“Wake Me Up” . . . Avicii. . . . . Music Monday

David and I first heard about the Swedish music craze sweeping the world early in our time in India.  Several of the students just had to go by overnight train to Mumbai to see the “Swedish House Mafia. ” Then during the kite festival we heard the music as we spent the day and evening on a rooftop in the Pols.  Groups were dancing or bouncing really.  In India, girls dance together and boys do the same. . . .actually group dances. Our group had fun fitting right in with all ages of Indian dancers.

The International Swedish craze began years ago in the 1990s with Abba. Their hit “Dancing Queen” was also a world wide hit.

Currently there is a 23 year old Swedish DJ , Tim Bergling,  who is mixing electronic music , calling himself Avicii.  Sometimes he uses other instruments and of course vocals.  He has  been one of the top  5 DJs in the world since he appeared  in 2011. “Wake Me Up”  has reached #1 status in 20 countries.  Enjoy his current song heralded as a “summer anthem.”

Play Music

“Wake Me Up”

Feeling my way through the darkness
Guided by a beating heart
I can’t tell where the journey will end
But I know where to startThey tell me I’m too young to understand
They say I’m caught up in a dream
Well life will pass me by if I don’t open up my eyes
Well that’s fine by me[2x]
So wake me up when it’s all over
When I’m wiser and I’m older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn’t know I was lostI tried carrying the weight of the world
But I only have two hands
Hope I get the chance to travel the world
But I don’t have any plansWish that I could stay forever this young
Not afraid to close my eyes
Life’s a game made for everyone
And love is the prize

So wake me up when it’s all over
When I’m wiser and I’m older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn’t know I was lost

Didn’t know I was lost
I didn’t know I was lost
I didn’t know I was lost
I didn’t know (didn’t know, didn’t know)

Have you heard Avicii?  What do you think ? 



About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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10 Responses to “Wake Me Up” . . . Avicii. . . . . Music Monday

  1. Cool!! Avicii is on the radio a lot here x


  2. shaunynews says:

    GO ON ANNE!! 😀 This rocks hard.


  3. U haven’t heard Avicii yet, but I remember ABBA !!! dancing queen was one of my absolute fav songs growing up. I remember my uncle getting Cd’s and CD players from Austria and I would play the songs on loop all day !!! This is the time when cassette players were still used so it was huge thing for me. You just took me back to a very very special and a dear time in my life


  4. YellowCable says:

    Yep, I have heard the song before and I like it.


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