This might be a case where the music video eclipses the actual song. I remember watching this video in the '80s and thinking, "Man this. Is. Brilliant!" & you know what, I do still really enjoy this video. I used to think the ending was really romantic too. But I just laughed out loud (LOL) at how the lead singer Morten Harket (I just looked his name up. Did not ring a bell. I never knew that guy's name) throws himself against the walls in anguish as he tries to break through to the reality where his love interest is waiting for him.