"Wake Up Exhausted" as written by and Tegan Quin Sara Quin....
I wake up exhausted, it's not morning
It's back to sleep to re-dream me
We're alone and we're happy,
But there you are, angry with me
Are you alright?
I can stand up straight
Are you alright?
Can you get me off your mind?
I hated this city, before you came here
So let go, and move on
We're strangers, we're not friends
I hate this and I hate them
This city's exhausted and it's wound up,
Soon to be a place just filled up
And I found out that you're angry
And you're sorry you ever met me
Are you alright?
I can stand up straight
Are you alright?
Can you get me off your mind?
I am alright
I can stand up straight
Are you alright?
Can you get me off your mind?
I wake up exhausted, it's not morning
It's back to sleep to re-dream me
We're alone and we're happy,
But there you are, angry with me
Are you alright?
I can stand up straight
Are you alright?
I can get you off my mind
I am alright
I can stand up straight
Are you alright?
Can you get me off your mind?
Can you get me off your mind?
Can you get me off your mind?
Can you get me off your mind?
Can you get me off your mind?


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"Wake Up Exhausted" as written by Tegan Rain Quin Sara Keirsten Quin

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    General CommentThis song is perfect to listen to when you're waking up for school. Every morning.
    ahaaaon August 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti like this a lot. i can feel what she is feeling.
    wcaitlinon April 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti like this a lot. i can feel what she is feeling.
    wcaitlinon April 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti like this a lot. i can feel what she is feeling.
    wcaitlinon April 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song has to do with a break up. "its back to sleep to re-dream me" she's saying she's dreaming of the person and they are in love and okay. "but there you are angry with me" but in reality her lover is angry with her. She's having a hard time dealing with it and she comes to find out her lover hates her and regrets meeeting her....yeah?
    XsuperXgirlX69on May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is exactly how the relationship i'm in is. pretending everythings okay in my mind, but really everythings a mess.
    whatsyourcrime?on November 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with - XsuperXgirlX69.
    cassboton January 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a complicated relationship, obviously they used to be together and now the narrator in the song has done something to make him/her "hate them" the way people "hate" (but not really) the person they are hurt by. I love "Are you alright? I can't stand up straight. Can you get me off your mind?" Days blur together and are exhausting when you are regretting something and missing someone so much.
    sapphirebellevieon January 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI feel like there was an intervening force in their relationship, something the narrator had control over. "We're alone and we're happy" making it more apparent that it was something outside of them, and then later in the song "I hate them". Beyond that, she's feeling some weight on her sPossiblyhoulders, guilt perhaps. In that she can't stand up straight. She feels tremendous remorse for her actions because it is the other that makees the city tolerable. In that same stanza we see the wedge that was driven between them "we're strangers, we're not friends." Indescretion would also warrent the hatred felt by the significant other and the inability to stop thinking about the narrator.

    It's a sad song. Because so often, even without some indescretion, this is the way relationships end up.
    ShameOnShameson January 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFrom an interview...i think it's Tegan talking ;-)
    ''When I moved to Vancouver I had a couple friends that lived there and people we had known, and that's what influenced me to move there, but I also just started a relationship six months prior and they lived there, too. And I got there and went on the road almost immediately and then everything sort of fell apart. The relationship broke up and the two people I knew there had moved, and the couple of people that moved there in Vancouver that I'd known I wasn't really connected with anymore. So I felt very detached from home and I left very abruptly. I made the decision to move like, literally one day I called and said I was gonna move and a week later my friend packed up his car with all my stuff and drove me down and I was just like that was it. So when I wrote "Wake Up Exhausted", I was writing from the position of all those people in a sense, and making fun of me, like telling me to stop thinking about them, because I went through a very nostalgic period where I couldn't stop thinking about high school and old stuff, and so I sort of was picking on myself, and sort of saying get me off your mind; making fun of myself like, stop thinking about it, stop obsessing over things that were long past, and that I lost it and that was my fault and my problem, so&..''
    pata3on March 12, 2007   Link

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