"Your Eyes Open" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley, Tom Chaplin and Richard David Hughes....
Well it's a lonely road that you have chosen,
Morning comes and you don't want to know me anymore,
And it's a long time since your heart was frozen,
Morning comes and you don't want to know me anymore

For a moment your eyes open and you know,
All the things I ever wanted you to know,
I don't know you and I don't want to,
Till the moment your eyes open and you know

That it's a lonely place that you have run to,
Morning comes and you don't want to know me anymore,
And it's a lonely end that you will come to,
Morning comes and you don't want to know me anymore

For a moment your eyes open and you know,
All the things I ever wanted you to know,
I don't know you and I don't want to,
Till the moment your eyes open and you know

For a moment your eyes open and you know,
All the things I ever wanted you to know,
I don't know you and I don't want to,
Till the moment your eyes open and you know


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"Your Eyes Open" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley Richard David Hughes

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    General CommentI love keane...I introduced this album to my girl/soon to be wife and it just took us to another level.....i feel this song is about realization....its about a relationship thats gone astray as a result of his love's mentality changing...she becomes cold and unaffectionate and doesnt want him for the right reasons...she realizes for a brief second but she doesnt change....and this is his plea to her to change
    Asianheat18on November 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm tempted to post what Tim said about the meanings, but I'll refrain.

    I agree, Asian.
    ____eyelinedon June 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis could be about a girl who is choosing the ways she shoudln't be going, she doesnt want to see her lover anymore or want to know him. but thats not the way its supposed to be but he understands what she's going though so he is going to leave her alone.but she needs to open her eyes and see what and why she is actually doing.Well it's a lonely road that you have chosen

    Morning comes and you don't want to know me anymore

    For a moment your eyes open and you know
    All the things I ever wanted you to know
    I don't know you and I don't want to
    Till the moment your eyes open and you know
    i_love_keaneon October 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI relate to this song... I think it's about a friend who TOTALLY changed and that friend has started to ignore you and think that she is better than everyone. It's basically saying I don't know you anymore and I don't want to know you... and when your eyes finally open you'll see everything that you lost by acting that way, you'll realize.
    mel_azevedoon January 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMaybe I'm the only one, but I see this as a guy who's always liked this girl but never really knew her, he just kinda liked her from afar. And she's never noticed him because she's had her own relationship issues to deal with or she's just not into him. And then they sleep together and the next morning she regrets it. So when she opens her eyes she realizes how much he really cares for her and he wants to hate her now because it was just a one night stand, but when her eyes open, he realizes he still wants her.
    neonblisson April 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentKeane have a lot of songs like this, eg everybody's changing, bedshaped, walnut tree etc about a friend forgetting about them/leaving them.
    Jafferon April 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNeonbliss has pretty much the same opinion I do. I think this song is about a girl who's been through a lot, and this guy likes her, and he's done something to hurt her. But he wants her eyes to open so she can understand all the things he feels in his heart about her, so that she'll want to know him. And although they don't know one another well, he wants her to know how he feels or else "morning" will come and she'll not want to know him anymore because he hurt her.
    jacquelinekaychanon July 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAt first I thought this was about a one night stand. After reading all your comments it makes more sense that this has the same meaning as the other songs ex. "Everybody's Changing." It sounds like he tried to tell his friend or let them know that he/she has changed and his thought ends up hurting the friend. They finally realize they don't want to know eachother since they're both so hurt by the other. "I don't know you and I don't want to," is a statement of his pride I think. He's to proud to be trying to reconnect ties with his friend. It all very sad I've had too much experience with these sorts of friendships and I can absolutely relate. Brilliant song.
    AdanaCon July 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto me it's about a girl that has changed and has choosed to go her own way and is treating this person differently. just for an instant she realizes what she is doing, she gets it, but still doesn't react and continues being eyeclosed. the other person also knows about this and doesn't want to be with her until she opens her eyes.
    thekidsfromnyon September 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love it. how simply phrased is that concept here? it's wonderful. pretty much saying that... he hopes one day she'll "open her eyes" and suddenly realize everything he feels or thinks about her, but until that happens, he'd rather not even be near her because her refusal to acknowledge things is only doing him harm. as long as she's ignorant to everything, it'll do nothing but torture him.

    Edited by delial on May 28 2008, at 07:00AM

    delialon December 03, 2006   Link

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