"Don't Wake Me" as written by Brian Howes and John Cooper....
I went to bed I was thinking about you
Ain't the same since I'm living without you
All the memories are getting colder
All the things that I wanna do over

I went to bed I was thinking about you
I wanna talk and laugh like we used to
When I see you in my dreams at night
It's so real but it's in my mind

And now
I guess
This is as good as it gets

Don't wake me
'Cause I don't wanna leave this dream
Don't wake me
'Cause I never seem to stay asleep enough
When it's you I'm dreaming of
I don't wanna wake up

I went to bed I was thinking about you
And how it felt when I finally found you
It's like a movie playing over in my head
Don't wanna look 'cause I know how it ends
All the words that I said that I wouldn't say
All the promises I made that I wouldn't break
It's last call, last song, last dance
'Cause I can't get you back, can't get a second chance

And now, I guess
This is as good as it gets

Don't wake me
'Cause I don't wanna leave this dream
Don't wake me
'Cause I never seem to stay asleep enough
When it's you I'm dreaming of
I don't wanna wake up

Don't wake me
We're together just you and me
Don't wake me
'Cause we're happy like we used to be
I know I've gotta let you go
But I don't wanna be alone

These dreams of you keep on growing stronger
It ain't a lot but it's all I have
Nothing to do but keep sleeping longer
Don't wanna stop cause I want you back

Don't wake me
'Cause I don't wanna leave this dream
Don't wake me
'Cause I never seem to stay asleep enough
When it's you I'm dreaming of
I don't wanna wake up

Don't wake me
We're together just you and me
Don't wake me
'Cause we're happy like we used to be
I know I've gotta let you go
But I don't wanna be alone

I went to bed I was thinking about you
Cause I don't wanna leave this dream
It ain't the same since I been here without you
Cause I never seem to stay asleep
I know I gotta let you go, I don't wanna wake up


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"Don't Wake Me" as written by Brian Howes, John Cooper

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is a love lost oriented song. Not being able to get over someone you love(d). The emotionally, mentally and physically splicing of your own self of losing unconditional love. The genuine repercussions of losing love. Suicidal based attitude and feelings and thoughts, not wanting to wake up because the hole where love used to sit has been vacated and life has become unbearable.
    ZachHunteron June 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    MemoryYeah I Def agree with ratslab. Thats sorta what i am going through with best friend (whom i have been in love with) so yeah. i think its about wanting someone you lost.
    TayControlon February 01, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationGAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!! I hate what this song is saying (Love the song, hate the meaning) recently i liked someone, and i'm pretty sure they liked me back, but then she moved, and every now and then, i'm thinking of her, and this song exactly fits what's going on. :(

    p.s. LOVE THE SONG AND SKILLET EITHER WAY!!
    iambobbytwixon November 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me a lot of the song "Don't Say Goodbye" off of Comatose.
    I think this is my favorite song off of this album. Their lyrics are so deep
    and to me this song has so much meaning. The way I interprut it;

    He is dreaming about someone he deeply cares about, but in reality in is not the same.
    He doesn't want to wake up because he doesn't want to realize the truth that he can't
    be with the one he truely loves.

    Very strong and powerful.

    10/10
    Ratslabon August 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Ratslab. It's straightforward enough. Amazing. Beautiful. Powerful. This entire album seems to describe what I've went through this past week. Only wish I had gotten my hands on it sooner haha

    But really, these songs are Skillet at their best. I'm in love with the new CD
    Something706on August 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree. The song is about a guy who has dreams of the one person he was in love with. But when he wakes up he realizes that he was just dreaming and that the girl he is dreaming about isn't really there and does not really love him.
    historybumon October 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is easily my favorite Skillet song what with the emotion and strength in this song. And for the record, I'm hard-core atheist and I love this band! (The ones that don't make it obvious that they're talking about god)
    TheSparkon November 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that it could be about missing a loved one that you let go and now you're realizing your mistake.

    But now that I'm looking at the lyrics, I think that it could possibly be about God and how this person shunned God away. And now he/she realizes the mistake of that and wants Him back. But they think that it's too late for them and God won't accept them.
    AffinitysArmoron December 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing and so sad. I can totally relate to it word for word.

    "I went to bed I was thinking about you
    Ain't the same since I'm living without you
    All the memories are getting colder
    All the things that I wanna do over"

    He's (it could be in a girls prospective too, but im gonna say he) thinking about how much his life has changed now that he's not with the girl he loves anymore and all the memories that used to make him happy to think about, now just keep causing more and more pain. He just wants to go back in time and fix things.

    "Went to bed I was thinking about you
    I wanna talk and laugh like we used to
    When I see you in my dreams at night
    It's so real but it's in my mind"

    He just wants his happy life with her back, so much that he dreams about her at night and his dreams seem so realistic even tho its not reality.

    "And now
    I guess
    This is as good as it gets

    Don't wake me
    'Cause I don't wanna leave this dream
    Don't wake me
    'Cause I never seem to stay asleep enough
    When it's you I'm dreaming of
    I don't wanna wake up

    Don't wake me
    We're together just you and me
    Don't wake me
    'Cause we're happy like we used to be"

    These dreams are all he has left of this girl, and are the only time he can possible have with her. He doesn't want to wake up and realize that it was all in his head and he has to face reality again. (Its a really bad feeling when you are so happy in your dream but then you have to wake up and face the truth that it's not real, and you still have to face the pain, know what i mean?)

    "I know I've gotta let you go
    But I don't wanna wake up"

    Powerful line - He knows that is over and he needs to move on but he can't help but want to stay in his dreams, they're like an addiction to him.

    "I went to bed I was thinking about you
    And how it felt when I finally found you
    It's like a movie playing over in my head
    Don't wanna look 'cause i know how it ends"

    He remembers how good it felt to be with her. Their relationship was like a cheesy love story with a horrible ending (no one likes those right?)


    "All the words that I said that I wouldn't say
    All the promises I made that I wouldn't break
    It's last call, last song, last dance
    'Cause I can't get you back, can't get a second chance"

    He's ashamed of him self for doing and saying things to her that he swore he would never do or say and hes sorry for breaking the promises. But his sorrys wont work - its the end and theres no changing the past.

    "And now, I guess
    This is as good as it gets

    These dreams of you keep on growing stronger
    It ain't a lot but it's all I have
    Nothing to do but keep sleeping longer
    Don't wanna stop cause I want you back"

    The dreams he has of her is all he has and all he will ever have left of her, and they keep getting more and more vivid. All he can do to have her is to sleep more. He needs her in his life and he just admits it - he wants her back.

    This song is pritty self-explainitory, and i didn't really need to explain it, but this song really speaks to me, my bf left me and the only way i can be with him is through my dreams, i wish i could just dream forever, cuz it sucks to wake up and realize it was all in my head. Thank you Skillet, you are an amazing band and I love the fact that you incorperate God in most of your songs.

    Also, is it just me or is this song kinda like "Hear Without You" by Three Days Grace? I think they have the same general meaning.












    XmeatXloafXfreakXon February 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWow. I don't think I could find a better song than this to relate to my current situation.

    Just wow.
    JayLovexon May 05, 2010   Link

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