Let's not stop, hesitate
If this comes down to fate just wait
'Cause now I'm losing face and I
Have wasted too much time to change
My stomach's hit the floor
Don't slip, be careful, please don't fall
I'm begging, I'm pleading, believe me
I'll break you girl

Stop shaking I beg you girl!
I think the most scared person here is me
My muse is out of control
Don't think I'm happy here at all
Never dreamed of doing this..
A nightmare crash in this body
We're losing dignity
At least you, had yours before

I'm feeling oh so misplaced
And I've turned my back on my race
I'm praying for this all to end

And as I crack my hand
Open my palms and there you lay
I lift you to my ear
You whisper "Sorry it's too late"
Ignore the best advice
My vice, a brick wall to my life
Again I, feel stupid
Confessing this all in verse

Like you, I'm waiting in line
God knows what for

And I'm feeling oh so misplaced
(I'm feeling oh so misplaced)
And I've turned my back on my race
(I've turned my back on my race)
I'm praying for this all to end

And I'm feeling oh so misplaced
(I'm feeling oh so misplaced)
And I've turned my back on my race
(I've turned my back on my race)
I'm praying for this all to end


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Waiting Game song meanings
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    General CommentThe b-side to the 'Galaxy of the Lost' single released by Domino.

    Awesome stuff.
    Peolon December 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthow did this end up a b-side? this is a very strong track for Dev.

    I think it's about falling in love with someone of another race (I've turned my back on my race). He's scared of what might happen to them and the trouble it will bring and what people might say about them (I'll break you girl... I think the most scared person here is me... We're losing dignity, etc, etc.). He wants it to end, he doesn't want to hurt her, but he can't. "It's come down to fate," they HAVE to be together.
    huddyon July 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentExplaining the above statement better:

    Let's not stop, hesitate
    If this comes down to fate just wait
    'Cause now I'm losing face and I
    Have wasted too much time to change
    My stomach's hit the floor
    Don't slip, be careful, please don't fall
    I'm begging, I'm pleading, believe me
    I'll break you girl

    (Dev and the white girl are in love. She wants a relationship. But he thinks he'll "break her" by doing it. He'll ruin her. A white girl with a black guy. How well do you think that will fly in society?)

    Stop shaking I beg you girl!
    I think the most scared person here is me
    My muse is out of control
    Don't think I'm happy here at all
    Never dreamed of doing this..
    A nightmare crash in this body
    We're losing dignity
    At least you, had yours before

    (More about him being scared of getting involved with her. His muse is out of control and he can't control his thoughts. He's thinking about what everyone will say about them. He never dreamed he'd "rebel" against his race. They're going to lose all their dignity)

    I'm feeling oh so misplaced
    And I've turned my back on my race
    I'm praying for this all to end

    (He feels misplaced because he feels like he belongs in the black community but instead is with a white girl and has turned his back on his race. He wants it all to end, but it's just not going to happen. They're in love, it's fate, he can't stop it, even if he wants to)

    And as I crack my hand
    Open my palms and there you lay
    I lift you to my ear
    You whisper "Sorry it's too late"
    Ignore the best advice
    My vice, a brick wall to my life
    Again I, feel stupid
    Confessing this all in verse

    (He's telling her not to get involved with him. She ignores his advice saying "Sorry it's too late. I've already fallen in love with you"

    Like you, I'm waiting in line
    God knows what for

    (By having a relationship they're setting themselves up for criticism and "God knows what else")
    huddyon July 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThree years later I come back to this and I see something totally different. I think Dev led a girl (probably a virgin) on to have sex and he feels terrible about doing so.

    Let's not stop, hesitate...Don't slip, be careful, please don't fall
    I'm begging, I'm pleading, believe me, I'll break you girl

    (Dev and the girl are about to shebang and he's giving her one last chance to run, and he hopes she takes it, but she isn't doing it)

    Stop shaking I beg you girl!
    I think the most scared person here is me
    My muse is out of control
    Don't think I'm happy here at all
    Never dreamed of doing this..
    A nightmare crash in this body
    We're losing dignity
    At least you, had yours before

    (They did it. He's feeling guilty)

    And as I crack my hand
    Open my palms and there you lay
    I lift you to my ear
    You whisper "Sorry it's too late"
    Ignore the best advice
    My vice, a brick wall to my life
    Again I, feel stupid
    Confessing this all in verse

    (He's covering up his eyes scared to look at what he's done. And he cracks his fingers open and peeks at her, and he hopes that maybe it didn't happen but she tells him that it did)
    huddyon April 17, 2011   Link

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