November 12.2015- The Story Behind “Come Wake Me Up” by Rascal Flatts

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Hear the story behind the song here!



“Come Wake Me Up” debuted at number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of June 2, 2012. It reached number 4 on the charts.

“Come Wake Me Up” was released in May 2012 as the second single from Rascal Flatt’s eighth studio album, Changed.

The song was written by Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren and Sean McConnell.

On November 7 2012, a duet version with Swedish country/pop female singer, Jill Johnson was released on Johnson’s album, A Woman Can Change Her Mind.

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song four and a half stars out of five, calling it “another fine example of how this trio continues to work at a level few country artists are aware of.

The music video was directed by Shaun Silva and premiered on August 10, 2012.[7] Guitarist Joe Don Rooney flexes his acting muscles in the clip as the video’s dashing leading man, his first leading role in a video. A cameo from Rooney’s real-life wife, Tiffany Fallon, as his gorgeous love interest gives the video a realistic angle. Two-time female street freestyle world champion Dena Sodano also lends her talents as Fallon’s stunt double during the dramatic motorcycle scenes. “So I had this story unfolding, this moment of — here’s a girl who really is just from a different world than what he’s from,” says video director Shaun Silva. “Joe Don’s character is doing all the things anybody would want to do for someone they love, but it threatens her identity, until one night after an argument, she removes a necklace like breaking free from his lavish grasp. Her decision to leave, and his to chase after her, only pushes her further towards her foreshadowed fate.

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Source: Wikipedia.com

LYRICS: written by Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren and Sean McConnell
I can usually drink you right off of my mind
But I miss you tonight
I can normally push you right out of my heart
But I’m too tired to fight

Yeah the whole thing begins
And I let you sink into my veins
And I feel the pain like it’s new
Everything that we were,
Everything that you said,
Everything that I did and that I couldn’t do
Plays through tonight

Tonight your memory burns like a fire
With every one it grows higher and higher
And I can’t get over it, I just can’t put out this love
I just sit in these flames and pray that you’ll come back
Close my eyes tightly, hold on and hope that I’m dreaming
Come wake me up

Turn the TV up loud just to drown out your voice, but I can’t forget
Now I’m all out of ideas and baby I’m down to my last cigarette
Yeah, you’re probably asleep deep inside of your dreams while I’m sitting here crying and trying to see
Yeah, wherever you are baby now I am sure you moved on and aren’t thinking twice about me
And you tonight

Tonight your memory burns like a fire
With every one it grows higher and higher
I can’t get over it, I just can’t put out this love
I just sit in these flames and pray that you’ll come back
Close my eyes tightly, hold on and hope that I’m dreaming

I know that you’re movin’ on
I know I should give you up
But I keep hopin’ that you’ll trip and fall back in love
Time’s not healin’ anything
Baby, this pain is worse than it ever was
I know that you can’t hear me, but baby I need you to save me tonight

Tonight your memory burns like a fire
With every one it grows higher and higher
I can’t get over it, I just can’t put out this love
I just sit in these flames and pray that you’ll come back
Close my eyes tightly, hold on and hope that I’m dreaming
Come wake me up
Oh, I’m dreaming
Come wake me up
Oh, I’m dreaming

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