Nujabes - Waiting For The Clouds Lyrics




[Substantial:]
Substantial and Nujabes still doin' this
And it's infinite
Hydeout promo, let's get into it, uh

Waiting for the clouds to part
Waiting to be out of the dark
If our future's bright, then the present is a overcast
And we want it to be over fast, let's shine

Got to get above the clouds without a aircraft
That is without a doubt such a rare task
Finding it hard to grin or just share laughs
So you vent when that drum hat and snare clash
No plan B, plan A is weak
Mentally and physically drained
And you can't sleep
Rent's a month overdue as of last week
A shadow of your future self below a vast peak
While people walk past like they can't speak
Ignored cause without rich shit, you're piss poor
Quit more drowning your spirit, with liquor
And victor, isn't a realistic picture
But you still take the shot and develop it
For the hell of it, and pray when you'll wake you'll be relevant
And put your best on, you're no longer worse off
Slaving at a job you hate, for a jerk off
You just wanna be kissed by the sun
Where your daughter's always safe in the midst of having fun
Having some will more than due when you used to having none
Disregard the chatter from know-it-all's who haven't won, while you're

Waiting for the clouds to part
Waiting to be out of the dark
If our future's bright, then the present is overcast
And we want it to be over fast, let's shine

Waiting for the clouds to part
Waiting to be out of the dark
If our future's bright, then the present is overcast
And we want it to be over fast, let's shine

Parents couldn't do the job they signed up fo'
Gave you life, but they should've gave you much mo'
Won't judge, but I surely won't applaud them
They lost, and somebody gotta' raise their child for them
Now you're in and out of various households and juvy
Cross Paths of ghetto fab to the white collar and boushi
Who answer the call of duty, or is it truly for a check?
But regardless of they motives, they feel you owe them respect
You don't know how to act like you got a part in a movie
But lack direction
How do you show love, if you never had affection
Dying slow brah, like you got a bad infection
Ain't no band-aid for man-made self-hate
It heal slow, but I'm not sure of you'll wait
Education is the medication, to get yourself straight
The war within you reached a stalemate
But good gotta win in the end, or else jail waits
Broken soul cell mates, Followed by hell's gates
For Bad apples sell failure waits in the belly of the beast
And it's never gonna cease till you chose to elevate
I'm ready when you are to celebrate, till then I'll be

Waiting for the clouds to part
Waiting to be out of the dark
If our future's bright, then the present is overcast
And we want it to be over fast, let's shine

Waiting for the clouds to part
Waiting to be out of the dark
If our future's bright, then the present is overcast
And we want it to be over fast, let's shine





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Nujabes Waiting For The Clouds Comments
  1. woppo boppo

    "How do you show love, if you never had affection? Dying slow bruh, like you got a bad infection."
    These 2 lines speak to me big time. Substantial is a poet

  2. 5Peacepoet

    great song

  3. Michael

    Man Substantial really made me feel something with these lyrics.

  4. The One Matthew Vang

    Finding this has been a blessing. Just when I was losing a little bit of my passion for Chill-hop, I find something new and beautiful. I am reminded of the beauty I experienced firsthand diving into Nujabes' music. Thank you.

  5. Nobuu !

    substantial PG county rap best rap

  6. Henk Glimlach

    Anyone know what the sample at the end of the chorus says, or where the sample is from?

    Dru Z

    Not sure if this is what you're asking but he says "Le-le-lets shine, le-le-lets shine, visibilities low but I don't let it cloud mine." The sentence is sampled off of Substantial's own song, Umoja.

  7. Numbuh 4WD

    is it just me, or does it feel like this picture is moving?

  8. AKAT1980

    This shit is fire, wish I could get all of this music on mp3.

