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Imogen Heap: Wait It Out Meaning

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Wait It Out Lyrics

Where do we go from here?
How do we carry on?
I can't get beyond these questions...

Clambering for the scraps in the shatter of us collapsed
that cuts me with every could-have-been

Pain on pain on play repeating
with the backup,...

  1. anonymous
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    Aug 4th 2020 report

    For me, it's about loss, specifically about the loss of a child/baby. Especially the line of "cuts me with every could have been" could have been a girl, could have watched her grow up... "Clambering for scraps in the shatter of us collapsed" refers to trying to salvage their relationship as the loss of the baby shatters the world around them.

  2. anonymous
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    Apr 20th 2016 report

    its about abuse

  3. anonymous
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    Sep 17th 2012 report

    I think the question might be much larger than a break up. I think the song is about loss of any kind and th wretched feelings that one fells until time heals everything.

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 8th 2010 report

    heres what ive got

    "Where do we go from here? How do we carry on? I cant get beyond the questions."
    A breakup has just happened and she is confused and lost as to what happened and how to handle it.

    "Clambering for the scraps in the shatter of us collapsed"
    shes trying to put the pieces together of what happened to cause the break up. picking up the pieces of the broken glass so to speak to try to figure how it broke.

    "It cuts me with every could have been"
    It hurts more and more as she figures it out
    the broken scraps shes picked up are cutting her.

    "Pain on pain on play repeating."
    She keeps replaying it over in her head

    "Everybody says time heals everything but what of the wreched hollow? the endless in between? are we just going to wait it out?"
    She feels the wounds will heal eventually but what until then?


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