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Europe - Open Your Heart (Official Video)


Europe - Open Your Heart - Meaning of the song


"Open Your Heart" is a power ballad released by the Swedish heavy metal band Europe. It was released twice; in 1984 as a single from the album Wings of Tomorrow, and in 1988 as a single from the album Out of This World. The music video for the 1988 release was directed by Jean Pellerin and Doug Freel and shot in London, England.

The lyrics are nearly identical in both these versions, except for one verse:

1984: "Oh girl, before I fall... Maybe the sun will continue to shine, maybe the rain will continue to fall, maybe you want to leave me behind, maybe you'll change and give me a call."

1988: "Before we lose it all... Maybe the time has its own way of healing, maybe it dries the tears in your eyes, but never change the way that I'm feeling, only you can answer my cries."


"Open your heart" expresses how one feels after losing someone so close to them.

"Days filled with joy, days filled with sorrow. I don't know just what to do." He wants so desperately to give love to someone again, but can't find anyone "I've been waiting, for the angels to knock on my door", but he still feels something for his ex lover "I've been hoping, everything could be like before". He wants to love his former lover, and tells her to "open your heart...make up your mind" because he knows it will be too late if she waits.

In the bridge, he states the truth that nobody can "fix" how he's feeling except her, when she gives him an answer on what she is going to do/how she feels about him.


Open your heart - Lyrics


Days filled with joy and days filled with sorrow

I don't know just what to do

Am I happy today, am I lonely tomorrow

Everything depends on you


I've been waiting for the angels to knock on my door

I've been hopin' that everything could be like before


Open your heart and tell me what's wrong

Why can't you talk like you used to do before

I don't know if I'm weak, I don't know if I'm strong

Hey girl, I can't cope anymore


I've been waiting...


Open your heart, let me hear you

Make up your mind, I want to hear you call

Open your heart, want to come near you

Make up your mind, before we lose it all


Maybe that time has it's own way of healin'

Maybe it dries the tears in your eyes

But never changes the way that I'm feelin'

Only you can answer my cries


I've been waiting...


Open your heart, let me hear you

Make up your mind, I want to hear you call

Open your heart, want to come near you

Make up your mind, before we lose it all Guitar solo

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