Alicia Keys - Wake Up Lyrics

[Verse 1:]
You used to be my closest ally
In this cold cold world of deception and lies
We would defend and protect one another
Now I can't tell if we're enemies or lovers

So who's gonna rescue us from ourselves

When we gonna wake up baby?
When it's time for lovin'
When we gonna wake up my baby?
Before it's too late?

[Verse 2:]
Oh, baby, where did we go wrong, baby?
Did this cold, cold world turn us into stone?
Now all I battle is your ego and your pride
It's ticking like a time bomb, ready too ignite
Hurtin' me to fight

Who's gonna rescue us from ourselves

When we gonna wake up baby?
It's time for lovin'
When it's time for lovin'
Before it's too late?

When the smoke clears
What will be left for us but tears and pain
Why must we argue over the same things
Just to make up and go back again
It's never too late
But it's been too long
Can't get it right when no one thinks they're wrong
Gotta get out of bed
And take a look at what's going on

[Hook and out]

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Alicia Keys Wake Up Comments
  1. shes_winkk

    2019 and still love

  2. Drew G

    I remember when I used to make videos for online games like 10 years ago and we’d have to switch the audio to a different song because of copyright and this song was randomly chosen for one of my most popular videos.. oh the good days. RIP club penguin

  3. Penny Banks

    Ticking like a timeeeee bomb....ready tooo ignite....hurt me to fight

  4. fluteoboe101

    Underrated ass song

  5. LaPorscha Rodgers

    Looovvveeed this some for so long. Diary of Alicia Keys is 🔥🔥🔥

  6. Grayln

    this needs to be my wake up song!

  7. Darious Tobar

    who really cares, wake up, and going no where has mad me love the diary album.

  8. Jamaal Davis

    One of my favorite songs she ever made this should of been a video

  9. Gabby Villarreal

    Someone should make a tribute video of April and Donnie with this song.

  10. Poetic KC1988


  11. Ashanti Adams

    I was 8 when this came out !

  12. Queen LiLi


  13. BJ Jamison



    My favorite song by her


    mine too

    Gabby Villarreal

    Did u know that this song was inspired by Aaliyah’s death, I bet she was also inspired by how humble she was.

  15. Moonlight Lumina WasteDead

    This is my fav. song from Alicia K.

  16. Warden Dios

    I've always loved the sound of her voice and this would have to be my favourite song by her.

  17. CoolxFrigginxBeans04

    Remember 2004 like it was yesterday. Teenage years. Good memories. This is her best album.


    girl yesssss!!!!


    phuckyu100 :D

  18. Pancho Dias

    putos los U.S.A .|.

  19. Kaylonni Banks

    this entire album gave me life growing up I miss those days

    Tone Mcneely

    Kaylonni Banks right I’m 25 and my sister had this album when I was 11 and I remember loving every song on this album!🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽Alicia was brilliant for this masterpiece. I think this is by far her best work 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 🎼 🎵 🎶💛💛💛💛

    Andre King

    I know my mom used to blast this album in the car lol

  20. Javon Patrick

    "...Ohh Baby, where did we go wrong baby" @ 1:10 😫🙌❤

  21. Maxie Natalya

    2:13-2:42 😩😩😩❤❤❤

    vico 10x

    Maxie Natalya chord of this part?


    Yesss my favorite

  22. earl hall

    Love this song

  23. NellyBelle

    ''....Its time for Loving..''!! Be for its too late!!! I hear yah Alicia!! Im working on this attitude!! lol

  24. m, fairley

    Perfect song to describe my relationship

  25. Yessica Jackson

    nice voice x

  26. Mia Brown

    i <3 this song!

  27. Mia Brown

    I remember last year I found out she sung this!

  28. LamenT008

    I Loved this whole album :)

  29. Jennifer Robinson

    I think this is my fave Alicia Keys song of all time

  30. yan ntm

    amazing voice very talented woman

  31. G.a. Taylor


  32. Johnny r Smith jr

    world we to wake