"In The Waiting Line" as written by Henry Binns, Sam Hardaker and Sophie Alexandra Jessica Barker....
Wait in line
'Till your time
Ticking clock
Everyone stop

Everyone's saying different things to me
Different things to me
Everyone's saying different things to me
Different things to me

Whoa
Do you believe
In what you see
There doesn't seem to be anybody else who agrees with me

Do you believe
In what you see
Motionless wheel
Nothing is real
Wasting my time
In the waiting line
Do you believe in
What you see

Nine to five
Living lies
Everyday
Stealing time
Everyone's taking everything they can
Everything they can
Everyone's taking everything they can
Everything they can

Whoa
Do you believe
In what you feel
It doesn't seem to be anybody else who agrees with me

Do you believe
In what you see
Motionless wheel
Nothing is real
Wasting my time
In the waiting line
Do you believe
In what you see

Ah and I'll shout and I'll scream
But I'd rather not have seen
And I'll hide away for another day

Do you believe
In what you see
Motionless wheel
Nothing is real
Wasting my time
In the waiting line
Do you believe
In what you see

Everyone's saying different things to me
Different things to me
Different things to me
Different things to me
Different things to me
Everyone's taking everything they can
Everything they can


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"In the Waiting Line" as written by Sam Hardaker Henry Binns

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  • +6
    General CommentTo me it symbolises this dull and depressing existence...the fact that no one really listens or cares about what u say or think, they just want to get their own say and care only for their own opinions.
    The mood of the song symbolises the daze of depression....that feeling you get when absorbed in misery of just floating through life, time and space and meaning having no coherency...all that exists in this inner battle. I think its a gorgeous song.
    Fayciferon August 29, 2002   Link
  • +6
    General CommentThis song is so similar to my thoughts it's almost shocking. It's that feeling I get when I wake up at 6am and I'm just broken. I look around and find nothing worth seeing and I find it hard to believe I even exist anymore. The type of depression you have when you are surrounded by nothing but a bunch of human machines with machine like responses. No real friends...just you and your time that you have to kill until you die. The depressing reality which is life lived alone and for nothing.
    BuckWilderon September 10, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHmm.. I think it means we're all in line to die. In the meantime, we're living these meaningless lives. Morbid and depressing, this song offers an excellent juxtaposition to the sort of chill, laid back music that frames it. Me likey!
    maccerzon April 18, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentif any of the real zero 7 fans are out there that have seen the video, you understand this song. none of this garden state crap...but i'll save that for another time.

    people have pretty much gotten to the main idea. it's about the monotony of life. everyone has their routine, no one stops to really pay attention to anything around them.

    the video shows a robot on a spaceship, whose job is apparently to grow and harvest vegetables for the crew in some sort of 'dead garden' and prepare them for meals. it shows the robot's entire routine, and then as the song progresses it repeats the routine in a sped-up manner, until the robot decides to go water some plants in the dead garden on the ship. he stays there while the flowers glow and bloom, and sunlight comes in through the windows of the ship and the garden is alive and beautiful.

    you can draw your other conclusions from that description too. but the video is worth watching, and is out on the net somewher.e. poke around zero7's website and in the older archives you can find it.
    mightymargon December 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song played in Garden State during the scene where he was getting high with all his friends and they were playing spin the bottle. I'm crazy about this song! I think it describes the kind of feeling that I get when something weird is happening to me and I'm just looking all around me, seeing other people's reactions and taking everything in. The music has such a great sound for what it means. I love it!
    SwtCherityon October 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can see where you would be frustrated that people are just now finding out about Zero 7 because of Garden State...it's like people finding out about Bad Religion for the first time because they opened for Blink 182. However, I think it is of importance to see how it fits in with the movie.

    Everybody tends to relate songs to their own life, even if that's not exactly what the song is about. I am no exception, and I happen to be a recovering drug addict; so take the following with as much weight as you please.

    But, I think it fits in with Garden State absolutely perfectly. When I heard that song, I saw myself in the past...using drugs all the time, not going anywhere, just waiting for something, ANYthing to happen to me. I am the motionless wheel...nothing around me is real, from my "friends" (aka drug buddies) to the manufactured happiness I'm feeling. Everybody is saying different things to me, and like how that line is presented, it's all very confusing and not much of it carries any weight with me. My friends are babbling about things I could care less about in their drug induced states...my parents keep calling me and telling me to do something with my life...my psychyatrist (sp?) keeps telling me that I need to change...etc, etc, etc.

    But, that's just what it means to me. I don't think that finding out what the artist intended the song to mean is as important as clarifying what it means to you personally...thus, why this site is so interesting to me. ^_^
    SandBoxHeroon January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a pretty song, didn't think much yet about its meaning(to me), I just really like it. Zero 7 are good.
    Idanon March 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the song is about this world not being real, that it is all an illusion, and that no else can see it. Such a beautiful song
    madonna81on March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely love this song, and it fit so perfectly with the scene in Garden State.
    weezergirlon September 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttrippy
    hoydenon October 04, 2004   Link

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