"Waiting" as written by and Paul John Weller....
Waiting at the station,
Waiting for the right moves,
Waiting in the basement,
Waiting for the right cues,
Waiting in a daydream,
Waiting in the slipstream

Waiting in the right bars,
Waiting in the right shoes,
Waiting in a fast car,
Waiting in the airports,

Waiting for my airmiles,
Waiting in slow motion,
Coming through the turnstiles.

And if you ever change your mind,
You know I'm hard to find,
And if you ever need someone

I'll still be waiting
Waiting with the orphans, waiting for the bee stings, they tell me that success brings,
Waiting in the half light, waiting for your whole life,
Waiting for an ideal a low deal a no deal, to play your stereotype.
And if you ever find the time,
You know I'm not far behind,
And if you ever need someone

I'll still be waiting
Just waiting for a friend.
I say it's alright,
It's alright my friend just waiting.

Lyrics submitted by NSearchOfTruth, edited by Lysine

"Waiting" as written by Paul John Weller

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    General CommentI have had this song on repeat for a couple of weeks and every time I hear it, it reminds me of Six Feet Under since it was used in the pliot show. Amazing song... makes you want to believe in better days to come and that there will always be someone waiting for something to happen to them in their life
    Daria_Deeon April 21, 2003   Link
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    General Commentexcellent song
    it might just be about waiting, or string cheese and cotton candy
    volantison September 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is another one of my theme songs. another one of those tales of waiting around for something for as long as it takes, telling yourself "tomorrow will be better," and sticking around for someone for the long haul... though at the time, he obviously sounds worn-down and weary, but like he says in the chorus, he'll be waiting. always.

    i'm the same way, but i sound much like he does when he's singing this song. waiting is no big deal, but life is so short, sometimes i wonder why i should spend so much of it waiting. why should i be waiting in the first place? he lists all of these places he'll be waiting in, and he sounds almost bitter at the fact he's waiting around... but the song ends with the bit reassuring the person or people he's waiting for that he's fine(though it's obvious to me he sounds pretty tired of waiting... though like me he'll keep doing it for as long as necessary)

    the music itself captures the feeling of monotony and waiting quite nicely.

    Edited by delial on May 28 2008, at 01:27AM

    delialon July 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is going to sound really embarassing, but the part 'Waiting with the orphans' makes me think of my ex who I had thought of marrying and having children with one day, and now that we've parted ways, the orphans are like the children we will never have, except only in imagination. They will never be claimed.
    But, like the song says, if he ever changes his mind, I'll still be waiting.
    Booyackaon September 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah it reminds me of six feet under as well, that's where I first heard it. It fit so perfectly with that scene it made me tear up, I knew it was going to be a great show if the first ep could have such an emotional effect on me. Anyway, the song sums up a lot about life, we are always waiting for something; for something better, for something good to happen, for something bad....just waiting. I agree with delial if does capture the monotony well. There are a few lines I like: "waiting for the right cues"; "Waiting for an ideal, a low deal, a no deal
    Play your stereotype…Oh yeah"....but my favorite lyric is:
    "Waiting for the bee stings…they tell me that success brings" Success in whatever shape or form (success means different things to different people) can have it's downside. Great song.
    strangersatelliteon July 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh...how much this song means to me...
    Camomileon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHaunting as all hell.
    raffishtenant2on December 12, 2007   Link

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