Haven't felt me feel real in a long time
why won't you touch me?
everything is yours, nothing's mine
you don't owe me
anything

make mistakes like we know how
we're learning slowly
still the same? i beg to differ
you hardly know me
all the things you say get back at you
today i woke up hurting
did i ever sleep?

wake me up before california
darling boy, i always adore ya
if this is what you want, then i'll leave
baby
maybe

haven't felt so well for so well now
you can't slow me
make mistakes like only i know how
i don't even know me
anymore
all the things i say
give 'em back to me
today i woke up hurting
did i ever sleep?

wake me up before california
darling boy i've never known ya
if this is what you need, then i'll leave
baby
baby

i'm sorry
baby

all the things i say
i'll give 'em back to you
always wake up hurting
did i ever sleep?

wake me up in time for california
and i'm the one to forget all about you
and then i'll leave



Lyrics submitted by Fexsiv3

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    General Commentwahoo, i get to be first commenter on one of the best new bands around.
    annie hardy is kick ass.
    Fexsiv3on January 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, she is.
    I think this song is about feeling bad over hurting someone, even though they've hurt you too.
    YoungxForxEternityon March 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is gorgeous my fave by the band. or one of my favourites.
    moielectricon April 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFor me, it's one of those songs that make me get a lump in my throat. The first time I heard it, it reminded me of my ex who dropped me like a dime for no reason at all. Wondered what was wrong with me. I didn't know what I did wrong. Great song. Fucking awesome band!
    hateyourpunkasson December 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyes, because that was a direct comment about this song, wasnt it??
    knifecollectionon April 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, the "wake me up before California" harmonies are so sugary and pretty.
    mockingsmileon July 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReminds me of New Order's "Ceremony."

    Always sounded to me like the song in the last scene of a film.
    kellyelephanton November 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI could be completely off the mark but i hear a connection with the OC (TV series) in this song.
    The way she sings 'California' reminds me of the theme song from the series.
    So perhaps it's remark that she is not like the girls on the show or the girls who typically watch it...
    'If this is what you want then I'll leave'

    The melodramatic nature of their relationship is beginning to parallel the show. The boy probably wants a simplified version of their current reality...
    'Darling boy, I always adore you...
    If this is what you want, then i'll leave"


    just my interpretation :)

    amazing song, my favourite of theirs for sure.
    lkd-auson July 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlthough I dig the Giant Drag version I prefer the Icarus Line original.
    Also I think the line is
    'Haven't felt so well for some while now'
    mumbleon November 10, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentFUCK CHRISTIANITY AND ALL OTHER BULSHIT RELIGIONS
    metalheadm/on March 21, 2007   Link

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