Wake Me Up chords


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Wake Me Up | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| Bm G5 | D5 D5/A | Bm G5 | D5/A D5 D5/A |

Verse 1

| Bm G5 | D5/A | Bm G5 | D5/A |
Feeling my way through the darkness, guided by a beating heart.
| Bm G5 | D5/A | Bm G5 | D5 |
I can’t tell where the journey will end, but I know where to start.
| Bm G5 | D5/A | Bm G5 | D5 |
They tell me I’m too young to understand,  they say I’m caught up in a dream.
| Bm G5 | D5/A | Bm G5 | D5 |
Well, life will pass me by if I don’t open up my eyes, well that’s fine by me.

Chorus 1

||: Bm G5 | D5  D5/A | Bm G5 | D5  D5/A :||
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.
So wake me up when it’s all over when I’m wiser and I’m older.
| Bm G5 | D5  D5/A | Bm G5 | D5 N.C |
All this time I was finding myself, and I didn’t know I was lost.

Instrumental

||: Bm G5 | D5  D5/A | Bm G5 | D5  D5/A |
| Bm G5 | D5  D5/A | Bm G5 | N.C :||

Verse 2

| Bm G5 | D5 | Bm G5 | D5/A |
I tried carrying the weight of the world, but I only have two hands.
| Bm G5 | D5 | Bm G5 | D5 |
Hope I get the chance to travel the world, but I don’t have any plans.
| Bm G5 | D5/A | Bm G5 | D5/A |
Wish that I could stay forever this young, not afraid to close my eyes.
| Bm G5 | D5/A | Bm G5 | D5 N.C |
Life’s a game made for everyone, and love is a prize.

Chorus 2

| Bm G5 | D5  D5/A | Bm G5 | D5  D5/A |
So wake me up when it’s all over, when I’m wiser and I’m older.
| Bm G5 | D5  D5/A | Bm G5 | D5  N.C |
All this time I was finding myself, and I, didn’t know I was lost.
| Bm G5 | D5  D5/A | Bm G5 | D5  D5/A |
So wake me up when it’s all over, when I’m wiser and I’m older.
| Bm G5 | D5  D5/A | Bm G5 | D5  D5/A |
All this time I was finding myself, and I, I didn’t know I was lost.
| Bm G5 | D5  D5/A | Bm G5 | D5  D5/A |
I didn’t know I was lost, I didn’t know I was lost.
| Bm G5 | D5  D5/A | Bm G5 | N.C |
I didn’t know I was lost, I didn’t know.

Outro

| Bm G5 | D5  D5/A | Bm G5 | D5  D5/A |
| Bm G5 | D5  D5/A | Bm | N.C |

| Bm G5 | D5  D5/A | Bm G5 | D5  D5/A |
| Bm G5 | D5  D5/A | Bm G5 | D5 |

| Bm G5 | D5  D5/A | Bm G5 | D5  D5/A |

| Bm G5 | D5  D5/A | Bm G5 | D5  | B5 N.C |


Wake Me Up’s chords, progressions, and TAB

It would be easy to miss the fine details and subtle variations of Avicii‘s Wake Me Up’s chords and chord progressions.

At first glance, it seems as if it’s just BmGD on repeat with the occasional stop. However, a closer inspection reveals that the G is a G5, and the same goes for the D.

There is also often, but not always an A in the bass of that D5 chord, and, during the chorus, that A comes in on beat 4.

Is it the case that subtle variations like these are what make a hit? Is it also the case that working musicians who study the fine details of every song they play get much further than those who don’t? 100%.

Here’s TAB of how to play Wake Me Up’s chords for the verse, chorus, and that melody.

Wake Me Up chords, guitar TAB.
Wake Me Up chords, TAB

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Find out more about Avicii, the man who wrote Wake Me Up's chords.

Tim Bergling came from a family consisting of famous Swedish actors and singers, his stepdad being Tommy Körberg.

As Avicii, his first breakthrough came when he sampled Etta James and paired her vocal with House music.

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