Grizzly Bear - While You Wait For The Others Lyrics




While you wait for the others
To make it all worthwhile
All your useless pretentions
Are weighing on my time

You could beg for forgiveness
As long as you like
Or just wait out the evening
You'll only leave me dry

Yes, you'll only leave me dry

So I'll ask you kindly to make your way
And what was there?
The perfect glare
We all fall through

While you wait on the answers
That I'll pretend to find
Keeping up with emotions
Still occupies our time

You could hope for some substance
As long as you like
Or just wait out the evening
And always ask me why

Yes, you'll only leave me dry

So I'll ask you kindly to make your way
And what was left?
The perfect glare
We all fall through

And all we want, want, want, want, want, want, want, want
Want, want, want, want, want, want
Want, want, want, want
Want, want, want

And what was there?
And what was there?
And what wasn't there?





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Grizzly Bear While You Wait For The Others Comments
  1. Michael Stauffer

    For some reason this song used to calm my first born down more than any other song. No idea why. Just played it for my 2nd new born and the exact same thing. The only problem is they get all worked up as soon as the song finishes. Such a beautiful piece of music.

  2. Tori M

    God! this song is so fucking good , it's like a drug

  3. mad heiress

    daniel rossen is one of the best songwriters of his time

  4. Samuel D Davis

    10 years ago today. Gets better with age.

  5. Husbandryenvy

    I can't think of a greater tune/music video. F**king unreal.

  6. DTM Weather Videos

    Beautiful Song! Incredible Band! Spectacular Video!

  7. Alfonso Yeverino 3rd

    Waiting for next of kin.

  8. Tori M

    OMG! I literally listen to this song on repeat all day ,it's so good :D

  9. If You Have More Than 0 Children I Despise You

    2009 was the best man this song and Inglorious Basterds and Lady Gaga Bad Romance were all released within months of each other.

  10. Squiggles Avatar

    Man ray freakout vid.

  11. Hillary Blackwelder

    This album strangely reminds me of Iron and Wine for some reason... Maybe because it has that mellow, relaxed feel, and the soft touch of early 2000s microphones, because it wasn't as high quality and sharp as nowadays.

  12. Hillary Blackwelder

    My daughter got a bear stuffed animal, and named it Daniel after Grizzly Bear XD

  13. Kevin Corpus

    Esta cancion es increible!!!!

  14. hobo_billy psychedelic

    Best song on the album

  15. Candice Lee

    This video is weird but the music is good

  16. Candice Lee

    Popipioi

  17. dododetho

    I love this song, and I make this
    https://youtu.be/uI149qNUOJ4

  18. icemouf7480

    I luv all yalls remarks💎

  19. Kevin Candland

    the Michael McDonald take on the b side is surreal

  20. DethBringer0

    While you wait for the others
    To make it all worthwhile
    All your useless pretentions
    Are weighing on my time

    You could beg for forgiveness
    As long as you like
    Or just wait out the evening
    You'll only leave me dry

    Yes, you'll only leave me dry

    So I'll ask you kindly to make your way
    And what was there?
    The perfect glare
    We all fall through

    While you wait on the answers
    That I'll pretend to find
    Keeping up with emotions
    Still occupies our time

    You could hope for some substance
    As long as you like
    Or just wait out the evening
    And always ask me why

    Yes, you'll only leave me dry

    So I'll ask you kindly to make your way
    And what was left?
    The perfect glare
    We all fall through

    And all we want, want, want, want, want, want, want, want
    Want, want, want, want, want, want
    Want, want, want, want
    Want, want, want

    And what was there?
    And what was there?
    And what wasn't there?

    icemouf7480

    DethBringer0 💎

    icemouf7480

    DethBringer0 💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎

    Saint Saints

    DethBringer0 the perfect cleft , motions

    Saint Saints

    DethBringer0 the perfect cleft

    Scottr

    @Saint Saints i agree- perfect cleft, motions

  21. Sierra Hale

    normal people see a bunch or random objects being tossed around the screen. once dosed it all makes sense. such art much wow

  22. n123

    Thank you guys so much for the music. These sounds do not get old.

  23. henry brown

    I never really understood the hype of this song among Grizzly Bear fans. I've only liked (loved, actually) this band for a couple weeks now, and so far Veckatimest and Shields are already some of my favorite albums ever. The band is really quite brilliant all in all, but every time I hear this song I just get really bored and want to skip. But Pitchfork listed this song and Two Weeks in their 500 greatest songs of the 2000's, and no others from this album. I just can't understand what's so good about it. Maybe someone can explain to me the magic in it that I can't hear? I'm genuinely curious of what the responses may be, so please do tell.

