"Wait" as written by Mark Allen Mothersbaugh, Thomas Robert Adams and Lawrence Goldman....
Just staring off into space again
What am I looking for?
Maybe a cigarette might calm me down or,
Keep me warm
Maybe a drink might be able,
To tell me that I might be able,
To do this alone.
They're probably both wrong.

Why should I wait? (I hate this feeling)
For my mistakes (They're tearing me up inside)

Ooh, my head is a mess
Dressed in guilt, tilted left.
And when I straighten this out, I'll find the rest
And wear it on my chest.
So the world can see,
Everything that has been happening to me
There's nothing to hide anymore
They're breaking through my front door.

Why should I wait? (I hate this feeling)
For my mistakes (They're tearing me up inside)

I waited too long to find the things
Taking the life away from this.
You couldn't care that life was this
Without all the shit you covered it with
I'm waiting to roam, to find the things
Taking the life, away from best
You couldn't care that, life would exist
Without all the shit you, covered it with

Why should I wait? (I hate this feeling)
For my mistakes (They're tearing me up inside)
Why should I wait, wait for
Something to point me the right way.

Lyrics submitted by judaskissidismiss

"Wait" as written by Mark Allen Mothersbaugh Lawrence Goldman

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, DEMI MUSIC CORP. D/B/A LICHELLE MUSIC COMPANY

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  • +1
    General CommentI see this song as being about a chronic state of procrastination and impossible perfectionism, and a dramatic reflection on how it's ruled, and possibily ruined certain aspects, and oppertunites of ones life, that is leaving them feeling guitly, agitated, and restless. Realizing the need of change, and that there is no justification to waiting. That they must take chances, and face consequences.
    Ru1neron October 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI see the song as someone who has hit absolute rock bottom. Who doesnt know what to do next, whos lost in the world, And the person doesnt want to wait for what comes next, instead he just wants the entire world to cave in and end it.
    omega104on January 31, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti thinks this song is about him waiting and him waiting is making him feel insane
    phenomenon2006on October 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a good song, especially after your girlfriend breaks up with you because you made her unhappy... yet you loved her so much.
    Kel-Elon October 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI looooove this song!! I just got "RECOIL" and "DEVELOPMENT" for my birthday!! (1/14) And, this song makes me think of when you allow people to hold you back. Parents, teachers, friends, whomever it is. You let them hold you back, and then you think, '"Dammit!!! Why'd I let them do that?"' And in the end, you decide that your not gonna let them do that any more! Your gonna where your guilt and mistakes proudly, and learn from them...But you'll keep moving forward, instead of letting your family and others get in your way.
    I love you, ELIAS!!!
    MaggieMichelleon January 15, 2005   Link

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