OPEN UP (4:05)

Open Up - 1999

There's a nice use of drum machine here, and I've always had a fondness for the lyrics. It's fairly flat musically though, certainly not bland, but when held up against the richness of the rest of the album, it gets a little lost.

Lyrics

Don't ask me why should it always be
So hard to let my feelings show
I've thought it over a thousand times
Why you didn't leave, I'll never know

Now I assume you can read my mind
I don't understand why you're confused
I know you're making a big mistake
If you really believe you're being used

I've never really let you know just what you mean to me
But how I wish you'd let me try again

If I could see you now
I'd open up my heart
And tell you everything
I should have all along
If I could see you now

Sometimes I feel I could lose my mind
If you don't believe me when I say
I'll do my best to do right this time
I'm trying to change everyday
I've never really let you know just what you mean to me
But how I wish you'd let me try again

If I could see you now
I'd open up my heart
And tell you everything
I should have all along
If I could see you now

I'd tell you everything that's in my heart
I only wish that I could see you now
I'd open up my heart
Tell you everything
I should have all along
If I could see you now
I'd open up my heart
If I could see you now

Words & Music by Mike Rutherford & Paul Carrack
Published by 1999 Michael Rutherford Ltd./hit & run music (Publishing) Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd.