I Want To Wake Up

Pop / Electronic

Released: 8 September 1987

Genre: Pop / Electronic

Producer: Pet Shop Boys

Number of Discs: 6

Summary

Chris wrote the entire back track to this song, and the lyrics were culled from a song Neil Had written long before called ‘I Heard What You Said’. “It’s about unrequited love. At the beginning the narrator is really saying, ‘I want to wake up from this nightmare of unrequited love’…The idea is that being with someone is like a dream, or a nightmare.”

The track was remixed in 1993 by Johnny Marr for the single releases of ‘Can You Forgive Her?

Lyrics

I heard what you said, and I can tell you it’s true
I heard you’ve said that I am crazy about you
Turn in my sleep, the bad dream is over
Think of you and shall I ever recover?
 
Now, I want to wake up
How I want to wake up
 
I stood at the kitchen-sink, my radio played
Songs like “Tainted Love” and “Love Is Strange”
As I listened and the words hit my ears
I cried sudden tears
 
Now, I want to wake up
How I want to wake upWake up
(Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up)
 
It’s mad, to be in love with someone else
When you’re in love with he, she’s in love with me
But you know as well as I do
I can never think of anyone but you
 
(All my life,
All my life
I want to wake up)
 
Play with fire, play with guns
It’s easy to impress someone
Turning in my sleep, you called me fool
To fall in love, is it so uncool?
 
Now, I want to wake up
How I want to wake up
Now, I want to wake up
Wake up
 
(Wake up, wake up
Wake up, wake up – Ooh ooh ooh oh oh
Ooh ooh ooh oh oh
 
I, I want to wake up
(Ooh ooh ooh oh oh, Ooh ooh ooh oh oh, Ooh ooh ooh I, I want to wake up, with
you)
(Ooh ooh ooh oh oh, Ooh ooh ooh oh oh, Ooh ooh ooh oh oh, Ooh ooh ooh oh oh –
Oooh