Could you please hold my hand before this song ends?

We were hoping for a video for either Tonight or Ride for the second release, but we understand why Wake Me Up is the second single.  It continues some of the feeling from the first single.

While we’re not fans of the repetition on the chorus, the song as a whole does work.  The production, with its vacillation between the more upbeat, synth melody and the darker, Inception-style undertones does create a kind of dreamlike feel; with somewhat chaotic elements meshing into an odd but beautiful whole.  The singer’s voice is always level in terms of output, but he moves up and down the vocal scale with deceptive ease.  The constant shifting of the vocal melody has a kind of dream-like disconnection to it as well, but it meshes up into something that makes sense in the end.

Again, the somewhat casual but still interesting writing style really helps sell the track as you can relate to the emotions he’s describing to you without them being generic.  The love of this person and fear that they’re love could disappear at any moment really comes through well without sounding possessive or creepy.  His desire for her to stay with him never comes across as demand and that really works to add a romantic feel to what could have been something that came across entirely the wrong way.

Translation courtesy of Kpoply.

Lyrics:
If you could be my girl
If you really are
Could you please hold my hand before this song ends?
If this everything is a dream, no
I never want to wake up
The world is boring and tedious
Please comfort me continuously

Is it love?
If you want this time will be forever
If your everything looks beautiful

Is it love?

If there ain’t nobody but you in my head

Don’t wake me up, up, up
Don’t wake me up, up, up
Don’t wake me up, up, up

oh no, I pray that the morning doesn’t come

Gradually, I became afraid
Everything seems like it’ll be disappeared
It feels like if I take my eyes off you for a moment,
I’ll wake up from this dream
And I don’t know what it is
I’ve never felt this kind of feeling
You and I, only two of us
I want to dance with you continuously in this world

Is it love?
If you want this time will be forever
If your everything looks beautiful

Is it love?

If there ain’t nobody but you in my head

Don’t wake me up, up, up
Don’t wake me up, up, up
Don’t wake me up, up, up

oh no, I pray that the morning doesn’t come

Close my eyes with holding you in my arms
Gradually, your appearance became distinct
Even I don’t say
I feel you loud and clear
I hope this is not the end
Please don’t wake me up

Don’t wake me up, up, up
Don’t wake me up, up, up
Don’t wake me up

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