The Wait

Album: Killing Joke (1980)
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Songfacts®:

  • A track from Killing Joke's debut album, "The Wait" is about the Earth's destruction due to pollution and neglect. In our interview with lead singer Jaz Coleman, he explained: "That song was written after we played up north in England, and we saw this river that was so polluted. It had detergent floating down in it, and there was dead fish everywhere. I'll never forget it. It was just heartbreaking."
  • A key line in this song is, "I look at the river, white foam floats down." The band are big into fishing, so seeing a polluted river affected them.

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