I found an island in your arms
Country in your eyes
Arms that chain
Eyes that lie

from The Doors – Break On Through (To The Other Side) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Morrison juxtaposes two very different images; the first two lines refer to the subject’s arms and eyes having a sense of warmth and comfort, followed by those same arms and eyes trapping him.

Taken at face value, Morrison is seemingly speaking to the occurrence of when feelings of romance one has for another are often quickly switched for feelings of being stuck, particularly when the person isn’t exactly who you originally thought they were.

However, continuing the theme of the song, Morrison is talking about the temporary comfort that drugs provide him with as well as the trap of addiction that comes with them.

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