Even though I'd rather hold my tongue
“Hold your tongue” is an old saying that means — Shut it.
Basically this can be taken literally, because it prevents you from talking (try for yourself) — Abel know that if he starts talking he’ll say to much so he have to hold his tounge.
But the deeper meaning is; Women want what they cant have… So he realizes that saying his feelings, is gonna make him look clingy and lessen his chances of getting this girl to love him.
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