"I Awake" as written by and Kate Mcdonald Hiro Yamamoto....
Oh yeah
Woke up depressed
I left for work
You have a good day, good day
It's not your fault
I know it hurts

Remember, I love you, love you
Remember, I love you, love you
I love

Woke up depressed
I left for work
You have a good day, good day
It's not my fault
I know it hurts

Remember, I love you, love you
Remember, I love you, love you
I love

I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you

I love you
I love you
I love you


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"I Awake" as written by Kate Mcdonald Hiro Yamamoto

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  • +2
    General CommentHiro's gf wrote a note that looked something like the lyrics(it would be too great a coincedence if this is actually what she wrote). It's rumored that she committed suicide, too, but it's only a rumor, I don't know for sure.
    ktrice1on July 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe story I heard on this song was that it was a note left on the Hiro's door by his girlfriend at the time, and it happened to fit nicely with the tune. There's probably some detail I'm leaving out that makes the story more believable, but that's what I remember.
    Gfngfgfon September 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor me it's a short message from someone to their friend or love. It's like 'you know I'm tough sometimes, I got my ups and downs, maybe im depressive and not always easy, but remember, that whatever would happen, Ill always love you and care. Despite Im not always able to express it' Touching...
    viktor56on March 09, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard that same story.

    Must be one of the scariest love songs around...
    aldeayeahon March 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's true. she even gets credited for it :)
    ShadowOfThePaston July 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn spite of the simple riff and lack of a solo, I think this is one of the most underrated Soundgarden tracks. I love the guitar sound Thayil gets on the pre-chorus section ("You have a good day!").

    The way Cornell sings the lyrics, it comes off like a love song with a massive hangover, lol.
    F2B&Gon September 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis has gotta be one of the most disturbing songs ive ever heard, just because of the way he sings it. chris screeches out "remember i love you" in such an intense agonized way. especially the lines "you have a good day, its not your fault, i know it hurts" scare the hell out of me...what exactly isnt his fault that hes so guilty about? it sounds like a message from his girlfriend or whoever saying they still love him after some heinous thing hes done...its cool how they turned this into a scary emotional song from what was probably just an innocent note from kims girlfriend about something really unimportant
    Furthest1on November 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis is a great song about chronic forms of depression. It's incredibly simple but vivdly illustrates two things that the loved-ones of sufferers need to understand.

    First, people tend to ask what happened to make someone feel depressed, but some people feel depressed because of a chronic medical condition that has little to do with events in their lives. "Woke up depressed" is about the simplest way to say this. This person began the day feeling depressed before anything could have happened to make them depressed.

    Second, misunderstandings about the cause of someone's depression can make others feel like they aren't appreciated or just aren't good enough themselves to make their relative or friend happy. In this song, the depressed person knows this and wants to explain: "It's not your fault. I know it hurts. Remember I love you."
    GetyourselfCtrlon October 01, 2017   Link

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