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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

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
Oh, they've surrounded with
A 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

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

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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    UnregisteredAug 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm
    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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    UnregisteredJul 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    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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    UnregisteredJul 7, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    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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    UnregisteredMay 26, 2012 at 1:36 am
    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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    UnregisteredMay 19, 2012 at 7:40 pm
    Keep your eyes open because no matter how hard you try there will always be challenges to face. My opinion is that when they are talking about "playing soldiers" with "wooden swords" they are reffering back to when they were 5 years old trying to act like heros, but "they've stepped into a cruel world" and didn't realize how different it is when your in a battle against death and have to fight against a person who you're starting to like. This song is very emotional talking about katniss probably never seeing gale or her family or district 12 ever again. And she thinks peeta is an ally with the careers because he pretended to team up with them to protect katniss. Even though it's hard you have to survive and do the best you can to save herself, rue, and now peeta.

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