"While You're Waiting" as written by and Derek R Grant Mathew Thomas Skiba....
There's a hope in my head
That's been cut and bleed
Dry as your bloodshot eyes
And there's smoke in the air
And it's soon to clear
Revealing our demise
There are some who say
That it's a-okay
If it makes you feel all right
It's just way too bad
Now you're worse than sad
All locked up there in side

And I don't know how you feel
But I'll make you a deal
If you'll make it out alive
My shoulders and ears
Are all yours my dear
I hope it comes as no surprise
You've been known to say
That you're a-okay
When you're feeling sick inside
I just want you to know
I got no place to go
Until the day you die

While you're waiting
Be thankful for your fingers
I'll be fading
With the colors of your pictures
'I'm not crying wolf,' you whisper,
'I'm really dead this time
I'm really dead this time'

There's a hope in my head
That's been cut and bleed
Dry as your bloodshot eyes
And there's smoke in the air
And it's soon to clear
Revealing our demise
You've been known to say
That you're a-okay
When you're feeling dead inside
I just want you to know
I got no place to go
Until the day you die

While you're waiting,
Be thankful for your fingers,
I'll be fading
With the colors of your pictures
'I'm not crying wolf,' you whisper,
'I'm really dead this time
I'm really dead this time'

They locked you up
They threw away the key
Sutured your mouth shut
Murdered your family
Right before your eyes
What could you do?
Right before your eyes
They took it all from you

Your contemplating
You hanging from your ceiling
Can't help hating
You for having that feeling
I'm not joking when I tell you
I'd miss you all the time
I already miss you all the time


Lyrics submitted by BlackEyedAngels

"While You're Waiting" as written by Derek R. Grant Daniel Michael Andriano

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    General Commentyeah, kilda's gotta be right on the suicide thing. It's totally about someone's freind whose shit completely hit the fan. "I don't know how you feel but i'll make you a deal if you'll make it out a live, my shoulders and ears are all yours my dear" is so great, totall support and love for a friend. but the "your contemplating you hanging from your cieling" as well as the line i just quoted kinda pin it as a suicide song. Didn't hot water music actaully write this?
    BlackEyedAngelson June 02, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"They locked you up, They threw away the key, Sutsured your mouth shut, Murdered your family, Right before your eyes, What could you do?, Right before your eyes
    They took it all from you" don't know why, but those words always struck me. just another incredible alkaline trio song, imho
    monkeymadmanon April 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis tune is about a relationship coming to an end much to the shagrin of the author. but he's promising to always be there while, and after, things fall apart. the person breaking up with him oviously is having a rough go at things and thats why they are finished together. such a great & catchy song.
    LyricalPunkon May 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about a person whos frind is thinking about commiting suicide
    kildaon May 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfor the second time, alkaline trio covered the hot water music song ROOFTOPS on the split, and hwm covered radio and bleeder. the other four songs are originals.
    am i the only one who thinks this song sounds like cooking wine? the bass line anyway. check them both out. cooking wine is great live.
    MizunoPunkon July 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah MizunoPunk! i thought that INSTANTLY when i heard this song... you're a musician like me i presume, cuz my friends that aren't didnt really notice... song still rocks though!
    FallXChildon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think that this song is about the author being in love with some girl who got really into drugs and such. "There are some who say That it's a-okay If it makes you feel all right It's just way too bad Now you're worse than sad All locked up there in side" this girl has totally changed and the author knows that they will never be together but hes telling her that he loves her and will always be there for her. "They locked you up They threw away the key." "they" is rufurring to the drugs that changed this girls personallity.
    well thats what i got from it. i love alkaline trio
    sajicaon July 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone know what they say at the beginning of the song....with the radio thingy?.....if so get back to me and email me....billy!
    xsyndeexon August 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know exactly what this song is about, but it's the best song to play for friends when they are feeling down about life. And even to play for yourself. This is one of my new favorite songs. It can always make me feel better and it has such a great sound overall. Rock on Alkaline Trio.
    SweetPunkRawkeron August 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti like this song even though im a little confused of what's its about. alkaline trio is a great band
    geministaron September 14, 2002   Link

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