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Mad Season Wake Up Lyrics

Last updated: 08/12/2014 05:43:55 PM

Lyrics by Layne Staley
Music by Staley, McCready, Martin, Saunders

Wake up young man, it's time to wake up
Your love affair has got to go
For 10 long years, for 10 long years
The leaves to rake up
Slow suicide's no way to go, oh
Blue, clouded grey
You're not a crack up
Dizzy and weakened by the haze
Moving onward
So an infection not a phase
Yeah, oh

The cracks and lines from where you gave up
They make an easy man to read, oh
For all the times you let them bleed you
For a little peace from God you plead, and beg
For a little peace from God you plead
Ahhaahh, Yeah, Ahhaahh, Yeah, Ahhaahh, Yeah

Wake up young man, wake up, wake up
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up
Oh, yeah

Wake up young man, it's time to wake up
Your love affair has got to go, yeah
For 10 long years, for 10 long years,
The leaves to rake up
Slow suicide's no way to go, oh
Slow suicide's no way to go
Wake up, wake up, wake up
Wake up, wake up, wake up

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How are you guys doing? | Reviewer: Jazzy | 8/12/14

The ex-junkies, that is, seven or eight years down the road from when you posted here?

Hopefully you've come through...Robin Williams slit his wrist and hung himself yesterday. His main thing was booze, but major depression, plenty of blow back's all poison.

Most Powerful Song on the album, | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/5/13

Unreal Song. First on a VERY underrated album. Really puts you in the mindset of a man who's desperate. Haunting Even. Amazing that he can realize and respect the power of his addiction yet still be unable to outlive it. A lot of amazing work came from this man, and this emotional spiral of addiction may have peaked at this song, and on this album.


Not only bout addiction ! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/6/08

the greatness of this song is that it can realte to the experience of loss in general , not only drugs...although Its obvious that long term addicts could really relate to it.
I guess this one of thje greates side projects...its a shame they released one album only...Layne is a great songwriter, his voice his voice has always hit deep dark areas in my worst of times, was my best friend....R.I.P Layne

Mohamed hab

trying to wake up | Reviewer: One Strugging with a nightmare | 1/10/08

Talking about a sone that hits a junkie to the core ... wow, were it only an easy road... i have never recieved the small bit of peace, even though i ask repeatedly... gonna hafta fight this up hill battle for life it seems .... i wish others all the luck in the world with their dream/nightmare .... peace

layne my elvis | Reviewer: chris milner | 12/25/07

I think layne tried to shake this but only beliveing Jesus christ took your addictive nature at the cross works because the demons always come back until the end! ask GOD for faith to believe this and it will happen ..its supernatural which we all crave ..the only way from a ex-druggy..peace

Woken up | Reviewer: bodybags | 11/27/07

This song cracks me up every time I listen to it.

It's almost 10 years since my "love affair" (addiction). It has been my crutch through the fucked up times, as well as my shackles. Bitter sweet.

This song hits me at my core, and I'm in the middle of kicking my demons. A little peace from God I plead. I beg. I'm gonna make it. I have to make it. Thank you Layne. See you later than sooner we hope.

Raking the leaves...


Shame he never kicked that love affair. | Reviewer: Padget Cowan | 5/31/07

Great song, great album. Its a shame that Lane couldnt kick that habit he sings about. He knew what it was doing to him...but he couldnt control it.

This is a band that could have, just from side projects alone, have eclipsed everything coming out of seattle at the time...and yes, that includes Nirvana.

A "Gotta Have" CD | Reviewer: Robyn | 3/14/05

an oldie but goodie alternitive sound... slow rythmic and intense.