"I Don't Want To Wait" as written by and Paula Cole....
So open up your morning light
And say a little prayer for I
You know that if we are to stay alive
And see the peace in every eye

She had two babies
One was six months one was three
In the war of '44
Every telephone ring
Every heartbeat stinging
When thought it was God calling her
Oh would her son grow to know his father

[Chorus]
I don't want to wait
For our lives to be over
I want to know right now
What will it be
I don't want to wait
For our lives to be over
Will it be yes or will it be

He showed up all wet
On the rainy front step
Wearing shrapnel in his skin
And the war he saw
Lives inside him still
It's so hard to be gentle and warm
The years passed by and now
He has a granddaughter

I don't want to wait
For our lives to be over
I want to know right now
What will it be
I don't want to wait
For our lives to be over
Will it be yes or will it be

Oh so you look at me
From across the room
You're wearing your anguish again
Believe me I know the feeling
It sucks you into the jaws of anger
Oh, so breathe a little more deeply my love
All we have is this very moment
And I don't want to do what
His father and his father and his father did
I want to be here now

So open up your morning light
And say a little prayer for I
You know that if we are to stay alive
And see the peace in every eye

I don't want to wait
For our lives to be over
I want to know right now
What will it be
I don't want to wait
For our lives to be over
Will it be yes or will it be

I don't want to wait
For our lives to be over
I want to know right now
What will it be
I don't want to wait
For our lives to be over
Will it be yes or will it be
Sorry

So open up your morning light
And say a little prayer for I
You know that if we are to stay alive
And see the love in every eye


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"I Don't Want to Wait" as written by Paula Cole

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  • +3
    My OpinionThis song to me is about letting go past experiences rule over your relationship. It is quite apparent that allowing the scar of memory to be infected in war contributes a broken life.The song echos the pain of the receiver in the so called dark star."I don't wanta wait" sez I want you to get therapy or help now and work to forget it. Be a truthseeker of reality as it exist today seek my needs I need the light of your love not the self dwelling of absorbed pity.I was wounded in the war but I survived by the light of encouraging others there is a greater purpose to mask memories that blanket or cover over selfish needs. I didn't wait "vietenam is over my life continues my marriage radiates life.
    love1on September 07, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentalthoug the music is really annoying, i think, i can relate to the lyrics... that's exactly how you feel when you're a teen, you want to know everything about your future life, what life has to offer you (even thought that's far from being the best thing)... you just can't wait to really live your life.
    Cleo23on April 09, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentGenetic memory or shared experience down the generations. I think that this is about how nothing really changes, the colors just sharpen and the sound is better on the DVD
    risajojoon November 29, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is a great song about how anger and violence works its way through families and puts their lives on hold. The singer is the grandaughter of a WW2 vet who is saying no, I am not going to participate in this, like previous generations. I want to 'be here now' - an old hippy phrase meaning live for the present - later used as an album title by Oasis.
    I don't know much about Paula Cole but I'd guess she is the right age to have a grandfather of that generation, so maybe it's autobiographical.
    pconlon March 24, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIn the song, she's taken the side of the wife, voiceing that she dosnt want to go unloved by a husband broken by a war - who obviously is now incapable of lovnig her like he once did. So she's saying she dosnt want to go through this over and over for the rest of her life. She needs him, but he wont help her.
    sazarella84on May 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhoa! I just recently joined. I looked over my favorite songs, and everyone posted their opinions before I did. Well, anyways, I hate people who post miscellaneous things.
    Okay, back to the song. The song sets in WWII. The man left the woman to go to war. The man miss seeing his children grow. Basically, the his passed generations of males went to war, just like what he did. It is about peace, family, war, hope, and love. That's pretty much.
    x1x60dx1xon July 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow you guys. Way to scream "Dawson's Creek". I really like this song, and did long before I ever saw an episode of the show. It's very good in and of itself.
    butterboyon April 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is possibly the best song that mankind has ever been blessed with.

    Dawson's Creek will live throughout history and will be sung by the beautiful voices of schoolchildren.
    Futch07on May 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti can't help it.

    this will forever make me think of dawsons creek..

    i heard the song before too but come on... :)
    NIKKIEon September 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have no idea what this song means, but I really like it. She has a really pretty voice. I wish she would have made more hits though. I used to be addicted to Dawson's Creek when I was like seven!!
    wayla1234on November 02, 2009   Link

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