MIKA - By the Time Lyrics

MIKA The Boy Who Knew Too Much cover art
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Don't wake up, won't wake up, can't wake up,
No, don't wake me up
Don't wake up, won't wake up, can't wake up,
No, don't wake me up

It's the early morn
Lights flick on
Sleepy eyes peek through the blinds at something wrong
Motionless remains the mess
Shame, such a beautiful, beautiful young life

By the time I'm dreaming
And you've crept out on me sleeping
I'm busy in the blissful unaware
By the time I'm dreaming
And you've crept out on me sleeping
Tell me how am I supposed to care

Don't wake up, won't wake up, can't wake up,
No, don't wake me up
Don't wake up, won't wake up, can't wake up,
No, don't wake me up

A trail of clothes two years old
Why did you have to go and leave all this stuff behind
Wasn't I allowed three strikes and out
No, but you said I could, said I could just one night

By the time I'm dreaming
And you've crept out on me sleeping
I'm busy in the blissful unaware

By the time I'm dreaming
And you've crept out on me sleeping
Tell me how am I supposed to care

If I had let you go, let you go (sounds like Would)
Would this be different, different
Now I'll never know never know
I didn't get the chance damn you

If I let had you go, let you go
Would this be different, different
Now I'll never know never know
I didn't get the chance damn you

And by the time I'm dreaming
And you've crept out on me sleeping
I'm busy in the blissful unaware

And by the time I'm dreaming
And you've crept out on me sleeping
Tell me how am I supposed to care

Don't wake up, won't wake up, can't wake up,
No, don't wake me up
Don't wake up, won't wake up, can't wake up,
No, don't wake me up
Don't wake up, won't wake up, can't wake up,
No, don't wake me up
Don't wake up, won't wake up, can't wake up,
No, don't wake me up
Don't wake up, won't wake up, can't wake up
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 We Are Golden
  • 2 Blame It on the Girls
  • 3 Rain
  • 4 Dr John
  • 5 I See You
  • 6 Blue Eyes
  • 7 Good Gone Girl
  • 8 Touches You
  • 9 By the Time
  • 10 One Foot Boy
  • 11 Toy Boy
  • 12 Pick Up Off the Floor
  • 13 We Are Golden (acoustic version)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Imogen Jennifer Jane Heap, Michael Holbrook Penniman
    album: Track 9 in album The Boy Who Knew Too Much
    release date: 2009-9-16
    popularity : 89 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Pop
    styles: Pop Rock/Synth-pop/Vocal
    length: 3:22
    producer: Imogen Heap
    mixer: Greg Wells
    recorded by: Luke Tozour
    additional producer: MIKA and Greg Wells
    background vocals: MIKA and Imogen Heap
    programming: Imogen Heap
    keyboard & drums: Imogen Heap
    electric bass guitar & drums: Greg Wells
    composer: Imogen Heap, MIKA
    lyricist: Imogen Heap, MIKA
    Album Information
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    script: Latin