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Taylor Swift – Eyes Open lyrics

Everybody's waiting,
Everybody's watching,
Even when you're sleeping,
Keep your e-eyes open
.

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 breakdown.
Everybody's watching, to see the fallout.
Even when you're sleeping, sleeping,
Keep your e-eyes open.
Keep your e-eyes open
.

Keep your e-eyes open.

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 with a showdown (showdown).
And nobody comes to save you now.
But you got something they don't,
Yeah, you got something they don't.
You just gotta keep your eyes open.

[Chorus:]
Everybody's waiting, for you to breakdown.
Everybody's watching, to see the fallout.
Even when you're sleeping, sleeping,
Keep your e-eyes open.
Keep your e-eyes open.

Keep your eyes...

Keep your feet ready,
Heartbeat steady,
Keep your eyes open.
Keep your aim locked,
The night grows dark,
Keep your eyes open.

Keep your e-eyes open,
Keep your e-eyes open,
Keep your e-eyes open,
Keep your e-eyes open.

[Chorus:]
Everybody's waiting, for you to breakdown.
Everybody's watching, to see the fallout.
Even when you're sleeping, sleeping,
Keep your e-eyes open.

Keep your eyes open!
Keep your e-eyes open.
Keep your eyes open!
Keep your e-eyes open.



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    For the hunger games, I've always thought it was like katniss at district 12 just hunting with gale and you know, playing and stuff but then one day, everything changes and she had to kill kids which is like the 'cruel world' part of the song and she has to 'keep her eyes open' otherwise people could get you and the whole 'waiting for you to fall' part is the capitol using the hunger games as some kind of like, celebration and entertainment. In like, general, she's just pretty much saying be aware.
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    As a big fan of The Hunger Games and Taylor Swift, this song is like kinda close to the story. The start, when Gale and Katniss are hunting is when they were just children winning battles with the wooden swords then suprisingly having Katniss volunteer for her sister to be thrown into an arena as when the song said " but now we stepped into a cruel world" -where they use teenagers for their entertainment.
    And in the second verse, where it says' so here you are two steps ahead and staying on guard' to my understanding is in the arena. And when the song says'they never thought you'ld make it this far' is when she got an eleven. And the rest of the second verse says about the things in the games.
    and of course, the chorus says that she needs to always be aware.
    by: there's no forever on earth.
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    This song is about katniss and how she provides for her family and goes into the arena where everybodys watching to see the fallout and even when shes sleeping she needs to keep her eyes open or shell be caught. She needs to keep her feet ready her heartbeat steady aim locked. Theyve surrounded you its a showdown nobody can save you now but you have something they don't. Katniss has to stay on guard everything she does wrong forms a new scar the cruel world is the hunger games where katniss has to kill innocent people for the capitols amusement noone thought katniss would ever make it that far.
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    This song means that katniss has always had to keep her family alive and provide them with food but now she's "stepped into a cruel world" and she has to keep her eyes open and kill people to survive and she's relized 'the hunger games' are much harder.
    P. S. I love the hunger games sooo much, I read all 3 books and watched the movie! If you haven't read the books yet, you have to, they are so good! Katniss and peeta are awesome and so is taylor swift!
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    People want you to fail. They want you to fall to the ground, give up. They want to see you die. But you can never give them what they want. Like. Katniss. You have to use what you have, and never lose sight of who you are, even when you are forced to do evil things, like outlive twenty three other people, and kill. By far my favorite taylor swift song. She's not too bad for a mainly country singer.
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