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Just Wait
Lyrics: John Popper
Music: John Popper

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 its 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

1994 Blues Traveler Publishing Corporation

First release: King of New York
Released: 12/31/1993
Earliest time played: 01/18/1990
Last time played: 08/21/2004
Playing frequency:
  70 plays (see all shows)
  3.77% of shows in the database
  3.86% of shows since debut
  Detailed statistics
Song information:
  This song was written for a female friend of John's. It also once prevented at least one person from committing suicide; John sang it to a woman who called into the Howard Stern show on 12-12-96 and threatened to kill herself.

Other recordings of "Just Wait":
  four, 1994
  Four studio tape, 1994


drinken
There is no such word as 'drinken' in English, although it does mean 'drinks' in Dutch. The proper word would be 'drunk'; 'drinken' was likely invented by John just so the line would scan properly.
Time is the beauty of the road being long
Reminiscent of a quote from Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: "Sometimes it's a little better to travel than to arrive."
Your rise uphill may no longer seem a struggle
Also reminiscent of two Pirsig quotes from the same book: "To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain which sustain life, not the top. Here's where things grow." and "You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion. Then, when you're no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn't just a means to an end but a unique event in itself."