  9. TO cryptosavage

    Still rocking this today to work

  10. elijah weiterman

    For the hell of it. Waiting for. Lets shine. If the futures right

  11. harden artz

    Happy nujavibes day
    2019

  12. TYXHQ QHXYT

    Lyrics:
    [Intro: Substantial]
    Substantial and Nujabes still doin’ this
    And it’s infinite
    Hydeout promo, let's get into it, uh

    [Hook: Substantial]
    Waiting for the clouds to part
    Waiting to be out of the dark
    If our future's bright, then the present is a overcast
    And we want it to be over fast, let's shine

    [Verse 1: Substantial]
    Got to get above the clouds without a aircraft
    That is without a doubt such a rare task
    Finding it hard to grin or just share laughs
    So you vent when that drum hat and snare clash
    No plan B, plan A is weak
    Mentally and physically drained
    And you can't sleep
    Rent's a month overdue as of last week
    A shadow of your future self below a vast peak
    While people walk past like they can't speak
    Ignored coz without rich shit, you're piss poor
    Quit more drowning your spirit, with liquor
    And victor, isn't a realistic picture
    But you still take the shot and develop it
    For the hell of it, and pray when you'll wake you'll be relevant
    And put your best on, you're no longer worse off
    Slaving at a job you hate, for a jerk off
    You just wanna be kissed by the sun
    Where your daughter's always safe in the midst of having fun
    Having some will more than due when you used to having none
    Disregard the chatter from know-it-all’s who haven’t won, while you're

    [Hook 2X: Substantial]
    Waiting for the clouds to part
    Waiting to be out of the dark
    If our future's bright, then the present is overcast
    And we want it to be over fast, let's shine

    [Verse 2: Substantial]
    Parents couldn't do the job they signed up fo’
    Gave you life, but they should've gave you much mo’
    Won't judge, but I surely won't applaud them
    They lost, and somebody gotta’ raise their child for them
    Now you're in and out of various households and juvy
    Cross Paths of ghetto fab to the white collar and boushi
    Who answer the call of duty, or is it truly for a check?
    But regardless of they motives, they feel you owe them respect
    You don't know how to act like you got a part in a movie
    But lack direction
    How do you show love, if you never had affection
    Dying slow brah, like you got a bad infection
    Ain't no band-aid for man-made self-hate
    It heal slow, but I'm not sure of you'll wait
    Education is the medication, to get yourself straight
    The war within you reached a stalemate
    But good gotta win in the end, or else jail waits
    Broken soul cell mates, Followed by hell's gates
    For Bad apples sell failure waits in the belly of the beast
    And it's never gonna cease till you chose to elevate
    I'm ready when you are to celebrate, till then I'll be

    [Hook 2X: Substantial]
    Waiting for the clouds to part
    Waiting to be out of the dark
    If our future's bright, then the present is overcast
    And we want it to be over fast, let's shine

  13. Von Brown

    subtanial is good

  14. David Barksdale

    I relate to this song so much

  15. toomikeful

    does anybody know the sample ?

  16. Connor Wilde

    Real hip hop right here. makes me feel emotional

  17. The Beard Aficionado

    This song makes me sad in a way. I never knew who Nujabes was until 3 years after his death. I just hope that Substantial makes it big. He deserves it.

    Creator Criss

    True. I stared listen to him in 2012. Until I found out he made the sound track for samurai champloo

  18. Oldskoolrailroad

    Lovin'' it !

  19. Boog609

    This song got me through months of uncertainty after being laid off from my last job and years ago when it took me nearly a year to find work out of college. Nujabes had always been a big part of my music library, but songs like these really cement how much I love this dude's music.

    I finally made it to Japan recently and hit up Tower Records in Shibuya, thinking I could maybe pick up a CD or Vinyl or anything and I was in awe at finding a shrine-like shelf of all of his stuff, with "Legendary Beatmaker" in a banner above his photo, and what I assume was an explanation of who he was and what Hydeout Productions is, and all of that good stuff. It felt like I had made some sort of underground hip hop pilgrimage that I had wanted to do since I heard the first Hydeout Productions Collection well over a decade ago. His death genuinely made me sad and I still miss clicking through various hip hop blogs to see when his next work was gonna drop.

