The Wait is the third track from 1998's album Garage, Inc. second disc. It was written by Jaz Coleman, Kevin Walker, Martin Glover and Paul Ferguson, with a length of 4:52.
Originally released by Killing Joke in 1980 on the Killing Joke album, Metallica have already released their version in their 1987's Garage Days Re-Revisited EP. A live version of The Wait appears in the Live in London EP and in the Whiskey in the Jar single (recorded on 1997 in London, England); and in the Turn the Page single (recorded on 1998 in New York, NY).
The band played this song live for 28 times, first on August 20, 1987, in London (England). The Wait features in the Orgullo, Pasión y Gloria live album/video.
Motives changing Day to day The fire increases Masks decay I look at the rivier 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