"The Wait" as written by Brian Craddock, David Michael Nadolski and Brandon Scott Sidebottom....
The middle of the road is trying to find me
I'm standing in the middle of life with my plans behind me
Well I got a smile for everyone I meet
As long as you don't try dragging my bay
Or dropping the bomb on my street

Now come on baby
Get in the road
Oh come on now
In the middle of the road, yeah

In the middle of the road you see the darnedest things
Like fat guys driving 'round in jeeps through the city
Wearing big diamond rings and silk suits
Past corrugated tin shacks full up with kids
Oh man I don't mean a Hampstead nursery
When you own a big chunk of the bloody third world
The babies just come with the scenery

Oh come on baby
Get in the road
Oh come on now
In the middle of the road, yeah

One...two...three...four...

The middle of the road is no private cul-de-sac
I can't get from the cab to the curb
Without some little jerk on my back
Don't harass me, can't you tell
I'm going home, I'm tired as hell
I'm not the cat I used to be
I got a kid, I'm thirty-three

Baby, get in the road
Come on now
In the middle of the road
Yeah


Lyrics submitted by spliphstar, edited by quietist, Flamencoprof, Stiglr

"The Wait" as written by Christine Hynde

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentThis song is clearly about a latchkey kid. Could be autobiographical, or 3rd person. But definitely about a kid who is left to fend for him/herself at night, hanging out in pool halls and waiting at bus stops and train platforms, "staring into the streetlights".

    No idea why Chrissie went to such lengths to make the lyrics unintelligible. I wondered about these lyrics for years and years.
    Stiglron June 25, 2013   Link

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