Wake Up

by Dawn Drake

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    Wake Up is a song that I dedicate to the Barefoot College of India, which trains the world's poorest women to become solar engineers. www.barefootcollege.org. Please support them. 100% of all track purchases will go towards supporting their efforts.
    This is my first attempt to try to bridge art with larger social issues in a concrete way, and I'm just trying to figure out how to do it. Please join me in supporting this cause to better the lives of women and children all over the world. Thank you!

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Featuring the Dagomba rhythm/dance "Takai" from Ghana, West Africa. Wake Up to the uses of solar energy, the dangers of nuclear energy, the need for more sustainable energy practices. Promoting amazing efforts of innovative organizations like the Barefoot College of India, which trains the world's poorest women to become solar engineers. www.barefootcollege.org. Please support them.

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On the night before the end of the world
It's true it's come unfurled again
All the planets may stop their twirling
And drop from nothing into dark again

Get up get up get up get up get up get up. Wake up wake up wake up wake up wake up

It's been said before and I'll say it again
Do you believe it will ever happen
This town may become a river of sin
The rapture's coming we don't know when

Get up get up get up get up get up get up. Wake up wake up wake up wake up wake up


So you say you want to live for ever
I hate to tell you but you've been duped again
The lights were on but now they're a prick of a pin
We glow radioactive till who knows when
We glow
We glow
We glow radioactive till who knows when

Get up get up get up get up get up get up. Wake up wake up wake up wake up wake up

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released May 19, 2013
Dawn Drake electric bass, lead vocals, background vocals,
lunga (hour-glass shaped pressure drum), congas, shaker, clave

Michael Skloff keyboard
Amir Oosman drum set, co-arranger drums/percussion
Jonathan Freilich electric guitar
Bram Glik tenor sax
Kevin Taylor trombone
Jessica Waithe trumpet
Brian Foreman gun gon (large African drum with snare)
Misra Iltus gun gon (large African drum with snare)
Tony Gennaro lead lunga (hour-glass shaped pressure drum)
Sara Gomez background vocals
Ian Walker background vocals

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Dawn Drake & ZapOte New York, New York

Wake Up is a song that I dedicate to the Barefoot College of India, which trains the world's poorest women to become solar engineers. www.barefootcollege.org. Please support them. 100% of all track purchases will go towards supporting their efforts.
Thank you!
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