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“Wake Me Up” in Irish. TG Lurgan: Stiofán Ó Fearail in éineacht le scoláirí & foireann chúrsa C lena leagan féin de “Wake Me Up” le Avicii. “Wake Me Up” is a song by Swedish producer and DJ Avicii featuring vocals from Aloe Blacc and work from Incubus’ Mike Einziger. It was released in June 2013 as the first single by Avicii from his upcoming debut studio album True, which is set to be released on September 17, 2013. The song achieved critical and commercial success internationally, peaking at number one in 20 countries including in Italy, Ireland and the UK Singles Chart and charting on the US Billboard’ Hot 100. Critics are describing it as this year’s summer anthem.
A cover of the song in Irish was uploaded onto YouTube on 9 August 2013, by an Irish Language College called ‘Coláiste Lurgan’. The video received heavy publicity and popularity within Ireland from many news websites and the public. The video was a viral hit within the country and with Irish abroad, hitting a million views in one week.
Fáinne fí i gcoim na hoíche.
(Níl) 'tada riamh nach mbíonn thart.
Diabhail fhios a'm cá bhfuil deireadh mo scéil
Ach táim ar an mbealach ceart.
Deir siad liom gan a dhul sa tseans,
Nach dtagann ciall roimh aois.
Bhuel 'sé m'aistear é,
Ní léir cén fhad a mhairfidh sé,
'Sé togha ar aon chaoi.
So Lig mé saor ón suan 'tá orm.
(Tai)speáin 'om bóthar éasca cothrom.
Bainfidh mé ceann scríbe amach, sí m'aidhm,
Cíbe treo átá i ndán.
(Tá) Mé ag iompar úalach mór an tsaoil
Ach níl a'm ach péire lámh.
Suile troma is an ghrian a dhul faoi
Ach ní chodlaíonn mé go sámh.
"Bris amach agus tú fós sach óg."
Chinnigh mé le dul in aghaidh.
Seo mo ré, Seasfaidh mé an fód,
'S leanfaidh mé ar aghaidh.
Feeling my way through the darkness
Guided by a beating heart
I can't tell where the journey will end
But I know where to start
They tell me I'm too young to understand
They say I'm caught up in a dream
Well life will pass me by
if I don't open up my eyes
Well that's fine by me
So wake me up when it's all over
When I'm wiser and I'm older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn't know I was lost
I tried carrying the weight of the world
But I only have two hands
Hope I get the chance to travel the world
But I don't have any plans
Wish that I could stay forever this young
Not afraid to close my eyes
Life's a game made for everyone
And love is the prize