The whole band had input on Open Your Eyes, it was written by all of them.
The lyrics were written by both Mark and Myles, they collaborated equally to the song, according to Michael.
So the answer is no. This song wasn't supposed to appear on the 4th album.
I though you all saw that. I'll start to post Michael's posts here again. I'll try to find his quote.
.:: "If people don't like guitar solos... then they're frikkin' stupid!" - Mark Tremonti ::.