NF - Wake Up Lyrics



You spend your life in a dream that you can't escape
Cause you live your life in a coma, you're never awake
If you'd open your eyes then maybe you'd see what's at stake
You're sleeping, you're sleeping

You make a lot of money and you live in a mansion
And pretty much got everything that you could ever imagine
But you feel like even though you got everything in the world
You got nothing
So what you do then is you start going backwards
You runnin' in a direction
And you lookin' for something that isn't real
And all you know is that you just gotta have it
What you're doin' is sleepin'
And thinking that you're awake and you're not
And the problem is that you don't know what you're after
So you put everything that you have into what you do
Hoping that one day maybe you don't have to feel like you're empty
But as you get older a lot of weight on your shoulders is getting heavy
Then you look back and you start to regret things
You only get one life
And every time you lookin' at yours
You feel like everything you have is a waste!
And the problem and the reason you could never fill a hole in your life
Is because you were never awake

You spend your life in a dream that you can't escape
Cause you live your life in a coma, you're never awake
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up!
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up!
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up!
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up!

You wake up in the morning
But you feel like you never got up and go to work
And you feelin' like you ain't got a purpose
And you tryna get motivated but everything you do turns into a mess
Like you ain't nothing but worthless
And, yo, you look around
A lot of these other people you lookin' at
To you, you describe as perfect
So you point a finger at God and tell him to do his job
And fix ya' life up cause nothin' is workin'!
And you will try to hide and make it seem like it's nothin'
But really you feel like everything is crashin' around you
And you develop a problem in trustin' in other people
Which later became an issue that would mentally pound you!
You only get one life
But every time you lookin' at yours you feel like all you ever see are mistakes
And the problem and the reason you could never move forward in life
Is because you were never awake
Wake up

You spend your life in a dream that you can't escape
Cause you live your life in a coma, you're never awake
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up!
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up!
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up!
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up!

You spend your life in a dream that you can't escape
Cause you live your life in a coma, you're never awake




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NF Wake Up Comments
  1. Everything Diabolik lovers,twilight ,wwe

    I can relate to the girl in the video but I'm at this young age that im scared to express my feelings till I have a panic attack
    #NFmusic

  2. kaneki ayman Ken

    Bro that's track must hit more than 100M views but what the f is happening

  3. EMT_ Luke

    Eminem vs NF rap battle Will never happen but it should.

  4. Homer

    Honestly ...The best musician in the business

  5. Brandi Thoden

    NF you are me as a man!

  6. Michael Johnson

    this song is exactly how I feel right now




    Enlightenment and awareness are the keys

  7. Lisa

    Deep ....

  8. Generic Tuber

    My mom walked in on me watching this and she immediately said that he was rapping from pure rage and personal experience, She's never heard of NF before and I was awestruck by her pin-point accuracy

  9. Hedge Hack

    1:40 my alarm clock at 5am

  10. audy Karate

    Can NF tour to Canada? Where my NF loving Canadians?🇨🇦❤️

  11. Username#1

    This song is painfully relatable

  12. Kris Kouvo

    Well said April, you don't need to explain yourself, they just want to feel special, they are not NF!
    Just Let those people say there trash and don't give them any headspace

  13. mit shah

    Yeah, it's true. It crashed now that's problem. Now how can i get out of that problem???

    Kyle Fryer

    wake up

    mit shah

    Thanks @Kyle Fryer

  14. Kyli Smith

    2020? Anyone?

  15. Migena Panariti

    Padashje fal

  16. Teresa ???????????????????????

    My favourite songs of NF:

    1.Paralyzed
    2.Time
    3.Let you down
    4.Wake up
    5.How could you leave us
    ❤️❤️❤️

  17. Saren Perales

    Ugh this song hits me;-;

  18. Kyli Smith

    How come his voice sings so much words that can show the truth in the world and can last a while. But the song goes by so fast. When his songs are the only thing that makes you think about life.

  19. m loves nf I love nf

    Nf not only rap he can sing

  20. PattySMusic

    I guess this "waking up" involves smashing several of my delicate household items

  21. Bryan Skelton

    Ray Cobb

  22. William Latham

    wonder if anyone gets it.....we could spend our entire lives asleep, just like the two in the video or we can WAKE UP!... I mean I'm sure NF always wanted to make it big and make that $$$ don't we all? but I can't help but feel he's trying to help every person his music touches, the man has a message and he sure as hell is delivering!

  23. Joseph Campbell

    Hey Nate, do a USO tour please!

  24. Script !!!

    shit ,your videos and verses too good

  25. Rare Dreams

    Favorite song by him

  26. skeleton bros

    Nf should be a preacher

  27. Neon_Citi

    everytime i watch this video i cant not see old David Schwimmer as the father/ husband figure

  28. Matthew Miller

    Love the beats been sharing you on fb all day. Your amazing glad I tripped into your music.

