"Wait" as written by and Jeff/perkins Baxter....
Flying half-mast overcast with a gun ship grey
You ever hear of such a thing
A spring with no month of May?

Ooh there's frost on Memorial Day
Oh love, I'm half-blind
Could you please help me find my way?

I chewed all the fun from my gum
Waiting for a train
Fell prey to those thoughts that come
When you're caught in the rain

Ooh I'm on the edge
I'm in the yellow paint
Oh love, I'm half-mad
Let's hope that means I'm half-sane

The touch of your lips
A lunar eclipse, so soft
And yet this river of doubt
The spout that I can't turn off

Ooh I want your flu, baby
Not just your cough
Please make me a man
Not this sham whom love leaves lost

Staring out at the church
At the pigeons perched in the leaves
Wondering what might have been had I not fallen in with thieves

Ooh could you make that a double please?
Oh love, it's late don't wait up for me
Oh love, it's late don't wait up for me
Don't wait up


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"Don't Wait Up" as written by Jeff Baxter Fay Perkins

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    General CommentThis has to be the closest to a jazz/hip-hop hybrid that I've ever heard. The lyrics flow like a melodic rap and the interlude has guitar riff and a great vibraphone solo. The bass line keeps the "upbeat mysterious" quality throughout the song.
    As far as the lyrics go, I feel like it's a woman singing to the indecisive man she wants to be with. He's floating around with other women who do him wrong and are just wrong for him all together, and she's offering him a safe haven to escape. She's trying to get him to open up to her, ("Talk if you want") but is cool if he doesn't ("if you dont, just change the station") because she want's him so much that she can *wait* ("I've got patience").
    A feeling I could identify with wholly at one point...
    Download the song...I haven't seen it on any of her CDs and to tell you the truth, I really don't know for what or when it was recorded, but the unique sound is definitely worth hearing.
    MusicOfSilenceon September 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentCouldn't agree more. :)
    BluesBenderon March 03, 2003   Link

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