    Julien Brodeur

    I used to find it kind of boring too and then I saw them play it live and it changed the way I hear it. It is now one of my favorite songs

    John Oregon

    Lyrically it's a great track although Grizzly Bear has always been lyrically strong. I'm a huge Grizzly Bear fan but I'm not a big fan of this song but I get the appeal. It's pretty rich in texture too and the vocals are very passionate as well as beautiful

  24. DanzaSlap

    1.6 million views? Damn, c'mon people.

  25. DICKRIDIN HATER

    This song is low key boring until the hook comes in and when it does it's not even catchy or even creative, the melody is weak imo.

  26. gene parmasean

    this song is so good it hurts just to listen to it

  27. gene parmasean

    so very very powerful

  28. The madgi

    this is one of those songs you tell people that you want it played at your funeral

  29. Morgan Walker

    the end shot reminds me of one of them I Spy books

  30. johnathan palmer

    such a big Beatles feel..

  31. codybroken

    I have listened to this song countless times and will countless more

    Callum

    codybroken have you heard the full album?

    icemouf7480

    codybroken 💎

  32. Thiago Ferreira

    freaaaaaaaking freaking awesome

  33. Wolson Horthmeyer

    if you defocus when watching this there is a strange 3D effect.

    Luquey Martinez

    +Wolson Horthmeyer TRU

    Plain Person

    I wonder how we are able to defocus.

  34. Link Union

    Their videos are so strange, but it's hard to stop watching them😉

  35. Tory

    This is so good

    Tory

    I'm in love

    Link Union

    Yes, their great, aren't they?

  36. J D

    best grizzly bear song.

    J D

    @Subscriber888 To each their own.  I do like Two Weeks.

    8scatterbrain8

    agree. two weeks might be catchier but this one is better

    Jules Gilmour

    I think ready able, knife and all we ask are up there too.

    John Oregon

    Great song. My personal may be Sun in your eyes

    gulashonu

    "About face" ?

  37. kosnow11

    shit doesn't get old, tell you hwwwatt

  38. Caróll

    Grizzily bear melhor banda ever!

  39. Jasmin Ruby

    Daniel Rossen is a genius and his voice is awesome for that .

  40. Lando

    I love this song so much. Easily the best Grizzly Bear song.

  41. Drewnited

    who sings lead in this one?

    hollydaze99

    +Drewnited Daniel Rossen

  42. M Dun

    Fantastic very well done

  43. Richard . Plans - Ashes

    cadê novos trabalhos , Grizzly bear VOLTEEEE !

  44. Jasmine Bird

    I love this x

  45. Shaun Rebello

    what a fucking song!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. Panos Blah

    Seems such a nice revamped edition of Vormittagsspuk!

  47. Thao Nguyen

    Loooooove

  48. Jenna Larken

    4:00 - my room right now.

    Light Buzzkill

    Mine is more like 4:28

  49. Mr. Mambo

    good memories...i think?

  50. Psychonautic Sun Official

    Such rich, multilayered, and melodic music. Pure sonic bliss.

    codybroken

    yes

    yes, yes & yes.

    I concur with all of you who love this song

    B C

    @Nick Feldman So much going on.....so much emotion...so many layers...perfect resonance

    Psychonautic Sun Official

    @Bobby Cole Indeed! And this is just one of many great songs by this fantastic band...

    стрелок

    such euphoria, m'lady.

  51. Elizabeth Umanzor

    I use to love this song.. haha.. 

    Leanna Sanchez

    well gee, what happened? 

  52. cassie gray

    One of the best songs I have ever heard.

  53. Guy Forgét

    Really though, can music get any more beautiful than this? Yet Again, off their new LP, is also just the pinnacle of beauty.

  54. kringkingen

    eargasm @ 2:22

  55. The Autumn Tourists

    Have a listen to 'Hailstones' by Autumn Tourists

  56. Hist Factish

    This is an all time favorite.

  57. Sofia Gar

    I'm Tripping @[email protected]

  58. Matheus Javorski

    You could hope for some substance for as long as you like

  59. Ronan Mitchell

    I absolutely love this song and "Veckatimest" but, in my opinion, "Shields" knocked it out of the park. Grizzly Bear only get better with age.

  60. assassinodecereais

    Yes, music is subjetive. But subjectivity has limits. "Grizzly Bear is a different genre than Pink Floyd, so all you can say is that you like one more than the other, and not that one is better than the other" - correct and afirmative. But you cannot say the same for Bieber (and the rest of the "gang" - Riahnna, Gaga, Minaj, etc) because they are not music. They make money, not art. They're performers, not artists, nor musicians. So, you're almost right, but not completely.

