"Waking Up" as written by Hugh Alan Cornwell, David Greenfield, Brian John Duffy, Jean Jacques Burnel and Justine Frischmann....
I'd work very hard but I'm lazy
I can't take the pressure and it's starting to show
In my heart you know that it pains me
A life of leisure is no life you know

Waking up and getting up has never been easy,
Oh oh, I think you should know.
Waking up and getting up has never been easy,
Oh, oh, I think you should know.
Oh, oh, I think you should go.
Make a cup of tea, and put a record on.

I'd work very hard but I'm lazy
I've got a lot of songs but they're all in my head.
I'll get a guitar and a lover who pays me
If I can't be a star I won't get out of bed.

Waking up and getting up has never been easy,
Oh, oh, I think you should know.
Waking up and getting up has never been easy,
Oh, oh, I think you should know.
Oh, oh, I think you should go.
Make a cup of tea, and put a record on.

Waking up and getting up has never been easy,
Oh, oh, I think you should know.
Waking up and getting up has never been easy,
Oh, oh, I think you should know.
Oh, oh, I think you should go.
Make a cup of tea, and put a record on.


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"Waking Up" as written by David Greenfield Hugh Alan Cornwell

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    General CommentGreat
    Wallamanageon March 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is practically theme song. It's pretty self-explanitory, it's about apathy and laziness. Dreaming of being a rock star, but never getting round to actually doing anything about it.
    echoloton September 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStory of my life...
    missmeon May 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAbout how she hates her job. Having pressures to make songs and having deadlines to meet is wearing on her. She would just rather play for fun and have a sugar daddy. The only thing that motivates her to get out of bed is that she wants to be a rock star. She would rather drink tea and listen to records all day.
    Hellgirl79on September 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's British self-loathing via comparison with mainstream values, mixed with a certain kind of artistic disinterest in her craft. Although she feels this way, judging herself as inadequate, it is clearly how she writes her songs. How would someone who never writes songs, write a song about not writing songs? That's how it works. Classic rock n roll music lifestyle.
    xby45on March 24, 2014   Link

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