"The Heart Of Everything" as written by Robert Westerholt, Sharon J. Den Adel, Henri C G Han Kooreneef and Daniel Gibson....
Nor the pain and the sorrow caused by my mistakes
Won't repent to a mortal whom is all to blame
Now I know I won't make it
There will be a time we'll get back our freedom
They can't break what's inside

I'll face it cause it's the heart of everything

Open up your eyes
Save yourself from fading away now, don't let it go
Open up your eyes
See what you've become, don't sacrifice
It's truly the heart of everything

(Open up your eyes, open up your eyes
Open up your eyes, it's the heart of everything
Open up your eyes, open up your eyes
Open up your eyes, open up your eyes)

Stay with me now I'm facing my last solemn hour
Very soon I'll embrace you on the other side
Hear the crowd in the distance, screaming out my faith
Now their voices are fading, I can feel no more pain

I'll face it cause it's the heart of everything

Open up your eyes
Save yourself from fading away now, don't let it go
Open up your eyes
See what you've become, don't sacrifice
It's truly the heart of everything

Open up your eyes
Open up your eyes
Open up your eyes
Save yourself from fading away now, don't let it go
Open up your eyes
See what you've become, don't sacrifice
It's truly the heart of everything


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"The Heart Of Everything" as written by Daniel Bjorn Gibson Sharon Den Andel

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    General CommentSome of those lyrics are incorrect. Directly ffrom the official WT site:
    Nor the pain and the sorrow caused by my mistakes
    Won’t repent to a mortal whom is all to blame
    Now I know I won’t make it
    There will be a time we’ll get back our freedom
    They can’t break what’s inside

    I’ll face it cause it’s the heart of everything

    Open up your eyes
    Save yourself from fading away now, don’t let it go
    Open up your eyes
    See what you’ve become, don’t sacrifice
    It’s truly the heart of everything

    Stay with me now I’m facing my last solemn hour
    Very soon I’ll embrace you on the other side
    Hear the crowd in the distance, screaming out my faith
    Now their voices are fading, I can feel no more pain

    I’ll face it cause it’s the heart of everything

    Open up your eyes
    Save yourself from fading away now, don’t let it go
    Open up your eyes
    See what you’ve become, don’t sacrifice
    It’s truly the heart of everything

    Open up your eyes
    Open up your eyes
    Open up your eyes
    Save yourself from fading away now, don’t let it go

    Open up your eyes
    See what you’ve become, don’t sacrifice
    It’s truly the heart of everything
    mhortonon March 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, but the lyrics on their site are a little 'dodgy'
    oceanbornon March 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah they're indeed a bit dodgy.

    And again the above lyrics are full of mistakes. Where the hell do you guys get them from? Buy the CD and you'll have the right lyrics and put them then in here!! I hate if someone puts in here wrond lyrics. Here are the right ones (out of the booklet):

    For the pain and the sorrow caused by my mistakes
    Won't repent to a mortal whom is all to blame
    Now I know I won't make it
    There will be a time we'll get back our freedom
    They can't break what's inside
    I'll face it cause it's the heart of everything

    Open up your eyes
    Save yourself from fading away now, don’t let it go
    Open up your eyes
    See what you’ve become, don’t sacrifice
    It’s truly the heart of everything

    Stay with me now I’m facing my last solemn hour
    Very soon I’ll embrace you on the other side
    Hear the crowd in the distance, screaming out my faith
    Now their voices are fading, I can feel no more pain
    I’ll face it cause it’s the heart of everything

    Open up your eyes
    Save yourself from fading away now, don’t let it go
    Open up your eyes
    See what you’ve become, don’t sacrifice
    It’s truly the heart of everything

    Open up your eyes
    Open up your eyes

    Open up your eyes
    Save yourself from fading away now, don’t let it go
    Open up your eyes
    See what you’ve become, don’t sacrifice
    It’s truly the heart of everything
    Soulslayeron March 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThat is exactly what I posted above, from the web site... There was no need to post the entire thing again, could have just said I'm right. And if this example is the norm, I don't see anything 'dodgy'.
    mhortonon March 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen I saw Within Temptation live a few days ago, Sharon mentioned how a lot of their lyrics are inspired by movies. She said that this song was inspired by Braveheart.

    I love after the first singing of the chorus Sharon's voice mixed in with the music, she's saying "Open Up Your Eyes" and something else. Whatever it is, sounds great. ^^
    ApplesOfTheDeadon June 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSharon said live that its about William Wallace and Braveheart.
    Its one of my least favourite tracks off the album.
    rogue_soulon September 08, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"We wrote 'The Heart of Everything' after watching Braveheart" - Robert Westerholt
    bayern1on March 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat, underrated song.
    Andrew Evenstaron June 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love the way she sings the verses.
    GaHeRiSon February 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI kind of think it's about facing death and moving on. I get that maybe she's not human too. I think the heart of everything is death.
    SparkleNShineon April 01, 2010   Link

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