Until I Wake Up - (Solo Acoustic)

by JR Richards

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PaulB JR you bastard. This is a bit epic, done it yet again. Thank you.
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Michael Alvin Cunanan Having been someone who struggled with depression myself in the past, this song really hits me deeply to the core... I think the fact that J.R. wrote this and acknowledged it as his way of creating awareness for other people having dealt with it himself led me to think that I wasn't alone in my battle and perhaps may have even saved my life knowing there were others like me and that there was hope!
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Libby There is something very powerful in finding other people who have shared similar struggles. So when you find a song that expresses those emotions so beautifully, it somehow gives you the strength to keep going! Thank you, JR!


This is my first try at recording a solo version of this song (very close to how I wrote it initially in 96) It differs slightly from the "Stripped" version which also features a string quartet.

A music video for this version can be seen here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tn6qq_VhWk


I rest my head
Between the bed and sky
Download my dread
Disarm my mind, make it dry

Nothing in motion, and I’m satisfied
No disappointment, until I wake up
I Don’t want to wake up

Into clear space
Vivid vision, see her shape
At my bedside, beam up my mind please

Nothing in motion, and I’m satisfied
No disappointment, until I wake up
I Don’t want to wake up


released August 27, 2014
Written, Recorded and Mixed by JR Richards

JR Richards - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar


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