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Rascal Flatts - Come Wake Me Up (Lyric Video)

First, just press play and think Johnlock. Then read on :)

K. So. Normally, I’m not a fan of Johnlock. (*le gasp* I know. SCANDALOUS.) At least not romantic Johnlock. Probably stems from my firm belief that people who are not family can love each other deeply and not be IN love with each other or even be sexually attracted. And that’s how I usually see the John/Sherlock relationship. They have a deep, complex love for each other that isn’t anything beyond friendship.

But.

There are definitely some things that are just so Johnlock that I can’t. I just can’t.

This song is one of them. No matter when I hear it, what kind of mood I’m in, if I’m in a Johnlock state of mind or not, it is automatic Johnlock. Immediate. It makes me want to write an angsty, almost completely non-fluffy, totally-not-my-usual fanfic that is post fall and sad and gorgeous. I can actually see it all in my head.

It’s a Rascal Flatts song called Come Wake Me Up. Lyrics are below. I always split it into first verse and refrain are John’s immediately after Reichenbach, second verse and refrain belongs to Sherlock in the period of time when he’s “dead” (the refrain is him hoping John will take him back when he “resurrects”), and the bridge is split between the two after Sherlock is “alive” again (first line is John’s, second is Sherlock’s, third is John’s, fourth is Sherlock’s, last two are both). And the last refrain is both of them. In my as-yet-unwritten fanfic, there’s a lot of pov shifting going on, based on who has what line/verse/refrain of the song.

"Come Wake Me Up"

I can usually drink you right off of my mind
But I miss you tonight
I can normally push you right out of my heart
But I’m too tired to fight

Yeah the whole thing begins
And I let you sink into my veins
And I feel the pain like it’s new
Everything that we were,
Everything that you said,
Everything that I did and that I couldn’t do
Plays through tonight

Tonight your memory burns like a fire
With every one it grows higher and higher
And I can’t get over it, I just can’t put out this love
I just sit in these flames and pray that you’ll come back
Close my eyes tightly, hold on and hope that I’m dreaming
Come wake me up

Turn the TV up loud just to drown out your voice, but I can’t forget
Now I’m all out of ideas and baby I’m down to my last cigarette
Yeah, you’re probably asleep deep inside of your dreams while I’m sitting here crying and trying to see
Yeah, wherever you are baby now I am sure you moved on and aren’t thinking twice about me
And you tonight

Tonight your memory burns like a fire
With every one it grows higher and higher
I can’t get over it, I just can’t put out this love
I just sit in these flames and pray that you’ll come back
Close my eyes tightly, hold on and hope that I’m dreaming

I know that you’re movin’ on
I know I should give you up
But I keep hopin’ that you’ll trip and fall back in love
Time’s not healin’ anything
Baby, this pain is worse than it ever was
I know that you can’t hear me, but baby I need you to save me tonight

Tonight your memory burns like a fire
With every one it grows higher and higher
I can’t get over it, I just can’t put out this love
I just sit in these flames and pray that you’ll come back
Close my eyes tightly, hold on and hope that I’m dreaming
Come wake me up
Oh, I’m dreaming
Come wake me up