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

"Eyes Closed" reached Top 10 on the overall charts on iTunes,[1] and on September 24, 2017, attained a million views on YouTube.[2] Notably in the acoustic version, Chance ends the song, and when the band performs it live, Conor 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.

The music video was uploaded on September 15, 2017.[3] On December 1, 2017, the acoustic version of the single was released.[4] The band collectively agree that the song sends a positive message, important for people to know that it is more than just appearances.[5] They began shooting the music video, wrapping up on August 30, 2018.[6]

Lyrics

[Verse 1: 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

[Pre-Chorus: 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

[Chorus: 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

[Verse 2: 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

[Pre-Chorus: 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

[Chorus: 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

[Verse 3: Conor 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

[Bridge: 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

[Chorus: 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

[Outro: 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 Parts

[Acoustic Version - Chance Perez]
Even with my eyes closed, you're beautiful

[KidNation Version - Conor Smith]
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 - Conor Smith][7]
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

Music Video

In_Real_Life_-_Eyes_Closed_(Official_Video)

In Real Life - Eyes Closed (Official Video)

Videos

Trivia

★ Their "Eyes Closed" performance on Boy Band was for fun in celebration, instead of 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 Conor's favorite moments was standing on the rooftop next to Drew when shooting the music video. "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.'"[8]

Download/Streaming

References

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