"Wake Your Mind Up" as written by Trevant Jermaine Hardson, Chad Ronald Sexton, Nick Hexum, Will Adams and A. Wills....
Wake your mind up, clear your eyes up
Move and rise up before your times up
Clock is ticking, your caught slippin'
Stop to realize, look and listen

Well I guess that's life
When you see a dark road up the way
And I guess that's life
When you gotta roll through anyway
Now don't scream, don't fight
Fear never ever made it go away
Same ghost town as yesterday
Made you feel like love was miles away

Wake your mind up, clear your eyes up
Move and rise up before your times up
Clock is ticking, your caught slippin'
Stop to realize, look and listen

Now those sleepless nights
Thoughts just cloud up my brain
Feeling helpless, repeating the same
Old memories of pain and I wish it would rain, yo
Gimmie starlit skies for dreamland
I know it's really smaller than it seems but when
The pressure gets under my skin
I just want to get out and scream in the wind, yo

The world we're livin in is complicated
The streets that we walk on are dark and jaded
A wandering soul that's filled with hatred
In it is poison, the youth is tainted
Social engineering keeps us separated
Media control is highly overrated
Ignorance is bliss to those uneducated
Listen to the message 'cause it's time we faced it

Wake your mind up, clear your eyes up
Move and rise up before your times up
Clock is ticking, your caught slippin'
Stop to realize, look and listen

I'm controller of my destination
Gotta change my mind to help me break away
The sun creeps over the hillside to shed this light
No man could take away
And I guess that's life
You see a new side from the norm
A new direction and meaning to the form
And the calm in the eye of a storm, yo

Show me a desert that can never be drenched
I'll show you a thirst that can never be quenched
Temptation chronicles, the story of my life
Been spent on a dose of balancing strife
Inspiration it comes and goes
You can bet when it hits, I'm on the phone
Singing to my voice mail trying to get it down
In a sensation of shape shifting sound
You're telling fables to cover up your foibles
From overindulgence on things you find enjoyable
Designed to take my mind away from the truth
Try to make me out to play the sleuth
They want you to think someone's watching you
So they can make up a set of rules for you
I'm just trying to find a path that I can stomach
Just trying to make some sense out from it, unh
Don't stop, don't stop what you got
Don't stop til you find the sweet spot

Wake your mind up, clear your eyes up
Move and rise up before your times up
Clock is ticking, your caught slippin'
Stop to realize, look and listen


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"Wake Your Mind Up" as written by Chad Sexton Aaron Wills

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    General Comment"Wake your mind up. Clear your eyes up. Move and rise up. Before your times up..." ..Rise up in cosmic vibration.... EVERYTHING is energy, and EVERYTHING has a vibration..............
    DreamTheater311on August 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentawesome drum solo
    SaraH PoOon May 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI reallly like this song..and yeah it does have an awesome drum solo..this song is pretty self explanetory.."wake your mind up". these lyrics rock..i love 3 1 1
    StarShine_239on July 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentits about religion!
    "they want you to think someone's watching you
    so they can make up a set of rules for you"
    ArchAngelVanityon April 19, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthey're saying wake youre mind up from these religions, make your own rules and stuff
    you know what im saying?
    just chill and do what you want, there isn't someone watching you..not all the time
    unless you're that guy on that movie with cameras in trashcans and mirrors...scary!!
    ArchAngelVanityon April 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI never liked the saying, "Ignorance is bliss."
    Then Nick added that little clause to it, and it completely changed everything I feel towards people who say it. Educated bliss is so much more difficult to obtain, but so much more perfectly imperfect!
    MunkAFunkon April 22, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"Ignorance is bliss to those uneducated" is just a redundant add-on to the classic saying...I don't think it should be revolutionizing anyone's perception of the phrase. But whatever does it for ya...
    Shredder1316on December 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOh man, the bass riff and the drum part right before the last set of lyrics is fucking amazing. This song is the balls. I wish I could see it live some day. 311 is untouchable, the best ever.
    nicnameon August 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's "A wandering soul that's filled with hatred" not "A wandering suld". Suld is not a word.

    Anyways, this song I think has multiple messages in it and 311 is just saying wake your mind up to some of these pointers.

    For example:

    "social engineering keeps us separated
    media control is highly overrated
    ignorance is bliss to those uneducated
    listen to the message cuz it's time we faced it"

    311 is saying there a message they want people to hear and wake their mind up to.

    My most favorite quote by 311 is in this song though:

    "Well I guess that's life
    when you see a dark road up the way
    and I guess that's life
    when you gotta roll through anyway"

    Best quote. Even if you see a struggle coming up in your life, you gotta push on through anyway, cuz hey that's life. Then the quote after that talking about how you shouldn't be afraid is pretty good too, but I have no idea what they mean by:

    "same ghost town as yesterday
    made you feel like love was miles away"

    Anyone know?
    Zenteron December 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentZenter that last quote u typed is probably personal to whoever wrote the lyrics. As for "ignorance is bliss to those uneducated," the last part of the saying is crucial to me because Everyone on this Earth is ignorant to an extent.

    Philosophers like Socrates were some very intelligent people, yet even Socrates knew he was ignorant of moral truths and true definitions of certain words words (justice, goodness, and beauty) can never be defined b/c they are relative to individuals and cultures... So in a sense adding on "to those uneducated" is crucial to the saying "ignorance is bliss" b/c many philosophers dedicate their lives to fighting their own ignorance which would not be "bliss" in my book.
    jpa23245on February 14, 2008   Link

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