You like snow, but only if it's warm
You like rain, but only if it's dry
There's no sentimental value to the rose that fell on your floor
There's no fundamental excuse for the granted I'm taken for

'Cause it's easy not to
So much easier not to
And what goes around never comes around to you
To you

You like pain but only if it doesn't hurt too much
And you sit, and you wait, to receive
There's an obvious attraction
To the path of least resistance in your life
Well, there's an obvious aversion no amount of my insistence
Could make you try tonight

'Cause it's easy not to
So much easier not to
And what goes around never comes around to you
To you, to you, to you, to you, to you

There's no love, no money, no thrill anymore

Well, there's an apprehensive, naked, little trembling boy
With his head in his hands
And there's an underestimated and impatient little girl
Raising her hand

But it's easy not to
So much easier not to
And what goes around never comes around to you
To you, to you

Get up, get up, get up off of it
Get up, get up, get up off of it
Get out, get outta here, enough already
Get up, get up, get up off of it
Wake up

Lyrics submitted by Boonechic_21

Wake Up Lyrics as written by Alanis Nadine Morissette Glen Ballard

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC

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  • +2
    Song MeaningThis is a perfect example of some of the people who inhabit this world. They think they know how life is, they think they understand when life hasn't truly hasn't touched them. They like the idea of things until they're directly in it. The snow is nice unless you have feel to it's cold. The rain is enjoyable until you get wet. That rose is a the ground now, it's ruined, dirty now. There's no beauty to be seen in it, it might as well be a turd cause it sure as hell isn't wanted now. You take others for granted but will never admit it, never apologize. Talk of your "misery", love the attention you get from it as long as you're not going through it. You sit on your ass waiting for someone to do for you because your too lazy to do the work yourself. No matter what anyone says you refuse to try for anything. You use and use till there's nothing left and your host has crumbled at rock rock bottom. You don't care because caring is too hard. You believe in karma except you're the only one exempt from it. Why do they act that way? Because it's so much fuck'n easier to not be a decent being. Everybody is tired of your shit they seen enough of it. You need to get off of that B.S. and wake the fuck up.
    chi-chion November 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt came time to vote around here recently... And one of my classmates told me he Doesn't Vote... and I got to thinking how much it's always easier NOT to do something. And then I remembered this song. I swear, Alanis knows what's up. Her lyrics are always creeping back somehow. It's amazing! ... And about the album comments, I think the extra "You Oughta Know" shoulda been THE one.. Cuz it has that awesome bassline.. But I guess she'd already released the first one? But I agree "Your House" as an a capella hidden track was genius. Like a hidden confession... (Though I read that all of her songs are true, EXCEPT that one hehe)
    mandapopon November 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this woman to death, always writes the most perfect lyrics!!!
    sneakerpimpsfanon November 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome people want to take the easy way out in life, they have low tolerences, and won't be told anything. It may be because of low confidence, but in the end if they keep having the same outlook nothing will come to them in the end. Believe in yourself and you can do something.
    Surrenderyouregoon March 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsomeone who will take and take, but never give, a selfish outlook on things, everything has to be about themselves, and that if they continue to live like that, the things they deserve will come around to them
    lucky_oneon July 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is definitely the tune for anybody who has a green personality.
    OpinionHeadon January 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn all honesty, Jagged Little Pill could very well be the best album that's ever been put out by a female. This song should have ended the CD and it would have been perfect. The extra "You Oughta Know" track is useless and it makes this album sink somewhat. The end of this song is immediate and the album could have stopped in the CD player. If there is a reissue of this album, they should take my advice and end the album with this song and then add few seconds of silence and end it. Now, that would be artistic perfection.
    OpinionHeadon March 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo, I don't think so because ending the CD with the a capella version of your house is definitely a genius idea... but that is only my opinion; I really love "wake up", especially since I saw the end of the dvd "jagged little pill". The video fits the song perfectly, with these strange colors, pink, orange...
    Auroreon December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song describes my ex perfectly, it probably describes Alanis's also.
    Krazyglueon July 17, 2009   Link

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