"Open Your Heart", written by Jun Senoue and Kenichi Tokoi, originally appeared as the main theme from Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast and was featured in the vocal themes album "Songs with Attitude: Sonic...
Thunder, rain and lightning
Danger, water rising
Clamor, sirens wailing
It's such a bad sign

Shadows of dark creatures
Steel clouds floating in the air
People run for shelter
What's gonna happen to us?

All the steps we take, all the moves we make, all the pain at stake
I see the chaos for everyone, who are we? What can we do?
You and I are the same in the way that we have our own styles that we won't change
Yours is filled with evil and mine's not, there is no way I can lose

Can't hold on much longer - But I will never let go
I know it's a one-way track - Tell me now how long this'll last
I'm not gonna think this way - Nor will I count on others
Close my eyes and feel it burn - Now I see what I've gotta do

Open your heart, it's gonna be alright

Ancient cities blazing
Shadows keep attacking
Little children crying
Confusion, hopeless anger

I don't know what it can be but you drive me crazy
All your cunning tricks make me sick, you won't have it your own way

Can't hold on much longer - But I will never let go
I know it's a one-way track - Tell me now how long this'll last
I'm not gonna think this way - Nor will I count on others
Close my eyes and feel it burn - Now I see what I've gotta do

Open your heart... And you will see...

If it won't stop, there will be no future for us
Its heart's tied down by all the hate, gotta set it free

I know it's a one-way track - Tell me now how long this'll last
Close my eyes and feel it burn - Now I see what I've gotta do

Gotta open your heart, dude!

Can't hold on much longer - But I will never let go
I know it's a one-way track - Tell me now how long this'll last
I'm not gonna think this way - Nor will I count on others
Close my eyes and feel it burn - Now I see what I've gotta do

Open your heart, it's gonna be alright


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    General CommentI'm going to do a typical analysis of this song.

    "Thunder, rain and lightning"
    Obviously, Chaos's storm, coming with his gathering of the Chaos Emeralds.

    "Danger, water rising"
    The flood from the fall of Angel Island.

    "Clamour, sirens wailing"
    The evacuation of Station Square.

    "It's such a bad sign"
    We can tell Chaos has gathered all seven emeralds, even without seeing for ourselves.

    "Shadows of dark creatures"
    Chaos, of course.

    "Steel clouds, floating in the air"
    Eggman's egg carrier.

    "People run for shelter"
    Need I say it?

    "What's gonna happen to us?"
    The confusion, knowing that destruction is coming.

    "All the steps we take, All the moves we make; All the pain at stake"
    What could happen if Sonic fails and Chaos is victorious.

    "I see the chaos for everyone. Who are we? What can we do?"
    Same as the last line, this time acknowledging that they are powerless in the face of perfect chaos.

    "You and I are the same in the way that We have our own styles and we won't change. Yours is filled with evil, and mine is not; There is no way I can lose..."
    Acknowledging that being on the side of good provides a powerful motivation that can not be stopped.

    "Can't hold on much longer - But I will never let go"
    There is no giving up, even when things get tough.

    "I know it's a one way track - Tell me now how long this will last"
    There's only one way to succeed, but it is excruciatingly hard.

    "I'm not gonna think this way - Nor will I count on others"
    Never think you're not strong enough; if you count on others, you admit to not giving it 110%.

    "Close my eyes and feel them burn - Now I see what I gotta do"
    Awakening yourself to the stress, and the situation.

    "Open your heart, it's gonna be alright"
    It's what you've got to keep telling yourself.

    "Ancient cities blazing"
    Referring to the burning of the Master Emerald's altar in the flashbacks throughout the story.

    "Shadows keep attacking"
    Referring to the men of the tribe of Echidnas trying to kill the Chao.

    "Little children crying"
    Tikal, begging her father to show mercy for the Chao.

    "Confusion, hopeless anger"
    The blind rage within Chaos that has turned him against humanity.

    "I don't know why you got me But you drive me crazy. All your cunning tricks make me sick; You won't have it your own way"
    Sonic says to Eggman: 'Why don't you ever give up? You'll never win.'

    "If it won't stop, There will be no future for us. It's hearts tied down by All the hate, gotta set it free"
    Need to calm chaos and end the destruction of the city.


    Basically just gives a summary of Sonic Adventure. A very good one, too.
    Superstitionon February 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think this song means that.... two people can be alike but have two different styles, in this case egman and sonic
    kantochampon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song has a lot to do with Sonic Adventure, since it was made for that game. The disasters he's singing about are Chaos destroying the city. He's either talking about Eggman or Chaos as the evil person here.

    It may also have another meaning about our world in general, just the struggle between good and evil, and how we can't always be on guard - we have to "open our hearts"


    Just a note: In the game version of this song, when you fight chaos, he opens with a loud long "Alright!"
    nitniton March 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI guess this song means to follow your heat. Anthor great Rock song I mean even for a video game song this is great! I mean I am not afriad to listen to this song knowing it is from a game
    JordaNthegreaton May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA kick-ass save-the-day song for Sonic the Hedgehog. He's fighing someone whose evil and he knows he's fighting with righteousness and heart on his side so he's staying positive.
    Orange Morendoon June 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song describes a battle.could be between sonic and perfect chaos(danger water rising)..anyway,it's all about fighting for what'sright and stoping what is wrong....man,unbelievable song...also ithink it's''you and i are the same within,,
    byron77on April 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song (as well as alot of other songs in the Sonic games) would go great on Idol. Vote up on this comment if you would like to see Idol do a Sonic the Hedgehog Night (Glee would also be a good choice; vote up if you agree on this, too).
    MetalSonicon April 20, 2013   Link

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