  29. mr Lucky beat

    I m your very biggest fan 😊😊 love you sir ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  30. bill jones

    I just did bro ! ..... damn lol

  31. ko paxson

    Presumptions the song.

  32. brittlynn Gols

    At my school NF is becoming more and more popular I have been a fan for a while but when I hear them talking about nf they talk about the everything but the meaning and if you talk about the meaning they laugh at you it's kind of wierd in my opinion

  33. Morningstar Of Darkness

    Nf came so far i am so proud of him

  34. Melanie O'Brien

    At the end of the day, I get into bed, pull the covers over my head and listen to NF's music, and I'm going to admit, I am depressed and I have thought about killing myself before but the only reason I haven't is because of Nate's music, because at the end of the day while I'm under the cover listening to NF, I cry. I don't mean to put pressure on Nate when I say his music keeps me alive if he stopped making music I would be VERY sad, but I would listen to the songs that are already made, but Nate's music is what keeps me from losing my emotions completely. I Love his music.

  35. KillerTrap 17

    This reminds🤣 me of me if I made a mix between sad and rap music for Catholics and gods people in a glispme every time a bad memorie happens gonna start rapping to baby me years ago so sad Merry 😋🙂 Christmas love you all USA everyone imma legend lit yessir never quit my career💪🙂😔 ahhh 🤙🔥🔥🤙🙂😔😭🙏🙂!!!-KT. Legend 2020

  36. David

    I wish I could wake up, I wish I could escape this dream that I cant escape :(
    I never knew about these type of feelings before but after this girl I like friendzoned me 2 months ago I been in a depression which hits hard. I hate myself and everything around me except when I see her. She makes my whole world light up like nothing bad could happen but when I don't see her or talk to her or text her I feel like my whole world has turned upside down and I hate me again. Why oh why cruel faith does this have to happen :(. I love you SAHARA and I am in a bad place without you :(.

  37. Oussama Khalkhouli

    how can i wake up?

  38. Rodney Stolte

    This be a song someone sending me to tell me something...

  39. Abdullah Al Noman

    Hey Nate...!
    ❤ from Bangladesh 🇧🇩

    _Your Cr.. crr.. crazzy Fan 🤘

  40. Cristina Thueson

    I’d forgotten to look and appreciate that in 2016 they’d given him 6 months and he’s stilll here thank you so much

  41. Cristina Thueson

    Nate,
    My name isCristina Thueson I’m 44 and obviously a fan of your music. I’ve had my rounds in the ring from depression specially after my father passed in 2012. Around 2014 fell so deep into depression that I’d lay in bed and just have 0 energy or joy. I hate saying this because I know it sounds so absurd but to shower just would feel like a huge chore and I’d be exhausted. I’d watch people driving to work and just wish I had that back. Thank God I was able to come back from it. Never have I ever fallen so deep. The thoughts in my head when down that low are horrible. Suicidal thoughts and excuses as to try and justify how I’m feeling. That place from ear to ear, fohead to bk of the head is a horrible lions den when I was down there. Slowly came out I know I’ll never be rid of it, but the biggest thing is I hated that I had to take meds. Well my doctor asked why are you ashamed, it’s a condition and I’m on lexapro.
    Apparently he said that’s one of the least favorites because it’ll take 1 month to fully kick in. I wanted what ever was closest to my own bodies serotonin levels. He asked me if I was a diabetic would I be ashamed to use insulin, I said no ofcourse not. He said well they why do I and why did I stop taking it. Got on them in time. On 6/8/16 my husband who’s a General Contractor was diagnosed with stage 3-4 non Hodgkin’s mantel cell lymphoma.
    Long 3 yrs. he couldn’t work and we sold everything we had got evicted from our place on 4/2019 for being late w rent one month.
    Found a place and now again facing eviction.
    But from the treatment for his condition and recovery I’m thankful and grateful he’s here I didn’t want to lose him. But I did lose him in a way he’s not the same man I married he’s distant and I feel married to a stranger at times. But after this long email yesterday I was angry and hating our situation and just sick of all the stress daily. I was feeling like why us. When’s the damn storm gonna pass. That horrible lions den came bk and was saying it can all stop, you won’t have anymore stress & you know how to make it happen.
    I was shaking all over just blasting music in headphones so I could shut it up.
    Well your video to wake up and song I don’t know how I hadn’t heard before, til today and it just hit like a damn hurricane smashing right into my heart and soul. I was complaining in my head why can’t we just be like prior to 6/2016. Did blame God for our hardships daily and the state of my marriage. Pls know that your touching people, I know that your already aware of it but Nate THANK YOU!!!
    This is part of my story and I’m sure this storm will pass, I’m hoping once it does it’ll be with my husband.
    Love to you and your wife & family.

