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Briefly: You’ve heard Taylor Swift’s song Safe and Sound from The Hunger Games soundtrack, and now a second song of her’s from the soundtrack has appeared online.

Take a listen to Taylor Swift’s Eyes Open from The Hunger Games after the jump!

Listen below:


What do you think of the song? Does it fit well with the theme and tone of The Hunger Games?

  • HungerPotterFan

    Wow. I am not a big Taylor Swift fan, but I really like this song and I think it goes with the movie perfectly

  • Shawna

    Can definately see this playing at the end of the movie.

  • Erin

    i think this is actually a good fit.

  • http://twitter.com/MOgulnick Megan Ogulnick

    Absolutely love this song. It’ll fit perfectly within the movie! 

  • guest

    seems a little too generic for this kind of film…unfortunately, I’m not a fan.

    • EffieTrinket

      NOT A FAN?

    • EffieTrinket

      Or not a fan of Tailor?

      • EffieTrinket

        *taylor

    • Guest

      I agree. Love Taylor and I like the song, but I don’t think it fits the sound of The Hunger Games.

    • Guest

       I like it, but agree that I can’t see this in the film, but I’m not sure ANY of the songs off the soundtrack connect with the books in my opinion (aside from Safe and Sound).
      Is there any songs on the sound track you guys think fit well in the movie?

      • http://megan-conway.blogspot.com/ Megan Conway

        None of these songs are going to be in the actual movie apart from in the credits. The soundtrack is just a companion to the movie. This has been stated many times.

        • Guest

           Yes, I am aware of that.
          But isn’t the point of a soundtrack to act as a companion of sorts to its film?
          To me, its not really a sound track if the content has nothing to do with the movie…

          • http://megan-conway.blogspot.com/ Megan Conway

            The songs may not fit into the movie what with some of the upbeat tempos, but if you listen closely to the lyrics, they do connect to what happens in the books/movie and what Katniss experiences.

          • Catherine

             kinda seems like your attacking a person for stating their opinion here, but i could just be interpreting your comments differently.

            Its clear Guest was making the point that three or four great songs on a 16 track album don’t really make the soundtrack great, Taylor Swift or not..

          • Rob Macdonald

            No, it doesn’t sound like it could be played during the games at all… oh wait it sounds exactly like that.  “Even when your sleeping, keep your eyes wide open”, “Everybody’s waiting for you to break down”, “Keep your feet ready, your heart steady” No, these don’t sound like in the arena at all

          • HG

            jeez…harsh. Guest was just stating their opinion…no need to be so sarcastic! Plus I believe Guest was talking about more of the pop-ish mood of this song, which is very understandable. We’re all hg fans…lets be nice to each other! :)

    • Liderc

      Agreed.  Another worry about this film, using Swift songs? Meh…

      • Ilikecheesegirl

         You do realize that none of the soundtrack songs are in the movie, right?

        • Liderc

          Yes I realize it’s part of the credits, but it’s a sign of poor choice in music to be attaching yourself to music like that.

  • Emma

    I read in an interview that she wrote Safe and Sound more for a song between Katniss and Rue, Prim, or Peeta, but she wrote this song more about Kaniss’s relationship with the capitol.

  • Lad

    I love it! I love Taylor and the Hunger Games!

  • Hermione Granger

    This is ridiculously addicting :) Is it pitch-altered though? I think I heard it somewhere else and it definitely sounded lower, plus I feel like Taylor’s voice is not this high and chipmunk-sounding.

    • Rob Macdonald

      it didn’t sound altered on my headphones

  • Guest

    meh

  • GleeFan-attic

    I like it…because it is relevant to the idea from the book that the players are always being watched (even while sleeping) and to be ready for anything. I think it’s a good song because it could have a life beyond the movie as an inspirational anthem for young people feeling controlled by higher authorities.

  • hpatdh33

    I do like Taylor Swift but I really hate the idea of tradition songs playing in the credits rather then score, unless its something like My Heart Will Go On, or Into the West.  Harry Potter always had the right idea for always having score playing.  Eragon played that Avril Levine song “Keep Holding On” which was a great song , but when played in the credits it immediately adds a sense of cheesy mainstream for me. Eyes Open is a really good song though.

