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Album: AwakeReleased: 2000
Godsmack lead singer Sully Erna wrote this. It became one of their most popular songs and hit #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart.
The CD was released on Halloween.
This was used in commercials for the US Navy's "Accelerate Your Life" recruiting campaign. The Navy also used the Godsmack song "Sick Of Life."
The radio version is significantly shorter.
On Godsmack's 2004 acoustic EP The Other Side
, there is a new version of this song called "Asleep." The music is softer, the song is much shorter and there is the presence of a piano in the song.
In an MTV online chat, Sully Erna explained the song's personal nature: "That's me getting closure on a relationship. I'm just saying that now I'm awake, and I'm able to deal with everything I have to deal with. Where before I felt like I was going to lose control without this person in my life. I'm saying that I'm okay now without that person."
This was used in the Jet Li action thriller The One in 2001.