"Wait For Me" as written by and Jared Followill Matthew Followill....
Gonna open my heart, out of the scars and listen up
Gonna do what I'm told, though I'm told and listen up
Take a shot in the rain, one for the pain and listen up
I traveled the way

Wait for me, wait for me
Oh, it's all better now, it's all better now
Wait for me, wait for me

Gonna soften the blow, soften the blow and give it up
I saw the surprise, the look in your eyes, I gave it up
Gonna be who I am, be who I am, and give it up
I traveled the way

Wait for me, wait for me
It's all better now, it's all better now
Wait for me, wait for me
Oh, it's all better now, it's all better now
Wait for me, wait for me
Oh, it's all better now, it's all better now
Wait for me, wait for me

It's all better now, it's all better now
Wait for me, wait for me
Oh, it's all better now, it's all better now
Wait for me, wait for me
Oh, it's all better now, it's all better now
Wait for me, wait for me
Oh, it's all better now, it's all better now
Wait for me, wait for me


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"Wait for Me" as written by Jared Followill Caleb Followill

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  • +6
    My InterpretationI immediately thought about Caleb and his battle with alcohol. I was so sad when they cancelled their last tour after he walked off stage at a show. For me, this is a message to the fans and more personally, his wife Lily Aldridge. He realized he had a problem, and did what he had to do to get better. A lot of people said negative things about him after and I think this song is him saying,"I fucked up, but I'm trying to get better. Don't give up on me." I may be reading too much into it, but that's just what I get out of it :) I cried when I first heard this song, so much passion and he pours his soul into it.
    kaykay32on August 20, 2013   Link
  • +4
    General CommentLyrics from the CD booklet:

    Cut open my heart right at the scar and loosen up
    Gonna do what I'm told go where I'm told and loosen up
    Take a shot in the rain one for the pain and loosen up
    I tried all the way

    Wait for me, wait for me
    It's all better now, it's all better now
    Wait for me, wait for me

    Going to soften the blow soften the blow and give it up
    I saw the surprise the look in your eyes I gave it up
    Gonna be who I am be who I am and give it up
    I tried all the way

    To me this song sounds like a guy is trying to deal with a problem he's been avoiding by drowning it in alcohol. Maybe he's been dealing with depression/anxiety/stress by drinking. He admits he used to take a "shot" for the pain, but he's promising that he'll take people's advice and be sober. He asks for patience; it takes a long time to earn back the trust of your loved-ones who are hurt the most by your alcoholism.
    spacebat11on October 29, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General CommentAnyone else think Caleb sneaks in a few "Pray for Me"s in there? Maybe I'm just hearing things...
    McFearless34on November 11, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThink the first line should be "gonna open my heart, right at the scar." (possibly "right at the start")

    Great song! Again, flawless vocal!
    FuzzyRushon October 21, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnyone else think that the beginning of this song is the best. The intro is amazing and the lyrics are so hauntingly beautiful . I think the song is about this person who is desperately trying to change his bad habits. He tried to do it his way but it didn't work , now he is going to listen up and do what he is told , he is asking his lover (can't be a friend, no one tells their friends to "wait" for them) and its all going to get better because they are getting the help they need.
    EllaElleon December 10, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally for me I think this song is about a Man who loves a woman and is going to change himself for her.
    Maybe he has been doing something in the past which she did not like and now he is going to change for her. And he's asking her to wait for him, until he changes.
    jennak96on August 07, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI love this band! Caleb's voice is superb. Just pure musical genius all around. I think this song is about someone who finally decided to ditch their persona, bad habit, or feelings of distrust for someone that's been waiting for them to come around. I can't wait to hear the full album in September <3
    hearingtruelyon August 09, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationGreat song and I agree with everyone here about the alcoholism. As an recovering alcoholic myself, these lyrics make all the sense in the world. I lost a very beautiful girlfriend because of my drinking, and to this day I keep asking her to just "wait for me". She's seen me sober before and for me it was just a matter of finding myself again. Beautiful lyrics.....
    tpuson January 24, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI do hear Caleb say pray for me too. I love this song and this band. god bless him
    noellesongon May 13, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe song to me of course is about Caleb's alcoholism. This song is about asking the one you love (in his case now his wife) to wait for you while you get help to get better. I have always loved Kings of Leon, and this song in particular holds a lot of meaning to me. The lyrics are simple yet so powerful. I was in a similar situation. I was in a relationship with someone whom I loved very much. He had a drinking problem, and was addicted to pills. It changed his behavior, and made him lash out on me a lot of times. I tried to help him, but in the end I realized I couldn't help him because he wasn't willing to help himself. I ended the relationship, but hope that one day he will get the help he needs. I know he loved me, but he couldn't love me to his full potential. Not until he learns to love himself.
    lilyofvalleyon December 31, 2015   Link

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