"Wake Up" as written by Christopher John Cheney, Scott Bradley Owen and Andy Douglas Strachan....
I've been buried in the sand,
I've come down with no place to land
I don't need you to understand it's not what I had planned

All the hunger, all the yearning
With the lifeline, that you're burning
Poison lessons that you're learning
The road ahead is turning

[Chorus]
Suicidal education (wake up, wake up)
It got sold to our generation (wake up, wake up)
Wake up to the, manipulation (wake up, wake up)
Wake up to the situation (wake up, wake up)
Suicidal education (wake up)

Stick together, side by side
We no longer, need to hide
From the darkness, into the light
Now is your time

I need something to know the pain
Forget me and forget my name
Waited for the, time to arrive
No one gets out of here alive

[Chorus]

Wake up, wake up
Wake up, wake up
Wake up, wake up
Wake up, wake up
Wake up,
Wake up

I've been buried in the sand,
I've come down with no place to land
I don't need you to understand it's not what I had planned

Suicidal education
It got sold to our generation

Wake up to the, manipulation
Wake up to the, situation
Suicidal education

Suicidal education
It got sold to our generation


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"Wake Up" as written by Christopher John Cheney Andy Douglas Strachan

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    General CommentWTF is wrong with international students?

    They pour money into our university system - they all pay more then we do. Without them we would all have to pay more.

    "Teachers in today's society are stressed by lack of pay, so they become Left & didactically close their minds, "

    You, my friend, are a moron.
    Stress causes people to turn left? where did you pull that from?


    Anyway, the song is about not being able to trust the education system:
    "I've been buried in the sand
    I've come down with no place to land"
    If you can't trust the education system, then you can't trust everything that you've been taught.
    He is just saying that he has no solid ground to stand on anymore, because he doesn't trust his own perception/mind, because it was molded by the education system.

    Most of the rest of the song basically expresses the point of view that humanity is doomed if we are all brainwashed to think the same way. Progress happens with innovative, creative, new ideas. If the education system stifles creativity and open thinking; and promotes conformism, them humanity is doomed.
    Also, we are doomed because the masses are being taught to mindlessly follow the leaders. The leaders are only interested in making money at the expense of the masses, and this is doomed to collapse. There might even be a little of global warming/environmental destruction in there.



    gelaaon January 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBest song by these Guys Since their Self Titled Album
    BlinkMeon January 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is pretty self explaining its about our generation being "brainwashed" and being taught all the rong things like how to ruin the world but not how to improve it and so in the end were all going to die.
    Nick_timms50on January 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commenton the DVD that comes with the special eddition album chris talks about this song being written after the london bombings and it was a really emotional song
    huggieson February 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentreminds me way to much of pink floyd's another brick in the wall, even if the meanings arn't the same
    alymaxon February 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSocail Injustice?
    BlinkMeon February 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not entirely sure what this song means, but I'm in love with it anyway. Living band has to be the best band ever. Seriously.
    permanentmarkeron February 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLiving END. Excuse the mistake :D
    permanentmarkeron February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLoose Tongue has got the right idea. bloody nice song 2
    musicismyaroplaneon March 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgood fuckin work Loose Tounge! i hate that little mongrel, hes fuckin this coutry over, milkin it for himself so when he retires he can get a shit load of money. i swear if he isnt voted out in the next election, SOMEONE has 2 kill the little cocksucker. (hes just george bush's toilet paper)
    Childzyon March 06, 2006   Link

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