Audioslave - Wide Awake Lyrics




You can a look a hurricane right in the eye.
1200 people dead or left to die.
Follow the leaders, were it an eye for an eye we'd all be blind.
Deaf or murdered, and this I'm sure in this uncertain time.

So come pull the sheet over my eyes
So I can sleep tonight
Despite what I've seen today.
I found you guilty of a crime, of sleeping at a time
When you should have been wide awake.

Down on the road the world is floating by.
The poor and undefended left behind.
While you're somewhere trading lives for oil,
As if the whole world were blind, hey.

So come pull the sheet over my eyes
So I can sleep tonight
Despite what I've seen today.
I found you guilty of a crime of sleeping at a time
When you should have been wide awake.

Come pull the sheet over my eyes
So I can sleep tonight
Despite what I've seen today
I found you guilty of a crime of sleeping at a time
When you should have been wide awake
Wide awake! Wide awake! Wide awake! Wide awake!





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Audioslave Wide Awake Comments
  1. Rob Miller

    Damn , thought I had heard everything Chris wrote...
    LOVE THIS !!!!!

  2. Suhplikeyt

    Guilty of a crime..! Throw the shit over my eyes, so I shan't see the Lie's!!!!

  3. tucko11

    Oh did anyone forget to mention that this song kicks ass LOL!

  4. Jose Batalla

    It's so sad to discover yet one more great song after you have left, RIP Chris.

  5. Tyus Lanez

    Chris Cornell is basically John wick for musician vocalists

  6. April Sagittarius

    Wide. A wake. Trumpets sound. Goodnight.

    Enrique Montes

    The Great Awakening

  7. Augusto

    the most underrated song of this band

  8. rodrigo carvajal

    Buta que te extraño ctm!!!

  9. Antonella Iacono

    cada ser humano de este planeta debería escuchar esta canción y despertar de tanta mentira

  10. Turd Ferguson

    this is the best Audioslave song for me. #1

  11. Tboss

    Really underrated audioslave song.

  12. Kasey Twiss

    Besides Shinedown and avenged sevenfold there is only Chris Cornell to listen to this day and age

  13. KanchoKomancho

    Strahota

  14. Maryana Miguel Gomes

    chris cornell quria da o utemo beijo da morte

  15. Mandy Brown

    RIP I'll always Love you and your amazing voice!!!!!

  16. Indy Jones

    RIP Chris. You wrote this song in 2006 and as of 2019, we're still asleep and falling into a coma

    Stephanie Owens

    Almost Brain Dead!!! 😠

    Enrique Montes

    The Great Awakening is near more what do you think.... Don't lose your faith

  17. John Mason

    I have loved this song for many years. Such a bold statement. We lost a brilliant, gifted man when Chris left this world

  18. Марина

    Одна из лучших песен группы. Если трактовать шире, не привязывая к событию (урагану), в мире правящего капитала её актуальность неизменна.
    One of the best songs of the band. If interpreted it broader, not tying to the event (the hurricane), its relevance unchanged, in the world of ruling capital.

  19. Jonny Desmo

    Miami Vice -2006-


    You made it even better. Thanks Chris!
    I will never forget you.
    RiP

  20. Γιωργος Μοσχος

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzAyHlyc3W8

  21. Derek Schatz

    no one screams like you anymore

  22. Gustavo Baltierra

    917 Fitzhugh in the back black laquer door Old east Dallas you are late love do u even know they are trying to seal you out_/ me in here. OOT of you want me to tie IT off just say so and ill be omw but IT would be in better favor on all sides of you were to make a personal appearance personally and privately briefly and quickly as you are late and IT digs the knife deeper and the squeeze is bareable but being slowly estinguished into whatever landfill this is has become more disheartening than any life death or nothing and dramagine or recollect. Quality of life still carries Weight, but in regard to life death or absolute nothing I have no preference to my own or anothers. I promise not to need or want or require anything and I promise not to cause a bind or waste your time or mine. If I dont see you soon please remeber yo recieve me should I come near in passing. I love you. ~♤♡♤~sdr 917 fitzhugh at gaston intersect in the back black laquer door please do not fuck ground and goh.

  23. Rolando Guaristi

    Temón ...tira una sabana sobre mis ojos, para que pueda dormir esta noche, despues de lo que e visto este dia

  24. edgard rafael galeano figueredo

    Que buen tema !!! 😎🤘

  25. Jim Deighan

    Possibly one of the most important songs of our lifetime guys. We should all listen the fuck to this shit man!!

  26. Sunsence

    An Oath to voting

  27. Kevin Youngblood

    Miami vice

  28. Adam Moore

    2019???

