Amy Winehouse - Wake Up Alone (Original) Lyrics




It's okay in the day, I'm staying busy
Tied up enough so I don't have to wonder where is he
Got so sick of crying, so just lately
When I catch myself I do a 180

I stay up, clean the house, at least I'm not drinking
Run around just so I don't have to think about thinking
That silent sense of content that everyone gets
Just disappears when the sun sets

[Chorus:]
He gets fierce in my dreams seizing my guts
He floods me with dread
Soaked to his soul he swims in my eyes by the bed
Pour myself over him, moon spilling in
And I wake up alone

As far as my heart, I'd rather be restless
Second I stop the sleep catches up and I'm breathless
This ache in my chest, 'cause my day is done now
The dark covers me and I cannot run now

My blood running cold, I stand before him
It's all I can do to assure him
When he comes to me, I drip for him tonight
Drowning in me, we bathe under blue light

[Chorus]

And I wake up alone
And I wake up alone
And I wake up alone





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  1. Larissa Vitoria

    Aí que tristeza...apenas queria que alguém de fato tivesse ajudado ela desde sempre...não só tapasse o buraco emocional dela pra cuidar das próprias vidas ou se aproveitar do dinheiro dela. Queria que lembrassem como não a “Amy louca ou drogada” mas sim pela artista verdadeira, foda, sensacional, humana, uma pérola entre nenhuma vista nesse século 21. Só saudade...

  2. Tionna Patros

    I miss her :'(

  3. Juliana Almeida

    😭😭😭😭😭

  4. Tonia Ss

    This song sings to our hearts, and Amy did a great job Missing you Soul singer.

  5. Ranauldo Greer

    This is definitely in my top 2 Amy's songs along with Help Yourself. Amy you ma'am are truly missed.

  6. Anthony Arias

    Who’s still listening to this in 2019?

  7. Linda Lopez

    This is one of the best written songs I think I've heard. All the references to black woven throughout the song. From the through back R&B sound, to the blacking out by the end of the day, to the dark mood that makes her drink, to impending night that turns her mood dark...just really well written.

  8. trava travarica

    😍😍😍😍

  9. Amber Turner

    Can someone do a slow and reverb on this please!?

  10. Gavin Steely

    The thing is.... a lot of the original Back to Black album demos were depressing, and that’s what she was.... a lovely young girl yet ravaged by drinking and drugs and toxic relationships... she said before that she didn’t want her face to be out there, she wanted people to hear her music and think that they’re not any different for feeling those things. And the saddest part is that she was never really able to keep her depressing songs, she had to make them upbeat because that’s all everyone wanted in the 2000s; just music to jam to. I love you Amy :(<3

  11. stockard channing

    Literally the most painfully sad thing I’ve ever heard

  12. Christophe Lamoureux

    SOME NIGHTS I DREAM OF YOU AND CAUSE I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH!!!

  13. Thomas Martin

    I love you amy I will never forget you thank you for helping us humans besides the music you are truly a mother of some of the most genus talent that's occurring after you left

  14. Sam Miller

    She got depressed everytime she had to perform live. Her music is phenomenal. We all relate to her if you're here. We love her. She's expressing not only how we feel, but also herself. Her music was a means of expressing herself, not meant to be glorified. I miss her too, but we did this to her.

  15. Kevin Since

    It's not okay in the day.
    But, I stay semi-busy.
    & I only wonder, where - where is he¿¿¿
    The MAN who is JUST like me....

    Still sick & crying.
    Lately...i catch myself but I do a 360°....

    I stay up.
    I'm not drink,drinking...
    Run around.. and still, all I do is THINKING.....

    No silence. No content.
    The sun sets...

  16. Breee

    First Amy then whitney then Aretha three tragedies in my life

  17. Breee

    I miss her till this day still my favorite artist of all time

  18. My3BeautifulAngels steve

    Such a beautiful and soulful singer you are missed continue to rest on 🕊❤

  19. Darren Riccs

    We could be able to solve the hardest questions ever, but the question "Why wasn't this version on the album?" is nigh impossible to answer :(

  20. Ava witmer

    What an incredible woman.

  21. Carmilita Foster

    Beautiful underneath it all❤️ I do miss her, if feels like she had so much more to give🕊 you’ll always be missed Amy❤️

  22. Natasha Popoire

    Não me canso de ouvir.

