Chorus

Open eyed,

I realize,

Everything looks so much better in hindsight.

You tend to focus on the rainbow after the rain,

You forget about the clouds that blocked out the light.

And I need to get my heart back on the right track.

That's why it's time for a flashback.

Verse 1

"I like you, but I don't love you."

Every single time you said this, it was like a whip,

Hitting some fragile crack in my heart,

And for days on end it would hurt so deep,

Till I started chasing you again with new hope,

And thought of you at nights before I fell asleep.

Verse 2

"She's beyond love and friendship."

"She's got her talents, is the prettiest girl around."

And I'll lock myself in my room to cry-

"Paramore" in full volume to disguise the sound.

Forget love, never even gave me compliments.

And I couldn't help feeling like I was just a rebound.

Chorus

Open eyed,

I realize,

Everything looks so much better in hindsight.

You tend to focus on the rainbow after the rain,

You forget about the clouds that blocked out the light.

And I need to get my heart back on the right track.

That's why it's time for a flashback.

Verse 3

We break up, you move on so fast.

It's like a slap right in my face, but I play along,

Leaning on to my amazing friends,

And good old heart breaking Taylor Swift songs.

A screaming in my head, a headache behind my eyelids,

It's like the vibrations from striking a gigantic gong.

Verse 4

And that does the trick, it wakes me up.

It's a pleasant surprise when I find myself thinking,

"I can't do this for the rest of my life."

The illusion is over now, wow, I'm finally blinking.

You lost my respect with the things you'd say and do.

And I started swimming in the middle of sinking.

Chorus

Open eyed,

I realize,

Everything looks so much better in hindsight.

You tend to focus on the rainbow after the rain,

You forget about the clouds that blocked out the light.

And I need to get my heart back on the right track.

That's why it's time for a flashback

Bridge

To the day when you ended things.

Disbelief, "this is a bad, bad dream".

Collapsing over my laptop,

Weakly stumbling onto the bed,

Faint cry for help, for my mom,

Tears making my vision blur a bright red.

Closing my eyes so tight it hurt

In the vain hope that it'd all just fade.

Never felt so alone in my life,

Never wished I'd rather have ended up dead….

And that's when I'm

Chorus

Open eyed,

I realize,

Everything looks so much better in hindsight.

You tend to focus on the rainbow after the rain,

You forget about the clouds that blocked out the light.

And I need to get my heart back on the right track.

That's why it's time for a flashback.

Outro

Everything looks so much better in hindsight.

You tend to focus on the rainbow after the rain,

You forget about the clouds that blocked out the light.

But I won't forgot how you made me cry every night.