"Waiting..." as written by and Dallas Green....
A coma might feel better than this attempting to discover where to begin

You're weighed down you're full of something of sickness and desertion

You're weighed down you're full of something you're underneath it all

So say goodbye to love and hold your head up high
There's no need to rush we're all just waiting, waiting to die

Hope in better place is all I need with moments of innocence and mystery
oh it's the little things you miss like waking up all alone
oh it's the little things you miss when you're underneath it all

So say goodbye to love and hold your head up high there's no need to rush we're all just waiting, waiting to die

All your friends seem like enemies when you're broken down and empty ooh ooh all your friends seem like enemies when you're broken down and empty

So say goodbye to love and hold your head up high there's no need to rush we're all just waiting, waiting to die


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"Waiting..." as written by Nick Bailey Michael Joseph Green

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  • +2
    My InterpretationThe song is about a breakup.

    A coma might feel better than this attempting to discover where to begin

    ^^
    He's saying that the breakup is so painful for him, it would be easier just to sleep though it, as if you were in a coma. Although you have to go through some serious physical trauma to reach the state of a coma, at least you'd be asleep, and even something as traumatic as being in a coma would still feel better because then he'd be unaware of his own sadness.

    You're weighed down you're full of something of sickness and desertion

    ^^
    Basically, you just feel so bad. You feel like you were left and rejected and deserted, and it makes you so sad that it just takes over your whole body. You're filled with pain.

    You're weighed down you're full of something you're underneath it all

    ^^
    I think "underneath it all" is another way of him saying, "you're going through the worst of it, you're under the dark cloud of pain and sadness, you're in the thick of the hurt, etc"

    So say goodbye to love and hold your head up high
    There's no need to rush we're all just waiting, waiting to die

    ^^
    This part was very clear to me actually. It's about not committing suicide no matter how much you want to die. Don't rush death by killing yourself, in the end, we're all going to be gone anyway. Don't let the sadness push you out the door, so to speak. Hold your head up high, say bye to love, and don't let it push you to giving up on life completely. (Easier said than done, BTW)

    Hope in better place is all I need with moments of innocence and mystery
    oh it's the little things you miss like waking up all alone
    oh it's the little things you miss when you're underneath it all

    ^^
    He's remembering the good times, remembering all the things about the relationship that he wants to have again and is hurting so much without. When you're in the deep sadness of a breakup, you don't think of the fights... you think of all the little things that person did, the little things are usually unique to each person / relationship and it's impossible to replicate them in a new relationship. That's why you miss the little things the most.

    So say goodbye to love and hold your head up high there's no need to rush we're all just waiting, waiting to die

    All your friends seem like enemies when you're broken down and empty ooh ooh all your friends seem like enemies when you're broken down and empty

    ^^
    This is about shutting down in the darkness of depression. When you're going through a breakup that hard, you shut yourself out from the rest of the world. Your friends seem like enemies because they don't understand. And it's like they are enemies because you avoid them and retreat into your own mind and don't want to have to explain how you feel to them.

    So say goodbye to love and hold your head up high there's no need to rush we're all just waiting, waiting to die

    -------------------------
    The song is about the most painful kind of breakup. It's not about a breakup of a casual couple or a teenage lust or a fling or anything like that. It's about the breakup of a very serious relationship. That's the only thing that can make people feel the way that's described in the song.
    Relatingon August 17, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti heard this song first with the rest of the album, and this is the first one that really jumped at me. I just loved the sound of it, and then i bothered to look into the lyrics (here at songmeanings.net, of course).

    k, just a stab at the possible meaning(s): this is almost about depression. like, from a third person point of view, or sortof examining what happens. the last verse kinda makes me think that, as well as the chorus' "waiting to die" bit.

    as for the possible reason/meaning, i agree with the above comment (kudos to honalulu), but just about how people can miss the key beauties of life and just get themselves into a rut, almost like a self fulfilling prophecy. If you say "the world is a depressing place" enough times, you will start to believe that and wind up all "broken down and empty"
    Johnde08on February 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think its about the girl u love going out with someone else
    timmafeeon October 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrilliant song. Can't wait for the new album. Roll on February.
    Pulmonaryon January 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is incredible. I've got really high hopes for the new record. I know I won't be let down! Feb can't come fast enough!
    The Seven-One-Fouron January 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, this song is pretty fucking amazing.
    on your porchon January 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. 16 days to go!
    aileen5990on January 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about how people loose sight of how good life is sometimes
    honaluluon February 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsimply put, this song is when the world's got you down and dallas is reminding you that living is never as bad as it can seem despite what you're going through.
    abarton214on February 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRecently I saw this wonderful man play at soundwave and he said;
    'Everyone keeps on telling me how negative this song is but I really didn't mean it like that.
    I was just trying to say to acknowledge and appreciate your life as much as you can for in the end we do all die.'
    Something along those lines(:
    Joelle.on February 24, 2008   Link

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