Why Don't We: 8 Letters Meaning
Song Released: 2018
8 Letters Lyrics
You know my worst, see me hurt, but you don't judge
That, right there, is the scariest feeling
Opening and closing up again
I've been hurt so I don't trust
Now here we are, staring at the ceiling
I've said those words...
anonymous Mar 29th, 2019 3:59am report
This song is about how the boy is in a beautiful relationship, but he has been hurt in the past ("I've said those words before but it was a lie") and has trust issues ("Why do I pull you close and then ask you for space"). This makes it hard for him to tell her how he feels about her (he loves her) because he is scared that the relationship might fall apart. He doesn't really have a good reason that it could go wrong, so he is frustrated that he can't just tell her that he loves her. ("If all it is is 8 Letters, why is it so hard to say?").
anonymous Sep 2nd, 2019 9:19pm report
If all it is is 8 letters (I Love You)
Then why is it so hard to say?
(it is so hard to say I love you because he doesn't know how he truly feels and he doesn't want to get hurt again so he tries to distance himself.)
anonymous Oct 17th, 10:13pm report
This means I Love You. The guy was hurt before he had this wonderful relationship, so he has trust issues. Even though he loves the girl, he doesn’t want his heart to be broken again, so he’s being cautious.
anonymous Apr 1st, 00:29 report
That it’s hard for some one to say I love you and mean it. Especially if they’ve been hurt before after opening up. So they’re afraid of getting hurt as bad as this other time
anonymous Mar 15th, 3:56pm report
I think its i love you but a lot of people think it is pregnant.
anonymous Feb 20th, 2:19am report
The 8 letters can be whatever you want them to mean. When I am listing to this song I know that the common answer would be I Love You, but I think that the 8 letters are "I am sorry". Because I want to tell my girlfriend, "I am sorry... for being with you," but I just can't bring myself to say it.
anonymous Jan 15th, 1:34pm report
I think it means I love you or I like you for someone who's getting out a bad relationship.
anonymous Nov 23rd, 11:52am report
The words "I love you"
anonymous Nov 12th, 11:46pm report
I think this song is about jacks daughter lavender (lavender has 8 letters) and maybe he is scared to tell the limelights he has a kid.
anonymous Nov 11th, 11:00am report
I think corbyn is dead in the music video so the boys are talking about him.
anonymous Nov 9th, 11:05pm report
I have 2 ideas of what 8 letters mean. The first one, the common answer “I love you” the second one however, is “I am sorry”
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anonymous Mar 7th, 2019 3:26pm report
Why is it so hard for them to say I love you?
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