    Rest in beats, Nujabes, you and your dope beats will always be missed

  20. pme

    I can't listen to this song, it legitimately makes me cry every time I hear it.

  21. MrSanctuarys

    This song sums up my life...sadly...

  22. Alexandre Trajano

    REST IN BEATS

  23. Archlefirth 177

    The echo on the jazz beat making this song all the more profound and ethereal

  24. CJ Hughes

    PUT THIS ON SPOTIFY FFS

  25. O r i j u n o

    Waiting to be out of the dark.
    ⛅⛅⛅

  26. beastydude123

    Wow, I really like this artist Substantial bcuz he brings positive vibes and doesn't rap bout killing human beings!

  27. Raj Patel

    This song never gets old

  28. Bilal Badri

    RIP Chester

  29. Angel993

    Agreed...let them die peacefully...ahhh

  30. Angel993

    Whoever disliked this go fucking die...

    J.M

    Nah man, these tunes and lyrics preach peace, let them go their own way.

  31. Substantial

    RIP Nujabes. Peace to everyone listening to this and keeping his memory alive. Thanks for the kind words.

    Dareius Tucker

    Sitting in traffic listening to this as I type. Looking to be a producer half as great as he was with the end goal of making meaningful songs like you guys did here. Had a rough day of doubt today but this truly helped. I appreciate you guys more than words can explain. Thank you both.

    Chuck Jones

    Dareius Tucker update me, you still gunna be a legendary producer? I hope so.

    Mello Dimensions

    Thank you Nujabes, and thank you Substantial

  32. Manu

    Damn this music is so good and all others from Nujabes and Substantial. i Just discovered it this year , so sad to not know that before

  33. Brian Castaneda

    this song helps me through my worst days

    onceit isover

    true same for me

  34. Gbox King

    fusion is the best .. this is perfect harmony .. rap + japanese percussion and jazz

  35. Franco Pozo

    I just discovered this track!! mind = blown

  36. Paul Richardson

    Really dig how this sounds. Check me out when you have a chance. Peace.

  37. Lord of Horses

    I just discovered Nujabes like 3 weeks ago.. and I certainly cried when I learned he was dead... I was listening to this... very heartfelt.

    Lucas C

    if you haven't already, give Samarai Champloo a watch

    Zane Dragon03

    +Lucas C thats how I found out about his music

    Lucas C

    @Zane Dragon03
    Same :P

    Hiroshi

    me too..

  38. Tasnim Zaki

    I can jam to this all day

  39. rollzroyce21

    What's being said in the background when "Let's shine" is repeated during the hook?

    GreenInBlue

    It's a sample of Substanials Song "Umoja". :D
    He says: "Visibility's low but I don't let cloud mine"

    rollzroyce21

    Finally! So satisfying knowing what's being said. Even more satisfied with it's content and meaning.

  40. Stacy Mitchell

    One of my favorite songs <3

  41. Will Scharnagl

    So that's how you pronounce Nujabes...

    PC The Ruler

    I've been saying NewJahbeeZ this whole time

    Will Scharnagl

    @PC The Ruler
    I've been saying NewJobEs

    Victor Murta

    I sayNuhjahbez

    J.M

    New-ah-baze is what I thought it was

    女神キラ

    Noo jobs

  42. Aiden McCormick

    amazing

  43. MG Stylez

    is there a definition for this kind of hip hop music? maybe "piano style-soul relaxing-mind blowing hip hop"? please tell me, i wanna experience more of it!

  44. DavidBlueScribe

    Someone please make the instrumental out of this...PLEASE

    money counter beep

    DavidBlueScribe i made one like 4 or 5 years ago i can find it

  45. Plant Abundance

    Real Hip Hop!

