"Open Arms" as written by Andreas Eide Larsen and Gary Go....
Whatever happened to truth
Lost without a trace
Whatever happened to the mirror
That showed me a happy face
Whatever happened to sorry
You know it's never too late
Whatever happened to good things coming
Coming to those who wait
Whatever happened to this city
It's not like it used to be
Whatever happened to me

Whatever happened to living
Without fear
Whatever happened to peace all over
Such a strong idea
Whatever happened to our future
Cause I can see it in the rear view
Whatever happened to me
Whatever happened to you

Gotta look myself in the eye
And say it's gonna be alright
Maybe everything won't be alright
All the time
Gotta take these chances where they are
It's gonna be alright
Gotta see things for what they are
At the time

Lost with no place to begin
I'll slowly adjust to the sun just face I'm in

Whatever happened to the list
Of things I wanted to be
Whatever happened to you
Whatever happened to me

Gotta look myself in the eye
And say it's gonna be alright
Maybe everything won't be alright
All the time
I've gotta take these chances where they are
And it's gonna be alright
I've gotta see things for what they are
At the time, at the time

Your the water I'm the seed
Ready to receive
I'm the ocean you're the stream
Ready to receive
It's like open arms to me
Ready to, ready to receive

Gotta look myself in the eye
And say it's gonna be alright
Maybe everything won't be alright
All the time
No, gotta take these chances where they are
And it's gonna be alright
Gotta see things for what they are
At the time
I've gotta see things for what they are
At the time,
At the time


Lyrics submitted by rainbowwings

"Open Arms" as written by Gary Go Andreas Eide Larsen

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    General CommentI think that Gary Go is talking about life in general and also something more personal - a relationship. He is saying that when things are bad you have to tell yourself that they will get better. Not everything is going to go your way in life, but everybody has to deal with things. Nobody's life is ever perfect. If you go through life trying to be perfect, you're not going to get anywhere. He is also saying that you should make the most of life and the opportunities you are given -

    "I've gotta take these chances where they are"

    I read in his blog that in his video he gets to be something he always wanted to be (an astronaut) -

    "whatever happened to the list
    of things I wanted to be"

    I think he's saying that if you don't take opportunities when they are there, you'll regret it later in life and that these opportunities may not come round again.

    I also think he could be talking about society and change in this song, particularly at the beginning. People should be more truthful, more forgiving and give apologies when they are owed. People should be less selfish.

    There are a number of themes within this song. Life, relationships, society, change. I think it is up to the listener what they themselves make of it.

    One thing - anyone know what the correct lyrics are for

    "Yeah, the words are on the seam"

    I added the lyrics myself and was never sure about this line and am quite sure it's incorrect.

    An amazing song.
    rainbowwingson May 22, 2009   Link

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