LYRICS: Wake Up Dead Man

ALBUM:

  • Pop Track 12
  • U2 Go Home – Live From Slane Castle, Ireland Track 7 (Live From Slane Castle, September 2001)

LYRICS:

Jesus, Jesus help me
I’m alone in this world
And a fucked-up world it is too.

Tell me, tell me the story
The one about eternity
And the way it’s all gonna be.

Wake up, wake up dead man
Wake up, wake up dead man.

Jesus, I’m waiting here, boss
I know you’re looking out for us
But maybe your hands aren’t free.

Your Father, He made the world in seven
He’s in charge of heaven.
Will you put a word in for me?

Wake up, wake up dead man
Wake up, wake up dead man.

Listen to the words they’ll tell you what to do
Listen over the rhythm that’s confusing you
Listen to the reed in the saxophone
Listen over the hum of the radio
Listen over the sound of blades in rotation
Listen through the traffic and circulation
Listen as hope and peace try to rhyme
Listen over marching bands playing out their time.

Wake up, wake up dead man
Wake up, wake up dead man.

Jesus, were you just around the corner?
Did you think to try and warn her?
Were you working on something new?
If there’s an order in all of this disorder
Is it like a tape recorder?
Can we rewind it just once more?

Wake up, wake up dead man
Wake up, wake up dead man.
Wake up, wake up dead man.