Wait For Words

by Jefferson Fox

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"Jefferson Fox and his guitar form a formidable duo. His voice ain’t half bad either. Okay let’s be honest...his voice rocks in a magical spellbinding way. His cd “Wait for Words” is a mature piece of work... provides for good listening.
Jefferson is one to go for. His music is made for soundtracks. This is an album for gentle listening and is a nice back-drop when you feel like relaxing, cleaning, reading. It’s calm and stimulating at the same time. So what’s my favorite track by this artist? ‘The Urge’...hands down. Oh and ‘The Truth Is’ and ‘Laura’s Song’.

Carolina Jones - UNSIGNED THE MAGAZINE (May 17, 2008)

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released November 17, 2007

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Track Name: Talk About It
Well I'd like to talk about it

to get it off of my chest

It's easier to forget the whole thing, that's what I guess

And no one even questions what it is that I am

The hardest part is knowing that I'm

I'm doin all I can


and i'm trying to be

stronger than i am


well nothing has changed around here

everyone they're just the same

except maybe you call me by a

a different name

and the days of old they have past us by

a thousand years a thousand tears in the blink

the blink of an eye


and I'm tring to be

stronger than i am


if it's strength that you need i can pick you up

and if it's time you want from me

we can watch the clock

but if it's patience you need

you'll have to take that from me

cause i'm too busy being something i am

i am not


and i'd like to talk about it

to get it off of my chest

it's easier to forget the whole thing

that's what i guess

and this may indeed this may

this may be the end

but after this is over we get to start over again.


jf
Track Name: Before The Reckoning
There's too much on my mind to

get it all into words

my rambling about hopeless dreams

you've already heard

there's a thousand chapters and verses

but none of it makes sense

all trying to prove my gratitude..

and the way things should've been



before the burden, before the dream

before you gave me a voice to sing

before 'I love you' became obscene

before the reckoning



It's a waste of time i'm certain

our investment in these dreams

none of it returns a profit

and cold is all it brings

but you can't take it with you

and you won't seem to give it away

so when you go I guess they'll go too

all of the beautiful things you say



before the burden, before the dream

before you gave me a voice to sing

before 'I love you' became obscene

before the reckoning



before the reckoning, before I go

before we till under all we grow

before the sun is consumed by snow

I need to know I'm not alone

that I didn't waste my words

I didn't miss my mark

I didn't lose my way

into your heart

before I go, I need to know

before the reckoning



There's too much on my mind

to get it all into words

my rambling about hopeless dreams

you've already heard

there's a thousand chapters and verses

but none of it makes sense

all trying to prove my gratitude..to you



jf
Track Name: Complacently Yours
Well you've got a lot of nerve
and I knew that long before now
and i'm not quite what you'd heard
and I guess that's my fault somehow

Well if it get's better when you're farther away
drop me a line and let me know
i know it's not the right thing
it's the polite thing I wanna say
I know this isn't how you wanted things to go

It was always understood
we never spoke those words, of course
we were young and we did the best that we could
and I signed the letter 'Complacently Yours'

Down the road don't you think
this'll make us stronger
and that makes the whole thing all worth while

and honestly when i look back, back on the parts that i can remember
you always made me smile

And it was always understood
we never spoke those words, of course
we were young and we did ...we did
the best that we could
and I signed the letter ' Complacently Yours'

I brought you flowers to celebrate
us being apart
two days before you were to go away
i crossed my fingers i could break
i could break your heart
but you got the last laugh cause
you had a two day headstart

and it was always understood
we never spoke those words of course
we were young and we did the best we could
and i sign the letter...'Complacently Yours'

jf
Track Name: Butterfly
I've bee trying
to find a way to say that we
dismember the laughter when we
argue and deceive
everything so quietly
guarded by
a butterfly

Ushered by and then into
the relic of the morning dew
better those who left as new
guarded by
a butterfly

So let's try not to
try not to mess things up this time
a little piece of reason tucked away inside the rhyme
we cannot go to sleep and my
mouth is getting dry
pray for the strength of
a butterfly

Dirt turns into doves and then
two may become three
I've been everything that I know...
I know how to be

I'm clever enough to know better than to try
and by the look of things ...anyway...
it seems like you and I
we are guarded by
a butterfly

jf
Track Name: Laura's Song (Enough)
I wait for words that I don't have
little straws that I grasp at
dream a dream that I can't see

you make look easy

and it's days like this...it's hard to rest
I dream of wake I am confused at best
and I wait for you to sort out the mess

you make it look easy

And I can't find my way out of here
and I don't know where I'm going
I'm not sure if there is anything
in my mind that is worth knowing
but I have a lot of love
I'm just not sure that is enough

What you've done is overshadow
A life's work is suddenly shallow
How do you keep up ...how do
you make it look so easy

you make it look easy

and I can't find my way out of here
and I don't know where I'm going
I'm not sure if there is anything
in my mind that is worth knowing
but I have a lot of love
I'm just not sure that is enough

I can't find my way out of here
and I don't know where I'm going
I'm not sure if there is anything
in my mind that is worth knowing
I can't find my way out of here
I was born the wrong day it's suddenly clear
and the answers won't seem to appear
but I want so badly for you to hear

that I have a lot of love
I'm just not sure that is enough

jf
Track Name: Smoke
Trying to say the same old thing

in some kind of a new way

and although defeating

I am still repeating

the words I heard that day



a friend of mine said it first

but I'll say it again

if you were smoke

then i would breathe you in

I'd fill myself up with the poison that I desire

and I'd throw my body to the fire, to the fire



I could talk all day about your skin and your eyes

be exactly the kind of lines that I despise

so I'll save us the trouble and the breathe

that I would have wasted

save it for those lips that I

might have never tasted



a friend of mine said it first

but I'll say it again

if you were smoke then

I would breathe you in

I'd fill myself up with

the poison that I desire

and throw my body

to the fire, to the fire



If you were smoke I would breathe you in

If you are the devil I forgive your sins

and in case you ever forget I'll say it again

If you were smoke then I'd breathe you in

If you were smoke

If you were smoke then

If you were smoke then I'd breathe you in



jf
Track Name: Obvious
So you tried to disguise yourself as less conspicuous
some kind of mystery, with all sorts of history
turns out you're obvious

