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Eyes Open is a song from Taylor that was featured on the The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond album, a compilation of songs that were inspired by the movie The Hunger Games. It was released on March 27, 2012.

Meaning and Background

“I wrote it about Katniss’ relationship with the Capitol," she says of the protagonist (quote via Country Music Is Love). "It basically serves as a warning for her not to trust anyone -- in many ways the opposite of ‘Safe & Sound,'” she says, adding her own description of the song in comparison to the lead single, calling it “more frantic and fast-paced, a completely different shade of music.”

- Taylor about Eyes Open[1]

Trivia

  • Taylor has another song on The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond album, called Safe & Sound.

Music Video

Lyrics

[Chorus]
Everybody's waiting
Everybody's watching
Even when you're sleeping
Keep your ey-eyes open

[Verse 1]
The tricky thing
Is yesterday we were just children
Playing soldiers
Just pretending
Dreaming dreams with happy endings
In backyards, winning battles with our wooden swords
But now we've stepped into a cruel world
Where everybody stands and keeps score
Keep your eyes open

[Chorus]
Everybody's waiting for you to break down
Everybody's watching to see the fallout
Even when you're sleeping, sleeping
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open

[Verse 2]
So here you are, two steps ahead and staying on guard
Every lesson forms a new scar
They never thought you'd make it this far
But turn around (turn around)
Oh, they've surrounded you
It's a showdown (showdown)
And nobody comes to save you now
But you've got something they don't
Yeah you've got something they don't
You've just got to keep your eyes open

[Chorus]
Everybody's waiting for you to break down
Everybody's watching to see the fallout
Even when you're sleeping, sleeping
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes

[Bridge]
Keep your feet ready
Heartbeat steady
Keep your eyes open
Keep your aim locked
The night goes dark
Keep your eyes open
(Keep your eyes open)
Keep your eyes open
Keep your eyes open
Keep your eyes open

[Chorus]
Everybody's waiting for you to break down
Everybody's watching to see the fallout
Even when you're sleeping, sleeping

[Outro]
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open


Videos

References

  1. Taylor Swift Spills About Writing ‘Eyes Open’ for ‘The Hunger Games’ Soundtrack | <nowiki>https://tasteofcountry.com/taylor-swift-talks-eyes-open-hunger-games-soundtrack/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral
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