"Wait" as written by Sarah McLachlan...
Under a blackened sky
Far beyond the glaring streetlights
Sleeping on empty dreams
The vultures lie in wait
You lay down beside me then
You were with me every waking hour
So close I could feel your breath
When all we wanted was the dream
To have and to hold that precious little thing
Like every generation yields
The new born hope unjaded by their years
Pressed up against the glass
I found myself wanting sympathy
But to be consumed again
Oh I know would be the death of me
And there is a love that's inherently given
A kind of blindness offered to appease
And in that light of forbidden joy
Oh I know I won't receive it
When all we wanted was the dream
To have and to hold that precious little thing
Like every generation yields
The newborn hope unjaded by their years
You know if I leave you now
It doesn't mean that I love you any less
It's just the state I'm in
I can't be good to anyone else like this
When all we wanted was the dream
To have and to hold that precious little thing
Like every generation yields
The new born hope unjaded by their years


Lyrics submitted by kevin

"Wait" as written by Anthony Paul Grantham Jaime Brian Harding

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThe opening verse is an image of sterile dark wasteland, no people, no light. Her partner is very close, perhaps too close, but she feels isolated.

    The chorus talks about how they wanted a child.

    Pressed up against the glass...one of the viewing windows where you can see babies in the hospital? It makes her want the child she can't have even more the automatic love of a child for a mother but it would be the "death of her". She has a medical problem that keeps her from carrying safely.

    The song ends with her walking out on her man. The relationship has broken on their failed attempt to have a child.
    Letmeinon May 19, 2007   Link

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