Open Doors Lyrics

Josh Ritter


publisher: ©DUCHAMP, INC , Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Josh Ritter
album: Track in album The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
release date: 2007-8-21
popularity : 1 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Country Rock
length: 2:36

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Josh Ritter The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter cover art
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I thought I heard you pulling up outside
It's just the wind whisperin' through the pines
I haven't seen who I'm looking for
Just empty shadows in my open door
The empty closet where you hung your clothes
The empty hooks where you hung your coat
The cellar steps or the kitchen floor
They don't catch shadows like an open door

Do open windows keep the rain away?
Do open eyes keep the ghosts at bay?
I thought an open door would bring you in
Now I guess I'm gonna have to guess again

I find myself hoping for a storm
Each silver lining is a crown of thorns
I find myself hoping for the rain
You don't see shadows on a cloudy day
Go to the corner where the ghosts hang out
They'll all agree with what I'm talking about
They'd haunt your halls and walk through walls before
They'd ever set foot in an open door

Do open windows keep the rain away?
Do open eyes keep the ghosts at bay?
I thought an open door would bring you in
Now I guess I'm gonna have to guess again

I'm saving nickels and I'm saving dimes
I'm gonna kiss you where the sun don't shine
And all those shadows gonna kiss them too
Just as long as they come in with you

Do open windows keep the rain away?
Do open eyes keep the ghosts at bay?
I thought an open door would bring you in
Now I guess I'm gonna have to guess again


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 To the Dogs or Whoever
  • 2 Mind's Eye
  • 3 Right Moves
  • 4 The Temptation of Adam
  • 5 Open Doors
  • 6 Rumors
  • 7 Edge of the World
  • 8 Wait for Love
  • 9 Real Long Distance
  • 10 Next to the Last Romantic
  • 11 Moons
  • 12 Still Beating
  • 13 Empty Hearts
  • 14 Wait for Love (You Know You Will)
    CD 2
  • 1 Wildfires
  • 2 Spot in My Heart
  • 3 Naked as a Window
  • 4 Labelship Down