"Hurry Up And Wait" as written by Kelly Jones, Stuart Cable and Richard Mark Jones....
We wait to wake to get a ride in the rain
Buy a ticket they can check we can claim
So we don't spend what's our own for a
Seat a place to stop a green light a red
Cross they run around naked doing old
Things like the ones before
Wait for a break so you can take a little
Something that'll make your next break
Come along a little quicker than the one
Before wait for an answer spy a sweet
Dancer as she walks from the door of the
Hall wish you waited for your wedding
Vows so hurry up and wait
But what's worth waiting for?
We wait to get warm the car starts from
Cold stall to make a first move magazines
Made the rules to make us lose wait for
Your dream man the house you could both
Plan the car in the sales ad the wet dream
With the man you wished that you had
A watched pot never boils
Sugars seconds to dissolve
See your appetite lost
Foods relevance is lost inside
So hurry up and wait
But what's worth waiting for?
So join the queue me and you
Wait in line
It takes our time to be satisfied


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"Hurry Up and Wait" as written by Richard Mark Jones Kelly Jones

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    General CommentAhhh how can no one of commented on this song its sooooo pretty!! hehe xxxxxx
    Lorna450on June 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love the Stereophonics. I don't think I've a heard a song by them yet that doesn't making you think, whether it's about yourself or the world around you.

    P.S. Yeah, really, what IS worth waiting for?
    RockOn333on June 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commentoh this song is so lovely. I actually start to tear up a little when i hear it.
    pumkinhedon December 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. it makes me teary eyed too. Kelly's voice on this track is amazing.

    in this song, i just imagine people living life, day to day, sad and depressed, searching for happiness. i think this song is about all the things you do in life to keep yourself happy and live up to the standard of what society says happiness is, in particular relationships and marriages. i think he's saying that people rush into these marriages/relationships thinking it will be the fairytale and the answer to their lives, thinking it will finally make them happy, then spend most of their time, waiting. for what, who even knows in the end? who even knows why they did this or made this jump or this decision? maybe they thought it would make them happy and solve all their problems. so people "hurry up and wait". they rush into things, then sit around waiting for things like happiness to come to them. by the end of the song, i think he's saying to go slow because it takes time to figure out what exactly will make you happy. you have to work at it and that true happiness is worth waiting for.

    there's a part left out of the lyrics up there towards that end tho that goes..

    Wait to get there, and when we get there,
    We wait around for anyone to tell us what we even got there for
    pippilottaon January 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwait a minute. i take my explanation back. i was just listening to this song again and i realized that none of these things are really connected. he's running off a list of all the random things people wait for. how did i miss that? i think it's because when i listen to the cd, all those "waits" at the beginning of sentences are not in there. he took them out. but when i read them here, it makes more sense. oh well lol i suppose it could be interpreted a number of ways. awesome song any way you look at it :)
    pippilottaon January 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song, and I agree with your first explanation pippilotta ;)

    But then I also think this song is meant to inspire people to enjoy the little things in life, and not just wait untill you get satisfied by great events.. but get satisfaction in life along the way.. which is a great thing.
    Theodoricon August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song just weeps 80s / 90s pop with a kick of blues (not sure if there is intentional irony)... and Kelly's voice is absolutely incredible on this recording.

    Possibly my all-time favorite StP song.

    The melody and delivery are so simple, yet so memorable. Bittersweet even.

    Your analyses seem pretty much spot-on -- you can anticipate and live with all of your human expectations, but once they arrive, were they worth it? Living for the moment, appreciation for what you possess. The protagonists in the song "run through" life's events without really noticing anything in particular. Hurry up and wait is a good oxymoron -- rush to nowhere.
    cgnjnyon February 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentForgot to add:

    Even the delivery of this song matches the "theme"... almost a lazy, back-porch vibe.
    cgnjnyon February 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell, the title of the song suggests that its like, a double negative thing, hurry up and wait, because people dread waiting, yet it seems hes rushing to wait, i think its about rushing into things and when u get there u realise it wasnt worth waiting for (hence so hurry up and wait, but whats worth waiting for?)
    Fuct_hahaon July 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with most of your meanings. "Hurry up and Wait" - is an showbiz industry term (Film or music). Where most of time your waiting around for the shot to be lit, or the gig to start, and then the next sec your rushing around to gets thing done
    Mystergeneralon July 01, 2008   Link

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