The Wait

Song Details

Written by

  • Jaz Coleman
  • Paul Ferguson
  • Martin Glover
  • Kevin Walker

Total Performances

First Performed Live

August 20, 1987

Most Recent Performance

April 26, 2018


                        Motives changing
Day to day
The fire increases
Masks decay
I look at the river
White foam floats down
The body’s poisoned
Got to sit tight

The wait
The wait
The wait
The wait

After awakening
The silence grows
The screams subside
Distortion shows
Mutant thoughts
Of bad mouthed news
It’s just another birth
Of distorted views

The wait
The wait
The wait
The wait

Originally released by Killing Joke in 1980 on the Killing Joke album.

© Universal Music – MGB Songs (ASCAP)

Live Performances

April 26, 2018

Munich, Germany


November 9, 2009

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Van Andel Arena

October 3, 2009

Tampa, FL, United States

St. Pete Times Forum

June 15, 2009

Helsinki, Finland

Hartwall Arena

June 7, 2009

Mexico City, Mexico

Foro Sol

May 9, 2009

Stuttgart, Germany


February 28, 2009

Sheffield, England

Sheffield Arena

November 13, 2004

Atlanta, GA, United States

The Arena at Gwinnett Center

September 22, 2004

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Mellon Arena

September 1, 2004

Wichita, KS, United States

Kansas Coliseum

June 16, 2004

Bremen, Germany


May 26, 2004

Copenhagen, Denmark

Parken Stadium