The Brief: The "Waking Up In The Morning, Thinking About So Many Things" TikTok trend is marked by creators reflecting on the past while lip-syncing to a clip from Real Housewives Of New Jersey.


The latest TikTok meme pokes fun at embarrassing and/or traumatic memories that can’t ever seem to leave our minds. The “Waking Up In The Morning, Thinking About So Many Things” TikTok memes typically consist of creators using on-screen text to detail a memory while they lip-sync to a clip from Real Housewives of New Jersey which featured Teresa Giudice’s daughter Gia singing a song she wrote.

In it she sings, “Waking up in the morning, thinking about so many things. I just wish things would get better.”

There are over 65,000 videos linked to the sound. Many of these videos see young people reflecting on their choices, be it cringey behavior and/or sense of style.

This video is about working at Starbucks.


my fellow Starbucks baristas will understand ✋🏼😔 #starbucks #starbucksbarista #barista #coffee #starbucksrecipe

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@Siaraskye’s video takes aim at her former fashion choices.


LMAOO Chill on me yall I was so ugly 🥲 #wakingupinthemorning #foryoupage

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This TikToker appears to regret faking having a girlfriend.


I was a ladies man lmao

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This creator recoils at the thought of her dressing “mature” at a concert in hopes of catching the eye of her pop star crush.


It didn’t work…. #greenscreen #ASOSFashunWeek #bieber #fyp

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Other takes:


Yeah we thought we were really cool #fyp #sisters #greenscreen

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think about this one a lot

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Okay but let’s be real for a 9 year old they look pretty good #fyp #lgbt #ducttape

♬ original sound – Amir Yass