Unexpressed – Song and Lyrics by Adam Guettel


Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Unexpressed’ by Adam Guettel. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Adam Guettel or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

Sometimes I think my heart will burst
Like a balloon inside my chest
With all the love that’s waiting here

Fingers that ache to intertwine
Warmest of chords but missing tune
Where is the laugh to echo mine
Send it soon

The words my lips would form
The circle these two arms would make
safe and warm
Someone could be safe and warm

But maybe the love we yearn to give
Can find a release some other way
Colouring how we choose to live
Every day

The kindness we can share

The kindness we can share
The comfort these two arms might lend
In despair
Someone’s always in despair

Still, I’m longing to meet that pair of eyes
Dark as the night or endless blue
Holding a light I’ll recognise
Something clear, something true

Something that seems to mean
Something I haven’t seen