April 7, 2005

Wake Up Time

You ever hear a song and it just connects? You just sit there and think whoa, man...uh...whoa? I was headed back from a meeting this morning and flipped on the iPod and bang - song to cactus connectivity. I can't tell you why. Not because I don't want to but because I don't know. Anyway, it goes a little something like this...

Wake Up Time (Tom Petty)

You follow your feelings, you follow your dreams
You follow the leader into the trees
And what's in there waiting, neither one of us knows
You gotta keep one eye open the further you go
You never dreamed you'd go down on one knee, but now
Who could have seen, you'd be so hard to please somehow
You feel like a poor boy, a long way from home
You're just a poor boy, a long way from home

And it's wake up time
Time to open your eyes
And rise and shine

You spend your life dreaming, running 'round in a trance
You hang out forever and still miss the dance
And if you get lucky, you might find someone
To help you get over the pain that will come
Yeah, you were so cool back in high school, what happened
You were so sure not to have your spirits dampened
But you're just a poor boy alone in this world
You're just a poor boy alone in this world

And it's wake up time
Time to open your eyes
And rise and shine

Well, if he gets lucky, a boy finds a girl
To help him to shoulder the pain in this world
And if you follow your feelings
And you follow your dreams
You might find the forest there in the trees
Yeah, you'll be alright, it's just gonna take time, but now
Who could have seen you'd be so hard to please somehow
You're just a poor boy alone in this world
You're just a poor boy alone in this world

And it's wake up time
Time to open your eyes
And rise and shine

'Cause it's wake up time
It's time to open your eyes
And rise and shine

Posted by Chris at April 7, 2005 1:40 PM
Comments

Hmmmmm... verrrrrry interesting...

Posted by: Jenorama at April 7, 2005 1:57 PM

The last time I remember that happening was with "I Am a Rock" by Simon and Garfunkel. It was the first time I'd ever heard it and it connected with me. I have to admit that the me it connected to was that lonely, insecure 14 year old that is still within me. Regardless, I love that song.

Posted by: patricia at April 7, 2005 2:02 PM

I *heart* Tom Petty.

Posted by: kalisah at April 7, 2005 2:15 PM

Happens to me quite a bit, actually! Sometimes I know why, sometimes I don't. But the songs that I really love are the ones that do this to me.

Posted by: QC at April 7, 2005 2:27 PM

The armchair psychologist in me says that Beanette is preparing you to completely redefine your life.

Or that you're a latent homosexual with bad taste, because... dude... Tom Petty?

Posted by: Stacy at April 7, 2005 2:54 PM

Tom Petty is my all time favorite. We saw him in Red Rocks a few years back and he can still truly ROCK it. :)

Wake Up Time is an awesome song. You have some GREAT taste in music, sir. No matter WHAT Stacy says. ;)

Posted by: Keri at April 7, 2005 4:30 PM

that's how I was with the first album by the Verve, "A Storm in Heaven". Not so much the lyrics, but the overall sound and feel of the album, from start to finish. When I first came upon it I was hooked. Check it out...

Posted by: Chris at April 7, 2005 4:51 PM

I've actually had this happen with more than a few of Tom Petty's songs. I echo the *hearts* :)

Posted by: susannah at April 7, 2005 5:27 PM

yes! and every new beginning comes from some other beginning end!!

Wait.

That's "Closing Time". ;)

Posted by: Dawn (webmiztris) at April 7, 2005 6:13 PM

:-) nice.

Oh, and when you get the chance--I got a new address: www.ginnysmanywords.com

Posted by: Ginny at April 7, 2005 8:46 PM

...its kinda funny actually because I've never been a big Tom Petty fan. But I do truly dig that song...and the album its on. Oh, and yes, a rare comment appearance by me. How'd you like it?

Posted by: Chris at April 7, 2005 8:56 PM

I just got this cd from the Scissor Sisters, pretty good!

Posted by: Nina at April 8, 2005 12:18 AM


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