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Why Don't We: 8 Letters Meaning

Song Released: 2018


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8 Letters Lyrics

You know me the best
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...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Mar 29th 2019 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?").

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Sep 2nd 2019 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.)

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jul 7th 2021 report

    He met this girl, who has seen his worst and best days and she doesn't judge him with his past. He is scared because it is wonderful. He tries to open up to her, but it isn't as easy as it is. So, when he tries to open up with her about his feeling and past, he couldn't. In the past, he hurt so much so it's hard for him to trust again in case it makes him broken. He said to girls before, which isn't all true. As his current relationship deserves to hear it. because she makes him whole, and everything is great when they are together. He knows he should speak his mind but his past and hurtful part of him guarding him. "I love you" Is just eight letters, why they can't say it. As much as he wants this relationship to last, he fears it might not end well and he left heartbroken. SO, he pulls her close but also asks for space. Whenever he closes his eyes, it was her. Because he loves her deep and finding himself in between telling his true feeling and guarding himself against getting hurt.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 28th 2021 report

    It reminds me of my past relationship. Whatever 8 letters mean "I am sorry/I love you". It's hard for me to say those words when the time he's asking me to comeback. I was so hurt. Of all the painful things I've been through with the relationship I decided " I think this is enough". I tried my best to ignore and to be distant. It's been 5 years still him. The song, it hit me when I close my eyes even in my dreams I see him. I wish I could say it but even if I can it's useless, he's happy with someone else now.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 4th 2021 report

    I thinik the 8 letter stands for "i am sorry" the song is a sad song. The song is not filled with joy. Boy is talking about the beautiful memories he had with the girl and what he feels about her when she is gone. This song touched me so hard.

  6. CampbellSoup
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    Feb 9th 2021 report

    I have two theories on the song. The first one is that a guy didn't give his girlfriend all the love and attention she needed and so they broke up(I love you). My second theory is that a guy's girlfriend got some type of disease and because of that they grew distant, in the end she died and he now realises that he wasn't there for her when he should have been(I miss you).

  7. anonymous
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    Jul 9th 2020 report

    Maybe 8 letters mean "I miss you"? Idk really! -_-































































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  8. anonymous
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    May 19th 2020 report

    The eight letters are- I love you - when i first heard the song i counted the letters in I love you.

  9. anonymous
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    May 1st 2020 report

    I think it means Corbyn died because Daniel, Jack, Jonah, and Zach were wearing black and Corbyn was wearing white and was in Clouds. And at the end they were together and corbyn was hard to see.

  10. anonymous
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    Apr 28th 2020 report

    I'm pretty sure it means "fartface" because it says "if all it is eight letters why is it so hard to say" am the word fart face is eight letters and it is hard to call someone a fart face, right? just imagine going up to someone and saying fart face right in their face, you'd have to think about it before you do say it. plus the boys mentioned the word "fartface" in their genious interview :)

  11. anonymous
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    Apr 6th 2020 report

    I think this song is about a boy who is new to a relationship and he is afraid of telling a girl he loves her thinking that in return he wont get the same answer.And so the 8 letters are "i love you".

  12. anonymous
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    Apr 1st 2020 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

  13. anonymous
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    Mar 15th 2020 report

    I think its i love you but a lot of people think it is pregnant.

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  14. anonymous
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    Feb 20th 2020 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.

  15. anonymous
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    Jan 15th 2020 report

    I think it means I love you or I like you for someone who's getting out a bad relationship.

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  16. anonymous
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    Nov 23rd 2019 report

    The words "I love you"

  17. anonymous
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    Nov 12th 2019 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.

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  18. anonymous
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    Nov 11th 2019 report

    I think corbyn is dead in the music video so the boys are talking about him.

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