Awake

  • Wait another minute
    Can't you see what this pain has fucking done to me
    I'm alive and still kickin'
    What you see I can't see and maybe
    You'll think before you speak

    I'm alive for you I'm awake because of you
    I'm alive I told you I'm awake swallowing you

    Take another second
    Turn your back on me and make believe that
    You're always happy
    It's safe to say you're never alive
    A big part of you has died
    And by the way, I hope you're satisfied

    I'm alive for you I'm awake because of you
    I'm alive I told you I'm awake swallowing you

    Tearing it back unveiling me
    Taking a step back so I can breathe
    Hear the silence about to break
    Fear resistance when I'm awake Writer/s: SALVATORE P. ERNA
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 18

  • Zack from Noblesville, InThis song is a good representation of high school.
  • Zero from Nowhere, NjI think it's just basically talking about being more weary of the people around you from bad experiences ("I'm awake because of you"). Sully plays rhythm guitar in live performances of this song.
  • Rose from Lancaster, CaNo matter what Sully and Godsmack record - ITS ALL AWESOME!!
  • Cooldy from Delphos, OhTHis song is about abortion. If u read the lyrics "because of you i'm alive." that means that the chick got knocked up. Just read the lyrics you will understand
  • Jeff from Helena, MtIf you read sully's autobiography it says godsmack was formed over the cold sore incident.
  • Anna from Moscow, Czech Republic"Sully Erna, the lead singer for Godsmack, has stated otherwise: "That's where we picked the name from. I was making fun of somebody who had a cold sore on his lip and the next day I had one myself and somebody said, 'It's a godsmack.' The name stuck. We were aware of the Alice in Chains song but didn't really think much about it. It's a cool song and the name had meaning for us".[3] However, many believe that this was part of Godsmack's attempt to distinguish themselves from the band that they have been compared to most frequently.[4]. Robbie Merril, the bassist for Godsmack, in the home video DVD "Smack This" stated "we stole it, from Alice in Chains"."~http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godsmack#The_band.27s_name
    happy?
  • Steve from Toronto, Ont., CanadaThis is a great workout song...and a good song all-around.
  • Jason from Whippany, NjThe name Godsmack is also said to come from Alice in Chains cause their lead singer was sully erna's mentor, and on one of the alice in chains cd there is a song called "Godsmack"
  • David from Las Vegas, NvI saw Sully in an interview about where the name "Godsmack" came from and he did give some lame explanation about how Godsmack is a form of Karma. Essentially God Smacking you.
  • Heather from Amelia, OhIt's not Ohio State Reformitary where Shawshank Redemption was filmed. It was at Shawshank Penitentiary. Awesome song, I agree.
  • Benihana from Godsmack, Ne"One day they where practicing or something and the guitarist had a cold sore or something on his lip. Sully made fun of him all day and the next day Sully came in with a cold sore or something on his lip and the guys said that he was smacked by god."

    How the hell could you believe that? They are just embarrassed that they were an Alice in Chains cover band and figure if they deny, people will believe it. Hey, I guess they're right...
  • Mel from Columbus, OhThe awake video was filmed at the Ohio Sate Reformatory same place Shawshank Redemption was filmed
  • Robbie from South Portland, Methe band's name DID come from the alice in chains' song with the same name. sully erna loves the band and has said something along the lines of "i want to make great riffs like bands like alice in chains did". the band has said that they got the name from the alice in chains song "God Smack". do some reasearch, that's where the name came from.
  • Farrah from Bucyrus, Ohthe bands name didn't come from Alice in chains, Heres how they got the name. One day they where practicing or something and the guitarist had a cold sore or something on his lip. Sully made fun of him all day and the next day Sully came in with a cold sore or something on his lip and the guys said that he was smacked by god. add two and two and there ya go they thought hey thats a good name and Godsmack it was.
  • Billy Ross from Hagerstown, Mdthis is my favorite godsmack song
  • E-van from Lansdale, PaI think you might be thinking of the video for Greed. The Awake video is shot in a prison.
  • Christina from Hamilton, MtThe girl in the video is the same girl from the cover of the album. They found her picture in a tattoo magazine and purchased it from the photographer. Later on the girl from the picutre surfaced and they decided to use her for the video.
  • Nick from Paramus, NjThere is some whispering going on in the background during the interludes between the first and second verses. Does anyone know what this is?
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