  61. unjonfeeld

    It is, but I agree with Scott Hall, Veckatimest is just one of the best albums I have ever listened to, right alongside Helpless Blues. I just fail to find a weak spot and it gets better with every listen.

    icemouf7480

    unjonfeeld i need 2 look up wat u guys talkn bout....i'd luv 2 hear wat yall talkn bout related 2 this

    icemouf7480

    I'd luv 2 listen & feel wat yall talkn bout

  62. proeyy

    My analyiss on the vid He's a depressed man, time passing slow (clocks)and he uses his hobbies(reading, fencing) make himself feel good every single day(cube screen thingy) and he knows its all useless and when he dreams of the holiday his brain shows a more exciting emotion(not repetetive) , he kicks away his hobbies and books but they grasp him at the end, and hes covered in his time passing hobies to make himself feel good. you want him to break free but he could afterall be comfortable in it

  63. Josh Garrett

    Sleeping Ute won me over within seconds.

  64. Ryan 9312

    Logic has no place in creativity, just gotta let it happen.

  65. NEKONOSAJI

    You should know ¨shokotang¨

  66. Tron delag

    Every time I come back to this song, your comment pisses me off.

  67. BitterladVEVO

    I wish I believed that. I really do.

  68. Dave joel

    I love the music but what does any of this mean. Creativity has lost its logic. Even a Picasso is right 2 times a day!

  69. wdm2112

    Fuck yeah, that show was unreal.

  70. John Savins

    Hey Everyone, I just uploaded an EP for my solo project called Eugene Nihx. Grizzly Bear are a heavy influence on everything I write, and probably my greatest musical love. So if your looking for something new I'd really appreciate your support.
    The songs are called:
    1) Madeline's in the Oven
    2) Larvae
    3)Memory Stains
    4)Talking Like a Lynch Film
    Cheers

  71. sean h

    the michael mcdonald version.. chekkit out

  72. SuperEvilnine *

    I just hope nobody dies from Grizzly Bear....

  73. Darryl Speed

    "Masturbatory illusion" "illusion of time" "timeless mind" "infallible voice"
    pretentious douche detected

  74. gunkittie

    Love Grizzly Bear, they were amazing at Bonnaroo this year! Glad I finally saw them live.

  75. Imeontheconjured

    I'm eating spaghetti drunk as fuck, listening to this. Love <3

  76. Gabriela Ziegler Saraiva

    love it...

  77. Delonne Burrell

    does sheids have dope harmonies like this and two weeks? if so ive been sleeping for too long

  78. El Comentador

    tame impala

  79. Joshieboy150

    those harmonies in the chorus. AHHHHH so good.

  80. Frelismatic

    And all we want, want, want, want, want, want, want, want oh, wa, oh, want, oh, want oh, want oh, want oh, want oh ,waaa ohh, want, oh, ooooah, wa, oh oahhh, wa, oahhh, waoooahhahojafhoahsofhfsofhaof....................Woahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

  81. Gabriel U

    its like an I Spy book

  82. zenscape87

    What is the band singing in the background in the chorus? Is it actual words or just saying ohhhhh?

  83. tylar williamson

    such a meaningful song/video.

  84. Malik Hatch

    I personally like shields better than Veckatimist

  85. frooshante

    Grizzly Bear... Beatles... Bieber... Floyd... "Better or worse" is a masturbatory illusion we construct on top of the illusion of time. Listen to music in a timeless mind and the sound of your toilet flushing will be the perfect song of the Infallible Voice.

  86. Bizarro

    w0w u shur got me there huhuehue!11

  87. Hannah Hollatz

    you just made a reference to pink floyd without even knowing it. real floyd fans will know what im talking about :P

  88. Bizarro

    Nah. I don't listen to The Beatles at all, I rarely listen to Pink Floyd and I'm a fairly avid Hendrix fan. The only thing is that these bands innovated and were highly influential. I just don't see how Grizzly Bear doing such off the wall stuff like The Beatles and Pink Floyd did for their own times. Not to mention it's totally and apples to oranges comparison, and I do enjoy Grizzly Bear. I really can't see the comparison, though.

    John Oregon

    Grizzly Bear are probably one of the most innovative indie bands ever tho. Yellow House mixes indie rock, indie folk, psychedelic, progressive etc like no other and they have their distinct production on top of that. Other Grizzly Bear albums are great too but Yellow House is a prime example imo. They were pretty experimental back in the day imo, not the most experimental tho.

  89. Tim

    Shields is freaking awesome

  90. ello elle

    Indie rock at its best... Grizzly Bear is blowing my mind with this whole album.

  91. pipo

    Was anybody able to attribute some kind of meaning to this video? Also having some troubles understanding the lyrics.. but the song sounds very nice.

  92. cwhite

    Really? I personally like shields more than veckatimist.

  93. PaleFolklore13

    Spent the last 30 minutes on my way home from work in my car repeating the last 1:30 of this song shouting it at the top of my lungs. I feel so much better.