"Waking Up Beside You" as written by Marcus Eliopulos, Walter Flakus, Christopher Hall, James Eric Sellers and Andy Kubiszewski....
I've been alone for so long
Forgotten by the world forgotten to myself
Your effervescent eyes have awakened me
And brushed the dust away
But I knew you'd never stay
So I memorized the color of your eyes
As I lost myself inside you
I memorized the way our legs entwined
As I drifted off beside you
I miss
God I miss waking up beside you

At night I cling to you I'm so afraid
Afraid the day will come
And I'll wake up and find you gone
But you promise that you'd not abandon me
And kissed my fears away
But I woke up to that day
But I had memorized the way our eyes would meet
Reflected in the bathroom mirror
And I memorized your naked silhouette
As you slowly brushed your hair
I miss god I miss waking up beside you

I've been alone for so long
I forgot how much it hurts to wake up so alone
But I memorized how warm your body felt
As you lay half asleep beside me
And I memorized the way the sunlight filled the room
And played upon your body
I miss god I miss waking up beside you


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"Waking up Beside You" as written by Christopher Hall Andy Kubiszewski

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    General Commentomg i cant believe im saying this but a tear arose from my eye the first time i heard this....its so damn amazing. One of the best songs ive ever heard...period
    Sysyson March 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentGood song.
    Edit the sad partson January 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a relashionship, she promised him that she would never leave, but one morning, he woke up to find her gone. he knew it would happen but that doesn't change how much he misses her.
    korngurl13on April 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentnot only do i agree with the above mentioned statement of promises and breaking them but i also think it refers to how sleeping next to someone and being able to wake up next to them is such a powerful thing and it can really effect how much it hurts when that person leaves u
    botherknoton April 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI really love this song among many other SW songs. They're my fav band and I have all of their cds. I just hope they get back together soon cuz I wanna hear more of them. I love Chris's voice and the band's lyrics. It just hits home I guess. A lot of emotions and endless amounts of stuff coming out from within...their lyrics are pretty powerful and are honest. WUBY is sad but also something u can really imagine cuz the descriptions are so vivid.
    asiancutieon May 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhen I was 16 I just couldn't stand listening to this song, it tore me apart everytime, how I wanted to be with this girl and there was no way to do it. I didn't miss waking up beside her, I never had the chance at all...
    MDMasteron June 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion, this is one of the best songs ever written. So I felt I had to post the full lyrics to it...

    And anyways, this song is pretty much the story of my life... so there's not much else to be said.
    jc6mdon June 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAh, I truly feel this is Stabbing Westward's greatest song. Their pinnacle of achievment amidst a catelogue of wonderful and meaningful songs. This song is brutally honest in its look at loneliness and abandonement, and the power of feeling another warm body next to you when you awaken.
    DeathRockBoyon June 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe first time I heard this song I was going through a rather rough stage in my life and even though it is one of the most depressing songs I had ever heard it helped me out a lot and there is not a day that goes by that I turn back and listen to this song as an affirmation of the human spirit. Its meaning has been described perfectly by everyone who has already posted by here but there is something that I would like to mention here and this goes for every single Stabbing Westward song I have ever heard. They are true artists and I applaud them even though they broke up recently they have so much great music and fans that I believe we shall be happy for years on what we have. This is my all time favorite song and I just wanted to post a little something and thank who ever put the lyrics up
    entropicangelon July 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgod i love stabbing westward.. they are my #1 fave band.. im like obsessed w/ them.. this is one of my fave songs.. its like you had the love of your life one minute.. and the next they are gone.. you miss the person so much.. every little thing about them you miss.. you miss not waking up w/ someone beside you.. waking up beside the person you love is a truly powerful thing.. theres just something about waking up to the person and holding them in you arms and looking up in there eyes.. knowing that you started off the day w/ the person you love.. its such a great feeling.. (although i wouldnt know that.. but i can imagine.. lol)
    stabbingwestwardchikon July 20, 2002   Link

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