Hurry Up and Wait


About Hurry Up and Wait

"Hurry Up and Wait" is the fifth single from rock band the Stereophonics and the final single taken from their second album Performance and Cocktails. It was released in November 1999. It reached number 11 in the UK charts, as did previous single "I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio". It also reached number 23 in Ireland, becoming the band's fifth top 30 hit there. The song is track 3 on the album. A live version from Morfa Stadium is on CD2 of the "Hurry Up and Wait" singles. An acoustic version is on CD2 on the "Mr. Writer" singles. The music video features the band parodying the 1970 film M*A*S*H. 


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We wait to wake to get a ride in the rain 
Buy a ticket they can check we can claim 
So we don't spend what's our own for a 
Seat a place to stop a green light a red 
Cross they run around naked doing old 
Things like the ones before 
Wait for a break so you can take a little 
Something that'll make your next break 
Come along a little quicker than the one 
Before wait for an answer spy a sweet 
Dancer as she walks from the door of the 
Hall wish you waited for your wedding  
Vows so hurry up and wait 
But what's worth waiting for? 
We wait to get warm the car starts from 
Cold stall to make a first move magazines 
Made the rules to make us lose wait for 
Your dream man the house you could both 
Plan the car in the sales ad the wet dream 
With the man you wished that you had 
A watched pot never boils 
Sugars seconds to dissolve 
See your appetite lost 
Foods relevance is lost inside 
So hurry up and wait 
But what's worth waiting for? 
So join the queue me and you 
Wait in line 
It takes our time to be satisfied

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Stereophonics are a Welsh rock band that formed in 1992 in the village of Cwmaman in Cynon Valley, Wales. The band currently comprises lead vocalist and guitarist Kelly Jones, bassist and backing vocalist Richard Jones, guitarist and backing vocalist, Adam Zindani and touring member Tony Kirkham (keyboards), the group having originally also included Stuart Cable on drums. Stereophonics have released seven studio albums, five of which have topped the UK Albums Chart. Their seventh, Keep Calm and Carry On, was released in November 2009 but did not make the Top 10. A successful compilation album was also released in November 2008 – Decade in the Sun charting at number two in the United Kingdom. The band is part of the Cardiff music scene. more »

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10 facts about this song

Song Origins
"Hurry Up and Wait" is a song by Welsh rock band Stereophonics. It was released as the fifth and final single from their second studio album, "Performance and Cocktails."
Chart Performance
Despite being a late single from the album, "Hurry Up and Wait" was still notably successful in the UK charts, peaking at number 11.
Album Success
The album "Performance and Cocktails", from which the song came, was huge success and was certified 5 times Platinum in the UK.
Music Video
The music video features the band waiting in a train station and later performing the song on a stage. The video also incorporates scenes from a World War II era setting.
Musical Style
The song portrays the band's signature style of post-Britpop, which blends together alternative rock, indie pop, and traditional rock.
Stereophonics lead vocalist and guitarist Kelly Jones was credited as the sole writer of "Hurry Up and Wait."
The song title "Hurry Up and Wait" can be seen as a commentary on the frustrating aspect of life where people are constantly rushing, only to end up waiting again.
Live Performances
"Hurry Up and Wait" has been a mainstay in Stereophonics' live setlist because of its popularity and audience reception.
Track Length
The song runs for approximately 4 minutes and 40 seconds, a standard length for most Stereophonics songs.
Along with other songs from the band, "Hurry Up and Wait" has received acclaim for its catchy melody, lyrical quality, and the band’s overall performance.

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