I freaked out when I first heard about this song. Why? Well, I love Taylor Swift and I love the Hunger Games, so it just seemed perfect. In the end, it did live up to my expectations. Right now, Eyes Open is probably my very favorite song to listen to!
I've listened to this song on the radio and it's really good. It might be based off the Hunger Games movie, which is about kids battling to the death in a televised competition, but the lyrics don't have any excessively violent content. Plus, the song has a positive message about finding the inner strength inside of you. OK for kids 9+. Violence: The song's about battling in a televised competition where the goal is to kill over competitors while trying to stay alive, but the lyrics are pretty tame. Consumerism: Part of the Hunger Games movie soundtrack.
Surprise! This song has nothing to do with love, as any Taylor Swift fan would expect. This song has a great message: even through the toughest times, keep on going, and you'll eventually make it; even though your goal may seem far away, success is closer than you think. Amazing song, amazing vocals, and a perfect song for the "Hunger Games" soundtrack. TS has once again stunned every listener; fans of the artist or book/film all alike.
I love Eyes Open-the music is great and Taylor sounds pretty good. The only bad things are that they talk about war, and since the song is for The Hunger Games movie, they song's message is to survive (which means others are going to have to be killed). But it could also be seen as standing up and believing in yourself.