  46. John Paul Stewart

    Substantial really goes in on this one

    Oak Toro

    really got some shit off his chest. must feel good

  47. Haiku

    Esperando a que las nubes se vayan. 
    Esperando estar fuera de la oscuridad.
    Si nuestro futuro es brillante, nuestro presente esta encapotado.
    Y queremos que pronto se acabe, BRILLEMOS.
    Hay que ir por encima de las nubes sin una nave;
    esa es sin dudas una extraña tarea.

    Zakk2Gud

    +Some kind of Human Nice picture :) I got into Algernon recently. Broad music tastes ftw

    Haiku

    Amazes me how many people on the inet are telling me something about my Algernon Cadwallader picture ahah it was an unique band, deep messages...cool thing you also like Nujabes! Good music to be alive (: 

  48. Archanfel

    I Cant Stand Rappers!!!

    max Kitabayashi

    just...what? 

    Archanfel

    Substantial tracks are often about how he hates Rappers and often refers to himself as an MC instead! There is a difference between MC's and Rappers! "I Cant Stand Rappers" is something that he says a lot

    Neon Reign

    @Archanfel Being an MC means you produce and do the vocals (primarily by rapping) over your own tracks. Oddisee and Black Milk are prime examples, along with Pete Rock and J Dilla. Definitely not an easy task and a limited amount of ones that are top tier. I still think it's kind of ironic that he says he doesn't like rappers, maybe he means more mainstream ones.

    Neon Reign

    @***** People have different interpretations of it, but I think the consensus is that they control the whole stage at concerts and have meaningful impacts/performances. Though being an MC imo, means that they also care about the production of their music and what it represents lyrically. So, I don't disagree with your assessment. 

  49. Ike the black guy Dixon

    hbd nujabes

  50. Yohei Nishijima

    A memorial project of Nujabes is starting @trunk market
    http://trunkmarket.jp/project/s/project_id/10

  51. ArmageddonMusiq

    How is there dislikes? :// sigh*

  52. Rofl Harris

    does anyone else find the ending just mind blowing?

    Francisco Ábalos

    +Rofl Harris the ending and all the rest! this shit is a real jewel

    Rofl Harris

    +Francisco Ábalos Duhalde real talk man. stay up bro and live long nujabes !

  53. imwithstupid4

    Damn, now this is Hip-Hop !
    Cant believe i never heard of this dude

    frz

    which category was it in

    Adri Trace

    lofi jazzy hip hop

  54. Obscure_Virtuoso

    Substantial is such a great underrated artist.

    The Great Cornholio

    word.. this is really great and his flow is amazing

  55. Yep YepYep

    Thank you di.fm for introducing me to this great artist

  56. Nathaniel Hampton

    Who says the 2010's doesn't have music with substance?

  57. Dirge Wordsmithe

    WHY is there NO instrumental of this ANYWHERE??!?!

    Franco Pozo

    at the end of the song you can find a sample without vocals... thats it imo

  58. ukhio

    japan has better hip hop than america D: !!!

    Andres Patino

    ukhio Japan also has better cars then America.

    ukhio

    more efficient but not sure about fun

    Joe Schmoe

    This is Japan hip hop?

    Mahkram Saile

    Give One Be Lo a listen. He's quite the conscious rapper, one of my favorites. Also, of course there's Rakim, who is fantastic. As for production, the late and great J Dilla (Rest In Peace) is worthy of anyone's ears, along with pete rock and DJ Premier. A Tribe Called Quest and of course Nas are worth mentioning, as well as Atmosphere. The list goes on, but naturally you have to put in your own work to find good artists. I would refer you to the Bangers playlist on my channel, but it's mostly the old school gangster rap type thing, which I assume isn't your forte considering the content of this page.

    Andres Patino

    Japan has better everything. Toyota for life baby.

  59. doom2k13

    god damn. I thought i heard all his songs...

