Why do words like "love" and actions of affection
Get taken as a threat or promise of devotion
Instead of just accepted for the beauty that they have?
When you tell someone that you love them
They act like you're taking away all their freedom
But it's giving, it's not taking away.

Love and friendship don't restrict and bind
Those chains are only in your mind
It doesn't have to be that way.

People act like it's something to be ashamed of
To lock away or hide behind closed doors
This kind of secrecy only breeds social scheming,
Gossip, lies, and misunderstanding
It doesn't seem that appealing to me.

Why do words like "love" and actions of affection
Get taken as a threat or promise of devotion
Instead of just accepted for the beauty that they have?
Why bleed all the meaning out of emotions
With all kinds of weird connotations?
Words will fuck us up enough by themselves.


Lyrics submitted by Ken Braley

Closed Doors, Closed Minds song meanings
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