Doors Of Your Heart

Album: Wha'ppen (1981)
Charted: 33
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  • Dave Wakeling was a founding member of The English Beat and went on to form General Public. He says of this song: "Everybody needs someone they can cling to now and then, no more defense, no more pretense, no reason to explain you can feel love thumping at the doors of your heart. I try sometimes to stop pretending everything's okay and be isolated, and actually enjoy the fact that we are all one, that what's good for one of us is good for all of us, and what's bad for one of us is bad for all of us. And that whether we like it or not we're all in the same boat. So that was what it was about, really, and how much comfort could be derived from that. Sometimes you can have as many intellectual ideas about something as possible, but when your heart starts bursting through your chest, you get a different sense of reality." (Read the full Dave Wakeling interview.)

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