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Aloe Blacc reveals inspiration behind 'Wake Me Up'

Aug. 1, 2014 at 3:17 PM ET

While on the road a few years ago, Aloe Blacc says, he had a realization that his life was too good to believe.

It was then and there the idea behind his hit song "Wake Me Up" was born.

Blacc stopped by the Orange Room Friday after rocking the plaza and gave us the story about writing the lyrics behind his hit collaboration with Grammy-nominated DJ Avicii. 

Video: In the latest episode of "On the road with," singer Aloe Blacc talks about dealing with drunk fans and how he loves to write while on tour.

"'Wake Me Up' was a song that came to me when I was on a bus, traveling back from Switzerland," Blacc told TODAY.com. "I was thinking to myself, 'My life is such a dream. Wake me up when it's all over,' and I started writing the lyrics. Next thing you know, the rest of the world was singing it."

Check out the video to find out more about Blacc's life on the road, including how he dealt with a drunken fan who began dancing around him onstage.

And head here to see what it's like to be On the Road with other artists from TODAY's Toyota Concert Series.

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