  23. Chada Chamberlain

    Goosebumps ....smgdh

  24. Princess Zayath

    My souls song. 😍😍😍

  25. Chada Chamberlain

    WHY IS THIS SO BEAUTIFUL

  26. Chada Chamberlain

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL 35

  27. April Domenica

    God this is such a beautiful song.

  28. TeeDee215

    If you watched the documentary ‘Amy’, when you hear her songs, you realize that she poured her real life into her songs. I’ve always been a fan of hers, but after seeing that documentary, I wish that she had more ppl who had her best interests in heart. She said she would have given up everything to just be able to walk down the street. She and her music were one, and her soul was pure. Just a beautifully talented person who got lost along the way. RIP Amy ♥️🙏🏾

  29. Nika

    ...e a depressão venceu mas VOCÊ se eternizou...

  30. Chada Chamberlain

    THIS WOULD BE A COLD SAMPLE PUT INTO A SONG......THAT RHYTHM

  31. wellington oliveira

    ❤😟😢😭 *amy* *Winehouse* 😗😙😚😍

  32. Chada Chamberlain

    VERY CALMING

  33. ji j

    anyone knows what kind of instrument was used at the very first part something sounds like shaking sand? maybe? also is this
    unplugged song?

    Regan Vandunk

    It's a drum brush that they gently brush over the top of a drum in a circular motion

  34. Tolulope Awoyinfa

    The piano work (twists and turns) are mad!!!

  35. Miaya Carter

    Rip I love her so much

  36. Stephanie Francis

    🎶I stay up clean the house least I'm not drinking🎶 love this song

  37. Daniela Silva Souza

    Melhor versão...amor demais 😍❤

  38. Penelope Velvet

    I know this is off topic from all the other comments, but it's so strange how almost every British singer sounds like they're American when they sing, yet when in interviews, they are completely have a British accent. anyone else finds that interesting?

    Naͣfiͥsaͣhͪ Oury Bah

    acrazygarnet yes I notice that simply red, lisa stansfield, etc. also soulful voices

    purple

    they're influenced by the artists they listen to :). Soul and Jazz is mainly an American thing so she had American artists as her standard

  39. Penelope Velvet

    Amy Winehouse and melody gardot are queens😍

  40. Marcos Leroy

    It's okay in the day
    I'm staying busy
    Tied up enough so I don't have to wonder where is he
    Got so sick of crying
    So just lately
    When I catch myself, I do a one-eighty
    I stay up, clean the house
    At least I'm not drinking
    Run around just so I don't have to think about thinking
    That silent sense of content
    That everyone gets
    Just disappears 'soon as the sun sets

    He's fierce in my dreams, seizing my guts
    He floats me with dread
    Soaked in soul
    He swims in my eyes by the bed
    Pour myself over him
    Moon spilling in
    And I wake up alone

    If I was my heart
    I'd rather be restless
    The second I stop, the sleep catches up
    And I'm breathless
    'Cause this ache in my chest
    As my day is done now
    The dark covers me, and I cannot run now
    My blood running cold
    I stand before him (before him, I)
    It's all I can do to assure him (assure him)
    When he comes to me
    I drip for him tonight
    Drowning in me, we bathe under blue light

    He's fierce in my dreams, seizing my guts
    He floats me with dread
    Soaked in soul
    He swims in my eyes by the bed
    Pour myself over him
    Moon spilling in
    And I wake up alone
    And I wake up alone
    And I wake up alone
    And I wake up alone

  41. LaLa Neal

    Love this song. This is the best version.

  42. joejoe buckzz

    didnt know that it was sexual at all

  43. Destiny Equality

    Love the lyrics

  44. hxlxnska

    i read that this was the first ever recording, no lyrics existed before this, just the melody. she just wanted to "have a try" with lyrics she scrabbled down. like, what kind of sorcery was this woman :o

  45. Perez Sisters

    What are the guitar chords for this version?

  46. alexis akins

    The reason why this song touches your soul is because its soulful.. Jazz @ its finest "& I wake up alone"

  47. Dawn Thueson

    Happy birthday sweetheart

  48. Jason Rodillas

    2040 tymer

  49. Jason Rodillas

    Not in person person person canwe 😎

  50. Jason Rodillas

    Bordem bizz like weigt heat is when can we fuck banker who says that

  51. Jason Rodillas

    I need a loyer

  52. Carlos Huerta

    they up tempo'd almost all the songs on B2B, wake up alone, tears dry in their own, some unholy war, he can only hold her. i think the demo/down tempo versions are so amazing, really no need to up tempo them.

