"Open" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams and Perry Bamonte....
I'm a fool for that shake in your thighs
I'm a fool for that sound in your sighs
I'm a fool for your belly
I'm a fool for you love

I wanna make this plain
Oh, I know your faded
Mm, but stay, don't close your eyes
I wanna make this plain
Oh, I know your faded
Mm, but stay, don't close your eyes

Caught in this pool held in your eyes
Caught like a fool without a line
We're in a natural spring
With this gentle sting between us

I wanna make this plain
Oh, I know your faded
Mm, but stay, don't close your eyes
I wanna make this plain
Oh, I know your faded
Mm, but stay, don't close your eyes

Ooh, stay open
Ooh, stay open

Stay open
Stay open

I wanna make this plain
Oh, I know your faded
Mm, but stay, don't close your eyes
I wanna make this plain
Oh, I know your faded
Mm, but stay, don't close your eyes

Stay open
Stay open
Stay open

Mm, stay open


Lyrics submitted by shirtsleeves, edited by surelysure, Phyxsius

"Open" as written by Simon Gallup Robert James Smith

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  • +7
    General CommentRHYE IS A MAN just thought I'd put that out there everyone. This song is about pure effing passion. He's passionate about this women! He's mesmerized by her! The thought of her going away for even just a second makes him plead NO! When I listen to this song I smile everytime. It's a good sign when you can't bear watching your lover fall asleep because you might miss out on staring into his eyes. Good one Rhye...
    hearingtruelyon July 13, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General CommentEveryone assuming it's a woman singing: it's a man.
    Takkakon June 12, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningEver had that feeling you're close to loose someone you love? Or that feeling of having a gap between you and your partner?

    "I wanna make this plain
    Oh, I know your faded
    Mm, but stay, don't close your eyes
    I wanna make this plain
    Oh, I know your faded
    Mm, but stay, don't close your eyes"

    To me, this is a clear gap. She's free, impulsive and miss to see the same "fire" in his eyes. He has nearly closed his eyes = turned away from her. She's still on the plain... A place that is either open, wild and free or delineated by a complete or partial ring of hills, by mountains or cliffs (safety and away from all civilisation... like being in the skies). Neither way, she's still where they were in the beginning; at that beautiful plain. But his love has faded.

    See the video at Youtube and it makes more sence :)
    Jensen1988on April 04, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about right after they have sex. And he is trying to hold on the the moment. She's fading asleep and he's asking her to stay open to the moment (and more completely open to the relationship) because they are in a moment of a natural spring of positive emotions.

    I'm a fool for that shake in your thighs (woman's thighs shake during an orgasm)
    I'm a fool for that sound in your sighs (the sighs when both finish)
    I'm a fool for your belly (when a guy's backing out, her belly is right there)
    I'm a fool for you love (self explanatory)

    He says, "I want to make this plain," so many times, it's clear that he can't make his emotions plain. He's trying to get her to stay with him so he can express himself, but she's falling asleep.

    For a fun comparison, look at Kendrick Lamar's Poetic Justice. In it he asks, "If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room would you trust it?" asking if she trusts the fact that he feels closer to her right after sex. So they are talking about the same thing in different ways. In the end they are both pleading with their partners to understand but both he and Rhye have trouble expressing their emotions.
    andwinsomeon November 13, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's gunna take a while for me to truly understand these lyrics, although i have a feeling, ooh i'm so excited for interpretations
    bermonicatzon March 31, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe it's me just being too literal, but i think that the song means just what she says. she's a fool for this person, and wants them to stay awake when they are really tired so that she can spend more time with them.
    kaleighsulon April 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGod, such a great song, To me, I take a lot of the lyrics at face value. It seems like this song really is about a modern relationships. When I listen to this song I imagine two lovers laying in bed together just after having sex. They're just in a casual relationship or FWB or something uncommitted. The one she's singing about is literally faded (high). She wants something more from him (or her) because she's a fool for what she sees in him and she wants him to know it. But she knows it doesn't matter to him so she only tells him while he's high, post-coitus and just before falling asleep, the time when it's least likely to sink in.
    jmpetty10on April 08, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreminds me of a girl and guy that wants to be together, but the guy is married so they cant. She's know she's a fool for falling for someone unavailable. When they spend time together she wants him to stay. Great song
    CQanadorkon June 28, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionGEEZ, LET THEM GET SOME SLEEP ALREADY!
    smendleron December 29, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this person is still madly in love--or thinks he is--and his lover is slowly falling out of love. He's asking his lover to look at the goodness of their relationship, even with a tiny sting now and then, and make that the reason to stay.
    steephynon January 02, 2014   Link

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