"Open Arms" as written by Jonathan Cain and Steve Perry....
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

Chorus:
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 to 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

Chorus


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  • +4
    General CommentMy fiancee and I fell in love in high school to Journey, and this specific song, 25 years ago. We broke up and then got back together last fall. This song, and Faithfully, both remind us of those days and how lucky we are to have found each other again. We'll be playing Journey songs at our wedding reception for sure!
    SexySadieMaeGlutzon March 23, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOne of the great love songs of all time!!!!
    HTINSPECTORon May 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so preaty, i think its about meeting the person you like for the first time and hoping it would work out.
    "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"


    drummer4514on July 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so preaty, i think its about meeting the person you like for the first time and hoping it would work out.
    "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"

    I think this talks about the first time he spends with the girl and how its just perfect for him.

    "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"

    I thin this is him tellinh her how he feels about there relationship and how he wants to move forward.

    "Living without you, living alone, this empty house seems to 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"

    I think this means, that the girl only wants to stay friends and not move on, and he is really upset about it





    drummer4514on July 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentno, i think its about the relationship steve perry had with this girl and he was deeply inlove with her, but they seperated and he was utterly broken hearted, to the point where the linbe between livin and dying was blurred.. then, one glorious day she came back to her, and he never wanted to let her go ( metaphorically), i guess you dont know what u got until its actually gone...
    CoNjOutsidersLsSmon March 28, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti wish i had told you kristy that i loved you, before you had to kill yourself........ i know i sound all like "oh feel bad for me" but im sorry this beautiful beautiful song forced me to say that...... and i love you and there is no one that will ever measure up to your beauty
    regardemylasheskgmon June 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song will make me sad for a long time, it was playing wen my boyfriend ended our relationship. maybe if we get back together it'll mean even more to me "we sailed on together, we drifted apart, and here you are by my side"
    x_elleon October 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about love. Beautiful, beautiful love. Like a really really really really nice car. I had to say it four times because it's not just regular love. It's like that rainbow love that makes you smile so much your face splits in half and when you go looking for the golden unicorn with a lephrechan on it's back at the end of the rainbow, you don't find it, but instead you find a really really really really hot naked girl that you love instead. And then you do it INSIDE the rainbow and you can't believe it's happening and you can't see things getting any better so you gloriously kill yourself by diving into the unicorn's horn.
    ...With open arms.
    Chinupon December 07, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. -Mega Huge Journey Fan- Oh, and the way he says the word 'share' is so nice. I think this song is self-explanitory, they sailed together and drifted apart, and here she is by his side, and so now he's welcoming her back with open arms. So simple, yet such an amazing song, and the simplicity of it and nt have to dig for a hidden meaning makes it even more beautiful. I think this is the ultimate song for after you've broken up and gotten back together.
    Nirvana In Mysticon March 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe most poetic song I've heard for a long time.

    I love you Spencer.
    blueeyedgirlon July 09, 2009   Link

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