Wake Up

by Raina Mullen

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This song is one that stood the test of time for me and my music career. It was the first song I was ever really proud of, and still continue to play today at age 20. In 2008 I was a misunderstood teenager who was dealing with very serious family issues that changed me forever. I don't want to share too much because family is family, and that's important to remember when it comes down to it. Someone very close to me was battling addiction and the only way I could cope with what was around me was music.

I wrote this song at YPI Summer Camp for The Creative Arts and that place has changed my life and my personality. It's shaped me to be a better human being and to love and be kind to those around me. No matter what I'm going through and can always think about the wonderful memories I created there and the friendships that will last for a long time to come. I've been going there for 9 years, the past three as a counselor and the feeling of helping others is so wonderful and fulfilling. I try to convey the joy and happiness that saved my heart at YPI in the music I create.
Check out the summer camp: ypi.org

Please share this if you have ever felt alone, depressed, anxious, terrified of the future, or of life, and if you just need to smile. I hope this song helps.

lyrics

Verse:
Taking my time never seems to work out
I hope thinking things over will help

Pre-Chorus:
Feels like second guessing never seems to work out
Cause almost every time I’ve got it figured out
Something goes wrong, terrible wrong
And then I start to realize
Chorus:
Wake up I know you’re dreaming but I’ve got something to tell you
That tomorrow’s gonna be a better day
But I’m not quite sure how to say this
Maybe I’ll save it for a better day

Verse 2:
Running around in circles always seems like such a waste of time
Maybe it’s what I really needed to figure out what’s going on in my mind

Pre-Chorus:
Feels like second guessing never seems to work out
Cause almost every time I’ve got it figured out
Something goes wrong, terrible wrong
And then I start to realize
Chorus:
Wake up I know you’re dreaming but I’ve got something to tell you
That tomorrow’s gonna be a better day
But I’m not quite sure how to say this
Maybe I’ll save it for a better day

Bridge:
Here I am once again blaming myself
There you are putting everyone on a shelf
I’m sorry that I broke my promise but you broke yours too
And I’m telling you that I love you

Chorus:
Wake up I know you’re dreaming but I’ve got something to tell you
That tomorrow’s gonna be a better day
But I’m not quite sure how to say this
Maybe I’ll save it for a better day

credits

released October 12, 2013
Recorded and Produced by Steven Hollwedel

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