"The Wait" as written by Jeremy Coleman, Paul Ferguson, Martin Glover and Kevin Walker....
(Originally recorded by Killing Joke)

[One, two, three, four]

Motives changing, day to day
The fire increases, masks decay
I look at the river, white foam floats down
The body's poisoned, gotta sit tight

The wait
The wait
The wait
The wait

After wakening, silence grows
The screams subside, distortion shows
Mutant thoughts, of bad mouthed news
It's just another birth, of distorted views

The wait
The wait
The wait
The wait

The wait
The wait
The wait
The wait


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"The Wait" as written by Matthew Ferguson Jaz Coleman

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    General CommentI know it's originally a Killing Joke song....so I dunno why I'm putting the meaning here, but anyway..

    I don't know the ACTUAL meaning, but I'm guessing...that it has something to do with Soldiers waiting to move out or something.
    Prodigalon September 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah,sounds like soldiers under some kind of chemical attack.
    Razormasticatoron April 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwho cares. its kool
    monkeymanon April 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentcool cover but pretty much the same as the original
    Dressed2Depresson May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was about pollution
    Dressed2Depresson September 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah.. i love this song. it is probably about drugs and how they change your life.
    The_Reynoldson September 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentReynolds, not every song in the world is about drugs. Not trying to just single you out, but also everyone else who thinks certain vague songs have to be about drugs. I personally don't know what it is about, and you could be right, but I kinda doubt it.
    thecallofktulu1993on August 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMost underrated song on Garage Inc. by far, I haven't checked out the live version on the new DVD but I will soon.

    My favorite part is ~3:14 with the double bass, just amazing.
    conicsonic5on December 25, 2009   Link

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