    With much love & appreciation,
    Cristina Thueson

    trenton gassner

    Cristina Thueson god bless your soul and sorry for your loss... merry Christmas to you and yours..

    Cristina Thueson

    trenton gassner thank you very much.

  42. Sean Miller

    Hey Nathan,
    There are a lot of rappers resorting to drugs to handle the stress of the business. If you need a random ass person to talk to HMU man i got you.

  43. Heather Skalsky

    He cheats in me.... I have to beg for his affection and attention... It's toxic... It's killing me... But im so codependent and in love with him i won't do anything about it.... I'll keep dealing with it until it eventually actually kills me...

  44. Meiga e Brava

    Who else listening in December 2019?

    Melanie O'Brien

    ay what's up bro,
    also Merry Christmas!

  45. Francois van der Merwe

    I felt this song immediately

  46. Jacob

    how do you wake up?

  47. christina

    this song made me realize how much I need to wake up.

    HarryWillis30 -

    christina yep, out of all his songs this song in particular really set my life straight

  48. Vicious C

    This is so real
    Thank you Nate

  49. Mars qualitygirlmara

    I sleep to keep away from feeling worthless or away from feeling hurt but tbh I'm always sleeping even when I'm awake, my feet's be moving but my brain still in a dark place 😪.. now I ask my self everyday if I'm alive because I feel nothing I'm just empty.

  50. Rogue Purifikation

    This is one of my favorites, and by favorites I mean music videos... Although, this song is in my top 3 NF songs. This music video shows how NF helps people with his music because of how relatable he is with his fans and anybody honestly. He talks to the people in the video, helping them, telling them to wake up, but he is really talking to himself. Anybody could be going through the same things as Nate and hes helping a lot of people. Helping me through depression.

  51. Christian Ellingson

    i feel him

  52. KEN LI

    look like some sleepy people hit dislike

  53. darkaoshi27

    Listening to this, I just want to grab a baseball bat and break everything just to let out every bit of anger I have.

  54. Leanna Walters

    I seriously don't understand how people could dislike songs that shows true talent but like those that don't even have a meaning

  55. Dilerek Żelków

    Wake up samurai, We have song to listen to.

  56. Dawson Gilbert

    It’s interesting that when he wrote this song, the second verse was the one that described his life and issue he needed to wake up from. Now the first verse seems to be the one that fits him

  57. Matthew LaMacchia

    Sorry Jehovah witness you've been marked. I was no window washer ask your serpent mother...

  58. Richard Mulrooney

    Skilled

  59. Rich Machado

    Great rapper, really intelligent, and and knows his words, and they flow with feelings!

  60. Root

    How do I wake up, ey?

  61. Samrat Shivam

    Why? I'm getting goosebumps!

  62. x8ty6ix

    I seen this comment on here, talking about being a real or fake fan for the amount of time someone has known about him, I just here to set the record straight, if you discovered NF, and you are able to relate, understand, and accept him then u are a true fan, this man has gone through life events tht people shouldn't go through, and has had the courage to get up and say something, show love everyone show love.

  63. B-rabbit

    he was talking about those people's who follows devil, I mean those devil worshipers has everything money, cars, drugs but happiness

  64. B-rabbit

    why he doesn't swear?

  65. Fahad

    My motivation my inspiration in nf thank you

  66. Dana Ellison

    I recently decided to stop self harming and when it gets hard i listen to this because i realize that im not onky hurting myself but those around me and i dont want that to happen. NF saved my life - i know it sounds cheesy and cringy but im being honest. I found him in my darkest and hes helped me
    Thanks NF ❤️❤️

  67. Marissa Bones

    The first time I hear this guys music and I honestly thought it was Eminem at first.

  68. maru kal

    bro i just love you and i wish you all the best cuz maaaaan ur music is just....

  69. natalie sandoval

    omg when the woman was under water in the tub, i legit did that yesterday. i took a bath with rlly hot water to calm myself down. i was blasting NFs music , well I do that all the time but I usually do that with earbuds, so my family wouldn’t hear me crying. ima stop exposing myself now bye xo

    RMTTDWD

    im sorry for making this whole paragraph🚶🏻‍♂️

  70. STEPHANIE WACHMAN

    Anyone who can answer these questions will get free tickets and could be an MC for the battle to be Put your answers on YouTube and tell me 3 answers To wake up

    One what is it mean when he says Wake up? What is he referring to when he He refers to a pointing finger Up a GodTelling him to fix his life up and 3And what is it mean to be living your life in a coma the to still be awake going through every day motions

  71. Luke Stedifor

    This song helped me Wake Up.

