"Tragedy in Waiting" as written by and Richard On Chris Keup....
It's a tragedy in waiting when something on my mind
And it's hard enough for me to carry on

It's a tragedy in waiting when something's on my mind
And it's hard enough for me to carry on
Call it pleasure if you lie
But believe me when I say a busy mind will learn to change it all
It's not like I am asking for the world to fall apart
I know that it's eventually to come

Sometimes we might fall
Stand up taller
Someday we may graduate into a perfect state of mind

Have you ever left your suitcase open long after you land?
And you're scared to fold away all of your clothes
Destiny may wait, but the present day's at hand
They forgot to tell me how to end this show

Could it be that I'm the one who tied my hands behind my back?
I know that it is possible for now

Sometime we might fall
Stand up taller
Someday we may graduate into a perfect state of mind

I've got a mind to wonder which tragedy is following me
I've got a mind to wonder which tragedy is following me
I've got a mind that wonders off in search of something
And I'm gonna get there

Sometimes we might fall
Stand up taller
Someday we may fall away
Sometime we might crawl
Stand up taller
Someday we may graduate into a perfect state of mind


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"Tragedy in Waiting" as written by Marc Andrew Roberge Christopher Keup

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    General CommentI just saw that there were no comments on this song, and just wanted to say its definately one of my favorite O.A.R. songs, the saxophone is amazing, and i think its about how tragedies happen but we can overcome them, its a pretty quality song
    nick_olas9on December 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe song is speaking about the confusion stress can bring to the daily thought process. In the chorus, it is speaking directly to my mind. The "you" is the mind. "It's a tragedy in waiting when there's something on my mind" basically saying that thinking too much can stall any productivity whatsoever. Some people call it a pleasure to think a lot, but I think that a busy mind can change you completely. "Have you ever left your suitcase open long after you land/ you're scared to file away all of your clothes?" This is basically saying that I feel I hold on to memories way too long, and they don't ever become true memories because I keep them in my present day thoughts. The bridge about love being the only way out is a brief break from the stressful, darker lyrics similar to the way during a day of frustration there are often moments of clarity when we realize how silly we are being.

    This is taken from OARSA.org, a great O.A.R. archieve where a lot of Marcs personal explanations can be found. Great site, Amazing Band
    Jammin420on December 31, 2006   Link

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