I am a fairly avid songwriter, and although I like writing meaningful lyrics, I am not particularly good at it.
I tend to use a lot of metaphors in my lyrics, but they're always quite easy to understand -- my lyrics aren't the "figure out a meaning for yourself" kind.
Currently I am writing about somebody who refuses to speak, and I'm using the following line for that:
I see your lips, and they are golden.
Trying to stay as concise as possible, I'm using "golden" as a reference to the "silence is golden" proverb.
What I am worried about right now is whether people will catch on to this when reading/hearing this particular line. Are there any techniques to "guide" people into the direction of what I am trying to say, without literally explaining the metaphor? Or am I simply overthinking it, and should I assume that people will understand it this way?