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    "Wake Me Up" Lyrics

    Avicii

    Feeling my way through the darkness
    Guided by a beating heart
    I can't tell where the journey will end
    But I know where it starts

    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

    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

    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
    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 a prize

    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

    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
    Didn't know I was lost
    Didn't know I was lost
    Didn't know I was lost
    This song was submitted on June 17th, 2013 and last modified on April 22nd, 2015.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/atv Music Publishing Llc.
    Written by Ash Pournouri, Tim Bergling, Mike Einziger, Aloe Blacc.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

    Song Details

    Album:
    Genre:Country, Electronic, House, Pop
    Duration:00:06:24
    Rank:5,366 (+811)
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    About

    "Wake Me Up" (stylised as "WAKE ME UP!") is a song by Swedish DJ and electronic music producer Avicii, released as the lead single from his debut studio album True released by PRMD Music, Lava Records and Sony Music's Columbia Records on June 17, 2013. American soul singer Aloe Blacc provides vocals for the track and Mike Einziger of Incubus provides acoustic guitar. Avicii introduced "Wake Me Up!" for the first time live on stage at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. The experimental rendering (it was accompanied by a live band with instruments and vocalists, including Blacc, Einziger and Incubus members Ben Kenney on bass and José Pasillas on drums) reportedly confused and angered a section of the electronic dance festival community. Subsequently, Avicii achieved critical and commercial success with the release of the single worldwide.

    "Wake Me Up" peaked at number one in much of Europe and charted well in various countries. The song has been described as a "summer anthem" by Variance Magazine and, throughout the 2013 festival season, Avicii included it as part of the opening or closing sequence of his sets at EDC Las Vegas, EDC London, Tomorrowland, Creamfields, Electric Zoo and the iTunes Festival. Due to the success of the song, Blacc later released an acoustic version of "Wake Me Up" in his solo EP Wake Me Up. It was also released as a promotional stand-alone single on Interscope Records, made available online for downloads via iTunes. A separate music video was also made. The Blacc single also charted in its right in various charts.

    "Wake Me Up" is a folktronica song, blending elements of EDM, soul and country music. Musically, it is written in the key of B minor and runs at 124 beats per minute (BPM). It follows a chord progression of Bm/G/D/A - Bm/G/D/F#m.

    PersonnelAvicii - songwriter, producer
    Aloe Blacc - lead vocals, songwriter
    Arash Pournouri - co-producer
    Mike Einziger - guitar, songwriter
    Peter Dyer - keyboards

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