"Wake the Dead" as written by and Joshua Olds Derek Mount....
I got opposition every single day
You always want the same thing done the same old way
Funny how you always think you're always right
Who died and made you God, and did it happen overnight?

Don't dance like that anymore
Don't wear those clothes anymore
Don't take that stance anymore
Turn it down, do what you're told
If it's too loud, well then you must be too old

Wake up the dead now
Make 'em roll in their graves now
Shake up the dead now
Rising up from the ground
Wake 'em up, shake 'em down

You like to watch and judge my life up on the screen
You figured out what goes on behind the scenes
Got a rumor that you want to show and tell
Nobody's gonna buy the lie you're trying to sell

Don't talk like that anymore
Don't speak your mind anymore
Don't think those thoughts anymore
Turn it down, do what you're told
If it's too loud, well then you must be too old

Wake up you sleepy heads get out of bed
If we make some noise we'll wake the dead

Make 'em roll in their graves when they hear this sound
Raise 'em up from the ground, turn 'em upside down


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"Wake the Dead" as written by Jacob Olds Derek Mount

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    Song MeaningI think this song is about a kid who is tired of his parents telling them to do everything the way they want them to:
    "You always want the same thing on the same old way" The Parent wants them to do things everything the same, nothing different, nothing different, nothing to worry about.

    "Funny how you always think your always right" Parents tend to think that their advice and way of living is the "correct" Way.

    "who died and made you God and did it happen overnight " The parent is so controlling the kids feels like they are trying to rule their life.

    "I dont dance like that anymore Dont wear those clothes anymore Dont take that stance anymore" The kid is telling how their parent changed their lifestyle They told them not to Dance, or dress, or take a stance unless it is the way they want the kid to do it.

    "Turn it down, do what your told" Obvious the parent is telling the kid what to do.

    "You like to watch it cause my life's Up on the screen" The parent is seeing every little thing the kid does.

    "Youve figured out what goes on behind the scenes" The parents figured out what the kid does wrong.

    "Got a rumor that you want to show and tell Nobody's gonna buy the lie you're trying to sell"

    "Don't talk like that anymore Don't speak your mind anymore Don't think those thoughts anymore Turn it down, do what your told" Same as the similar verse, the parents are telling the kid how and what to do.

    The verses in between about waking the dead are all about the kid rebelling against the parents. I hope i helped :D
    LuvMusicalVoiceon May 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOkay.
    I so don't think
    "Kinda think you got it when it happens overnight"
    Is right...
    I'm really convinced he's saying something like
    "Who died and made you God? bla bla bla overnight"
    Something around that...
    alicia09on June 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah it's "Who died and made you God and did it happen overnight"

    I love this song! I think the verses are about how people are dogging them about their different sound and they're just trying to say that they're chancging with time. At least the 1st verse.

    THe chorus is pretty self explanitory, just blast the music and dance!
    Seppyaon September 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think the song is about stop being lazy... heh..
    nfmbfon January 17, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI think it is referring to how some oppose that type of music, particularly the more "seasoned" believers. I read this one site where this guy condemns rock music and CCM. While the site had a lot of good content I still don't see how an entire genre could be devilish. Even my church doesn't really like some of the harder music, although they are trying to understand that with a new generation will come new entertainment and technology. Some "old Foggies" need to see that this new generation is trying to bring people to Christ and that Pharisaical thinking isn't glorifying God. This song is just trying to break out of that one genre for Christ and all rules kind of thinking that the pharisees were accused of. At least to me.
    Albedo Piazollaon February 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about how people try to judge them and try to condemn them ("you like to watch and judge my life upon the screen"Part) but they know they arn't doing anything wrong when the say "if it's to loud, well then you must be to old" not justifying anything just saying they don't care what ppl say.
    drummer473on August 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYou like to watch it cause my life's
    Up on the screen

    according to the cd's panthlet thinger it should be

    You like to watch and judge my life
    Up on the screen

    khamson October 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentUm personally i know this is going to weird,but i almost think this song was written for the Skelanimal company when they were first coming out. A few years ago when the Skelanimal company made a myspace i added it and this was there display song for the page. And they had a picture of Family Force 5 with a bunch of Skelanimals. It was really cute ^_^ --this song was what got me into FF5 i never knew about them until skelanimals :)
    PrettyLittleHannaon July 29, 2010   Link

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