  29. Dodong Balbas

    " I found you gulity of a crime, of sleeping ON THE JOB.
    When you should have been WIDE AWAKE"

  30. Highlander

    Real music !! That' all

  31. Diane Fiddler

    LOL I was woken up by this song having my iPad play continuously. Such a Beautiful Song and my love for Chris Cornell is never ending. R.I.P. DEAR MAN ❤️

  32. Zombiekiller2271

    This song is so good it borderline ridiculous

  33. Christian Barreto Rangel

    lo maximo......

  34. tucko11

    Miami Vice 2? RIP Chris Cornell

  35. Arman Khan

    Audioslave is a great band everyone knows that but those lyrics they hit you hard, right in your face! You might be from any country, any continent but those lyrics are still gonna have the same meaning and relevance to anyone across this world. RIP Chris. Now I know what a talent this world lost!

  36. jean sanchez

    2019

  37. edgard rafael galeano figueredo

    Que buen tema la remil puta karajo !!!

  38. Andres Oyarzun

    D de ieves

  39. Sam Duarte

    Perfeita

  40. Kyle Hacker

    Ugh all this attention after head died pisses me off. He kicked ass here

    Bobby Digital

    Sadly that is the way it is with most great artists. Audioslave was a great band that I hoped to see more from.

  41. charles p coleta

    Only ode to Hurricane Katrina victims I know of and it's a hard ass song in every sense

  42. Mig Vel

    The big bass! Desde Argentina lml

  43. luca vidon

    simply great

  44. MagicMarker447

    I never thought Grunge was a good name for it. I think some journalist coined it. To me it seems like the last great generation of RocknRoll. The new bands since 2000s just don't seem as good as the last 50 years.

    Christopher Tucker

    MagicMarker447 You are most definitely right, Chris Cornell was one of the last true Rock voices we had, sadly enough.. To be honest, I can't name even 5 Great Rock songs since the 90s.. Just a few good ones at best.. Just like a stone is one of the best songs ever..

  45. germano germano

    Audioslave para sempre

    germano germano

    Valeu ok

  46. Banda E-PROM

    hey guys listen this new song from Unicircle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21vWJ7dRjVc

  47. Joe Barry

    How can 375 ppl give this a thumbs down !?!? Hearing Chris giving his all at the end !!! What a Voice What a LEGEND feel privileged to have seen you live !!! No one sings like you anymore rip xxx

  48. El Espejo Hermetico

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOjcKv62tn4

  49. Manuel Gradim Sousa

    Desta vida não levamos. Nada

  50. Charlene De Sousa

    How relevant are these lyrics in 2019? People need to wake up to what's still happening in our governments and the time of deception we live in

  51. Javier de la Reta

    Deep artist always singing to real deep human stuff...

  52. Lau Piñeiro Castro

    como me pone la piel de gallina este tema, una obra de arte !!!

  53. Vaerah

    Obligatory for me to state that this is one of their most underrated songs. I really connected to it in a new way with his Songbook and solo acoustic performances.

  54. jumper 222

    Audioslave forever!!!😎🤘

  55. Juliette

    This song makes me alive.

  56. Alan Rotger

    Never forget the greatest vocalist in rock music

  57. Glauber Cirilo

    Are there brazilian here???

  58. Ese Mont3rr3y

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 2019 y sigues en my head ❤️ 4ever

  59. Diane Fiddler

    Love Him and his tragically Lyrics from his broken heart 💔. Sadly missed!!

  60. Matt Williams

    Still rings true of our government today.

  61. Matias Paez

    que temon!!!!

  62. Croconario

    So i can sleep tonight RIP chris cornell

  63. Nathan Lerud

    I’m getting close to mastering nervousness

  64. 1jackal1

    This song is not directed at anyone else, but himself. Those lyrics speak of the self derision of a man who feels helpless about the suffering in the world, and all the while is repulsed by his complacency when wanting to sleep and forget about such suffering. It's OK Chris. It's not on you or anyone to rid the world of evil. Just do what you can for those around you. Rest easy.

  65. Término Cíclico Oficial

    ¡Hey! pls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_erUirOC0lk take a look ! in this song!

  66. Nathan Lerud

    I just thought of this the other day but I forgot I started smoking cigarettes because I wanted my voice to sound like Chris cornells

  67. C. C.

    Great voice...great song...great man sexy ever exist ....so missed....unbelievable hes not longer with us😔

  68. Nelsson Metall

    Te fuiste muy pronto Chris.! Aún había más de ti para escuchar.!!

  69. Mladen Vujovic

    3:55 salute!

