Open Up

I know that saying: cheer up, or just smile,
Might not be the medicine to your pain,
Or saying: don’t worry; it’ll get better in a little while,
Might not be the antidote to the poison in your brain,

Running through your veins, are your thoughts you feel are vain to speak,
And all I do, is try to be open to you.
I’ll take my shades off, so we can be real,
I want you to open up and tell me how you feel,
I can tell you’re feeling trouble, so let your heart open
Your face gives a test and I can’t answer it unless I know the questions,
Open up to me.

I know you can text with laughing emojis,
And we can make jokes all day,
No matter what it is, you can tell me,
I know there’s some truth behind “I’m feeling okay”,
You can say, “let’s change the subject”,
To try to stray away from the matter,
But it makes me more concerned to make you feel better,
I want to discuss what you hide over a cup of coffee,
So then maybe, you can open up to me,
I can tell you’re feeling trouble, so let your heart open
Your face gives a test and I can’t answer it unless I know the questions,
Open up to me.

You don’t want to tell me your problems; you think “who would solve them?”
You don’t want to sound like a broken record, so you camouflage your words,
I’d hold your secrets like hot chocolate, with definite caution,
I’ll claim them as my own, just like adoption,
(And all these similes, and all these similes)
Just like the red sea, I need you to open up to me,

Upon this radar are your troubles, let your heart open
Your face gives a test and I can’t answer it unless I know the questions,
Open up to me.

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CharlesMJones

This is actually a song I wrote about a guy wanting to know how a girl is feeling, and wanting her to 'open up' to him.

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