  53. drogariasneptuno

    so good

  54. shyamo90

    what a sad and beautiful song

  55. LEGIT SAM 6IX

    QUEEN OF QUEENS

  56. Asis

    WOW...I love both versions, but man this one feels so intimate. Like your having a conversation.

    Darren Riccs

    ironic, since you cannot converse with anyone when you wake up alone.. only to yourself :(

  57. chai Israel

    What a voice from her soul body and all her being ....she was the best!

  58. Its Shanti

    this is beautiful

  59. Kerry O'Neill

    I get goosebumps every time I listen to this one <3

  60. hugo paris

    LYRICS:
    It's okay in the day, I'm staying busy
    Tied up enough so I don't have to wonder where is he
    Got so sick of crying, so just lately
    When I catch myself I do a 180

    I stay up, clean the house, at least I'm not drinking
    Run around just so I don't have to think about thinking
    That silent sense of content that everyone gets
    Just disappears when the sun sets

    [Chorus:]
    He gets fierce in my dreams seizing my guts
    He floods me with dread
    Soaked to his soul he swims in my eyes by the bed
    Pour myself over him, moon spilling in
    And I wake up alone

    As far as my heart, I'd rather be restless
    Second I stop the sleep catches up and I'm breathless
    This ache in my chest, 'cause my day is done now
    The dark covers me and I cannot run now

    My blood running cold, I stand before him
    It's all I can do to assure him
    When he comes to me, I drip for him tonight
    Drowning in me, we bathe under blue light

    [Chorus]

    And I wake up alone
    And I wake up alone
    And I wake up alone

    ♡ ⋆ ˚。⋆ ☾ ZORA ☽ ⋆ ˚。⋆ ♡

    hugo paris thankyou

  61. Edcarlos tsha

    this song touch my soul , each time i've listen it

  62. Katy Walters

    I listened to this song so much, after ending my 18 year, toxic relationship with my ex husband. To this day, it's a poignant and haunting song.

  63. joselyn galvan

    Her songs got me through my breakup with my first love 😔 I miss him more everytime i lestin to her. All her songs bring back memories. But it was a toxic relationship and i gotta move on✌🏻️

  64. Tori Kern

    Although I love both versions of this song (Wake Up Alone is one of my favorite songs, as well as being one of my favorites of Amy's) this version is truly haunting. Her voice shines so beautifully, and you can really hear the pain and vulnerability when she sings.

    Renee Cantu

    Tori Kern my words exactly.

  65. Judyth Foltz

    Happy Birthday songbird , you are very missed and loved ..rest in sweet bliss..

  66. Cassidy Fix

    This song sends chills down my spine. I can't describe what this version does. Her voice is the sound of her soul, I think thats what it is.

    Judyth Foltz

    that ending with her echoing , haunting really

    chai Israel

    True super haunting i love it.

    Arlet Quezada

    Cassidy Fix it gives like I feeling of sadness cuz it feels like someone close to u is never coming back but yet also comforting 😌

  67. Joanna

    this version speaks to my soul

  68. Steven Torres

    Michael you'll never know how much I love yoü

    Steven Torres

    +Boo Bah Michael is the name of my ex boyfriend. I know he listens to this song and just wanted him to know I love him

    Mike Müller

    :( that's sad man

    Judyth Foltz

    i wish you comfort dear, heart ache is a bitch .. it can cause actual damage to the heart , i hope someone will love you as much as you deserve soon enough

    Mike Müller

    @Judyth Foltz
    What a nice lady...

  69. may johnson

    The drums sound like the beating of a heart and to think she died alone and of heart failure.

    Mibuk Desjarlais

    And the fact that her voice is slowly fading away. 😢

  70. OlymPigs2010

    ...it's like I've lost a good friend who's never coming back...

  71. jay love

    no one will ever sing like amy r.i.p 💗

  72. Love SumLotta

    this version is better than the album version. so endearingly haunting. She is truly missed...

