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Lying beside you, here in the dark
Feeling your heart beat with mine
Softly you whisper, you're so sincere
How could our love be so blind
We sailed on together
We drifted apart
And here you are by my side

So now I come to you, with open arms
Nothing to hide, believe what I say
So here I am with open arms
Hoping you'll see what your love means to me
Open arms

Living without you, living alone
This empty house seems so cold
Wanting to hold you, wanting you near
How much I wanted you home

But now that you've come back
Turned night into day
I need you to stay.


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    DracologistFeb 25, 2009 at 6:24 pm
    I believe that Open Arms means that maybe their love is falling apart and they're separated. But one will always be there to help the other in their time of need.
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 17, 2014 at 7:22 pm
    To me, this is about a married couple (because of the empty house reference) who has separated and has gotten back together for a night. They have been dishonest with or hurtful to each other in the past somehow and need forgiveness and/or understanding in order for the relationship to continue (because of him having to convince her with "nothing to hide; believe what I say" and because he has to let her know that he will welcome her back with "open arms.") He knew he missed her but now that they've been together again for the night he really realizes how much he wants her back living with him every day. I think maybe in that first verse he is quoting the woman's whispers to him. She says, "Your love seems real (sincere) now unlike in the past. How did we not know this before? (Why were we so blind?) "
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    OriginalJimSep 18, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    I think its about someone who is dreaming of getting back the most precious thing in the world ... his wife ... but it is only a dream, he knows that it can never be the same ... what they had is gone and is lost forever!
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 14, 2012 at 2:20 am
    This is katie schultz i live in ankeny iowa nw 22nd street i like a the songs and i love journey and this your sweet fan can i be your girl
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    Rest in peace my son 10/31/1986 -01/18/2012 may the angels surroundyou with serenity * tranquility !!! Miss ya so so much !

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