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Wake Up - Arcade Fire

Wake Up

Funeral
indie rock indie alternative Canadian rock


“Wake Up” is an indie rock song by Canadian rock band Arcade Fire. It was the fifth and final single released from the band’s debut album, Funeral. The single was released as a one-sided 7” vinyl record on November 14, 2005. “Wake Up” was played as the pre-game intro song at New York Rangers games during the 2006-2007 season. It is currently used as the intro song for Premier League club Aston Villa. This song was played during the beginning of the U2’s Vertigo Tour shows, usually followed by “City of Blinding Lights”. A brief snippet of the song’s pre-concert appearance opens U2’s concert film Vertigo 2005: Live from Chicago. In 2009, "Wake Up" was predominately used in a trailer for the film adaptation of "Where the Wild Things Are" by Spike Jonze. In 2010, "Wake Up" was used in promotional material for the National Football League during the television airing of the Super Bowl. The beginning of "Wake Up" is played every Friday in the last segment of the Dan Patrick Show.


Arcade Fire is an indie rock band, perhaps most famous for their third studio album, The Suburbs, released in 2010 to critical acclaim and commercial success. They formed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 2001. The band consists of Win Butler (vocals, guitar, piano), Régine Chassagne (vocals, accordion, keyboards, hurdy gurdy, drums), Richard Reed Parry (bass, guitar), William Butler (keyboards, guitar), Tim Kingsbury (bass), and Jeremy Gara (drums). Show more ...

Wake Up - Arcade Fire

Somethin' filled up
My heart with nothin',
Someone told me not to cry.

But now that I'm older,
My heart's colder,
And I can see that it's a lie.

Children wake up,
Hold your mistake up,
Before they turn the summer into dust.

If the children don't grow up,
Our bodies get bigger but our hearts get torn up.
We're just a million little god's causin rain storms turnin' every good thing to rust.

I guess we'll just have to adjust.

With my lighnin' bolts a glowin'
I can see where I am goin' to be
When the reaper he reaches and touches my hand.

With my lighnin' bolts a glowin'
I can see where I am goin'
With my lighnin' bolts a glowin'
I can see where I am go-goin'

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