    Leroy Moore

    Miss Lee oh my goodness i listen to the album version so many times and i found this by mistake. Girl i havent been back to the album version. Since

    Vee

    Yes it is! 😍

  73. Love SumLotta

    this version is better than the album version. so endearingly haunting. She is truly missed...

  74. Jabriel Andrews

    It's something about this song... I tear up everytime I hear it. It's like I can feel her emotional cry-out as she sings.

    Roman Harton

    Amy's music does that to me too. Her soulful notes caress my minds ear..

  75. TeeDee215

    I feel like she's singing this from her heart, and that's why it's so touching. It rings true. It's her heart and soul on display. I love her voice and her honesty. That's the epitome of a true artist. Man I'm gonna miss the music she would have made. Rest easy sweet Amy 💗

  76. Haviar Hafoka

    This version is so dayum smooth #HUNNIT #WakeUpAlone #IstillLoveTheRecordedOneToo #AmyWinehouse

  77. Patti Shouldice

    Brilliant x

  78. Mercedes Morris

    Beautiful, Soulful yet simple.

  79. Regina George

    R.I.P <\3 I never got to meet you 😭

  80. Benjamin Garner

    Amazing Song ......May God Bless Her Soul

  81. Chada Chamberlain

    WOW LOVE THIS VERSION SURPRISED IT DIDN'T MAKE THE ACTUAL BACK TO BLACK

  82. isabella marcucci

    Angle voice 😍

  83. Mandi Hayden

    Quite Simply a Lady with Soul in her heart.....Painfully missed.

  84. yup das me

    this is better than the recorded version

    Leroy Moore

    das me so true

  85. Luna Sumire

    such a lovely voice, my favorite song from Amy i can leave this one on repeat all day

  86. Basim Bambaataa

    One of the most well-written songs of all time, as far as I'm concerned. Genius.

  87. Basim Bambaataa

    One of the most well-written songs of all time, as far as I'm concerned. Genius.

  88. Telecia LaRue

    And I wake up alone....

  89. verde085

    Happy Birthday Amy, you beautiful soul.

  90. MIFNP

    I love this version! Bottom line: I love Amy regardless of how she sings her poetry. Pure genius. I am so very sad that she's no longer with us. We love you, Amy.

    Leroy Moore

    MIFNP so true cant kerp it off repeat

    Laurent Visciglia

    MIFNP I live her too...

  91. Richawn Moncrease

    love this song

  92. Nicole Weagley

    A bitter #tbt today. It's the anniversary of a well loved artist.
    Amy, you are and will be forever missed. Your songs, that grip our very souls. Your throw back melancholy voice, lyrics, and real emotions through your music will forever transcend, farther than I'm willing to bet, you never thought would. You felt your music, your words, and that always remained clear during every song you sang! Whether u wrote them all to a T, or you collaborated. Every song, every note, every heart collapsing lyric, we know you meant and felt it all so intensely!
    R.I.P Amy Winehouse. May Cobain, Joplin, Basquiat, Hendrix, and Morrison have welcomed you, with as much respect and admiration in to the Forever 27 Club, as all of us fans having given to them and you. All of us know you are in the best of company. We keep all of the the Forever 27 alive and never forgotten with the gifts of the music you and they have left behind for us.
    But for you, Amy Winehouse, I hold you the closest.You came right on time all those years ago when I needed it, and you never failed me since that day. Your songs and feeling reaches me more intensely than any other musician!!! And I know other fans feel the same.
    We love you, Amy!!! You never leave our hearts, soul's or feelings. Thank you for leaving us with these pieces of you. Thought it's not the same as having you still with us, I will be grateful for what you have left behind. ♡

  93. La Tina

    I can't help to cry with this song, I try to sing along on a karaoke night and I sound like I was ready to cry ❤️❤️

  94. GoldNava

    I prefer the tunnel fade out and ending in this song than the other.

    Max Mak Man

    I know right?? It fits with the idea that she keeps waking up alone, night after night

    Max Mak Man

    Also the fact that it's a slow acoustic blues sound makes it all the more biting on the heart

    Leroy Moore

    GoldNava yes i thought i was the only one. This is so much better to me.

    CrashNebulaa

    I literally can get to the next song because I keep rewinding that part 🤷🏾‍♂️

    TooOldForThis

    When does that happen?

  95. April Domenica

    Thank you for uploading this.