[Verse 1]
Went to the wrong school
Wearing the wrong shoes
They told me that I should sit down and just bite my tongue
'Cause if you're lucky
You'll get to university
Say three hail Marys
And everything bad will be gone

[Refrain]
But I'm so tired of standing still
And I'm not buying what you're trying to sell

[Chorus]
So don't wake me up
If you're only going to tell me to give it up
Then say everything I do is never enough
'Cause you're lying through your teeth
We don't fit into your boxes
We're all different underneath
Don't wake me up

[Verse 2]
When I got my first guitar
My father told me "Son
Four chords is all you need to show people just who you are"
So I played to strangers
Down by the backstreets
And everytime they caught me dreaming I'd say

[Chorus]
Don't wake me up
If you're only going to tell me to give it up
Then say everything I do is never enough
'Cause you're lying through your teeth
We don't fit into your boxes
We're all different underneath
Don't wake me up
Don't wake me up

[Refrain]
'Cause I'm so tired of standing still
And I'm not buying what you are trying to sell
So don't wake me up

[Chorus]
Oh, oh, oh, don't wake me up
If you're only going to tell me to give it up
Then say everything I do is never enough
'Cause you're lying through your teeth
We don't fit into your boxes
We're all different underneath
Don't wake me up
Don't wake me up
Don't wake me up

[Outro]
Don't wake me up