One More Song Not To Wake Up To


Highway to Hell – AC/DC

Choice lyrics: “I’m on the highway to hell.”

A reminder that my life is headed inexorably toward oblivion, or at least in the wrong direction.

Don’t wake up to these songs


I thought that once I no longer had a 9 to 5 job to wake up for this would stop, but here are three four more songs not to wake up to.

Dream On, Aerosmith
Choice lyrics: Dream On Dream On Dream On
Dream On Dream On
Dream On Dream On

You know, I was dreaming, quite happily I might add, until your shrill song woke me up.

Rocket Man, Elton John
Choice lyrics: Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone

Probably not a good sign that every morning I wake up to a feeling of abject failure, that I am diminished from who I used to be by every day that goes by.

Don’t Stop, Fleetwood Mac
Choice lyrics: If your life was bad to you, Just think what tomorrow will do. Dont stop, thinking about tomorrow

Because tomorrow will bring the same thing as today, like the day before that and the day before that.

Urgent, Foreigner
Choice lyrics: Urgent, urgent, emergency
Urgent, urgent, emergency
Urgent, urgent, emergency
Urgent, urgent, emergency

If it’s worth waking me up, I hope whatever you have to tell me is pretty darned urgent.

I awoke a shoplifting zombie


Back at work with more Songs Not to Wake Up To:

Shoplifters Of The World Unite, The Smiths
Choice lyrics: “I was bored before I even began”

Zombie, The Cranberries
Choice lyrics: “What’s in your head / In your head / Zombie, zombie, zombie?”

Yeah yeah, it’s probably about the IRA, Belfast or Bloody Sunday or something, but I can’t imagine any of those being much worse than having to get up at 7:30 AM.

Two more songs not to wake up to


I don’t want to say it’s entirely the song’s fault, but each of these said to me things I don’t want to think about first thing in the bleary-eyed morning.

Hotel California
Choice lyrics: You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.

I imagine this line is particularly poignant for The Eagles when they play their hit for the Aleph-null time on their googolth reunion tour. (Sorry, I’m not good at hyperbole.)

Bohemian Rhapsody
Choice lyrics: Is this the real life,
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide
No escape from reality
Open your eyes
Look up to the skies and see
I’m just a poor boy
I need no sympathy
Because I’m easy come, easy go,
Little high, little low
Any way the wind blows
Doesn’t really matter
To me

Little high, little low is right.

More songs not to wake up to


I don’t know how JACK FM picks its morning playlist, but I’m almost convinced their morning DJ hates me personally. So here are more songs not to wake up to:

I Wanna be Sedated
Choice lyrics: “Nothing to do, nowhere to go / I wanna be sedated”

Dust in the Wind
Choice lyrics: “and all your money won’t another minute buy”
(have a good day at work!)

It was a tough choice picking just one line from Dust in the Wind, since the entire song is depressing beyond all comprehension.

However, I did sit at the end of my bed with my head in my hands for the entire duration of Your Own Private Idaho, so it’s possible JACK FM may not be the problem.

Songs not to wake up to


I present you with the worst of AM radio — not the AM band, but rather any music that wakes you up before noon. I heard the first two yesterday and now today. I think JACK FM is trying to kill me.

Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Choice lyrics: “Welcome to your life, there’s no turning back”

Love Till Tear Us Apart
Choice lyrics: “When routine bites hard, and ambitions are low”

Another One Bites the Dust
Choice lyrics: self-explanatory

Destination Unknown
Choice lyrics: When will my time come? Has it all been said and done?

The Message
Choice lyrics: Got a bum education, double-digit inflation / Can’t take the train to the job, there’s a strike at the station

Choice lyrics: You’re older than you’ve ever been. And now you’re even older.
(Since they never play this song on the radio, if you do hear it, it’s pretty clear somebody hates you.)

Choice lyrics: I woke up this morning I was feelin’ fine, but this cat starts banging man, what a swine.
Ironic considering this is a song about trying to get some sleep.

What Have I Done To Deserve This?
Choice lyrics: How am I gonna get through? How am I gonna get through?

You Can’t Alway Get What You Want
Choice lyrics: You can’t always get what you want / You can’t always get what you want / You can’t always get what you want

Choice lyrics: Peel me off this velcro seat and get me moving / I sure as hell can’t do it by myself

Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
Choice lyrics: Is that all you get for your money? / If that’s what you have in mind / yeah if that’s what you’re all about / Good luck movin’ up ’cause I’m movin’ out.