Eyes Closed
Halsey Lyrics


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I, I know where to lay
I know what to say
It's all the same
And I, I know how to play
I know this game
It's all the same

Now if I keep my eyes closed he looks just like you
But he'll never stay, they never do
Now if I keep my eyes closed he feels just like you
But you've been replaced
I'm face to face with someone new

Would've gave it all for you, cared for you
So tell me where I went wrong
Would've gave it all for you, cared for you
(My lover, my liar)
Would've trade it all for you, there for you
So tell me how to move on
Would've trade it all for you, cared for you
(My lover, my liar)

Now if I keep my eyes closed he looks just like you
But he'll never stay, they never do
Now if I keep my eyes closed he feels just like you
But you've been replaced
I'm face to face with someone new

They don't realize that I'm thinking about you
It's nothing new, it's nothing new

Now if I keep my eyes closed he looks just like you
But he'll never stay, they never do
Now if I keep my eyes closed he feels just like you




But you've been replaced
I'm face to face with someone new

Overall Meaning

In the song "Eyes Closed," Halsey sings about the struggle to move on from a past relationship. The singer of the song is haunted by the memory of their former lover, and despite trying to move on by being with someone new, they can't shake the feeling that they are still thinking about their old love. Halsey sings in the first verse that "I, I know where to lay/I know what to say/It's all the same/And I, I know how to play/I know this game/It's all the same," which suggests that the singer has been through this cycle multiple times before.


The chorus features the line "Now if I keep my eyes closed he looks just like you/But he'll never stay, they never do/Now if I keep my eyes closed he feels just like you/But you've been replaced/I'm face to face with someone new." This suggests that the singer is projecting the image of their former lover onto their new partner, despite knowing that they will never be able to replace the person they lost.


In the second verse, Halsey sings, "Would've gave it all for you, cared for you/So tell me where I went wrong/Would've gave it all for you, cared for you/ (My lover, my liar)/Would've trade it all for you, there for you/So tell me how to move on/Would've trade it all for you, cared for you/ (My lover, my liar)." Here, the singer reflects on how they would have given everything for their former lover, but they were ultimately betrayed, hence the "my lover, my liar" reference.


Overall, "Eyes Closed" is a powerful song that explores the difficulty of moving on from a past relationship and the haunting memories that can continue to plague us long after it's over.


Line by Line Meaning

I, I know where to lay
I know where to find comfort


I know what to say
I know what to do or say to numb the pain


It's all the same
But it doesn't really help, the result is always the same


And I, I know how to play
I know how to fake it and pretend I'm okay


I know this game
I know this routine too well


Now if I keep my eyes closed he looks just like you
When I close my eyes, the person I'm with reminds me of you


But he'll never stay, they never do
But I know he's not you, and he won't stick around like you didn't


Now if I keep my eyes closed he feels just like you
Even when I'm with him, all I feel is you


But you've been replaced
But the truth is, you're gone and someone else is here


I'm face to face with someone new
And I have to confront the fact that it's not you anymore that's with me


Would've gave it all for you, cared for you
I loved you so much, I gave everything for you and wanted nothing but to take care of you


So tell me where I went wrong
So can you please tell me why things turned out like this?


Would've gave it all for you, cared for you
I loved you so much, I gave everything for you and wanted nothing but to take care of you


(My lover, my liar)
You were the one I loved, but you were also the one who deceived me


Would've trade it all for you, there for you
I would've given up everything I have just to be with you, there for you


So tell me how to move on
But now that you're gone, can you tell me how to move on?


Would've trade it all for you, cared for you
I loved you so much, I would've given up everything and wanted only to take care of you


(My lover, my liar)
You were the one I loved, but you were also the one who deceived me


They don't realize that I'm thinking about you
People around me don't know that I'm still thinking about you, despite trying to move on


It's nothing new, it's nothing new
It's not a new feeling, it's the same old pain that I keep holding onto


Now if I keep my eyes closed he looks just like you
Even in my dreams, you're the one I see


But he'll never stay, they never do
But I know it's not you, and whoever it is, they won't stay like you didn't


Now if I keep my eyes closed he feels just like you
Even when I'm with someone else, all I feel is you


But you've been replaced
But the truth is, you're gone and replaced by someone else


I'm face to face with someone new
And I have to face the fact that it's not you anymore that I'm with




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: ABEL TESFAYE, ASHLEY FRANGIPANE, BENJAMIN JOSEPH LEVIN, MAGNUS HOIBERG, NATHAN PEREZ

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I, I know where to lay
I know what to say
It's all the same
And I, I know how to play
I know this game
It's all the same
Now if I keep my eyes closed he looks just like you
But he'll never stay, they never do
Now if I keep my eyes closed he feels just like you
But you've been replaced
I'm face to face with someone new
Would've gave it all for you, cared for you
So tell me where I went wrong
Would've gave it all for you, cared for you
(My lover, my liar)
Would've trade it all for you, there for you
So tell me how to move on
Would've trade it all for you, cared for you
(My lover, my liar)
Now if I keep my eyes closed he looks just like you
But he'll never stay, they never do
Now if I keep my eyes closed he feels just like you
But you've been replaced
I'm face to face with someone new
They don't realize that I'm thinking about you
It's nothing new, it's nothing new
Now if I keep my eyes closed he looks just like you
But he'll never stay, they never do
Now if I keep my eyes closed he feels just like you
But you've been replaced
I'm face to face with someone new



All comments from YouTube:

@jessiepaege

"if I keep my eyes closed he looks just like you" wow in love with her lyrics

@deadbutterflies.2

jessiepaege wuhu jessie 🙌

@nothingspecial1312

jessiepaege Who aren't?? Like wuut

@tabithamarie6481

jessiepaege I see you Jessie

@danbilzerian2052

Yesss Jessie so glad you like Halsey as well <3

@BrandonNinja

His lyrics you mean

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@delaney5721

“He’ll never stay, they never do.” The fact she said this in her lyrics shows you how strong she is and how people do you wrong and can be so quick to give up on you use you or abuse you. After awhile you stop caring who leaves your life. Heartbreak really doesn’t become a thing anymore cause you never let anyone in anyway. The problem is when you wanted to gave your heart on a plate wore it on your sleeve it was ripped to shreds so now you can’t even begin to figure out how to make it back to the way it was. People can be so cruel and vicious. Getting done wrong abandoned left for dead by former romantic partners can really mess you up

@RasidaHanan

God, the way you summarise it is so hauntingly accurate.

@DavidMartinez-cn1hn

The Weekend and Halsey should make a song, that would decently be a number 1

@CarolynCampos

David Martinez The Weeknd*

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