She invites me to a closet, the night glows in her eyes
And I know now what she wanted, she'd been hinting it all this time
And I don't mean to scare you but I've wanted this for so long
To have you forever, and she kissed me and said
This is the way we communicate in the dark
This is the way we communicate in the dark
It's just the way we communicate.
It's just the way we communicate.
She told she told she told she told she told everyone but it didn't happen
She told she told she told she told she told everything and it finally happened
She told she told she told she told she told everyone but it didn't happen
She told, well I knew that you would be around
Not so fast, is there anything I can do to keep you here tonight?
She told she told she told she told she told everything and it finally happened
She told, well I didn't think twice about asking her
Because I'd heard the lies so many times
I'm starting to believe that they are true

She was searching for attention
She told everyone but me
And I thought that she'd forgotten
Hey, well, I guess it couldn't be
And then finally one day she built up the lust to ask me the question
"Is this real or just..."
It's just the way we communicate in the dark
It's just the way we communicate in the dark
It's just the way we communicate.
It's just the way we communicate.

She told she told she told she told she told everyone but it didn't happen
She told she told she told she told she told everything and it finally happened
She told she told she told she told she told everyone but it didn't happen
She told, well I knew that you would be around
Not so fast, is there anything I can do to keep you here tonight?
She told she told she told she told she told everything and it finally happened
She told, well I didn't think twice about asking her
Because I'd heard the lies so many times
I'm starting to believe that they are true.


Lyrics submitted by PLANES

Invitation To A Closet song meanings
Add Your Thoughts

12 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Comment

    i love this song so much. it makes me want to be in love. and to tell a boy that i love him in a closet...in the rain...and outside at night.

    thefuneralhadbegunon May 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Ill get this song...

    ADimeADexteron May 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    okay. bright eyes and park ave. conor main vocals.any of thins sound familar to anyone? this song is phenomenal.

    acircledoesnoton April 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Conor plays drums and sings for park ave..

    If you have a Conor Oberst obsession you should check out Commander Venus.

    ModestMon September 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    or any saddle creek band...

    Charlion November 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    desparecidos are good too if u like conor, they sing a lot of anti-consumerism stuff

    Dangon February 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    wait... is connor MAIN vocals, or does he sing along in parts of this song while an other guy sings the main part? When he sings, his voice totally overpowers the other singers.

    brokenspoonson February 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Conor isn't main vocals in Park Ave. the main singing is done by a girl. he just does backup in some of the songs, he's on drums.

    three star saluteon May 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Yeah, hes just main vocals on THIS song Basically, all of the members did vocals in their music But, most of the lead vocals were done by females

    bkgirliexon July 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    yeah, conor did mainly singing along, clark from the faint did she teaches art and she's an actress and maybe i'm forgetting some songs, but mostly otherwise they do backup vocals, neely does a lot of singing, there was some other girl, jenn, who did singing, too, and jamie, jamie also tapped in lachrymose, obsequious, vehement, elated. wow i'm such a dork. and i'm not even really into that many omaha things...just tilly, bright eyes, the faint...and park ave, of course. so everyone but jenn was in one of those, so i can give figure out who's singing what, basically. but i can't tell between jenn and jamie, because i don't know what either of their voices sound like.

    writeXneatlyon January 20, 2007   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!

More Featured Meanings

Album art
The Night We Met
Lord Huron
This is a hauntingly beautiful song about introspection, specifically about looking back at a relationship that started bad and ended so poorly, that the narrator wants to go back to the very beginning and tell himself to not even travel down that road. I believe that the relationship started poorly because of the lines: "Take me back to the night we met:When the night was full of terrors: And your eyes were filled with tears: When you had not touched me yet" So, the first night was not a great start, but the narrator pursued the relationship and eventually both overcame the rough start to fall in love with each other: "I had all and then most of you" Like many relationships that turn sour, it was not a quick decline, but a gradual one where the narrator and their partner fall out of love and gradually grow apart "Some and now none of you" Losing someone who was once everything in your world, who you could confide in, tell your secrets to, share all the most intimate parts of your life, to being strangers with that person is probably one of the most painful experiences a person can go through. So Painful, the narrator wants to go back in time and tell himself to not even pursue the relationship. This was the perfect song for "13 Reasons Why"
Album art
Mental Istid
Ebba Grön
This is one of my favorite songs. https://fnfgo.io
Album art
Dreamwalker
Silent Planet
I think much like another song “Anti-Matter” (that's also on the same album as this song), this one is also is inspired by a horrifying van crash the band experienced on Nov 3, 2022. This, much like the other track, sounds like it's an extension what they shared while huddled in the wreckage, as they helped frontman Garrett Russell stem the bleeding from his head wound while he was under the temporary effects of a concussion. The track speaks of where the mind goes at the most desperate & desolate of times, when it just about slips away to all but disconnect itself, and the aftermath.
Album art
When We Were Young
Blink-182
This is a sequel to 2001's "Reckless Abandon", and features the band looking back on their clumsy youth fondly.
Album art
Blue
Ed Sheeran
“Blue” is a song about a love that is persisting in the discomfort of the person experiencing the emotion. Ed Sheeran reflects on love lost, and although he wishes his former partner find happiness, he cannot but admit his feelings are still very much there. He expresses the realization that he might never find another on this stringed instrumental by Aaron Dessner.