Open Wide These Prison Doors lyrics

Tied by love to you
But I was tied too strong
Still, I'm afraid of knowin'
What leavin' means
I know I lived for you
In all I tried to do
You were the keeper of my dreams

Open wide these prison doors
Take these chains
From 'round my heart
Make believe that I'm no more
Pay no mind when I depart
Need to find another place
Where love is not just tossed away
If you really care for me,
Open wide these prison doors
And set me free

You were always caring
Always warm and kind
But that was long ago
When love was blind
And I don't want to hurt you
The way that I've been hurt
But if I stay, I'll lose my mind

Open wide these prison doors
Take these chains
From 'round my heart
Make believe that I'm no more
Pay no mind when I depart
Need to find another place
Where love is not just tossed away
And if you really care for me,
Open wide these prison doors
And set me free

Time is always moving
While we're here standing still
I'll love you even though I'm leaving
And maybe I always will

Open wide these prison doors
Take these chains
From 'round my heart
Make believe that I'm no more
Pay no mind when I depart
Need to find another place
Where love is not just tossed away
And if you really care for me,
Open wide these prison doors
And set me free

If you really care for me,
Open wide these prison doors
And set me free
Set me free
Yeah
C'mon set me free
Set me free

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What do you think is the meaning of Open Wide These Prison Doors by Neil Diamond?