The Cult – Wake up Time for Freedom

This song is by Cult from the early 80's. Their music if you listen to it closely is a derivative of native American Indian music. There are quite a lot of Indian chants and spiritual themes included in many of their songs, this one is no exception. This song is about the awakening that eventually each person experiences. When the awakening occurs, there is a series of tests to determine if you are fit to break the cycle of reincarnation, and become free in the next higher realm.

The tall dark shadow with the badge described in the song is a metaphor for the massive amount of darkness you may be faced with upon the awakening. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wake up time for freedom, baby
Wake up time to fly
Wake up time for freedom, baby

Ah-ha, ah-ha-ha, yeah
Ah-ha, ah-ha-ha, well
Ah-ha, ah-ha-ha
Ah-ha, ah-ha-ha

There's someone knocking on my door
A tall dark figure I've never seen before
His badge shone brightly like a star in the sky
Drags me out to the waiting car

Wake up time for freedom, baby
Wake up time to fly
Wake up time for freedom, baby

A flock of vultures spinning round my head
Left me on the roadside for dead
Cars pass by but no one stares
These waking dreams, they never end

Wake up time for freedom, baby
Wake up time to fly
Wake up time for freedom
You know we gotta try

Lawman on the bank now, honey
Hound dog on my trail
Wake up time for freedom
Before the night prevails

There's someone knocking on my door
A tall dark figure I've never seen before
Yeah, backs on blinding, like a star in the sky
He drags me out to the waiting car

Sometimes, like this, they came

Ah-ha, ah-ha-ha, yeah
Ah-ha, ah-ha-ha
Ah-ha, ah-ha-ha, yeah
Ah-ha, ah-ha-ha

Wake up time for freedom, baby
Wake up time to fly, yeah
Wake up time for freedom, baby

Wake up time for freedom, baby
Wake up time to fly, yeah
Wake up time for freedom, baby

Wake up time for freedom, baby
Wake up time to fly
Wake up time for freedom, baby

Wake up time for freedom, baby
Wake up time to fly
Wake up time for freedom, baby

Wake up time for freedom, baby…

Freedom…