    • Hermione Granger

      I think I read somewhere that only Safe & Sound, Kingdom Come and Abraham’s Daughter will play in the credits. Personally I think adding songs to the credits can be fun if the songs fit really well, like with the Narnia movies. And even in Goblet of Fire, they played that song that was by “the weird sisters”.

    • http://profiles.google.com/viandang Veevee .

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  • Jason

    Who knew? Taylor Swift is the voice of the rebellion.

    • luigi_barraza

      Does anyone else think that this song seems VERY generic and commercial? it sounds nothing special. I liked better Safe and Sound

      • http://hypable.com Selina

        Yeah I’m with you. I really enjoyed Safe and Sound, but this sounds like any other Taylor Swift song – which is fine for people who like her music, but it’s not at all Hunger Games appropriate to me.

        • http://twitter.com/HungerGames4all Rae

          I like this song, but it’s not Hunger Games appropriate like you sad Selina :) I mean the lyrics seem to make sense but the overall feel isn’t like Safe and Sound. Btw, everybody should check out Kingdom Come by The Civil Wars and Dark Days by The Punch Brothers. Those are the best besides Safe and Sound!

        • Emma

          As a huge Taylor Swift fan, I actually don’t think this sounds like anything she’s written before. Most of that leans towards country-pop, and this is way more rocker-ish than anything she’s ever done. I think everyone’s forgetting that the companion album says the songs are from District 12 and beyond. Just by listening to the clips from the songs, almost everything sounds like it would be the “District 12″ part of the album, while this is more of the beyond. This song makes me think of the Capitol, whereas all the other songs make me think of District 12. That’s what Swift was going for, and that’s why I think it is Hunger Games appropriate.

  • http://dervish-banges.tumblr.com/ Tariq

    I like this better than Safe & Sound.

  • Katie

    lol this song: “keep your eyes open, even when you’re sleeping” 
    Safe & Sound: “Just close your eyes, the sun is going down” 
    How ironic xD  

  • Irish_Sheep

    Sounds like a Paramore song to me

  • HJP<3

    I’m actually very disappointed in the song choice for the Hunger Games.  After listening to the previews on Amazon, I can honestly say that the only songs off the album that sound like they would fit the movie are Safe and Sound and this one:/

  • Maddy323

    I don’t think it fits, gonna be honest here. Also, I think its almost too far from Taylor’s typical sound; I understand artists must constantly change and grow, but this just doesn’t work. Sorry Tay. 

  • HG

    I think she really tried to make this song epic and edgy…there’s nothing wrong with a song being both commercial and fitting to the hg.

  • Ian Miller

    it’s a really nice taylor swift song, and i for one think it fits with the hunger games theme.  but it’s not as original as “safe and sound”…

  • Hermione Granger

    I don’t actually remember exactly, but I feel like we heard Taylor wrote this song BEFORE the whole Safe & Sound collaboration. If so, it makes sense that this song is more in her “usual” style, because up until doing Safe & Sound she hadn’t had an experience writing more folk-type music. Personally, I like Safe & Sound better but I’m much more of an acoustic folk girl anyway. Eyes Open isn’t quite as original but it’s still catchy and actually fun to hear her singing from someone else’s perspective and not her own.

  • Kathleen

    I like Safe and Sound way better. For some reason I think of Nickleback when I hear this song.

  • Whitney

    I hate Taylor Swift and I hate even more that she’s attaching herself to something I love so much. and before anyone comments, I am well aware that none of the soundtrack songs will play during the movie, it doesn’t make me hate this any less though.

    • Hermione Granger

      Suggestion–don’t listen to the song(s) and don’t click on stories about Taylor Swift…

  • 7Starrchasers

    its a bit meh…so glad that these songs wont be in the film!

  • GleeHaterExceptForDarrenCriss

    no where near as good as safe and sound – it sounds quite generic and unoriginal but i can see it being played in the film :)

  • http://twitter.com/vonchambers Devon Chambers

    I’m not a fan of Taylor Swift. I think her songs are catchy but nothing more than that but I absolutely love this song as the end credits song.

  • Trumpeter_72395

    I’m indifferent, but I like Safe and Sound better.

  • Pottermore101

    End Credits. Right Here. 

  • keshi

    Blah.

  • http://twitter.com/taylorelizibeth Taylor Leonard

    I almost feel like this is Gale singing these words to Katniss.

    • Caroline

      Agree! To me, it fits in that scene when he goes in to say goodbye before the games and is giving her advice.

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