  60. GuillaumeBoard

    So chill great nujabes :)

  61. pacslife20

    When I feel down, this song gives me all the power I need to keep going. This life shit can get crazy, but music can always hold me down, real talk.

  62. daniel williams

    this song reminds me of a very special part of my life and it brings me to tears hearing it again.

  63. Gerardo Rodriguez

    always puts me in a good mood

  64. Bradley Boardman

    that's your opinion tho lol

  65. Morpheus Neotrinity

    so emotional awesome rap <3 so real.

  66. Nemesiss120

    I used to just put this song on because it was catchy, when I read the lyrics once I can't believe how deep it is. I love Substantial and Nujabes.

  67. Chase Unfried

    I think in order to enjoy it when you listen to it to become culturally literate or just because somebody is blasting it, you have to focus outside of the speaker's words. Most skill in mainstream hip hop is the production as of late. Not saying the production is comparable to something as skillful as nujabes, but the production tends to be of very high quality in recent rap tracks.

  68. SamuraixJack

    Lyrical Genius by Substantial and Muscial Masterpiece by Nujabes

  69. Andreas Paszek

    no shit this beat is the heaven on earth greeting to all listeners

  70. Creator Criss

    I Completely Agree with your Way of Hip-Hop. I've Listened to that same crap everyday, until i listen to this, & MF Doom, I've changed & now i feel Relaxed & Happy about this kind of music.

  71. Landon Cooper

    Might i recommend you check out the rapper Poetic Death he has a lable named Organised Threat and he puts on alot of REAL hip hop

  72. kufo3

    sad i just discovered nujabes. his kinda music proves music truly is a universal language true music lover speak irrespective of race. RIP nujabes. REAL HIP HOP.

  73. Notshiro

    listened for about 2,8 sec.
    aaand I love it

  74. Joane Bambao

    #RIP NUJABES

  75. respo

    7dislikes means 7people with no ears :)

  76. Nandez Perkins

    this song is like the intro to my life,Nujabes=real music

  77. Hopi Honore

    high air five to both artist for producing eargasmic music

  78. TDC CakeBoss

    every song by Nujabes just makes me so teary eyed we all miss you man <3

  79. Henry Heinrich

    Going through hard times currently, but Nujabes always makes me smile.

  80. babyjesusvideo

    Thank you Samurai Champloo for introducing my to this amazing artist.

  81. DRIKAN

    my favorite from nujabes

  82. MalachiteR

    There are thousands. It's Nu-jazz/jazzhop. Try Blazo and Mitchita, they're very similar. Or just click an artist from the related videos.. or look up Ninja Tune's (music label) wiki and check out artists from there.

  83. Herms W

    This is swagger, not SWAG. Kids got personal sense of style confused with 'looking like the popular crowd'.

  84. st1k

    freddie joachim .

  85. Bobby Cheese-O

    Nomak, Flying Lotus, J-Dilla, Fat Jon, and others

  86. iamtheGODcarter

    check out the quiett

  87. Niggerishmuslimbbcbull

    Is there someone similar to nujabes ? Like in terms of beat, rhythm and instrumentals.

  88. saladsaregreen

    hahahahaha foreals

  89. GOOMtote

    No. You just look like a moron doing that.

  90. badflamer

    new to the internet aren't you?

  91. GOOMtote

    What the fuck is with your asterisk > action bullshit?

  92. Oli Boots

    what gives you the right to be so aggressive? It's only youtube mate.

    Also, you were wrong in your earlier comment - they never alluded to their child being a reincarnation of this artist - get your head out your arse, you're not reading correctly from down there.

  93. Gueccio

    most of the people whos been listening to nujabes for years are the one who just dont post comments

  94. MrMain3vent

    the thing i loved about nujabes videos on youtube was reading all the deep comments. why the fuck ppl are arguing about controversial top comments, i will never know. but i had something to say before i read all these stupidass commens so ima say it now, the world of music will never be the same without my man seba jun <3. R.I.P.