"Worth The Wait" as written by and Cain/murray/tapper....
If I had one shred of common sense
I would have already left
Don't ask how long I've been waiting here
Yeah, you can probably guess

Tracing the arc of the hour hand
This clock's incredibly slow
You ask how long I've been waiting here
I think you already know

[Chorus]
'Cause I've been hanging out
And counting down
The time that I've been wasting
I've been holding on
For way too long
You're always worth
The wait though, I guess

Measuring time by the bottle
And I've had more than a few
I'm standing up to get outta here
I'm standing up for myself now
And this is long overdue

There ain't two ways about it
I can't keep letting this go
You ask how long I've been waiting here
I think you already know

[Chorus]

And the promises
I promise it
You know you're gonna break it
I've been holding on
For way too long
You're always worth
The wait though, I guess

Well, I keep hanging out
And counting down
The time that I've been wasting
I've been holding on
For way too long
You're always worth
The wait though, I guess

And the promises
I promise it
You know you're gonna break it
I've been holding on
For way too long
You're always worth
The wait though, I guess


Lyrics submitted by benisascientist

"Worth the Wait" as written by Keith Murray Christopher Cain

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    General Comment^^those lyrics arnt quite right... it's 'a promise ain't a promise if you know you're gonna break it' i think. But i could be wrong...

    POssibly about a guy who keeps coming back to the same girl even thought it never works out, and even though he knows that no matter how many times he tries to make it work it just plain buggers up... but in the end she always seems worth the trouble.

    Catchly little tune, i must say.
    *lifesnostorybook*on January 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah I think you're right. "And oh promising a promise if you know you're gonna break it " doesn't even make sense...
    Zaphlinon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentive had it checked and its not. the lyrics do stand around ' promising a promise if you know youre gonna break it'. if you listen to it aswell i think you can just about hear it. i think. :)
    benisascientiston February 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsorry i meant you right. god. right ' a promise aint a promise if you know your going break it. terribly sorry :)
    benisascientiston February 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentomg why hasnt barely anyone commented , this is a well good song!
    pwincesson March 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmy perception's just a bit different:

    I figure, Keith's obviously insanely in love with someone (or just really likes them). Keith wants to start a relationship up with them, but they keep saying no. I'm not sure why. Could be they've just gotten out of a relationship, something like that. But Keith keeps giving her time, but she keeps making excuses, and it's been so long, obviously far too long, but Keith thinks 'she's worth the wait, though, I guess'. he guesses, because he knows she's not really worth the wait if she's making him wait so long.
    I don't think she plans on ever being with Keith. She's probably just using him so she'll always have someone there and never be alone.
    boneyon May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBest Song On The Album For Guitar Riff. :)
    grant25431on June 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like this song. Once again, I must say the video is very minimalist.
    Wallamanageon April 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentShouldn't it be 'measuring time by the bottle'? Why would you 'measure in time by the bottle'? I've always seen this song as someone who knows that someone they like is pretty much screwing them over in that they're never there for them or anything and this person knows that they should really stand up and say something, but they still wait because there's that possibility that if anything does happen then it will be brilliant. Wooo I saw them live last night! =]
    Bluehandson March 21, 2008   Link

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