Roger Waters — Wait For Her
Album: Is This The Life We Really Want?
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Released: 2017
Length: 4:54
Plays (last 30 days): 9
With a glass inlaid with gemstones
On a pool around the evening
Among the perfumed roses
Wait for her

With the patience of a packhorse
Loaded for the mountains
Like a stoic, noble prince
Wait for her

With seven pillows laid out on the stair
The scent of womens' incense fills the air
Be calm, and wait for her

And do not flush the sparrows
That are nesting in her braids
All along the barricades
Wait for her

And if she comes soon
Wait for her
And if she comes late
Wait

Let her be still as a summer afternoon
A garden in full bloom

Let her breathe in the air
That is foreign to her heart
Let her lips part
Wait for her

Take her to the balcony, see the moon soaked in milk
Hear the rustle of her silk
Wait for her

Don't let your eyes alight upon the twin doves of her breast
Lest they take flight
Wait for her

And if she comes soon
Wait for her
And if she comes late
Wait

Serve her water before wine
Do not touch her hand
Let your fingertips rest as her command

Speak softly as a flute would to a fearful violin
Breathe out, breathe in

And as the echo fades from that final fusillade
Remember the promises you made
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Listening to this song it's easy to realize that Roger Water's talent is been overstimated in all these years.
Sounds so much like Final Cut.  Come on Roger.
Roger Waters needs to retire and go away...
 scrubbrush wrote:
Still one of the best lyricists of all time

 
These aren't his lyrics, it appears.
 ch83575 wrote:
I am so loving this tune.  It's like visiting an old friend and catching up.  An old, depressing friend.

 
Hah when I read the 2nd sentence and prior to reading the 3rd the thought popped in my head "yeah on old asshole friend"
I'm bumping it. 6 > 7. It grows on me. 


{#Hand} See the video.
Tedium and tediummer.
Roger Waters = Just Kill Me
  Stephen_Phillips wrote:

Instantly recognizable style but his voice dropped into a lower range and he is in danger of going the way of Leonard Cohen!

  

Jota wrote:

That's not danger!

 
{#High-five}
 Baby_M wrote:
Music from an alternate universe where Bob Dylan was the lead singer for Pink Floyd.

 
I like that. And can totally hear it. Nice observation.
Great album overall.  I recently saw the concert in Chicago it was exceptional! He is still the master of theatrical shows! (well along with U2)
I am so loving this tune.  It's like visiting an old friend and catching up.  An old, depressing friend.
Roger W is like family to me, like Peter G and Tom P, they're like my favourite uncles.
Music from an alternate universe where Bob Dylan was the lead singer for Pink Floyd.
Too similar with "the final cut"

depressive album and depressive song.
does the waters prepared to the care out?


 justin4kick wrote:
Was nice on first hearing. But hearing it three days in a row is too much.

 

         
                              Listen to RP a bit?


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Was nice on first hearing. But hearing it three days in a row is too much.
Cool song.  Glad you added it.  Always nice to hear new music from an old friend.
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:

Instantly recognizable style but his voice dropped into a lower range and he is in danger of going the way of Leonard Cohen!

 
That's not danger!
Thanks for playing some new RW.
As much as I love the classic Floyd tunes, it's nice to hear something new.
 mgtom wrote:
Instantly recognizable voice, Roger!

 
Instantly recognizable style but his voice dropped into a lower range and he is in danger of going the way of Leonard Cohen!
Beautiful concert here in St.Paul this past July!
Still one of the best lyricists of all time
Lovely song. Very poetic.  A short story to music.  And a funeral dirge, too. I have to give it a 6. It means well, but decidedly not upbeat high volume. Not that Waters ever was the happy camper, but we did get some occasional humor. Didn't we? 
  he's still got it.. {#Mrgreen}
Thank you, Bill:)
Instantly recognizable voice, Roger!