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If you could soldier on, headstrong into the storm
I'll be here waiting on the other side;
Don't ...
Look back, the road is long; the first days of the war are gone
Take back your former throne and turn the tide

'Cause if you never leave home, never let go
You'll never make it to the great unknown
Till you keep your eyes... open, my love

So tell me you're strong, tell me you see
I need to hear it, can you promise me
To keep your eyes... open, my love

Just past the circumstance: the first light, a second chance
No child could ever dance the way you do, oh
Tear down the prison walls, don't stop the curtain calls
Your chains will never fall until you do

'Cause if you never leave home, never let go
You'll never make it to the great unknown
Till you keep your eyes... open, my love

So show me your fire, show me your heart
You know I'll never let you fall apart
If you keep your eyes... open, my love

Ohhh open up
Ohhh open up
Ohhh open up your eyes, the way is unbroken

Ohhh open up
Ohhh open up
Ohhh open up your eyes (keep your eyes open)

Don't let the night become the day
Don't take the darkness to the grave
I know pain is just a place
The will has been broken

Don't let the fear become the hate
Don't take the sadness to the grave
I know the fight is on the way
When the sides have been chosen

'Cause if you never leave home, never let go
You'll never make it to the great unknown
Open up your eyes, keep your eyes open

So show me your fire, show me your heart
You know I'll never let you fall apart
If you keep your eyes... open, my love
Keep your eyes... (keep your eyes open)



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    UnregisteredAug 28, 2012 at 3:11 pm
    I have suffered with depression for years. It runs in my family. Though i have been blessed with a wonderful husband, beautiful healthy children, and a wonderful life, i still struggle at times with being overwhelmed with the common stresses and uncertainties of life. There are days when i just don't want to face my life, as good as it is in most ways. I'd prefer to just stay curled up in bed asleep to avoid dealing with relationship issues, stress, responsibilities, etc. I have children to take care of, so i don't do that, but i'd often like to. This song speaks to me as if god, my father, is talking to and encouraging me. Reminding me not to sleep through my life, but to keep my eyes open and live it! Reminding me to keep trudging through the difficult days ("soldier on, into the storm") and not to give up on living... That he will bet here waiting "on the other side. " it is a good thing to hear and be reminded of on those days when life is hard! This has become my favorite song!
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    UnregisteredFeb 16, 2014 at 8:10 pm
    I normally never comment on these sort of things, but I'm just coming out of a time when I was really sad. Maybe depressed, I'm not too sure. But keep your eyes open just resonates with me. Sometimes I just want to sleep. They world is too gray and life is too tough and heavy and I want to close my eyes. I want to freeze and just stop. But life, vigor, adventure, goodness, kindness, overcoming the darkness, tears. They are all worth it. "So show me your fire, show me your heart." I hope if you feel like you fire has dimmed, that you find your spark. If I can, anyone can. Really. I have decided like they said, not to take the darkness or sadness to the grave. There is a greater Love than that. Maybe pain is just a place. Maybe we need to be there for a little, because that's life. But not forever. I'm just getting out of my dad's divorce, some messy family stuff, and finally moving past my first love gone sad. And I feel like it's time to let go of the chains, because well, they're just too heavy. Who needs 'em! God bless you all lovely people. Keep your eyes open to all the wonders of life; you deserve it.
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    UnregisteredAug 22, 2012 at 12:38 am
    We can not face what we don't see. We don't move or we trip and fall. We must look at it and deal with it to over come what ever it is. God wishes for us to keep our eyes on him and to keep marching home even though it's not an easy path.
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    UnregisteredAug 20, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    Jesus can fix anything and his love always wins out. We just need to encourage those around us to keep their eyes open to his purposes each day! Awesome song & lyrics! It's every mother's heartwish to know her children are strong and growing in the lord. My favorite phrase is "... So tell me you're strong, tell me you see... I need to hear it, can you promise me... " especially when you've pruned and prayed for that very strength. When it shows up... It's beautiful and takes your breath away. The fact that needtobreathe made a song about one of those moments is very cool. ~a mom
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    UnregisteredAug 11, 2012 at 3:28 am
    Dont let sin or shame overcome you. God's plans are so much bigger than any human could every understand. Keep running the race fixing your eyes on the prize which is jesus. Keep your eyes open for things the lord is trying to do in your life. When you go through the hard times remember that his love never fails. God is only putting you through the hard times to prepare for something much bigger.

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