"Waiting Game" as written by Jillian Rose Banks and Chris Taylor....
I’m thinking it over
The way you make me feel all sexy but it’s causing me shame
I wanna lean on your shoulder
I wish I was in love but I don’t wanna cause any pain
And if I’m feeling like I’m even, we've got nothing to gain

What if I never even see you 'cause we’re both on a stage
Don’t tell me listen to your song because it isn't the same
I don’t wanna say your love is a waiting game

Baby I’m thinking it over
What if the way we started made it something cursed from the start
What if it only gets colder
Would you still wrap me up and tell me that you think this was smart
'Cause lately I've been scared of even thinking ’bout where we are

What if I never even see you 'cause we’re both on a stage
Don’t tell me listen to your song because it isn't the same
I don’t wanna say your love is a waiting game

What if I never even see you 'cause we’re both on a stage
Don’t tell me listen to your song because it isn't the same
I don’t wanna say your love is a waiting game


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"Waiting Game" as written by Jillian Rose Banks Chris Taylor

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  • +10
    My InterpretationI think that this song is about a woman who is sleeping with a married man, or a man who's already in a relationship.
    "The way you make me feel all sexy but it's causing me shame" - she wants him but is ashamed of it, because what they're doing is wrong.
    The third line shows that it's just physical between them "I wish I was in love but I don't wanna cause any pain" and that she knows it will cause them both (not to mention his missus) pain.
    "What if I never even see you cause we're both on a stage" - I think this line is about them in their every day lives, away from the affair. 'On a stage' referring to how they have to 'act' around each other in public.
    "I don't wanna say your love is a waiting game" - their 'love' is a waiting game because she's waiting for him to leave his wife/girlfriend.
    "What if the way we started made it something cursed from the start" - This line really reinforces my interpretation, the relationship had a bad start (the cheating) and she's worried it can only go downhill from there.
    I think the rest of the song pretty much sums up the points I've made above, maybe with slightly different variations.
    devonmarieallenon February 13, 2014   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationI think this song is about not wanting to be in a long distance relationship.

    "I'm thinking it over
    The way you make me feel all sexy but it's causing me shame
    I wanna lean on your shoulder
    I wish I was in love but I don't wanna cause any pain
    And if I'm feeling like I'm evil, we've got nothing to gain"

    She's thinking about this relationship. He always is making her feel good about herself yet she's not giving anything in return and its causing her shame. She wants to be able to be with him and lean on him. She wants to be in love with him but she's afraid that this type of relationship will only cause pain. And by her feeling this way there's no happiness for them both and she feels like this makes her the bad guy.

    "What if I never even see you cause we're both on a stage
    Don't tell me listen to your song because it isn't the same
    I don't wanna say your love is a waiting game"

    She feels like they both are just acting out a false hope of a relationship, one where they cant see each other because of distance. She doesn't want to hear the same "song" and dance about how it'll be ok and how it will work because she feels it isn't the same. At the same time she doesn't want to feel like being in love with him would just be a game of waiting until they can be together physically.

    "Baby I'm thinking it over
    What if the way we started made it something cursed from the start
    What if it only gets colder
    Would you still wrap me up and tell me that you think this was smart
    Cause lately I've been scared of even thinking 'bout where we are"

    She's thinking about how since they started growing feelings for each other without having met face to face that the relationship was doomed in the first place. She feels "cold" meaning theres no one there to really be with her to hold her. She goes on to say would you still "wrap me up" meaning comfort her and tell her that its still a good idea. She finishes saying she afraid to think about "where" meaning locations and how its will affect their (we are) relationships development into much more.
    AmiIchibanon May 13, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHuh. I interpreted the "What if I never even see you 'cause we're both on a stage" very literally. Like, the singer is involved with another performer, who is on tour all the time.

    However, I'm enjoying the more metaphorical interpretations as well. It *could* be a long-distance relationship with another artist, or it could be that she feels they are both performing, rather than being their authentic selves.

    In any case, it is a great song and my current ear worm of choice!
    clafounton September 09, 2014   Link

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