Motives changing
Day to day
The fire increases
Masks decay
I look at the river
White foam floats down
The body's poisoned
Got to sit tight

The wait
The wait
The wait
The wait

After awakening
The silence grows
The screams subside
Distortion shows
Mutant thoughts
Of bad mouthed news
It's just another birth
Of distorted views

The wait
The wait
The wait
The wait

The wait
The wait
The wait
The wait


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Wait Lyrics as written by Matthew Ferguson Jaz Coleman

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    General CommentI watched the live performance of this song and Jaz said right before it a few senetnces of introduction. He asked the audience some questions about unresolved riddles of world history and then said - "I WAIT for the truth".
    Sapromindon March 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song is just about the wait for the truth to come out from politicians about world events, and the fact that it never seems to come. When they performed at the 25th anniversary gig at Shepherds Bush, Jaz said 'Who killed Dr, David Kelly and Diana?, I'm waiting for a bit of honesty now. Did Tony Blair know about Kelly do you think?, or was it Alistair Campbell? I'm waiting for the truth" just before the song was performed. which sort of confirmed it for me.
    LoveLikeBlood072on January 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song, but don't know what it's about.
    JpnGhton April 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dunno. I used to think of this song when I'd drop acid and sit there waiting for it to kick in. But as to its meaning...no clue. Seems to possibly be drug related...not in the way I said earlier though.
    SlowlyWeRoton August 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it "masks decay" or "mass decay?"
    Aquarius121on November 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIs it "masks decay" or "mass decay?"
    Aquarius121on November 15, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought it was "the fire increases as MOTHS decay" This song seemed to be about environmental degradation and humanity's lack of caring about it. The Wait for the end to it all.
    robeormanon July 02, 2020   Link

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