Wide Awake – single

Wide Awake

By Bella Visi
Directed by Brandi Cook
Arranged by Keith McCauley

A powerful message for anyone during this COVID-19 crises where social distancing, quarantine, and self-isolation stir feelings of loneliness and discouragement. We selected this song over 9 months ago with no idea of how applicable this message could be. We learned it, recorded it and did a videography session last September. Our final videography session was the Saturday before schools closed in our valley. Could the timing be any more appropriate? We hope this message soothes your heart as you yearn for those who are away.

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Featuring

Hannah Hirschi, Alyssa Knox, Tenney Kunka, Kassidee Johnson

Ensemble

Lacey Bernhardt, Eliza Buhrley, Julia Butikofer, Camryn Crisostomo, Moriah Elton, Jessica Fink, Hannah Hirschi, Kassidee Johnson, Alyssa Knox, Annica Kropf, Tenney Kunka, Lexie Olson, Tagen Ririe, Aubrey Salyards, Esther Schofield, Ellie Stewart, Ivy Tanner

Bella Visi is Cantus Youth Choirs’ premier all treble individually-miked ensemble. Bella Visi combines full range tight harmonies with dynamic choreography for inspirational and impactful performances. Cantus Youth Choirs is a non-profit community youth program for 8-18 year old youth of Idaho’s Boise area. To learn more about Cantus Youth Choirs, please visit cantusyouthchoirs.com.

Credits

As performed by Katy Perry
Words and Music by Henry Walter, Bonnie Mckee, Lukasz Gottwald, Katy Perry, Max Martin

Directed by Brandi Cook
Arranged by Keith McCauley
Produced by Cantus Youth Choirs
Audio and video mixed and mastered by Keith McCauley
Licensing issued by Easy Song Licensing

Lyrics

I’m wide awake
I’m wide awakeI’m wide awake
Yeah, I was in the dark
I was falling hard
With an open heart
I’m wide awake
How did I read the stars so wrong

I’m wide awake
And now it’s clear to me
That everything you see
Ain’t always what it seems
I’m wide awake
Yeah, I was dreaming for so long

I wish I knew then
What I know now
Wouldn’t dive in
Wouldn’t bow down
Gravity hurts
You made it so sweet
Till I woke up on
On the concrete

Falling from cloud nine
Crashing from the high
I’m letting go tonight
I’m falling from cloud nine

I’m wide awake
Not losing any sleep
Picked up every piece
And landed on my feet
I’m wide awake
Need nothing to complete myself, no

I’m wide awake
Yeah, I am born again
Out of the lion’s den
I don’t have to pretend
And it’s too late
The story’s over now, the end

I wish I knew then
What I know now
Wouldn’t dive in
Wouldn’t bow down
Gravity hurts
You made it so sweet
Till I woke up on
On the concrete

Falling from cloud nine
Crashing from the high
I’m letting go tonight
I’m falling from cloud nine

Thunder rumbling
Castles crumbling
I am trying to hold on
God knows that I tried
Seeing the bright side
But I’m not blind anymore
I’m wide awake
I’m wide awake

Falling from cloud nine
Crashing from the high
I’m letting go tonight
I’m falling from cloud nine

I’m wide awake
I’m wide awake
I’m wide awake
I’m wide awake
I’m wide awake

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