"My Door Is Always Open" as written by and Charles Fink....
I will only, let you down.
I will only, let you down.
But my door, is always open.
Yeah my door, is always open.

Well I don't think, that I ever loved you.
But the world is dieing to meet you.
Oh black birds they sing off the mountains.
Joyous love songs that drift through the houses.

But now I'm free,
Now I'm free,
Now I'm free from all your pain.

Oh well church bells, they are ringing for you.
Oh and choirs are singing in red,
Oh your voice could summon the angels,
And your beauty, could waken the dead.

But now I'm free,
Now I'm free,
Now I'm free from all your pain.

Well you have only let me down
You have only, let me down
But my door is always open
Yeah my door is always open.

Yeah I love with my heart and I hold it in my hands,
But you know, my hearts not yours.

Yeah I love with my heart and I hold it in my hands,
But you know, my hearts not yours.

Yeah I love with my heart and I hold it in my hands,
But you know, my hearts not yours.

Yeah I love with my heart and I hold it in my hands,
But you know, my hearts not yours.


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"My Door is Always Open" as written by Charles Fink

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  • +4
    General CommentI think that this is one of the most beautiful songs ever.

    In my view, it is about trying to forget someone and deny your love for them because they have hurt you in some way.

    Now I'm free
    Now I'm free
    Now I'm free from all your pain

    You have only let me down

    I think that these lines really display the ending of a relationship, and it makes it seem like they are okay, but most likely they are hiding their pain. They try to play it off like they are glad that it is over so that they don't have to hurt anymore. Although, they are in even more pain now.
    alexanderhammyon November 13, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentwhat are the end lyrics which overlap?
    its sounds something like
    "im the dust im the dirt im the flowers in the earth"
    im not sure as the dvd/cd didnt come with lyrics
    i absoloutly love this album though
    but poor broken hearted charlie
    winabagelon October 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'd say the overlapped lyrics are

    I'm the dust, I'm the dirt,
    I'm the flower in the earth,
    I'm the leaves, I'm the world

    But that's just what I hear

    indiepiraton March 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationRecent events had me playing this song and I was legitimately surprised to find everyone here thought it was about the end of a relationship. I always thought it was about suicide.

    I've known people who were suicidal, I've known people who tried to commit suicide. Even if "my door was always open" I felt like I never did enough. I didn't make it clear enough, I tried to give them too much space. I've even worried that I didn't truly love them, because I let them be in so much pain. That's what "I don't think that I ever loved you," means to me.

    And after people are gone, how "the world is dying to meet you," brings to mind all the times I heard people say "I wish I'd gotten to know them better.", " I wish I'd been there for them." or even "I wish I'd gotten the chance to meet them." People never appreciate what is there until it's gone.

    This verse jumps out at me especially:

    Oh well church bells, they are ringing for you.
    Oh and choirs are singing in red,
    Oh your voice could summon the angels,
    And your beauty, could waken the dead.

    The imagery surrounding death here. The church bells ringing for them, the RED in the choirs. It's irony, that their voice could summon angels and their beauty could waken the dead, when they're dead themselves.

    And the part about being free from their pain, many people think that by coming to others with their burdens they are holding them down, bringing pain into their life. The singer is commenting on how they're free from that burden now, but then it's quickly followed with "you have only let me down." Showing that they would rather have the pain than what they are left with. Then they lament that their door was always open. That they could have come to them but didn't. They justify this with the repeated last line.

    Yeah I love with my heart and I hold it in my hands,
    But you know, my hearts not yours.

    In the end all we can do is be there for someone. Our hearts aren't their's, and our love for them, no matter how strong, isn't necessarily present in their own hearts. Sometimes people can't recognize how great the are, how loved they are, how much people want to help them. In the end, even if the singer should have done more for their friend, it wasn't them who made the decision to end that persons life. They were helpless.
    2felleron July 24, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI couldn't find these lyrics anywhere, so i'm expecting these to be slightly wrong, but if you have any corrections- please let me know and i will change them! x
    poisencandyon July 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh well church bells, they are ringing for you.
    Oh and choirs are singing in red
    oh your voice could summon the angels,
    and your beauty, could waken the dead?
    ohstockholmon July 22, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthankyouu, i thought it says red but what does that mean?
    or is it that i'm ignnorant and should already know haha.
    either way- thankyouu x
    poisencandyon July 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe ending lyrics sound like yeah i love with my heart and i hold with my hands but you know my hearts not yours.
    kevinhastwoarmson February 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdefinitely one of the greatest heartbreak albums. Love this song.
    lookinginwardon November 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor everyone wondering what he sings in the very end when voices overlap, here is my version:

    I'm the dust
    I'm the dirt
    I'm the flowers
    in the earth
    I'm the leaves
    I love world

    It's most easily recognized on this version: youtube.com/…
    I couldn't find these lyrics anywhere on the net so I thought I should share my interpretation.
    SMUSER17435463on February 21, 2011   Link

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