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Riff: Avicii – “Wake Me Up”

Jul 8, 2013

I tried carrying the weight of the world/But I only have two hands

from Wake Me Up lyrics by Avicii

Blending foot-stomping folk with ‘hands in the air’ EDM, “Wake Me Up” has an air of Mumford & Sons go to Ibiza about it, although soul crooner Aloe Blacc’s slow realisation that he is coasting through life is hardly the euphoric sentiment you’d expect from such a superstar DJ anthem; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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