10 cc: I'm Not In Love Meaning
I'm Not In Love Lyrics
It's just a silly phase I'm going through.
And just because I call you up,
Don't get me wrong, don't think you've got it made.
I'm not in love, no no, it's because...
I like to see you, but then...
anonymous Nov 26th, 2006 11:21pm report
I think the song is just about being in love with someone but not wanting to admit it to them or to yourself, or trying to convince yourself that you don't love them because the other person might make too big a deal out of it, and you're trying to convince yourself that it's less of a big deal than it really is. For example, I think the boy in the song wants to keep her picture so he can look at it all the time, but he uses the excuse that he's just using it to hide "a nasty stain". Everything he's telling his girl makes me think he really is in love with her, but doesn't want her to know so he's covering up everything with excuses.
anonymous Apr 22nd, 4:24pm report
Here’s my take I think the boy is probably has a ‘mummy’s boy complex’ he is emotionally underdeveloped -he’s fallen for this girl at school, and is a little bit platonic with her, but doesn’t want to take things any further – the “big boys don’t cry” chorus is reflective of his mum comforting him, because he’s leaked things out to his mum, and he can’t let the girl know he’s terribly shy.
anonymous Aug 5th, 2014 8:51pm report
It clearly obvious that he is in love. The main two give away was the big boys don't cry verse and the verses about him keeping her picture but giving a silly excuse that he is hiding a a nasty stain on the wall.
Listening to the song for a second time then it all comes together that he is in love but he is in denial. The reason of the denial is unclear but, he put on this defense saying he is not in love and that she will wait a long time for him, while at the same time he is saying I'd like to see you, if I call you don't make a fuss and don't think that you got it made, and dont ask for your picture back, Lol. This song pure genius. A paradoxical masterpiece.
anonymous Mar 21st, 2013 3:09pm report
I feel it's a denial of his love. Hurt feelings can cause fear. He's in love, but fears what could happen, so he states, "I'm not in LOVE". He is in LOVE!!!!!!
A very beautiful emotional song with so much pain.
I've experienced so much pain from my first love, many decades ago, and caused lack of trust and fear to be in love !!!!! I've tasted the emotion so very much !!!!!
Love is so beautiful. Why do some people hurt the ones they love ??????
anonymous May 3rd, 2012 5:25am report
I think that he are she had a long reationship or were married and both were in love
with each other. Anyway it seems to me that
she did something that caused him a lot of
emotional pain. Maybe she cheated or somehow
hurt his feelings, or maybe he is a jealous
guy. He still loves her very much, but he
knows that he will get burned again if they
kiss and make-up and resume their relationship, so he repeats to himself or
to her that's he's not in love (denial),it's
just a silly phase he's going through
He is heartbroken but cannot forgive her. He
Puts-on this tough, brave front and say's to
her "You'll wait a long time for me". He
believes she wants him back, but he wants to
but cannot accept her or trust her.
This song is a musical masterpiece.
anonymous Nov 22nd, 2011 11:30pm report
He loves her so much
anonymous Apr 22nd, 2011 4:01pm report
I think this guy is in LOVE, but he's fighting with himself to admit that.
As simple as that.
...big boys don't cry (a macho cries inside)
anonymous Oct 11th, 2010 10:04pm report
I think that the singer of this song is in fact not in love. I believe that he feels this girl in his life is the closest thing he has got to a girlfriend but he does not feel that connection and is afraid to leave her or pursue a more meaningful relationship.
anonymous Nov 9th, 2009 11:49am report
The guy IS in love with her, doesn't think she loves him as much and feels vulnerable to perhaps being dumped. All the signs - phone calls he makes,having her picture 'on the wall' - clearly identifies he is smitten. He tries to lessen his vulnerability by saying she shouldn't tell her friends about them.....but I'm sure he would be chuffed to bits if he heard that she had (it would suggest she did love him back, love him as much as he does her, thought there was a future between them).
Hey, doesn't one in a couple always love the other more in the begining of a relationship and worry that the other doesn't think as much? Yeah, of course they do!
It's a fab, well crafted love song.
PJ luuvs SD
anonymous Dec 15th, 2008 12:42pm report
The guy is repeating what she said to him. That's why she says "big boys don't cry" Peter Eliot
truerainbow Feb 6th, 2006 2:10pm report
At the beginning I thought he still cares about her and still loves her in someway but not enough to be in love, because he cried in the song. The other meaning I got is that deep down he's still in love with her but can't admit it for macho reasons. He keeps saying in the song "it's because, it's because," but doesn't explain. What's your take on the song? I'd love to know.
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