I Am Not Waiting Anymore
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American Songwriter has a good piece on the meaning of the lyrics and backstory of the band. It's the kind of writing Rolling Stone used to do. From the singer/songwriter Christopher Porterfield:
â€œThatâ€™s me saying, â€˜You know what, this is ridiculous. Itâ€™s time to get real, letâ€™s do this. This being music,â€ says Porterfield of the aforementioned song. â€œThat song was my personal revelation that if I wanted to try to be a songwriter and a musician that itâ€™s really time to do that and to dedicate time and energy to that endeavor. Itâ€™s about the struggle of making art and about destroying things that are precious and itâ€™s about coming to terms with who you are. Itâ€™s about being hungry while being patient but mostly giving into the hunger of it and just wanting something."
I am red in tooth and claw Godâ€™s favorite child, bloodied from the brawl And this bitterness was killing me all along I am not waiting anymore I am not waiting anymore Blowing through time like nickel slots In a windowless room, on a credit card flash it like a semaphore - a vague, drafty metaphor I am not waiting anymore Iâ€™ve been a keen eyed observer of the movements of concentric parts Of the bodies, of bones, and breasts and unmapped chambers of hearts And the sand in hand has been turned to glass Like a Jeroboam filled with a life thatâ€™s passed You can toss it off the balcony and listen for the crash I am not waiting anymore I spent eight long years working on my screenplay itâ€™s a teen movie with young actresses that plays to the middle aged I have read between the lines I have been wrong every time It burned up on the alter, but I am fine I am not waiting anymore I am not waiting anymore I am not waiting anymore