"The Waiting One" as written by Robert Graves, Oliver Herbert, Michael Martin, Philip Labonte and Jason Costa....
I am the waiting one it seems
Days grow somber quickly
Now how the quiet is released
And I feel so lonely

How did you think I would feel
Throw me aside again
How did you think I would feel

Won't let you hurt me again now
I'm nothing to you, I can see
Just walk away from me
I'm torn up but I can't believe
You sat and watched me bleed

She knows the waiting one in me
That I needed to hold me
Still I can smell her hear her breath
Feeling invited inside me

How long I've waited,
Waited for you
To come back to hold me,
What should I, what should I,
What should I do
When I feel so lonely

How could you do this to me
Betrayed by my closest friend
How could you do this to me

Won't let you hurt me again now
I'm nothing to you, I can see
Just walk away from me
I'm torn up but I can't believe
You sat and watched me bleed

What should I,
What should I do
Well how long I have waited
What can I,
What can I do
When I feel so lonely

How did you think I would feel
Threw me aside again
How did you think I would feel

Won't let you hurt me again now
I'm nothing to you, I can see
Just walk away from me
I'm torn up but I can't believe
You sat and watched me bleed

How could you do this to me
Betrayed by my closest friend
How could you do this to me
Won't let you hurt me again

I am the waiting one it seems


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"The Waiting One" as written by Michael Martin Jason Costa

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    General CommentI think this song is very apparent on its meaning, a very lonely person that doesn't feel like he has anywhere to turn. He feels as though he's waited patiently for things to change, and tried to make change, but nothing works. And the pain he feels isn't noticed, and no one cares. And its come to the point, where he wont let anyone in because he doesn't want to be hurt again. Set into confusion on how to solve the riddle of reality.
    mudvayne2201on October 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSince my primary language is not english, I don't understand what this song is all about... But from what I understand I think this song is about a guys who has been betrayed by his girlfriend with his bestfriend.
    loljplon October 19, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationFrom what I gather about this song, it is about the aftermath of an off and on relationship from the side that is broken up with continuously. It is also about no longer being "the waiting one" of said relationship (the one that waits for their former partner to come back and ultimately use them until they find another lover, get bored, etc.)

    "How did you think I would feel
    Throw me aside again
    How did you think I would feel
    I won't let you hurt me again"

    This verse speaks to the above statement as do many of the lines.
    StormingPolackon January 28, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI've been through this. It's basically about a guy who's been betrayed by his girlfriend twice and she was his closest friend. His everything, if you will. And he's waiting for her to change but he knows he will only get hurt again
    atperrymanon January 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing and I believe self explanatory. No matter how much you care and miss her it will not change that she doesn't care about you. countless times you are the one left waiting and hurt. I know exactly how it goes and I just had it happen again to me. I wish this wasn't one of their softest songs. I truly wish it was one of their hardest. I fully understand the hurt behind how he does it but behind the pain is pure anger. ATR can do it all from the vocals down low to the top. soft instrumental to all out tear your face off! and have to give it up for the AMAZING drummer.
    SicOne22on April 08, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationA man waiting on things to turn better in his life, always plagued by his past, not knowing what to do or where to turn. It also brings up a failed relationship or strained relationship that plagues him and breaks his trust of people. He feels the world can't help him. Knowing that feeling kind of made me love this song.
    Snake250on January 05, 2014   Link

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