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Saint of the Day: Sts Martha, Mary and Lazarus of Bethany
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Carly Andrews - published on 08/02/13 - updated on 06/07/17

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“Wake me up when it’s all over”….perhaps a lot of you will want to do just that with this song. "Wake me up" by Avicii is certainly not a tune that will stand the test of time; the lyrics leave a lot to be desired and the occasional sliding into hardcore dance beat is, well, you either love it or you don’t.

There’s not much more I can say for this one, being that there's not a lot to it; although it does somehow nostalgically remind me of how I felt just finishing high school and even more so graduating college (“uni” for us Brits) …the study chains are broken and suddenly the whole world is at your fingertips and you don’t know what to do with it, or yourself…for my part, I hightailed it to Rome…*sigh* …good times. There's no better place to discover who you are than in the heart of the Church, that's for sure.

“Wake me up when it’s all over, when I’m wiser and older…all this time I was finding myself, and I didn’t know I was lost” Yep. That about sums it up.

The music itself is simple and repetitive like most commercialized dance/pop music (although I did find myself tapping my foot along to that cheery summer beat.)

I think it misses one massive point though: don’t wake up when it’s all over guys! I say live every second of it; breathe in every moment: the joy, the sorrow, the mistakes, the madness, the fiesta, the study-cramming, long nights, early mornings, good days, bad days, up days, down days, back to front days…life is worth seeing every blinking bit of in my books!

What’s more, life ain’t just a “game” Avicii, it’s a pretty amazing journey. But I’d have to agree with you that love is a prize; the best prize of all.

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