Behind your eyes there lies a soul
And a million stories you've never told
The listener's blood would soon run cold
And you don't wanna burden them.

I look in your eyes and it's there again
That haunted look which tells of your pain
And it's slowly driving you insane
Cos you don't wanna burden them.

Open up and say what's wrong with you
Tell them your story and tell it true
They'll understand better the things you do
It won't seem a burden to them.

But you can't tell and you can't say
Cos you still fear the price you'll pay
Keep to the shadows lock yourself away
You don't wanna burden them.

And it's killing you from the inside
And even though you try to hide
Your wounds are far too deep and wide
But you don't wanna burden them.

Open up and say what's wrong with you
Tell them your story and tell it true
They'll understand better the things you do
It won't seem a burden to them.

Behind your eyes your soul is crying
It knows it's slowly and painfully dying
Your mouth is smiling but it knows its lying
You just don't wanna burden them.

Your eyes are dry, all your tears are cried
Your heart is heavy all your hope has died
Your pain is buried, locked deep inside
Cos you don't wanna burden them

Open up and say what's wrong with you
Tell them your story and tell it true
They'll understand better the things you do
It won't seem a burden to them.

Your soul switched on the answerphone
Now the lights are on but there's noone home
You couldn't make it on your own
And you wouldn't burden them.

Today I saw you and today I cried
Behind your eyes your soul had died
You're an empty shell now, with nothing inside
You didn't want to burden them

Your soul has lost and died and gone
Your pain is there and knows it's won
Cos you couldn't talk to anyone,
You couldn't burden them.

You couldn't open up and say what's wrong with you
You couldn't tell them your story, tell it true
So they didn't understand the things you do
Cos you wouldn't burden them.

The price you paid was far too high
Your soul should never have had to die
They would've listened but you didn't try
You should've talked to them.

Behind your eyes there is no soul
And all your stories lie untold
And looking at you makes my blood run cold
It's too late to talk to them.