Open your eyes, love.
All alone...

Open your eyes, love.
Weeping...

I know that she was wrong
but life is moving on, so
Get it together, ‘cause now anger is your pleasure
And the pleasure is the tether that fed you for too long
Now you’re thinking that you’re better
‘cause you think it made you strong, but
What you don’t get
Is the colour of regret is the thing that made you sweat
When you tried to paint a picture of life in the future
When the present’s too wet
With the tears that you wept long ago, fuelling the fire still
Keeping your head turned around in the past
Float in the present with the role that you cast
For her as the villain
And you, who came in last

It’s time to wake up

Open your eyes, love
‘Cause you’ve been sleeping
It’s getting hard to bear, watching you all alone
I know your heart is broken
And you’ve been weeping

But I’ve been waiting here patiently for too long

I know that she was wrong
and life is moving on
And the anger that you feed keeps you feeling justified
But turning a blind eye to the one who you survived with
And kept you sane through the heartache and the pain
What you don’t get
Is the color of regret is the thing that made you sweat
When you tried to paint a picture of life in the future
When the present’s too wet
With the tears that you wept long ago, fueling the fire still
Keeping your head turned around in the past
Float in the present with the role that you cast
For her as the villain
And you, who came in last

It’s time to wake up

Open your eyes, love
‘Cause you’ve been sleeping
It’s getting hard to bear, watching you all alone
I know your heart is broken
And you’ve been weeping
But I’ve been waiting here patiently for too long
You are my pain, love
You are my sorrow
Can’t you see we’re the same?
You got me crying
And now my heart is breaking
‘Cause I’ve been weeping
And I’ve been waiting here silently for too long

You come close, when you’re in pain
Do you feel better, babe?
Then you go, ‘cause you’re afraid
You’ll fall in love again
You’ll fall in love again
You’ll fall in love again

Open your eyes, love
You got me crying
(x5)
‘Cause I’ve been sitting here patiently for too long


Lyrics submitted by noor117414

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    Link(s)The lyrics were originally transcribed by this fan blog:
    fuckyeahsviib.tumblr.com/post/133545423121/…
    noor117414on November 20, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me this sounds like the answer to the earlier SVIIB song ILU - which begins with "There's so many things I wish I knew how to say, in a way that you'd understand, but I can't."

    Well, after a couple of years' thought on the matter (this song was written in 2012), Alejandra has now been able to articulate all those things that she wanted to say to Ben, but couldn't get the words out at the time.

    Interestingly within the song, the person that Ali refers to as "she" and the person that she refers to as "I" appear to be the same - both aspects of herself, but with the one referred to as "she" being the ex-lover and the one referred to as "I" being the current friend.
    SmokeyPinkFishon December 03, 2015   Link

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