This is the electric lounge
No one's afraid to laugh
They say c'mon, man
Just let me break your back
Talk about the medallin'
And what's on tap
What else you come here for
What else could this be about
Well for me I'm just waiting for the kid to come out
And I'm waiting for the kid to come out
And I'm finding out what this is about
Waiting for the kid to come out
Let it bleed

In the tradition of your nationalized tracts
Outside between the bands
Everything comes back out
It's hard to put down
What you can't hold back
And this is like being alive
It flows right out of your mouth
Here at the electric lounge
Outside between the bands
No one's afraid to laugh
Because you'll get just what you've come to expect
You can stick all that up your ass
Because me I'm just waiting for the kid to come out
And I'm waiting for the kid to come out
And I'm finding out what this is about
And I'm waiting for the kid to come out
Let it bleed

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"Waiting for the Kid to Come Out" as written by John Britt Daniel

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    General CommentDunno if it helps but the Electric Lounge was this really cool little club in Austin that was on the edge of downtown. I think they let in all ages or otherwise didn't really care if young ones got in. I remember going when I was around 18. They kinda brought up Spoon, it was one of the first places they could get a regular gig. Really nice place, really homey, but also kinda David Lynch with velvet curtains behind the stage and a big red sign that said "Electric" in really cool script.
    LoserNo1on September 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI was listening to this today and I couldn't remember if I'd commented on it, but I guess I did.

    Another thing about this song is the 2nd verse - the "in the tradition of your nationalized tracts". The Electric Lounge was located beside railroad tracks located on the edge of downtown Austin. I know the spelling is different, like tract housing, but I like the idea of outside the Lounge, people and laughing and talking by the railroad tracks. It really was a great space for community, even after the Electric Lounge was shut down. .
    LoserNo1on May 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI had always thought this song was about a bunch of young people hanging out at their local bar/club. But somewhere in an article it was suggested that the person/persons are waiting for their drug dealer. I can see that, for sure.
    terri kayeon June 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I just read that in the New Yorker article, but personally, I think that person writing for the New Yorker can stick all that up his or her ass.

    I don't see where the drug deal comes into play any moreso than waiting for a band or someone you wanna talk to to come out. Plus, if you wanted to buy some drugs at the Electric Lounge, you wouldn't have to go outside to get them. Nobody cared what you did in there. That's kind of the point of the opening lyrics.

    But that's just my view and I know that the New Yorkers' point of view is just as valid.
    LoserNo1on July 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's 'let it bleed out', right?
    mbagelyon January 15, 2011   Link

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