"Windows" as written by and Angel L. Olsen....
Won't you open a window sometime?
What's so wrong with the light?
What's so wrong with the light?
Wind in your hair, sun in your eyes
Light
Light

We throw our shadows down
We must throw our shadows down
We live and throw our shadows down
It's how we get around
In the sun
In the sun

Why can't you see?
Why can't you see?
Why can't you see?
Are you blind?
Are you blind?
Are you blind?
Are you dead, already?
Are you all right?
Are you all right?

Won't you open a window sometime?
Won't you open a window sometime?
What's so wrong with the light?
What's so wrong with the light?
Wind in your hair, sun in your eyes
What's so wrong with the light?
What's so wrong with the light?
What's so wrong with the light?
What's so wrong with the light?
What's so wrong with the light?
What's so wrong with the light?


Lyrics submitted by TheWrongGirl, edited by blueskyarchive

"Windows" as written by Angel L. Olsen

Lyrics © DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Windows song meanings
Add your thoughts

3 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +3
    Song MeaningIt seems as though Angel is comforting someone who's fighting demons of some sort.

    In this song, windows are a metaphoric way of being open and free to the world-- seeing the sun, feeling the wind in your hair--being alive. "Windows" can also be taken literally if the person she is comforting is too depressed to even get out of bed...

    She is telling this person that it's okay to feel this way sometimes, because it's normal for everyone to have a past come back and haunt them from time to time, (as stated here):

    "we throw our shadows down
    we must throw our shadows down
    we live and throw our shadows down
    it's how we get around
    in the sun
    in the sun"

    And it's true; you cannot dwell on things in your past, (or even on things that hurt you in general). You cannot just sit around and let life pass you by. Yes, there will be shadows following you when you're out in the sun, but outside, there is beauty in the world: there is wind in your hair-- there is light.
    weirdhunnyon July 04, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General CommentShe's asking someone to open their heart. The windows are the heart, the light is love.
    HerNameIsAliveon January 13, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've often thought this song is the singer/narrator speaking to herself. Questioning her own fear, depression, or hesitation to engage with the world. And it's really sad because she can see the way out (the window and the light), but this inner conversation between the "light" and "dark" parts of the mind is neverending. The window might never be opened.
    Mendalusa77on July 12, 2017   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain