"Open Up Your Eyes" as written by David Hodges, Chris Daughtry and Ben Moody....
A single rose left to remember
As a single tear falls from her eye
Another cold day in December
A year from the day she said goodbye

Seems it's only been a moment
Since the angels took him from her arms
And she was left there holding on to their tomorrow
But as they laid him in the ground
Her heart would sing without a sound

For the first time you can open your eyes
And see the world without your sorrow
Where no one knows the pain you left behind

And all the peace you could never find
Is waiting there to hold and keep you
Welcome to the first day of your life
Just open up your eyes, eyes

A single lifetime lays behind her
As she draws her final breath
Just beyond the door he'll find her
Taking her hand he softly says

For the first time you can open your eyes
And see the world without your sorrow
Where no one knows the pain you left behind

And all the peace you could never find
Is waiting there to hold and keep you
Welcome to the first day of your life

Just open up your eyes as I lay you down tonight
Safe on the other side, no more tears to cry

For the first time you can open your eyes
And see the world without your sorrow
Where no one knows the pain you left behind

And all the peace you could never find
Is waiting there to hold and keep you
Welcome to the first day of your life
Just open up your eyes, eyes, eyes, eyes


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"Open Up Your Eyes" as written by Ben Moody Christopher A. Daughtry

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  • +4
    General CommentProbably my most favorite song on the entire album. Seems pretty straight forward to me.

    A woman's husband has died and although she is obviously distraught she believes he is in a better place.

    Then as the song progresses, the woman, now older and has lived her life, dies and finds her husband in heaven.
    vjk1085on July 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is favourite song off their new album. I love the lyrics!
    idolfreak17on December 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song is about a girl who's lost a man she loves. And even though it's extremely painful to bury him, she is happy that he's not in pain anymore. She understands that he's in a better place and doesn't have to suffer anymore.

    The second verse occurs years and years later when the woman dies and she is reunited with this man who escorts her into this wonderful place.

    And also... correction in the lyrics...

    Just beyond the door, he'll find her
    Taking her hand, HE softly says

    Tables turn in the second verse... he is now singing the refrain to her. Letting her know that she doesn't have to feel the pain of his loss anymore.

    This song really hits home for me. I lost my fiance to suicide six months ago and as painful as it was (and still is and will always be) I believe he's made it to heaven and is waiting to grab my hand when my time comes.
    stagepunk5on April 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI Love this songgggg
    mrszaynmalikon April 20, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI don't know why but I get the feeling that this song is about a girl who learns to see the world as the way it is, instead of "behind her sorrow"
    The name of the song says itself that she opened her eyes, and the death of his man or boyfriend make her realize that she have to accept how beautiful the world is, even when somebody loved ones die.
    "Where no ones knows the pain you left behind" reffered to that she has accepted how life is, and left behind the pain she felt when she denied the truth.
    colorsplaton April 24, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI loved this song :) I actually didn't know about this song even though I had it because I didn't really listen to it. Then one day I left my computer on and let it play the album while doing something. I normally don't notice anything when listening but when I heard the words, I stopped and I said to myself "how did I miss such a touching song?" I went to the website to see what it meant to everyone else and I saw a lot of stories about how many people had lost their loved ones. It is really touching and I'm happy I found out :)
    catradioon August 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHere's what I found at wikianswers

    Simple, had multiple meanings. One about people who have lost someone dear. As well as a story about Jesus. Why, well December is pointed out, the month Jesus was born. Also the lyric a single life passes as she draws her breath. As Mary's purpose is complete. Then just beyond the door he will find her, softly taking her hand. She went to heaven or the door and Jesus is soft. So very cleaver lyrics.
    mitzon March 12, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI like to think that it's about a woman who's husband/lover died (Another cold day in December/a year from the day she said goodbye), and the first verse is her lamenting at his funeral (A single rose left to remember/as a single tear falls from her eye). She's trying to follow her heart (But as they lay him in the ground/her heart would sing without a sound) and move on in the first chorus (For the first time you can open your eyes...), but can't forget about him.

    The second verse is her about to commit suicide (A single lifetime lays behind her/as she draws her final breath), but her lover's spirit prevents her and encourages her to move on, and stop seeing the world through her tears (Just beyond the door he'll find her/taking her hand he softly says/For the first time you can open your eyes...)

    And the bridge is her life finally drawing to a close, guided by her lover's spirit to Heaven (Just Open Up Your Eyes/as I lay you down tonight/save on the other side/No more tears to cry), and she is at last truly happy (For the first time you can open your eyes...)
    RodimusPhilon November 16, 2014   Link

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