Wake on up from your slumber, baby open up your eyes.

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drahcir

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Indonesian
The phrase is taken from a song titled "Slumber" by a band called "Needtobreathe".

My question is how can it be justified to use "Wake on up" instead of just "Wake up". Sure it does sound nice, by in my mind, a grammatically correct phrase would be "Wake up from your slumber", without "on". Could someone explain why or how?
THanks.
 
  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    Welcome to the forum, Drahcir!

    It's a song. Songs don't have to follow grammatical rules, and they often don't. Don't look at songs as guides to correct English or try to figure out why the writer used words in a certain way. (Actually, in ordinary speech, we'd just say "wake up", since it would be understood that we're addressing someone who is sleeping.)
     
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