Bruno Mars, Leave The Door Open: lyrics & meaning

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Leave The Door Open is the first single released in 2021 by the duo Silk Sonic, composed by Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak. It’s their most famous song so far, and it’s still loved by their fans, who often want to read the lyrics more carefully and catch the hidden message. In this article, we will explore the song’s meaning, and at the end, you will find the full lyrics.

You can find the official video of the song below.

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open [Official Video]
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Leave the Door Open: inside the lyrics and their meaning

Leave the Door Open is a romantic love song where the protagonist invites the girl he loves to join him tonight. He does it gently, trying to seduce her with sweet romance but living the final decision for her, avoiding forcing her.

The lines that precede the chorus perfectly explain the gentle approach used by the song’s authors:

I ain’t playin’ no games
Every word that I say is coming straight from the heart
So if you tryna lay in these arms

I’ma leave the door open

A girl may think their words are just a technique to win her company, and the singer knows it. That’s why he needs to clarify: it’s his heart speaking. He wants her because he genuinely loves her. It’s not about sex or physical attraction: he’s looking for an actual romantic relationship. That’s what the song’s second verse explains:

I won’t bite (Uh-uh), unless you like (Unless you like)
If you smoke (What you smoke?), I got the haze (Purple haze)
And if you’re hungry, girl, I got filets (Woo)
Ooh, baby, don’t keep me waitin’
There’s so much love we could be makin’ (Shamone!)
I’m talkin’ kissin’, cuddlin’
Rose petals in the bathtub
Girl, let’s jump in, it’s bubblin’

It’s a gentle way to offer their love. This way, the girl can catch the difference from what the other average men would say: he’s not trying to convince her; he’s not telling her what she should do. The singer is only leaving a door open for her. Letting her know that if she freely decides to have his company, he will be waiting for her with his arms open. And with the tub ready for a romantic bath.

Come on over, I’ll adore you

That’s the simple meaning of the lyrics inside Leave The Door Open: I want to spend the night with you, but I’m not going to force you. I hope you choose to spend this time with me freely. And if you do, you will find my door open.

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The complete lyrics

Say baby, say baby, say baby

What you doin’? (What you doin’?)
Where you at? (Where you at?)
Oh, you got plans? (You got plans)
Don’t say that (Shut your trap)
I’m sippin’ wine (Sip, sip) in a robe (Drip, drip)
I look too good (Look too good)
To be alone (Woo, woo)
My house clean (House clean), my pool warm (Pool warm)
Just shaved, smooth like a newborn
We should be dancin’, romancin’
In the east wing and the west wing
Of this mansion, what’s happenin’?

I ain’t playin’ no games
Every word that I say is coming straight from the heart
So if you tryna lay in these arms

I’ma leave the door open
(I’ma leave the door open)
I’ma leave the door open, girl
(I’ma leave the door open, hopin’)
That you feel the way I feel
And you want me like I want you tonight, baby
(Tell me that you’re comin’ through)

Ooh, you’re so sweet (So sweet), so tight (So tight)
I won’t bite (Uh-uh), unless you like (Unless you like)
If you smoke (What you smoke?), I got the haze (Purple haze)
And if you’re hungry, girl, I got filets (Woo)
Ooh, baby, don’t keep me waitin’
There’s so much love we could be makin’ (Shamone!)
I’m talkin’ kissin’, cuddlin’
Rose petals in the bathtub
Girl, let’s jump in, it’s bubblin’

I ain’t playin’ no games
Every word that I say is coming straight from the heart
So if you tryna lay in these arms (If you tryna lay in these arms)

I’ma leave the door open
(I’ma leave the door open)
I’ma leave the door open, girl
(I’ma leave the door open, hopin’)
That you feel the way I feel
And you want me like I want you tonight, baby
Tell me that you’re comin’ through (Come on, girl)

La-la-la-la-la-la-la (I need you, baby)
La-la-la-la-la-la-la (I got to see you, baby)
La-la-la-la-la-la-la (Girl, I’m tryna give you this, ah)

Hey, hey, I’ma leave my door open, baby
(I’ma leave the door open)
I’ma leave, I’ma leave my door open, girl
(I’ma leave the door open, hopin’)
And I’m hopin’, hopin’
That you feel the way I feel
And you want me like I want you tonight, baby
Tell me that you’re comin’ through (Woo!)

La-la-la-la-la-la-la (Tell me)
Tell me that you’re comin’ through
(Woo-woo-woo-woo, woo-woo-woo, woo-woo-woo)
(Woo-woo-woo-woo, woo-woo-woo, woo-woo)
La-la-la-la-la-la-la (La-la-la-la-la)
Tell me that you’re comin’ through
Girl, I’m here just waitin’ for you (Oh!)
Come on over, I’ll adore you (I gotta know!)
La-la-la-la-la-la-la (I’m waitin’, waitin’, waitin’)
Tell me that you’re comin’ through (For you)
Girl, I’m here just waitin’ for you
Come on over, I’ll adore you
La-la-la-la-la-la-la (La-la-la-la)