"Wake Up Call" as written by Davey Havok...
If I had my way I'd wish them away
But I can't find the magic inside of me
I'll give my best 'cause I can give no more
But your problems aren't solved so easily

I'm not someone that you should run to
I've been often as broken as you
More often than you'd like me to

If I could heal all the pain that you feel
I'd gladly cure all that ails you inside
Unfortunately I have no degree
And I cannot anesthetize

I'm not someone that you should run to
I've been often as broken as you
More often than you'd like me to

Whoa, I wish that I could help you
Whoa, I can't even help myself
Whoa, it seems you need a saving grace
And a savior's something I'm not

Right

Whoa, I wish that I could help you
Whoa, I can't even help myself
Whoa, it seems you need a saving grace
And a savior's something I'm not



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"Wake Up Call" as written by James Valentine Adam Levine

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    General CommentI think this song is about how someone only wants you when they need help. Then when they get the help they leave. And he is trying to tell them he cant always be there and make the pain go away for them. He has his own problems to deal with. Its a great song.
    PunkRockAFIon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the narrator wanting to help someone close to him but "[u]fortunately, [he] has no degree and [he] can not anesthetize," and he "can't find the magic inside of [him]."

    The narrator is too caught up in his own problems and must find solutions to them before he can begin to help aforementioned someone.
    cawsinon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone know what album this is from?
    CaKiYoon May 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's from very proud of ya. Awesome song.
    xrainontheroofxon May 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song. i don't see why anyone else hasn't said anything...
    wedanceinmiseryon December 27, 2004   Link
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    General Comment2004 since someone last commented on this? I love this song and it's pretty damn obvious what it's about like all of AFI's old stuff, that doesn't diminish it though.
    mashwon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song too.
    I love AFI.

    cawsin, you pretty much said it. Although it was kinda obvious anyway. heh...
    MissNeuroticon May 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHahaha, I commented on this fuckin song 7 years ago as "cawsin" (old account). Goddamnit I'm an old man.

    As for AFI, love this song and the record it's on.
    clamumon July 24, 2009   Link

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