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Avicii: Wake Me Up! Meaning

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Song Released: 2013


Covered By: Taylor Henderson (2013)


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Wake Me Up! Lyrics

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...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Mar 6th 2014 report

    I believe it to be sarcasm. Basically he's trying to live life and enjoy it but folks are telling him he's living a dream and he's too young to understand things so the sarcasm comes in to play; just wake me up when it's over; I won't keep trying to find myself because I guess I'm just too young and apparently lost.
    He tried to live up to the worlds expectation but he realized he couldn't ,hence he only had two hands. He'd like to travel and see the world signifying he wants to experience life on the fullest in a youthful and passionate and spontaneous way without plans but apparently his piers are judgmental so it's best just to fall asleep on life and wait until he's wiser and older so he can "live" with the correct perspective .

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Mar 4th 2014 report

    Being a teenager and having too many responsibilities and problems wanting to ignore them and just enjoy their time while they're young.

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    anonymous
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    Dec 27th 2013 report

    Picking himself up, making his way through a hard time.

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 9th 2021 report

    Aloe Blacc wrote the song. Its about the journey migrants go through to reach america.

    https://www.raicestexas.org/arts-and-culture/wake-me-up/

    His music video is great.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_o6axAseak

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 8th 2020 report

    I believe this song is about going through hard times. It is about a person who has gone through lots of hardships has huge responsibility on his shoulder. While going through so much the person feels lost, wants to find his true identity and wants to live life the way he dreamt of but is constantly turned down by the people by saying that he is too young and isliving a dreamy life. The guy just wants to let all these hardships go, start up fresh and live happily

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 1st 2018 report

    Addiction, and wanting to be helped, not having full control of your life.

  7. anonymous
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    Nov 1st 2018 report

    Perhaps the two girls are disliked because they have strange preferences, mabey even ahead of their time. Also, their parents seem to be missing, and they're looking for a better life. The older girl is trying to put it all aside in a far dark corner in her mind.

  8. anonymous
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    Sep 12th 2018 report

    I believe the song is about opening your eyes up to the world and realising how amazing life is and where we actually are in the universe. Wake me up when i am lost is referring to awakening to life and coming to the realisation of who we actually are
    Chur

  9. anonymous
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    Jan 16th 2018 report

    I think it means enjoy life while you can.

  10. manthatsonofamitch
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    Dec 22nd 2013 report

    maybe it means he is commiting suicide because he doesnt think he is that great. hence: when im wiser and in older.
    he will be wiser and older in heaven

  11. anonymous
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    Nov 24th 2013 report

    This is about Hipster sisters who cannot get a job and depend on others to throw concerts for their entertainment. Then there was a horse and some fucked up tattoos. The end.

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  12. anonymous
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    Oct 29th 2013 report

    Wake Me Up" (stylized as "Wake Me Up!") is a song by Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii, which features uncredited vocals from American soul singer Aloe Blacc[2] 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.

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