“Open Your Heart” is a power ballad released by the Swedish heavy metal band Europe. It was released twice; in 1984 as a single from the album Wings of Tomorrow, and in 1988 as a single from the album Out of This World. The music video for the 1988 release was directed by Jean Pellerin and Doug Freel and shot in London, England.
The lyrics are nearly identical in both these versions, except for one verse:
1984: “Oh girl, before I fall… Maybe the sun will continue to shine, maybe the rain will continue to fall, maybe you want to leave me behind, maybe you’ll change and give me a call.”
1988: “Before we lose it all… Maybe the time has its own way of healing, maybe it dries the tears in your eyes, but never change the way that I’m feeling, only you can answer my cries.”
Wings of Tomorrow is the second studio album of the band. It was released on 24 February 1984, by Hot Records.
The song “Scream of Anger” was originally titled “Black Journey Through My Soul”. Drummer Tony Reno was supposedly replaced by a drum machine as he “couldn’t keep time or play to a click”.
The album is noted for being the only one in the band’s catalog to not have charted in the top 10 in Sweden.
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