"Wake Up Time" as written by and Tom Petty....
You follow your feelings, you follow your dreams
You follow the leader into the trees
And what's in there waiting, neither one of us knows
You gotta keep one eye open the further you go
You never dreamed you'd go down on one knee, but now
Who could have seen, you'd be so hard to please somehow
You feel like a poor boy, a long way from home
You're just a poor boy, a long way from home

And it's wake up time
Time to open your eyes
And rise and shine

You spend your life dreaming, running 'round in a trance
You hang out forever and still miss the dance
And if you get lucky, you might find someone
To help you get over the pain that will come
Yeah, you were so cool back in high school, what happened
You were so sure not to have your spirits dampened
But you're just a poor boy alone in this world
You're just a poor boy alone in this world

And it's wake up time
Time to open your eyes
And rise and shine

Well, if he gets lucky, a boy finds a girl
To help him to shoulder the pain in this world
And if you follow your feelings
And you follow your dreams
You might find the forest there in the trees
Yeah, you'll be alright, it's just gonna take time, but now
Who could have seen you'd be so hard to please somehow
You're just a poor boy a long way from home
You're just a poor boy a long way from home

And it's wake up time
Time to open your eyes
And rise and shine

'Cause it's wake up time
It's time to open your eyes
And rise and shine


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"Wake up Time" as written by Tom Petty

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    General CommentAwesome song! I think its about realizing one day that you are so far from type of person that you want to be and its time to suck it up and get back to the people who care about you. Favorite line in the song "And if you follow your feelings
    And you follow your dreams
    You might find the forest there in the trees."

    Its one of those songs i like to listen to when im feeling a little down.
    LFHolland01on January 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song really hit me hard the other day, being a graudate from high school it made me realize that it's time to wake up and start following my dreams. I've heard this song several times before but never really paid attention to the lyrics until then. That's when it hit me hard and it gives me chills when he says "It's wake up time. Time to open up your eyes...and rise....and shine." I love how he says that part. It's really a very underrated Tom Petty song just like several songs of his that get lost in the mush of his "hits"..
    Kyle Vandagriffon June 05, 2006   Link

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