Waiting for a Ride

from by The Successful Failures



WAITING FOR A RIDE: The verses for this one are probably 7 or 8 years old. I was trying to rip off/rewrite the Kinks’ song “Tired of Waiting”. I wrote the chorus more recently on the piano. Then the band gave it the old Pixies/Nirvana low verse/loud chorus treatment and it really started to happen. Lyrically it’s more about what it’s not about. It reminds me of some of my early writing for the Dipsomaniacs when I tried to focus in on the minute details of everyday life. The setting is just a kid standing on a corner waiting for his mum to pick him up; she might have forgotten about him because he’s been waiting a long time. He’s bored. He needs to rely on others to drive him around – ah the freedom a driver’s license provides, but we’re always in such a hurry sometimes there’s a peace to waiting. “I’m waiting and the day goes by, there it goes again…” – Mick


from Three Nights (2010), released May 1, 2010


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The Successful Failures Trenton, New Jersey

With a name borrowed from a Jack London short story, an indie rock work ethic, and a penchant for melody, harmony, and heart- in-your-mouth-foot-on-your-sleeve lyrics The Successful Failures burst onto the scene out of the NJ pinelands in 2006. TSF has released 5 full length CDs full of songs about vikings, armadillos, old cars, murder, prison, fences, and girls. ... more

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