Don't say a word
I am only sleeping
I haven't the nerve to tell you any more

You won't lie
If I go now
And the world won't know what trouble I'm in

Drift on, baby, leave
And I won't run from you
I will never look back at shadows
When it makes me come running
I'd never go talk to strangers anyway


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Don't Say A Word (Hot Chicken #2) song meanings
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    General CommentThis beautiful song has an imbedded sadness which gets directly to your soul. And if you don't have one, it will create one for you inside your chest.

    I believe it's one of those perfect songs where the melody is complemented by lyrics with the power to convey a strong emotional meaning. In this case, in my opinion, the situation is not necessarily a precise one. For me it's more of a general sense of a situation where a person conceals a thought or feeling from another one, more or less in the same manner than the character from Björk's "Hyperballad".

    It could be an unsaid dialogue where the first two paragraphs are sung by a first person and the third paragraph by a second one.
    That way it could be about a couple in bed, both of them pretending to be asleep. She's planning to leave that night, but she hasn't the nerve to tell him because she feels he won't understand a deep thought in her mind which disturbs her. Instead of working it out, she decides to leave rather than facing it.
    But he knows she's leaving, and he plays the fool, pretending not to having realized it. He promises himself not to hold her back and not to mourn the break up in excess.
    He will see her side of the bed empty the next morning and will carry on.
    Alienoon January 25, 2008   Link

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