Song of the Day #2,896: ‘Eyes Open’ – Taylor Swift

hunger_games_soundtrackHere’s the lesser-known (or at least lesser-known to me) Taylor Swift song from the original Hunger Games soundtrack. Her other contribution, ‘Safe & Sound,’ is a haunting track featuring backing vocals by the Civil Wars.

This one has a more typical Swift-ian sound, and is therefore less of a stylistic fit for the movie. Catchy song, though.

This reminds me, I never did make it to the final installment of the Hunger Games movie franchise, despite enjoying all three books and the first three movies. Have to add that one to the rental pile.

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

[Verse 1-Taylor Swift ]
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-Taylor Swift ]
Everybody’s waiting for you to breakdown
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-Taylor Swift ]
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-Taylor Swift ]
Everybody’s waiting for you to breakdown
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-Taylor Swift ]
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-Taylor Swift ]
Everybody’s waiting for you to breakdown
Everybody’s watching to see the fallout
Even when you’re sleeping, sleeping

[Outro-Taylor Swift ]
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

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,896: ‘Eyes Open’ – Taylor Swift

  1. Dana says:

    Yup, you need to remedy that!

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