"Next to Me (Wait a Minute Sister)" as written by and Gavin Degraw....
Listen up destiny
I know you wanna get pressed to me
So don't be such a stone when I call you on the phone
The rock won't be using that number, too scared.

Maybe what you had was broke
You wanna get high and they don't
So I had a drink posed to help me think
Now you say I've been drinkin' too much

But my hands start shakin' and my hearts starts quakin'
Like a white man playin' his cool.
And I wanna tell you

Wait a minute sister
I know I ain't your mister yet
Just give me the chance and see.
But you won't even get next to me.
What'chya wanna do now
You're gonna have to give somehow
Think I got that thing you need
But you won't even get next to me

Once I get you in my grip
Follow my eyes to your hips.
Don't you crawl away
You done it everyday.
Just stay, why don't you stay, why don?t you stay, baby.
Put away your old disguise
You don't want no other guys.
We're havin' so much fun
I know you shouldn't run
But you run, you just run, you just run, baby.

Wait a minute sister
I know I ain't your mister yet
Just give me the chance and see.
But you won't even get next to me.
What'chya wanna do now
You're gonna have to give somehow
Think I got that thing you need
But you won't even get next to me

Here, heart in hand.
Off the rim, what I can,
Patience, running thin.
Come on girl, let me in.

Wait a minute sister
I know I ain't your mister yet
Just give me the chance and see.
But you won't even get next to me.
What'chya wanna do now
You're gonna have to give somehow
Think I got that thing you need
But you won't even get next to me

Wait a minute sister
I know I ain't your mister yet
Just give me the chance and see.
But you won't even get next to me.
What'chya wanna do now
You're gonna have to give somehow
Think I got that thing you need
But you won't even get next to me

You won't get next to me.
Why
Why why why why why why why
Oh
Wait a minute.
Oh whoa
You won't even get next to me.


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"Next to Me (Wait a Minute Sister)" as written by Gavin Degraw

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    General Commenti'm not sure but here's my guess as to a meaning for this song -

    there's this girl he really likes, and thinks could like him too, but she keeps pulling away and making excuses not to be with him, telling him about his 'faults' and using them against him, for instance:

    "So I had a drink
    'Cause it helped me think
    Now you say I've been drinking too much"

    Also, perhaps she's afraid of committment? Because of the chorus - it doesn't even sound like they're in a proper relationship and he's saying "We're not married yet!" However, we can also see that although he's saying slow down and stop worrying, that he's really serious about her cos he says "ain't your mister YET" - implying that he could be. But all he wants is a chance to get closer to her (the metaphor or "next to me" i think):

    "Wait a minute sister
    I know I ain't your mister yet
    Just give me a chance and see
    But you won't even get next to me"

    Perhaps he thinks that the girl's attitudes and actions are a facade and not the real her, cos he says:

    "Put away your old disguise"

    Which is why he's taking so much effort to try and get her to spend time with him, cos he can see how wonderful she is inside.
    GirlsInWhiteDresseson August 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree alot with the last entry. I don't think its that ominous though, I think it's a cute fluffly song...they are on the verge of getting together, and he rights a funny little song that assures her that he is interested. I'm sure whoever this song is written for laughed about it, and if she had any questions, they were answered.
    abosleton August 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI also agree most of what GirlsInWhiteDresses sais.

    When I first heard the song, I figured it was about a guy who really likes a girl, but she is to afraid to start a relationship 'cause she was hurt to much in the past by other people. She likes him too but she runs away. As soon as they get close she gets scared:

    ''We're having so much fun
    I know you shouldn't run
    But you run, you just run
    You just run baby''

    Because she was so hurt earlier, she build a kind of wall around her, and put up a mask:

    ''Put away your old disguise''

    At the end the guy just thinks he's got nothing to lose and offers himself to the girl:

    ''Me here
    Heart in hand
    Offering
    What I can
    Patience
    Running thin
    Come on girl
    Let me in''

    But hey, just a thought...
    *JustMe*on September 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood thought *JustMe*, I thought the same when I listen to the last line.
    The new album is brilliant, just love it! All of the songs are so good!
    Allimacon September 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about this boy and girl who like each other except the girl is playing hard-to-get and the guy is aware that they're not in a relationship but still thinks the girl should open up a bit more because the attraction is there.
    hellogoodbye108on April 06, 2009   Link

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