Wake Me Up
Avicii 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

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
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 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
I didn't know I was lost

I didn't know I was lost
I didn't know I was lost




I didn't know I was lost
I didn't know

Overall Meaning

"Feeling my way through the darkness, guided by a beating heart" is a powerful lyric in Avicii's song "Wake Me Up". This line expresses a sense of wandering through life, searching for direction but being led by the desire to follow one's heart. The lyrics continue to explain how the singer understands that they are young and naive, but they refuse to let this hold them back from discovering their identity and purpose in life. The singer is not content with simply going through the motions of life but deeply desires to live a life filled with love and adventure. The lyric, "Life's a game made for everyone, and love is the prize" is a powerful reminder to live life to the fullest, to take risks and to cherish every moment.


"Wake Me Up" is a song that captures the essence of youth and courageously expresses how we often feel lost and uncertain about where we're headed in life. It encourages us to trust our instincts and follow our hearts, even if we're unsure about where it will lead us. It's a reminder to embrace life's challenges and enjoy the journey, knowing that everything has a way of working out in the end.


Line by Line Meaning

Feeling my way through the darkness
I am lost and unsure of my direction, searching for a way in the unknown.


Guided by a beating heart
I'm following my passion and intuition to find my way.


I can't tell where the journey will end
I don't know what the future holds for me on this path.


But I know where to start
I have a starting point and a goal in mind, even if the destination is unclear.


They tell me I'm too young to understand
People underestimate me and don't believe I have the ability to comprehend life's complexities.


They say I'm caught up in a dream
Others view my aspirations and goals as unrealistic and unattainable.


Well life will pass me by if I don't open up my eyes
If I don't seize the opportunities presented to me or take risks, I'll miss out on the experiences life has to offer.


Well that's fine by me
I accept the consequences of my choices and am willing to live with them.


So wake me up when it's all over
Let me experience life and learn from it, then wake me up when it's time to move on to the next chapter.


When I'm wiser and I'm older
After I've accumulated more life experience and gained the knowledge and insight that comes with age.


All this time I was finding myself, and I
I've been on a journey of self-discovery, learning about who I am and what I want out of life.


Didn't know I was lost
I wasn't aware that I was wandering aimlessly or lacked direction, but now I recognize my need for clarity and guidance.


I tried carrying the weight of the world
I attempted to handle all of life's burdens alone and carry too much on my shoulders.


But I only have two hands
I am limited in my capacity and can only do so much on my own.


Hope I get the chance to travel the world
I have a desire to explore and experience different cultures in different parts of the world.


But I don't have any plans
I haven't made concrete arrangements or decisions on how to make that dream a reality yet.


Wish that I could stay forever this young
I appreciate the freedom and innocence of youth and wish to hold onto it forever.


Not afraid to close my eyes
I am willing to take risks and trust in the unknown.


Life's a game made for everyone
We all have the opportunity to participate in life and create our own journey, regardless of our background or circumstances.


And love is a prize
The love we share with others is a valuable and rewarding aspect of life.


I didn't know I was lost
Repeating the previous notion, that I wasn't conscious of how aimless or unfocused I was until recently.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Tim Bergling, Michael Aaron Einziger, Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins

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@harry.music.1k

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 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
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 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
I didn't know I was lost
I didn't know I was lost
I didn't know I was lost
I didn't know I was lost
I didn't know



@eyeque7

I wrote a song in memory of Avicii

(Verse 1)
Sunrise paints the city gold, another April day unfolds
Six years gone, the feeling's strong, Avicii's melody plays on

(Pre-Chorus)
Comments filled with memories, a time capsule for all to see
From teenage dreams to finding peace, this song's a guiding light, a release

(Chorus)
We wake up every day, the world keeps turning in its way
But some days feel a little strange, like a record on a broken range
Wish we could rewind, a simpler time, your music was a guiding sign

(Verse 2)
Someone says they're here in '24, another year, the beat goes on
Avicii, legend in our hearts, your music a brand new start

(Pre-Chorus)
From finding love to chasing dreams, this song's a soundtrack, so it seems
A bittersweet symphony, a reminder that you're still with me

(Chorus)
We wake up every day, the world keeps turning in its way
But some days feel a little strange, like a record on a broken range
Wish we could rewind, a simpler time, your music was a guiding sign

(Bridge)
No matter where we are or go, your melodies will forever flow
A timeless sound, a legacy, a million hearts beat loud for thee

(Chorus)
We wake up every day, the world keeps turning in its way
But some days feel a little strange, like a record on a broken range
Wish we could rewind, a simpler time, your music was a guiding sign

(Outro)
Never gone, forever here, your music chases away all fear
Avicii, we'll hear your song, a million voices singing strong



All comments from YouTube:

@Proximity

RIP to the legend. Thank you for everything you did for electronic music and for me personally for falling in love with this music. ❤️

@Novixsus

rip

@ciromartorani6612

Rip

@litmisbelieber6676

Proximity i dont believe It 😭

@groove.hiveRO

rip

@antoncarpenter3643

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@pajatime2403

Nostalgia's the worst and yet the best feeling at the same time.

@JW-lo2wh

paja time I couldn't have put it better myself x

@citrustimber6105

Yep!

@frederikvater

Don't be sad it's over - be happy that it happened. :)

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