"Wake Me Up" as written by Norah Jones and Lee Alexander....
Wake me up when it's over
Wake me up when it's done
When he's gone away and taken everything
Wake me up

Wake me up when the skies are clearing
When the water is still
'Cause I will not watch the ships sail away
So please say you will

If it were any other day
This wouldn't get the best of me

But today I'm not so strong
So lay me down with a sad song
And when it stops
Then you know I've been gone too long

But don't shake me awake
Don't bend me or I will break
Find me somewhere between my dreams
With the sun on my face

I will still feel it later on
But for now I'd rather be asleep


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"Wake Me Up" as written by Norah Jones Lee Alexander

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    General CommentTo me, this appears to be about someone leaving (rather obvious) and not wanting to feel the misery when a loved one leaves. Could be about heartbreak or them just leaving.
    'Today I'm not so strong,
    So lay me down with a sad song'... so true for anyone who's felt like this!
    'I will still feel it later on,
    But for now I'd rather be asleep.'
    xx
    xxsazwilsxxon June 04, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI feel this song is about someone not wanting to deal with the emotions of a break-up or some situation. Love the line, "Come find me somewhere between my dreams", like she wants to stay in her dreamworld where everything is perfect. I can relate :]

    I adore Norah Jones and her lyrics, she's like my therapy!
    scorpiosnakeon December 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAfter reading a review somewhere, I'm pretty sure this is about somebody who was in love, perhaps married, and their lover is leaving to go to war in iraq.
    daniel625on June 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYup. Leave me in my dream world for now...
    Bubbaganoushon November 09, 2009   Link

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