"You Better Wait" as written by and L. Brewster S. Perry....
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    My InterpretationI think this is about a memory.

    The start reflects seeing a girlfriend from long ago, through older and more compassionate eyes, seeing her for the relative child she is, and regretting that his older self was not there to warn her back then.

    He's talking to the young girl he once knew, warning her not to act on her infatuation, because it's not a solid situation or relationship, despite what her imagination tells her. I believe he wants to warn her not to give in to her attraction and desire, not to rush into sex because she could get pregnant and be left alone.

    It ends by urging her to go without looking back, in case her resolve weakens.
    patsysmithon September 29, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song has a slightly different meaning. It starts off talking about a pretty 17 yr old that is wanted by everyone but loved by none. She feels unloved so she decides to run away and become a "professional" to be loved. He's telling her to wait and not give in to her need instant gratification. "In the Darkness comes Evil in the night" refers to the men that see her in the night. "Neon lights, reflect your life", refers to the neon lights on the buildings that she walks at night. He keeps telling her to "Stop! Yourself before you fall, Stop yourself before you lose it all, somewhere there's love.....YOU BETTER WAIT!" He's telling her to wait to find love, it's out there somewhere.

    I know this is a darker interpretation, but I think he may be referring to an old female friend that fell victim to that lifestyle.
    BlueBoxon September 24, 2018   Link

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