XTC - Wake Up Lyrics

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You put your cleanest dirty shirt on
Then you stagger down to meet the dawn
You take a ride upon a bus, it's just a fuss
You know it keeps you born
You get to know a morning face
You get to join the human race
You get to know the world
Has passed you by

Who cares? You might be dead
Who cares? You stayed in bed
Who cares? You wrote the note
Who cares? You might have spoke

Wake up!
You take a snack to fill the gap
And then you're ready for another shift
Your attention was diverted
By the girl who smiled and made the lift
The radio is blaring out
It's in one ear and then it's out
You didn't notice that the record's over

Who cares? You might be dead
Who cares? You stayed in bed
Who cares? You wrote the note
Who cares? You might have spoke

Wake up!
In the road a crowd had gathered
And a man was close to dead
The blood is running down the gutter
While you're yawning, nothing's said
His body's wriggling like an eel
They got no sense, no touch, no feel
Somebody better go and get a blanket

Who cares? You might be dead
Who cares? You stayed in bed
Who cares? You wrote the note
Who cares? You might have spoke

Who cares?
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wake Up
  • 2 All You Pretty Girls
  • 3 Shake You Donkey Up
  • 4 Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her
  • 5 This World Over
  • 6 (The Everyday Story of) Smalltown
  • 7 I Bought Myself a Liarbird
  • 8 Reign of Blows (Vote No Violence!)
  • 9 You’re the Wish You Are I Had
  • 10 I Remember the Sun
  • 11 Train Running Low on Soul Coal


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
    writers: Colin Moulding
    album: Track 1 in album The Big Express
    release date: 1984-10-15
    popularity : 68 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: New Wave/Pop Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 4:40
    lead vocals: Colin Moulding
    guest drums: Peter Phipps
    mixer: David Lord and XTC
    recorded by: David Lord
    guest choir vocals: Annie Huchrak
    bass guitar: Colin Moulding
    arranger: David Lord
    composer: Colin Moulding
    lyricist: Colin Moulding
    Album Information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin