My mistake
You should never be afraid to cut your losses
Now I know, now I know
It was mine to make
I was putting up a fight for worthless causes
Now I know, just let it go

I was dying for our moment to arrive,
Now I'm running further just to feel alive.

Don't wanna get caught up
Dreaming of your love
'Cause when I open my eyes
There's not a shot in this life
I might as well give up
And save all my good luck
For when I've got the extra change.
You can move aside
'Cause now I'm wide awake

Calling out
You don't even pick it up on nights and weekends
Over and over.

Talk about
Not giving up for all the wrongest reasons
Over and over

How was I misled for so much time?
When it's all been said and done I'll be alright

Don't wanna get caught up
Dreaming of your love
'Cause when I open my eyes
There's not a shot in this life
I might as well give up
And save all my good luck
For when I've got the extra change
You can move aside
'Cause now I'm wide awake

But is it getting any better yet?
Is it getting any better yet?
Is it getting any better yet?

The word is out that I'm not giving in
And if you're ready by now,
Well it's too late to begin

Don't wanna get caught up
Dreaming of your love
'Cause when I open my eyes...

Don't wanna get caught up
Dreaming of your love
'Cause when I open my eyes
There's not a shot in this life
I might as well give up
And save all my good luck
For when I've got the extra change
You can move aside
'Cause now I'm wide awake.


Lyrics submitted by ellie117

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    General Commentlove this song .
    epitome of my last relationship .
    to me, it's about a guy who loves his girlfriend & puts a lot of effort into their relationship but he doesn't feel the same coming back from her . so he's gotten to his breaking point . he's wide awake & giving up hope .
    breezy03on October 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI am really into this song, right up until the key change.
    Too cheesy for my taste.

    Good song though

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    Could be a break up and the guy is waiting to get back with the girl he's singing about, but he does not want to get caught up again, 'dreaming of [her] love.' He knows he needs to move on. She has led him on, keeping his hopes up for a long time, and he is waiting for it to get better.

    Summing it up.

    He's wide awake now. ;)

    Towards the end, he has let go, not giving in to her again.
    mayfouk223on August 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song could go two ways. it could be about a guy who is dreaming about love from his girlfriend or he is dreaming that the girl he likes and has his eye on, will finally see him as something and go out with him.

    He knows there is no shot in this life, that he will be able to get his girlfriend to love him, or that girl to like him. so he's giving up, knowing that the girl is too good to be true for him. She's like a dream. So he's telling himself to wake up (come to reality) and accept that what he wants will never happen, because now he's wide awake.
    unstoppablelyricson March 04, 2010   Link

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