"What The World Is Waiting For" as written by Ian George Brown and John Squire....
Here comes the wise man
And there goes the fool
You see that burnt out world that he is living in
I don't need to look for the rules
Here comes the donkey
Chained to a ten ton plough
He'll never make that hill in a million years
Whip crack beating down

He loves his brother but he'd sell him for a fistful of gold
He needs a slave for his vision of the promised land
No I don't believe a word
Take me any way the wind blows
You'll never know just what you want to do
Or where you want to go i think it's time
That you found what the world is waiting for
I think it's time To get real

Here comes the wise man
And there goes the fool
You see that burnt out world that he is living in
I don't need to look for the rules

Here comes the donkey
Chained to a ten ton plough
He'll never make that hill in a million years
Whip crack beating down

Anytime you want it then it's there
All you gotta do is stop it
On the corner and ask
Say hey you don't live today
Stop the world
Stop the world
I'm getting off
I'm getting off
Can't get enough
I'm getting off


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"What the World Is Waiting For" as written by John Squire Ian George Brown

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    General CommentI think the song is about self-realisation and being happy in yourself. Not needing to conquer others to find happiness. The song refers directly to the musical theatre production 'Stop the World - I Want to Get Off' (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…).
    In it a man plans his success and searches for something better than he has but, after all his greed and ambition, realises that he had all he needed in the beginning to be happy, he just didnt know it.
    needle_tooon September 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreed? Capitalism and Communism?
    robbro7on March 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentanother underated roses song. wot is it about tho?
    isavedchipon July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFirstly this is a classic Stone Roses song. As for the meaning I think there's a lot of Biblical stuff in there like in other Stone Roses songs. The "He loves his brother he'd sell him for a fistful of gold" kinda reminds me of the story of Joseph and the Technicoloured Dreamcoat though though, haha.
    ShakerMaker1994on March 05, 2008   Link

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