Wake Up

Wake Up

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Liner Notes: 

Trying to get some time and ambition to write, so I went browsing skirmish topics. Late, but stuck to the one hour limit.
Open for collaborators, obviously.

Lyrics: 

WAKE UP

V1
I wake up in the distance
Of a long forgotten dream…
I haven’t got the courage
To advance beyond my screams…

V2
I’m once again a child
Trapped inside a man who sleeps…
A tranquil night is broken
By the sleeping man who weeps…

Ch
WAKE UP – little child…
There’s no need to be afraid
WAKE UP – little child…
Cause your dues have all been paid…
WAKE UP – little child
You survived - you’re now a man…
You can handle anything
That happens in dreamland…

Solo

V3
You wake up and you’re running
But you’re running in your dream…
Something makes you nervous
But it’s nothing you can see…

V4
You try to tell the child
Never fear what can’t be seen…
The truth ain’t in the shadows
When you wake, the truth comes clean…

Ch
WAKE UP – little child…
There’s no need to be afraid
WAKE UP – little child…
Cause your dues have all been paid…
WAKE UP – little child
You survived - you’re now a man…
You can handle anything
That happens in dreamland…

Outro
I woke up - in the distance…
Was a long forgotten scream…



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Comments

coolparadiso's picture

Nice one - i like them I have no idea why but Metallica came to mind - maybe its dreamland v never never land. If which i doubt this is still around later - i might have a crack at it! nice one J

musicsongwriter's picture

Very cool take on skirmish prompt. I didn't see this one, inspiring subject. I like your ideas. Hope to hear them.
Nadia

Klaus's picture

After the second, more careful reading I can see a spiritual tone in the chorus: waking up, once I was a child but now... And not in any way contradicting myself I can also see the gloomy dark desperate Metallica aspect @coolparadiso suggested Smile

Verses seem to match perfectly as a pair and nice rhythms in the chorus too. Oida, very well written!

3tdoan's picture

The adult trying to calm the scared child inside - a fantastic take on the skirmish prompt and very relatable.

Acousticmaddie's picture

You are a true poet mate. Lovely written, very well used rhymes and clever chorus. Great job

johnstaples's picture

Truly excellent lyrics, John! I can so relate as I still have "late for class and forgot homework" dreams even though school is but a distant memory. This lyric tells the story so well. Nice rhymes and overall great structure. I just love the idea of a child "Trapped inside a man who sleeps"! That is brilliant! Really nice work!

Chip Withrow's picture

Excellent! The framing of the first and last verses is brilliant. And of course your meter reads so well - made for music. I'll keep checking in and would love to collab at some point this 5090.