  72. victoria vc

    You spend your life in a dream that you can't escape
    'Cause you live your life in a coma, you're never awake
    If you'd open your eyes then maybe you'd see what's at stake
    You're sleeping, you're sleeping

    You make a lot of money and you live in a mansion
    And pretty much got everything that you could ever imagine
    But you feel like even though you got everything in the world
    You got nothing, so what you do then is you start going backwards
    You runnin' in a direction
    And you lookin' for something that isn't real
    And all you know is that you just gotta have it
    What you're doin' is sleepin'
    And thinking that you're awake and you're not
    And the problem is that you don't know what you're after
    So you put everything that you have into what you do
    Hoping that one day maybe you don't have to feel like you're empty
    But as you get older a lot of weight on your shoulders is getting heavy
    Then you look back and you start to regret things
    You only get one life
    And every time you lookin' at yours
    You feel like everything you have is a waste!
    And the problem and the reason you could never fill a hole in your life
    Is because you were never awake

    You spend your life in a dream that you can't escape
    'Cause you live your life in a coma, you're never awake
    Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up
    Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up
    Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up
    Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up

    You wake up in the morning
    But you feel like you never got up and go to work
    And you feelin' like you ain't got a purpose
    And you tryna get motivated but everything you do turns into a mess
    Like you ain't nothing but worthless
    And, yo, you look around
    A lot of these other people you lookin' at
    To you, you describe as perfect
    So you point a finger at God and tell him to do his job
    And fix ya' life up cause nothin' is workin'
    And you will try to hide and make it seem like it's nothin'
    But really you feel like everything is crashin' around you
    And you develop a problem in trustin' in other people
    Which later became an issue that will mentally pound you
    You only get one life
    But every time you lookin' at yours you feel like all you ever see are mistakes
    And the problem and the reason you could never move forward in life
    Is because you were never awake
    Wake up

    You spend your life in a dream that you can't escape
    'Cause you live your life in a coma, you're never awake
    Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up
    Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up
    Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up
    Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up

    You spend your life in a dream that you can't escape
    'Cause you live your life in a coma, you're never awake
    Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up

  73. Emmunel Manbwe

    Anybody still here 🖤

  74. Kirtsuna

    The song that started his success

  75. ChillaBee

    Wtf is that 4.3K dislike?

  76. Cohenreacts12 113

    You live your life in a coma .
    That got me love you Nf been a fan for 1 year

  77. Striders Dream

    You only get one life, and everytime you look into yours you feel like everything you have is a waste! And the problem and the reason you can never feel at home in your life is Be-cause you were never awake!

  78. Nolan Northwest

    Am I the only one that is crying on NF's songs?

    CaptainKill

    I mean I don't but I'm sure people who have been through the situations he sings about also do.

  79. Teaira Noble

    You speak the word i could never speak

  80. jk_swaeg_jk

    It's weird bc I didn't heard wake up but were you trapped. (When I had only one earphone because other one was crashed) I was confused but that (were you trapped) had still meaning tho

    Edit: hah I'm still hearing both XD

  81. Burnt Toast

    Baby #2

  82. Jrg Rapper

    Just put his song at RAPublic Gospel playlist on spotify... listen up https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7HeR0uvCF6LB6cNxc86NNA?si=mIubQS3oQqSKd6Yh88IHSQ

  83. Ariella Gross

    I feel this so hard and I hate that I do😔

  84. Jen Baumgarten

    I'm so sorry kids.ma

  85. Naman Chandok

    who else here on an nf marathon after search

  86. Homphy LiteYT

    i just wanna sleep in no! wake up

  87. The Doll Warriors

    I just set the chorus of this song to my alarm

  88. Sabrina Pederson

    This song speaks truth. I'd say NF at his best, but all of his music is NF at his best, sooooo.

    If you are reading this, YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Spread the love!!!!!

    💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💙💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

  89. Andrew Knepp

    1:39 my alarm at 9 am
    Me: LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!

  90. Adam Tabor

    If u don't like NF then u never heard his music. This is one of my favorite songs rn by NF

    HarryWillis30 -

    Yh this is one of my current favourite songs, the beat at 1:04 and 2:17 gives me chills every time, unbelievable talent

  91. matthew way

    your sleeping until you hear NF SAYING WAKE UP!!!!!! cause we all spend are lives in a dream we cant escape without each other we are all in comas without NF like if your still watching NF in 2020 or today

  92. Josh Walker

    When Nate says wake up it sounds like Rachel Rachel Rachel and Jacob Jacob Jacob

    HarryWillis30 -

    Josh Walker haha thought it was just me

  93. Kate Me

    I literally used this song to wake myself up while studying at 2 a.m...