As opposed to the ethereal and lilting “Safe & Sound,” “Eyes Open” has a serious rock edge. We might even dare to call this song a power ballad! Taylor’s gone badass on us, guys. But of course that doesn’t mean the song isn’t chock-full of Taylor’s sweet vocals. She sings: “Everybody’s waiting/ Everybody’s watching/ Even when you’re sleeping/ Keep your eyes open/ The tricky thing is/ Yesterday we were just/ Children playing soldiers/ Just pretending/ Dreaming dreams with happy endings.”
Listen to a preview of Taylor Swift’s “Eyes Open” after the jump.
Though we don’t know where they’ll use this song in the movie, Taylor has perfectly captured the horrific and harrowing experience Katniss had to endure to protect her sister while beautifully describing the tragedy that is Katniss’ lost childhood. You’ve made us “Hunger Games” fans proud, Tay. Additionally, CAN THIS MOVIE COME OUT ALREADY? Kthxbai.