This door has been shut for days
And it's all too familiar
Can't I just crack a window
Can't I just shake it off?

I'm sure I've tasted this before

Everything is out of reach
And I just want to see outside
The air has been getting thin

I feel like cutting it open tonight
And falling on the floor

There's nothing left unused in here
There's nothing left to say

I haven't talked in days
And I'm really not too sure
What I sound like anymore

My vision has gone and my mouth is full of sores

I feel like dripping it dry tonight
Over and over again
It's time to open up the door

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    General CommentIn my opinion, this song is about being stuck in depression. About how you want to get out of it and over it, but you can't bring yourself to make the leap and "crack a window" and "just shake it off", even though you want to ("and I just want to see outside.")
    ohsixon November 20, 2004   Link
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    General Comment(receptive: 1 : open and responsive to ideas, impressions, or suggestions

    whatever.. information.. same thing.. had to clear that up.)
    clasicdisaster17on July 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentummm, okay. i'd like to respond to all the christian responses to this one. believe what you will, but this song is DEFINATELY about depression and suicidal ideation. the first stanza refers to the isolation one feels with depression and wanting to just shake it off like some think is possible but you can't always do that because severe chronic depression is first and foremost a chemical imbalance. the second stanza is referring to the circular nature of depression and how it always leads to the same feelings. the third refers to how when you're depressed you never feel like you can truly accomplish anything, you want to see outside into the light of day and outside of your head and the gradually worsening feeling of being unable to breathe. the fourth talks about cutting and/or cutting open your wrists and falling to the floor like you're so tired of feeling like shit and you want to let yourself fall down. the fifth, "there's nothing left unused here, there's nothing left to say" talks about he's tried everything (including his faith in God if i assume correctly based on the fact that they are a christian band) he can to pull himself out of depression but he can't and there's nothing anyone can say to make him better, or nothing he can say that will do any good to help others understand how he's feeling. "I haven't talked in days, i'm really not too sure what i sound like anymore" refers to isolation and inability to engage in life, maybe literally having locked himself in his room for days unable to get out of bed and function/face the world, and also about doubting whether he's still alive and possessing a real voice or a voice of any consequence. "my vision has gone and my mouth is full of sores" refers to how everything looks darker in depression and how his thoughts distorted so much that he can't see anything that's real, and he's tried to explain how he feels and why he can't seem to pull himself out of it but no one understands and the pain of being misunderstood has created sores on his mouth that makes it painful for him to express how he's really feeling when no one understands or acknowledges his suffering. "i feel like dripping it dry tonight, over and over again, it's time to open up the door" could have several meanings. in my opinion dripping it dry tonight means cutting open his veins until there's nothing left (no blood) to keep him alive. "over and over again" because he's wanted to die for a long time and he also wants to make sure that he won't have to suffer like that any longer. "it's time to open the door" could mean several things. it's time for him to open the door and free himself either by, one, killing himself and leaving behind his feelings of depression or two (which i think is most likely because they are a christian band) opening the door to god or what have you and trying to keep on living. the reason i think this song has little to do with sin becuase becuase the tone of the lyrics and the lyrics themselves suggest no sign of guilt as if he has done something wrong and believes that depression is entirely his fault. also, being depressed is NOT a sin whatever your religious beliefs, although i don't mean to open up that can of worms. thus he has no need to "repent" becuase he has done nothing wrong. if you think depression is something in need of repentance then you are idealistic, arrogant and/or ignorant, incredibly insensitive, and have never been TRULY DEPRESSED yourself to the point of seriously considering suicide.
    there you go. take from it what you will.
    manic shmanicon January 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgood lyrics, i ordered the cd so i dont know if i like the song yet or not

    it sounds to me like its about locking yourself away from everything around you and just keeping to yourself
    FellSoFar178on June 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgreat song
    no singing
    all spencerscreams
    chadeouson September 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is either about thinking of committing suicide........ or it is about being inside a house or something and wanting to get out of it really really bad
    Imasian5on September 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentokay... this song is very deep. Its about someone who has been locked away from the world for a while... and obviously they are depressed. So the think about cutting themselves hence the "i feel like dripping it dry tonight" thats talking about blood... and i think the part about the door being closed and it being familiar means that they have been in this state of mind for a while... "It's time to open up the door" they are asking for help out of their situation but if it doesnt come soon something bad may happen. (just my opinion)
    Rancid09on October 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this is about someone who sinned and is ashamed and doesn't want to face the lord because of the shame....however he ends up "opening the door" and "dripping" his sinful heart "dry" to his God...maybe....i've got alot of meaningfs in my head
    the-orange-i-chokedon October 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyes yes yes... i think that's right.. everyone.
    It's about depression, cutting, anything 'shameful'. I thought it was about cutting or maybe i was just overanylizing it but then other people thought that too so that's good. THis song is GREAT, I love that it's all screamed.
    the_endofmeon November 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti swear. this is the one song that explaines my whole life. if you've ever been really really depressed.. sucical depressed.. you know exactly what i mean. it's the perfect words. idk.. i just love it
    ohmy_itsloveon February 16, 2005   Link

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