Awakening

Album: Oh! Gravity (2006)
  • Face down with the LA curbside endings
    And the ones in zeros.
    Downtown was the perfect place to hide.
    The first star that I saw last night was a headlight
    Of a man-made sky, but man-made never made our dreams collide,
    Collide.

    Here we are now with the falling sky and the rain,
    We're awakening
    Here we are now with our desperate youth and the pain,
    We're awakening
    Maybe it's called ambition, you've been talking in your sleep
    About a dream, we're awakening

    Last week saw me living for nothing but deadlines,
    With my dead beat sky but, this town doesn't look the same tonight
    These dreams started singing to me out of nowhere
    And in all my life I don't know if I've ever felt so alive,
    Alive

    Here we are now with the falling sky and the rain,
    We're awakening
    Here we are now with our desperate youth and the pain,
    We're awakening
    Maybe it's called ambition, you've been talking in your sleep
    About a dream, we're awakening

    I want to wake up kicking and screaming
    I want to wake up kicking and screaming
    I want to know that my heart's still beating
    It's beating,
    I'm bleeding
    I want to wake up kicking and screaming
    I want to live like I know what I'm leaving
    I want to know that my heart's still beating,
    It's beating, it's beating, it's beating,
    I'm bleeding

    Here we are now with the falling sky and the rain,
    We're awakening
    Here we are now with our desperate youth and the pain,
    We're awakening
    Maybe it's called ambition, you've been talk-talking in your sleep
    About a dream, we're awakening dream, we're awakening, yeah Writer/s: JON FOREMAN
    Publisher: THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Patrick from La Paz, BoliviaThis song is actually about when you first accept Jesus Christ as your savior, awakening in the dark times.
  • Steve from Winnipeg, MbBest one on the album for sure.
  • Julie from Taylor, TxThis song means so much more than you probably think it does. Read the actually lyrics and find out the meaning. One of the most beautiful songs ever.
  • Simon from Chattanooga , TnListen closely to the introduction; doesn't it sound as though John is singing from underwater?
  • Kiran from Shelton, CtAmazing song. my youth group introduced me to it when me and my girlfriend broke up. The video has an amazing feel like the song.
  • Kimmy from Rochester, NyThis song is so amazing!!! It is my favorite song from their Oh! Gravity CD, by far!!! I love this song soo much, and I would recomend this CD to everyone.
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