Of all the foolish things to do
I became a connoisseur of great excuse
And my pessimistic past the blame
Will never make this go away
Of all the foolish things I've said
That keep me sleepy almost dead
I'm sorry if I've let you down
My eyes were closed, they're open now

I'm waking up
I am waking up
I am waking up
I awake

And this has all been said before
I've listened but then I ignored
My ears grew deaf
My head gave up
The junkie knows not when to stop
Of all the foolish alibis
The constipated push for why
I've had a blanket pulled over my eyes
Oh hush now baby don't you cry

I'm waking up
I am waking up
I am waking up
I'm awake
I am waking up
I'm ready
I am waking up
Dada da da da daaa

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    General CommentGreat song
    JsProto90on December 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song has been waiting to come out of Damien's head for a long time. As all of his songs do, this one touches me at the time of my life that I needed it to. I sometimes wonder if he and I are living the same lives.

    The meaning of the song is obvious and I don't think it's about Lisa specifically but she is definitely one of the most cherished parts of his past that he is reflecting on. We all reflect and regret what we've done and once we come to that realization it feels just like waking up.

    I'm a producer and I have an amazing idea for a music video for this song that I'm going to pitch to Damien.
    jbryandillon March 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWouldn't surprise me if this was for Lisa.
    silverprodon January 29, 2011   Link

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