  70. Christopher Pottie

    Love this track. I prefer the acoustic version though. RIP ROCKGOD🤘

  71. Hendricks Huffy

    One of the best song by chris and the band

  72. Ge Ro

    one of the best songs of Audioslave

  73. miyavlayan kaplan

    Lyrics

    You can look a hurricane right in the eye
    Twelve hundred people dead or left to die
    Follow the leaders
    Were it an eye for an eye
    We'd all be blind, deaf or murdered
    This I'm sure
    In this uncertain time



    So come pull a sheet over my eyes
    So I can sleep tonight
    Despite what I've seen today
    I find you guilty of the crime
    Of sleeping (at a) time when you should have been wide awake

    Down on the road the world is floating by
    The poor and undefended left behind
    While you're somewhere trading lives for oil
    As if the whole world were blind

    So come pull a sheet over my eyes
    So I can sleep tonight
    Despite what I've seen today
    I've found you guilty of the crime
    Of sleeping (at a) time
    When you should have been wide awake

    Come pull this sheet over my eyes
    So I can sleep tonight
    Despite what I've seen

    I found you guilty of the crime
    Of sleeping in a time
    When you should have been wide awake

    Wide Awake
    Wide Awake
    Wide Awake
    Wide Awake
    Awake

  74. Đorđe Žutić

    This is a masterpiece

  75. Mark Liu

    Till now, I still don't believe he suicided himself…NO!!! IT CAN'T BE!!!

  76. Antonio Mendoza Ludeña

    🤘🤘🤘

  77. Nathan Lerud

    I used to sleep in the car but my sleepiness didn’t start til later in life just so happens they have an album revelations

  78. Nathan Lerud

    Or it’s about me and 911

  79. Nathan Lerud

    This is me going on a serious limb here but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. It’s possible a clone of me wrote this song talking about himself and Chris was chosen to perform it in public or it could have always been passed through technology

  80. Lucas Maria

    Achei a música que não saía da minha cabeça!

    Lucas Maria

    Vim de novo porque ainda não saía da minha cabeça.

  81. Limits98

    Lyrics

    You can look a hurricane
    Right in the eye
    1200 people dead
    Or left to die
    Follow the leaders,
    We're in an eye for an eye,
    We'll all be blind
    Death for murder,
    This I'm sure in this
    Uncertain time

    So come and pull the
    Sheet over my eyes
    So I can sleep tonight
    Despite what I've seen today
    I find you guilty of a crime
    Of sleeping at a time
    When you should have been
    Wide awake

    Down on the road the
    World is floating by
    The poor and undefended
    Left behind
    While you're somewhere
    Trading lives for oil
    As if the whole world
    Were blind,
    Hey

    So come and pull the
    Sheet over my eyes
    So I can sleep tonight
    Despite what I've seen today
    I find you guilty of a crime
    Of sleeping at a time
    When you should have been
    Wide awake

    So come and pull the
    Sheet over my eyes
    So I can sleep tonight
    Despite what I've seen today
    I find you guilty of a crime
    Of sleeping at a time
    When you should have been
    Wide awake

    Wide awake
    Wide awake
    Wide awake
    Wide awake

  82. chrismr368

    "Hola chico"/"Hola chica"

  83. Varian Wrynn

    This song gave so much meaning. His music did inspire and in my life personally made so much sense. God forgive him and help him make it to the light

  84. Jhon Lamatta

    Por qué de pronto me siento tan melancólico :'v

  85. Anderson Lima

    Nois aqui o 2018 /09/24

  86. Anderson Lima

    E nois nessa porra!!!
    Os bons vão cedo de mais......🙌

  87. Shalesondock Oficial

    Uma ArTe! De oBra-prima!

  88. laynes world

    Nothing ever hurt so much

  89. Emerson Nisio

    The last real Rock n' Roll band in the world has gone!

    03underground

    no there's more man. you just gotta look harder. ever heard of the Black keys? great band. if you haven't check them out

    Emerson Nisio

    @03underground Oh, Yeah!! The Black Keys!!! Great band!!! You're right!!!

  90. Sean Gerber

    this song was about hurricane Katrina and how people were not rescued in time and died.

  91. Joel Aaron Castro

    Audioslave: de lo bueno, poco. Una gran banda. RIP Chris Cornell. Extraño audioslave.

  92. flipmasta

    living in SWFL an going through the algae bloom crisis thats killing countless marine life at the moment, the words "I find you guilty of a crime of sleeping in at a time when you should have been wide awake" fits dam well, as this issue is self inflicted.

  93. Neal

    This was off Revelations not Out of Exile

  94. world Peace

    why doesn't any one talk about the content of the song? I think thats what he would want I think.... he wrote the song for a reason

  95. life is

    Northern Iraq southern Syria.....1200+ dead what is a mass grave?.....

    life is

    I won't be silenced

  96. • Neptune •

    Me, scream-whispering while listening to this song.
    RIP Chris you will be missed

  97. Nathan Lerud

    If anyone is b3ing tortured I would say do whatever it takes to end it and set them free into the public domain