Door To Your Heart
The Dells Lyrics


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Why don't you open the
Door to your heart and let me in?

In the corridor on a wall
Underneath the staircase in the hall
On a hook behind the door
In the closet, on the floor
In the cupboard on a shelf
In the basement in the dark
Oh, anywhere, see if there's
A place for me in your heart

'Cause I've been wanting you, needing you
Having you, waiting for the door to your heart
To swing open, to swing open
To swing open so that I can come on in

Let me in
Why don't you open the
Door to your heart and let me in?

In the corridor on a wall
Underneath the staircase in the hall
On a hook behind the door
In the closet, on the floor
Hey, hey, hey, hey, yeah

In the cupboard on a shelf
In the basement in the dark
Anywhere, won't you see that
Just one little
Place for me in your heart

'Cause I've been wanting you, needing you
And loving you, waiting for the door to your heart
To swing open, to swing open
To swing open so that I can come on in

Let me in, let me in
Why don't you open the
Door to your heart and let me in?
In your heart, anywhere

Why don't you open the
Door to your heart and let me in?




Why don't you open the
Door to your heart and let me in?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to The Dells's song "Door To Your Heart" are a plea from the singer to their love interest to let them into their heart. The singer is searching all over for a place in their lover's heart that they can occupy; from the corridor to the closet, the cupboard to the basement, the singer is willing to be anywhere as long as they are in their lover's heart. The repetition of the line, "Why don't you open the door to your heart and let me in?" emphasizes the urgency and desperation of the singer's desire to be let in.


The imagery used in the lyrics creates a sense of intimacy and connection; the specific locations where the singer is searching mirrors the familiar and personal spaces in a home. The singer's quest for a place in their lover's heart can also be interpreted as a metaphor for their desire for emotional intimacy and love. The repetition of the line, "To swing open, to swing open, to swing open," creates a sense of expectation and anticipation for the moment when their lover finally opens up to them.


Line by Line Meaning

Why don't you open the Door to your heart and let me in?
The singer is expressing a desire to be let into the person's heart, and is urging them to open up and let them in.


In the corridor on a wall Underneath the staircase in the hall On a hook behind the door In the closet, on the floor
The singer is suggesting various places where they could find a place in the person's heart, emphasizing that there is likely some small space they could fit into.


In the cupboard on a shelf In the basement in the dark Oh, anywhere, see if there's A place for me in your heart
Continuing from the previous stanza, the singer repeats the idea that there must be some place in the person's heart where they could fit in, and is asking them to look for it.


'Cause I've been wanting you, needing you Having you, waiting for the door to your heart To swing open, to swing open To swing open so that I can come on in
The singer reiterates their desire to be let into the person's heart, and has been patiently waiting for the opportunity for the door to open to them.


Let me in Why don't you open the Door to your heart and let me in?
The singer pleads with the person to let them in, using a short and simple phrase while asking the same question they have been asking throughout the song.


Hey, hey, hey, hey, yeah
An interjection used as a filler phrase to add emphasis to the previous line, or to transition to the next section of the song.


In your heart, anywhere Why don't you open the Door to your heart and let me in?
The singer emphasizes that they are willing to fit into any place in the person's heart and repeats their request for the person to open up and let them in.


Why don't you open the Door to your heart and let me in? Why don't you open the Door to your heart and let me in?
The singer repeats their request one last time, emphasizing that they truly want to be let into the person's heart.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: ANTHONY HESTER

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