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Wake Up


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Nick_Flash

 Genre: Hard Rock

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It's been a while since I posted a song so I figured now was as good a time as any. It's also in celebration of my family returning after living apart since December. They get here on Wednesday. How the time flies. Of course this song has absolutely nothing to do with them as you'll see.

I originally recorded this for the RPM 2009 challenge but just remixed it last night. I'm mostly satisfied with it now. It's a bit of an angry breakup song.

Warning - there is some crazy yelling vocals up ahead - I'll have to have a word with that backup vocalist. This song would probably scare my kids :) enjoy!
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Lyrics
Wake Up

I loved you right from the start
I felt so right so did you
Coffee and cigarettes in the air
The start of something new

I can’t erase that smile
I can’t remove that sweet perfume
I gave myself up to you
Didn’t know there was someone else in the room

And now I know that looks can deceive
You were living a lie yet I chose to believe
Still feel the hurt of a joke so cruel
You walk away and I was played for the fool
The game is over, hope you had your fun
Moving on to better things now I found the one
No more lies cause I’ve had enough
Wake up!

Found out at last
But I just can’t let go that fast
Turns out deceit was my friend
From the start to the bitter end

All I wanted was for you to tell me
The way you felt inside
The door was closed in my face and its over
No explanation in sight

And now I know that looks can deceive
You were living a lie yet I chose to believe
Still feel the hurt of a joke so cruel
You walk away and I was played for the fool
I’ll never forget how it felt that day
Can’t lay down and can’t walk away
Got to stay strong now I have to pickup
Wake up!

I’ll just stay on this pace that I’ve made
Tomorrow’s a new day.
Can’t give in, won’t give up, not afraid
Tomorrow’s a new day.
Song Stats
Hits: 2790
Comments: 21
Fans: 14
Plays: 236
Downloads: 86

Uploaded: Oct 19, 2009 - 06:42:01 PM
Last Updated: Oct 19, 2009 - 06:42:01 PM Last Played: Apr 06, 2016 - 04:10:15 PM
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Hardware:
Charvel LS1 Guitar, Yamaha Bass, Boss GT-3 Processor, Blue Snowball Mic, M-Audio Keystation 49-e
Software:
Garageband '09
Comments
Feter said 2776 days ago (October 19th, 2009)
Wake Up
Good one my friend ...specially the guitar licks
it wail so good ..yup the vocal works with the
yell serves the song by all mean ..tough ....
rock on ...good production ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Nick_Flash said 2776 days ago (October 19th, 2009)
wake up
Thanks Feter. It's a fun song to play. That guitar stuff at the end came out of nowhere.


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ktb said 2776 days ago (October 19th, 2009)
count me
as a fan. Out of my mind passion in that vocal. Insane passion. What a cut. Massive props on the mix/production.
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Nick_Flash said 2776 days ago (October 19th, 2009)
passion
It took a while to get the feel of the lyrics right, but when I got it they just flowed. Sort of a rap rock song. Thanks for the comments!
Check out my latest song called Questioning Authority
Vic Holman said 2776 days ago (October 19th, 2009)
excellent Nick
i dig the aggressiveness of this. man those back vocals rip!
great tones on the guitars, bass & vocals.
excellent mix and layered perfectly.

so you escape montana huh?
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Nick_Flash said 2776 days ago (October 19th, 2009)
thanks
Thanks for checking this out Vic. Yeah, out of Montana and into North Carolina. I miss it up there already. It'll be weird without all the snow.
This is one of those "I wonder what my neighbors were thinking" songs with those background vocals.
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dave_b said 2776 days ago (October 19th, 2009)
Wake Up
Great guitar and bass tones. Everything is sitting nicely in the mix - seems radio ready. Huge energy. Thanks, liked it a lot
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racerat said 2775 days ago (October 19th, 2009)
Nick
Dig the variety and pacing of this one. Agro be damned, one fine tune. Backs off, let's the suspense build, lots of restraint shown on the quieter passages. Then, boom, kick it out, let it fly. Wake up! Believable rap, lyrics from the gut. Beautifully mixed as always.
Maybe you'll mellow out when the family gets back?......nah...

P
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Moviz said 2775 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
Great mix
and those bass, drums and guitars sound so fine... great sounds. Good vocals too along with the lyrics... love that split guitar effect and though you say the song is apart from the family reunion there's still a celebratory feel about the song and performance, regards M
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ste said 2775 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
bass
line is awesome. great tune
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lavalamp said 2775 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
Great sound
You did a hell of job with the production, I have to say first. Everything is sweet here. The vox and the bass are my favorites.

Glad to see you around again. You're at another level brother.

LL

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kingbee said 2775 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
I'm awake
Great opening riff and the sound of bass is brilliant.
Good you haven't lost your edge moving to north carolina ;-)
Great stuff
Enjoyed
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DarkPlanet said 2775 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
Cool Song
I like all the changeups, the hardcore stuff sounds authentic and heavy...I like the rap bridge sort of surprises and is a nice segway to the chorus
Good stuff!
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Relic67 said 2774 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
heavy
very heavy, great production.
nice singing and screaming too.
as others have mentioned, the bass sound is totally rocking!
enjoyed!

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dantimmermans said 2773 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
yep, I'm awake
great energy and guitar tones. I'm not one for rap stylings but that's a very solid scream on the 'wake up'! this has a Biohazard taste to it, and that's never (well, at least not always) a bad thing!
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rsorensen said 2773 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
cool intro
really like the edginess of this one, nick. vox are boss - you've really gotten better. reminds me of 311 if they were still good. a little linkin parkish too. very current. sounds great
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Reggie_Pole said 2771 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
Great rocker
This really kicks into overdrive. Top arrangement and production. Diggin' that bass line and the wah guitar. Knockout vocal performance. Very pro sound.
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scofugate said 2770 days ago (October 25th, 2009)
Yes
I like the feel on this. Chorus is awesome!! The production is just perfect. You are very talented my friend! Classy Modern Rock!
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Rasapriya said 2761 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
sweet!
Excellent writing and execution. Quality work!
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fasteddie said 2754 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
Smooth
jam and very nice flow. I like your guitar work a lot. Nice one!
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maxjsl37 said 2644 days ago (February 27th, 2010)
wow
I come back and I can't keep up! Great parallel between the drums and bass, great melody. great incorporation of two different styles. Great job!
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