I'm gonna wait and watch the world die
I'm gonna wait and watch it die

Once again, the time is right
To look to the past and clear hindsight
To kick yourself for doing what you're told
To smoke up all your medicine
To piss off your last few friends
To become the one with nothing left to be
It's easy

I'm gonna wait and watch the world die
I'm gonna wait and watch it die
Caught in a contract, and caught in a vice*
No one believes you but you know you're right
I'm gonna wait and watch it die

They say if you don't believe in something
Then you're gonna fall for anything
Well, I'd say if you believe in anything, you've already fallen for something
You've had enough, you've had enough
Well, you can't stop but you can't go on
And no one's gonna miss you when you're gone
So sing another song

I'm gonna wait and watch the world die
I'm gonna wait and watch it die
Caught in a contract and caught in a vice*
No one believes you but you know you're right
I'm gonna wait and watch it die

The man on the TV with fear in his eyes
Says we're all just animals trying to survive
The weakest get hunted and eaten alive
We lock all our doors, close our windows up tight
Cower in fear and thank god that we're so civilized

I'm gonna wait and watch the world die
I'm gonna wait and watch it die
Caught in a contract of caught in a vice
No one believes you but you know you're right
I'm gonna wait and watch it die



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    General CommentThis reminds me of John Mayer's "Waiting For The World To Change" in that rather than writing a song saying we all need to stand up and fight for the country and all, it represents those who are just sitting back and waiting, literally, for the world to change itself, or die.

    "The man on the TV with fear in his eyes
    Says we're all just animals trying to survive
    The weakest get hunted and eaten alive
    We lock all our doors, close our windows up tight
    Cower in fear and thank god that we're so civilized"

    To me that's depicting the lackadaisical attitude that is widely shared throughout the country; the fact that people sit in their homes on their couches watching the news on their little TV sets, thinking "oh how great it is to be me" as if they're invulnerable to the devastation that is happening in not just other countries, but in their own backyards. I think it's a play on our naivety.

    I don't think it's written from John's perspective, as in I don't think he really feels this way. I think he's writing it on behalf of how he views the country and the general public.

    I don't know, I'm probably completely off.
    ellie117on August 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnd where it says
    "Caught in a contract and caught in a vice"

    I think it might be "ADvice" not "a vice."

    But it could be either one. I'm not sure which one would make more sense, so I'm just throwing it out there.
    ellie117on August 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNope, "advice" makes no sense, and "vice" makes perfect sense.
    tjwellson September 21, 2008   Link

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