If ever you are feeling like you're tired
And all your uphill struggles leave you headed downhill
If you realize your wildest dreams can hurt you
And your appetite for pain has drinken it's fill

I ask of you a very simple question
Did you think for one minute that you are alone
And is your suffering a privilege you share only
Or did you think that everybody else feels completely at home

Just wait
Just wait
Just wait
And it will come

If you think I've given up on you you're crazy
And if you think I don't love you well then you're just wrong
In time you just might take to feeling better
Time is the beauty of the road being long

I know that now you feel no consolation
But maybe if I told you and informed you out loud
I say this without fear of hesitation
I can honestly tell you that you make me proud

Just wait
Just wait
Just wait
And it will come
Just wait
Just wait
Just wait
And it will come

If anything I might have just said has helped you
If anything I might have just said helped you just carry on
Your rise uphill may no longer seem a struggle
And your appetite for pain may all but be gone

I hope for you and cannot stop at hoping
Until that smile has once again returned to your face
There's no such thing as a failure who keeps trying
Coasting to the bottom is the only disgrace

Just wait
Just wait
Just wait
And it will come
Just wait
Just wait
Just wait
And it will come
Just wait
Just wait
Just wait
And it will come


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Just Wait Lyrics as written by John C. Popper

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    My InterpretationMaybe suicide, like intothesky mentioned- but I can't help but feel as though it is a song of rising up and above, not of stopping leaping off a building. I would go on a limb and actually say a theme I find interesting is the feeling that the lyrics as speaking to somebody young and inexperienced- a child? No, most likely a teenager:

    "In time you just might take to feeling better
    Time is the beauty of the road being long" - Inexperience and a rush to go along with life, in the belief that far ahead is the only place where happiness is. Yup, sounds like a teenager.

    Moreso, I find that the lyrics seem to be speaking to a family member- or, at least, maybe a young person who is lovingly regarded by a voice of experience (maybe a school counselor or a teacher):

    "I ask of you a very simple question
    Did you think for one minute that you are alone
    And is your suffering a privilege you share only
    Or did you think that everybody else feels completely at home

    Just wait
    Just wait
    Just wait
    And it will come

    If you think I've given up on you you're crazy..."

    I would actually venture to lean towards a family member who is speaking to this rash and let-down youth- I cite the following as a hint that this person is in a tight-knit circle with this person:

    "...if you think I don't love you well then you're just wrong..."

    Put all together, this is simply a tale of a family member trying to uplift a child trodden by his own simple life experiences and most likely the realization that things aren't as simple/easy as he once believed. Oh, I would also venture to say that this family member is the family member directly raising this child (like a mother or a father):

    "...If you think I've given up on you you're crazy
    And if you think I don't love you well then you're just wrong...
    ...I say this without fear of hesitation
    I can honestly tell you that you make me proud."

    And all of that is the simple result of what two terms of English Comp does to an English Major in college. ^ __ ^
    MadQueenon August 09, 2009   Link

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