I was looking out the window
I should have looked
At your face instead

I find no absolution
In my rational point of view
Maybe some things are instinctive
But there's one thing you could do
You could try to understand me
I could try to understand you


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"Open Secrets" as written by Alex Lifeson Geddy Lee

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    General CommentThis is about as close to a love song as anything Rush ever did (since Peart joined the band, anyway). But, it goes beyond the same-old "boy meets girl, boy loses girl" crap we hear in pretty much every song on the radio. It deals with an actual issue that everyone probably faces in their relationships. So, I'll forgive them. LOL

    I like the line, "the things things we are concealing, will never let us grow." While we all may have secrets about ourselves that we are afraid to reveal to anyone (even our mates), those are the things that keep us, to some degree, isolated from the very people we want to get close to.
    Phx4stringeron October 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing.

    Its basically about trying to understand each other and opening up to each other in a relationship. It says everyone lets their emotional guard down, and we have to notice it, to understand everyone.

    Also we close ourselves up to our partner because we are afraid of their scorn at our innerselves and because we feel insecure.

    Very good song.
    WanderingHypocriton August 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentanother underated Rush track. Very beautiful song. Really strikes a cord in you.

    You could try to understand me
    I could try to understand you...
    LouDawg808on October 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes, it means that we should let each other know about our feelings. Not keeping them inside ourselves. As to communicate better with each other.
    NUMBER 4on July 14, 2007   Link

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