Keep Me Awake – Zelena Hull


Keep Me Awake

 

This one is very interesting because of the juxtaposition of dark elements with lighter more experimental ones. The percussion uses not commonly used sound effects and Foley sounds. I wanted to use these sounds to emphasis the confusing emotions that the story elicits. “Keep Me Awake” is about the inability to confront your troubles and those who cause issues in your life. This is a song about a door mat finally fighting back.

lyrics:

You hold on too much, you can never let it free
all burdens you carry, shouldn’t be yours, it’s only hurting me
no body gives a damn, until it’s too late, let it go now, don’t seal your fate
It’s coming tonight, all you’ve ever feared

sayin’ keep me awake, keep me awake, keep me awake, keep me awake
If you could stop this foolish pride, push the pain aside.
It’s coming tonight

Used you like a dog, projected everything on to you
feelin’ so damn used, but you don’t say a word
It all keeps fallin’ into your lap, no one ever does give a crap
The treat you terribly, can’t escape the pain even in your dreams

sayin’ keep me awake, keep me awake, keep me awake, keep me awake
If you could accept help, push the pain aside.
You don’t want to hurt anybody, but your hurting me
it’s just chipping away at us, Stand your ground you must
It’s coming tonight

All those voices in your head, tellin’ you ain’t good enough
only make you feel more lonely, destroy your confidence
If you could open up, and finally say what you feel
You’ll no longer be a fish on their reel
You’ll escape the nightmare

sayin’ keep me awake, keep me awake, keep me awake, keep me awake
Don’t want it coming tonight