I realize that this is a really loaded statement, but in my opinion, Taylor Swift is a truly gifted lyricist and she does herself proud with this one. Not only is the singing haunting and mysterious, but the ballad is deserving of the song. Eyes Open, though originally meant for the Hunger Games soundtrack, really can mean a lot of different things.
Our job is to keep our eyes open, stay on guard. "Your adversary, the Devil, is prowling about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour you."
We can't always stay little and innocent. At some point we'll have to step into the real world, and we're going to encounter some brutal things. Some things that make us want to run away like it's an awful nightmare, cover our ears so we drown out the sound, close our eyes so we can remain oblivious to the horror.
We are here to make an impact. We can't pretend anymore, we can't hide defenseless anymore. It's time for we, the Christian youth, to stand up, open our eyes, pay attention, and speak out against the culture of death.
Otherwise, the Hunger Games might not be as fictional and futuristic as we all are hoping it is.
Is yesterday we were just children
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 ey-eyes open.