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"Eyes Closed" is the debut single by In Real Life, released on August 25, 2017. It serves as the last track from their first studio album, She Do. They performed the song upon winning ABC's reality television show, Boy Band.

The band collectively agree that the song sends a positive message, important for people to know that it is more than just appearances.[1] "Eyes Closed" reached Top 10 on the overall charts on iTunes,[2] and on September 24, 2017, attained a million views on YouTube.[3] Notably in the acoustic version, Chance Perez concludes the song, and when the band perform it live, Conor Michael Smith alters his rap part.

Background

"Eyes Closed" was the song that the final five who were chosen by America would perform in the final aired episode of Boy Band. The top eight contestants were recorded for the entire song, including the rap part. Once the members were announced, they performed it live. Its accompanying music video was uploaded to YouTube on September 15, 2017, directed by George Nienhuis.[4] They began shooting the music video, wrapping up on August 30, 2018.[5] On December 1, 2017, the acoustic version of the single was released.[6]

Trivia

★ Their "Eyes Closed" performance on Boy Band was for fun in celebration, rather than aiming to impress.

★ In the May 2018 issue of the Tremblay magazine, In Real Life were featured on the cover and had an interview. One of Smith's favorite moments was standing on the rooftop next to Drew Ramos when shooting the music video. He recalled, "Drew looks at me and goes 'Yo Michael, we're on a rooftop right now, shooting our first music video, we're in a band.'"[7]

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Lyrics

Chance Perez
Hey, love
What you doing later?
'Cause I've got a good place to take you
I'll be on, on my best behavior
'Cause I want you illuminated

Drew Ramos
There's something 'bout the way your mind works
It might be how you're looking at the world
It's deeper than your looks and your curves
There's something 'bout you

All
I can feel it in your heart
I can hear it in your tone
I can see it in the dark
Even with my eyes closed, you're beautiful
I can hear it in your words
And it feels so good, it hurts
Even with my eyes closed, you're beautiful
I wish you could see what, see what I'm seeing
Feel what I'm feeling
I can feel it in your heart
I can hear it in your tone
I can see it in the dark
Even with my eyes closed, you're beautiful

Brady Tutton
God, help me
I'm wrapped around your finger
My friends think I'm hallucinating
When you're gone, all I do is think of you, lady
So, God, help me

Sergio Calderon
There's something 'bout the way your mind works
It might be how you're looking at the world
It's deeper than your looks and your curves
There's something 'bout you

All
I can feel it in your heart
I can hear it in your tone
I can see it in the dark
Even with my eyes closed you're beautiful
I can hear it in your words
And it feels so good, it hurts
Even with my eyes closed, you're beautiful
I wish you could see what, see what I'm seeing
Feel what I'm feeling
I can feel it in your heart
I can hear it in your tone
I can see it in the dark
Even with my eyes closed, you're beautiful

Conor Michael Smith
Holy smokes, I'm lucky
She the homie, she so funny
Watch 'em racing to the money
We just crashing on these dummies
From a princess to a queen
Still the finer things don't impress her
She a real one so I never gotta question

Drew Ramos
I can feel it in your heart
I can hear it in your tone
I can see it in the dark
Even with my eyes closed, you're beautiful
Even with my eyes closed

All
I can feel it in your heart
I can hear it in your tone
I can see it in the dark
Even with my eyes closed, you're beautiful
I can hear it in your words
And it feels so good, it hurts
Even with my eyes closed, you're beautiful
I wish you could see what, see what I'm seeing
Feel what I'm feeling
I can feel it in your heart
I can hear it in your tone
I can see it in the dark

All
Even with my eyes closed, you're beautiful
Even with my, even with my, even with my eyes closed (Even with my eyes closed)
Even with my, even with my, even with my eyes closed
Even with my eyes closed

Alternate rap

KiddNation
Got me going crazy, baby I can never replace you
This is more to me than just love, girl
I got places I can take you
From a princess to a queen
Still the finer things don't impress her
I'm a king, I've just been missing my Coretta

Live version
How come everybody wanna test me
Like I ain't got a reason to be killing them
Never keeping a hundred 'bouta keep a million
Ain't nobody was on now everybody be filling them
We're the best Real Life on the map now
Head a minute now they wonder where it's at now
Stand back 'cause we only attack now
Better know that nothing's ever holding me back now

References

  1. Booth, Ali (September 18, 2017). "In Real Life Members Reveal Their Favorite Lyrics from Debut Single 'Eyes Closed'". Tigerbeat.
  2. Cantor, Brian (August 25, 2017). "In Real Life’s Debut Single “Eyes Closed” Enters Top 10 On US iTunes Sales Chart". Headline Planet.
  3. "In Real Life". Twitter. September 24, 2017.
  4. "In Real Life". Twitter. September 15, 2017.
  5. "In Real Life". Twitter. August 30, 2018.
  6. "In Real Life". Twitter. December 1, 2017.
  7. May 2018 Tremblay Magazine Issue. Tremblay Magazine. May 2018.
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