Wake Me Up Lyrics by Avicii


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Wake Me Up Lyrics
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Feeling my way through the darkness
Guided by a beating heart
I can't tell where the journey will end
But I know where to start

They tell me I'm too young to understand
They say I'm caught up in a dream
Well life will pass me by if I don't open up my eyes
Well that's fine by me

[2x]
So wake me up when it's all over
When I'm wiser and I'm older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn't know I was lost

I tried carrying the weight of the world
But I only have two hands
Hope I get the chance to travel the world
But I don't have any plans

Wish that I could stay forever this young
Not afraid to close my eyes
Life's a game made for everyone
And love is the prize

[2x]
So wake me up when it's all over
When I'm wiser and I'm older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn't know I was lost

Didn't know I was lost
I didn't know I was lost
I didn't know I was lost
I didn't know
Writer: Bergling, Tim / Blacc, Aloe / Einziger, Mike
Copyright: Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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Wake Me Up Info:

Wake Me Up (stylized as "Wake Me Up!") features uncredited vocals from American soul singer Aloe Blacc and acoustic guitar from Incubus' Mike Einziger. It was released in June 2013 as the first single from Avicii's full-length debut studio album, True, which was released on 17 September 2013.

The lyrics have been described as regret about being young and inexperienced and wishing they were older to understand the world more, but also accepting it as part of the process of life.

In an interview with the Daily Star, Avicii, who had previously labelled Wake Me Up! as "a fun experiment" during an exclusive chat with MTV UK, said: "I had a demo with Mac Davis singing, the guy who wrote all the Elvis Presley stuff, but I needed another singer to do the parts. At the same time I was tipped off about doing another track with Aloe Blacc and I started working on that track. When I was with Mike Einziger from Incubus, we came up with the chord progression and the melody for Wake Me Up but no real Lyrics. None of us sing and we really needed to get that demo down and the only person I knew that lived in LA was Aloe, so I called him and he was free. Lyrics come really easy to him so he wrote them in a couple of hours and we finished the track."

From the Album:
True (2013)

Released:
June 17th, 2013

Format:
CD single, digital download

Genre:
Electronic dance, soul, country

Length: 4:09

Writers:
Tim Bergling, Aloe Blacc, Mike Einziger

Producer:
Avicii
Arash Pournouri
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Music video:
Wake Me Up on YouTube

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