"Woke Up This Morning" as written by Chad Kroeger, Michael Kroeger, Ryan Peake and Ryan Vikedal....
Well, you woke up this morning
Got yourself a gun
Your mama always said you'd be the chosen one

She said, you're one in a million, you've got to burn to shine
But you were born under a bad sign with a blue moon in your eyes

And you woke up this morning
All that love had gone
Your papa never told you about right and wrong

But you're looking good, baby
I believe you're feeling fine (shame about it)
Born under a bad sign with a blue moon in your eyes

Because you woke up this morning
Got a blue moon in your eyes
Woke up this morning
You got a blue moon in your eyes

Well, you woke up this morning
The world turned upside down
Lord above, thing's ain't been the same since Howlin' Wolf walked into your town
But you're one in a million, you've got that shotgun shine
Born under a bad sign with a blue moon in your eyes
You woke up this morning
You got a blue moon in your eyes
Woke up this morning
You got a blue moon in your eyes

When you woke up this morning everything was gone
By half past ten your head was going ding-dong
Ringing like a bell from your head down to your toes,
Like a voice trying to tell you there's something you should know
Last night you were flying but today you're so low
Ain't it times like these that make you wonder if you'll ever know
The meaning of things as they appear to the others
Wives, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers
Don't you wish you didn't function, don't you wish you didn't think beyond the next paycheck
And the next little drink?
Well, you do, so make up your mind to go on 'cause when you woke up this morning
Everything you had was gone, everything you had was gone

Woke up this morning
Woke up this morning
Woke up this morning, you want to be, you want to be the chosen one tonight
Yes, you know, because you just get help yourself

Woke up this morning
Woke up this morning
Woke up this morning
You got yourself a gun, got yourself a gun, got yourself a gun


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"Woke Up This Morning" as written by Chester Burnett Jake Black

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  • +3
    Song MeaningLarry Love in fact spilled the beans on the song, incidentally, in an article about the hobbies of A3's former Mouth-Organist, Nick Reynolds...apparently, it was inspired by a story of domestic abuse and murder:

    "We have a lot of Alabama 3 fans on death row in Texas and they are sending us lyrics of the songs they have written," says Larry Love, who writes some of the band's songs, although he is from Merthyr Tydfil rather than Alabama. They have just released a new album , called MOR. "We have one song [on it] called Locked Down and Loaded but I Love You, which is written from the point of view of a spouse," says Love. "In fact, Woke Up This Morning was written after I read about the case of Sara Thornton and how she had killed her husband. It was meant to be about female empowerment, and it ends up becoming a gangster anthem."

    guardian.co.uk/world/2007/sep/27/…

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    I actually find it kind of funny that A3 is so well respected in America when it was in fact concieved by a bunch of Welsh and British guys, and consists of largely sarcastic songs deploring the bad bits of America - Drugs, Overzealous Religion, Domestic Violence, etc...
    SalieriTheFishon January 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song, me, my brother and my mom love it :p
    Nosdravdeon December 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat does this song mean? It means Tony Soprano kicking some serious stugots.
    mikegrosson March 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about a woman who kills her abusive man. Cool.

    To me it's about waking up in a spiritual sense (like buddha), and firing yourself into the stream of life with purpose...
    de1ysidon September 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song rules! I first heard it on The Simpsons when Fatony is coming to kill Homer for not giving him a cut of what Marge made selling Pretzles. Wicked tune!
    reck_666on March 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought it was called 'Chosen One'. Whatever. Hella sick song. Sopranos theme.
    Z/28on May 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an excellent song. It speaks about suicide, about the real feeling you get after a bad night when you feel you lost all meaning for life, not because some tragedy, but simply because you see no point in living.You have for a very long time.

    And what makes it even greater that it gets a different meaning in the Sopranos - about a regular day job of Tony. If you add to it the fact that Tony has suicidical thoughts as well, you realize why the Sopranos is such a great show.
    bartoshekon July 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah this is a great song. I think poeple of all ages will like it, so that's good about it. It's a very powerful song too... Don't exactly know what it means tho...
    mirracle4on December 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love it it. plain and simple.
    femmefatale1990on April 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeard this on an older episode of the simpsons and the new one that was on sunday night! anyways, greattt song
    Love the Sopranos
    *JoSIe*on September 12, 2006   Link

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