And now you find yourself alone inside yourself
that's just like yourself
Alone with that lonely book you've written

and you'll never be Socrates
you are not he
why would you ever want to be

So now you turn the test on me
Me, your only friend
on what you said when you knew
that I wasn't listening
I wasn't listening

and you'll never be Socrates
you are not he
i agree
why would you ever want to be
why would you want to be

So I tried to disguise myrself as less conspicuous
but that's ridiculous
cause I am just
so obvious

jf
Track Name: Last Word
It's not for me to say if you are wasting your time
it's obvious your intentions... they are different than mine
But it's hard, hard to look away from a fire
that burns like fate
and I've been biting my tongue for so long now
I can no longer taste

Taste the defense
the determination
we all have our reservations
about the things we know we never heard
fighting for the last word

Over time our memories fail
Some say it's sad, I'd say a blessing
forget the blackness, we fill it up with white lies
but no one is confessing
and innocence it escapes us the same way
we escape justice
if only for a moment in her eyes then it's back to

the defense
determination
we all have our
reservations
about the things we know we never heard
fighting for the last word

save me from the fire that I started
bath me in the blood of the broken-hearted
forgive me for all the truths I have disregarded
deafened by...the last word

the last word
this is the last word

jf
Track Name: Back to the Laughter
the complicated live of my simple people
make me wish wish i could slow down
for my friends
and I don't know if i will ever get
back to my beginnings
and I wish I could get back by your side again

back to the laughter
back by your side
back to the ones in whom i confide
back to the place where
i know your eyes
are waiting to see me
back by your side

i'm tired of the money
making up my mind
while life falls farther and farther behind

and i wish i could see you
with both of my eyes
can't wait to be
back by your side

back to the laughter
back to your side
back to the ones in whom
in whom i confide
back to the place where
the door is open wide
back to ...back to your side

there's nothing to prove
nothing to win
the game is over
before we begin
and i hope you see through
disappointment i find
away from you, waiting to, get back to your side

jf
Track Name: Lovin' Is Easy
The question, it arises time after time ... and again
roommates, classmates, cellmates, soulmates,
next door neighbors and the best of friends

they wanna know if love is dangerous
and how it ever comes to happen
we look to the stars for direction we are
we are prophets and we are sea captains

and lovin is easy
and everybody knows how
the hardest part's the waitin, the wishin, the wantin,
the wondering what to do till
one day when you figure out

loving is easy

historically speaking, you know love happens to everyone
it sneaks up behind you to knock you down
that's loves idea of fun

but love won't hurt you
it's not some stunt that you do
it's like breathing, just like bleeding
it's like your children they keep growing
without you even knowing

and lovin is easy
and everybody knows how
the hardest part's the waitin, the wishin, the wantin,
the wondering what to do till
one day when you figure out

loving is easy

loving is as loving does and loving happens
just because
loving is a part of us and love is one thing you can trust
and now that we have discussed it
i sure hope you can see
that lovin is easy

jf
Track Name: The Urge
I've been resisting the urge

barely existing, choking to death on every word

hidin' behind my confidence

I wait until the time is right

and I almost let the cat out of the bag tonight



I almost messed up and told you

what I wanna do ....is



It's not my place to say and really

there's nothin' I can do

Should be on my way instead of fallin' apart

in front of you

You remember when I told you

that you looked nice....

what I wanted to say was

DAMN you're beautiful...in the moonlight



and I almost messed up and told you

what I wanna do is

hold you, kiss you

touch your face and tell you how I missed you

and I wish you wanted this too

but before it slips out

you cover my mouth



and when the silence it becomes awkward

and your eyes meet mine

you make your escape from me

every time

but what you don't know is that

long after you're gone

those eyes haunt me.....

like a sad song



and I can't believe I almost told you

what I wanna do

what I want from you

is to hold you..



jf
Track Name: Wait
The road we travel winds and winds
sometimes dark, it's sometimes dirty
and sometimes I'm just blind

But you're so kind to light my way
and if it seems I fall behind
don't you worry about me

wait for me when you get there
i want to see that smile
i want to know that it's harder to fall down
than it is to walk the extra mile
wait for me when you get there

there is a time and there's a place
for everything we will ever face
and i may rest along the way
i will do what is required of me and
do it at my pace


wait for me when you get there
i want to see that smile
i want to know that it's harder to fall down
than it is to walk the extra mile
wait for me when you get there

I'm not sure what we're searching for
is anything that we will ever find
the distance between us,
the dreams that need us
but wherever you go
I won't be far behind

wait for me when you get there...

jf
Track Name: Truth Is
Well everything about our lives is simple
every dream finds it's own song
and everyone that's in this life is little
and this is the storm before the calm

and everyone that i know they are fighting
with someone or something inside themselves
the truth is, oh the truth is, the truth is
what we're fighting above all else

the truth is we all keep lying
the truth is that we all know why
the truth hurts, there's no denying
and truth, oh truth will never die

and everything about our lives is simple
every dream we have finds a song
and everyone in this life is little
and this is the storm before the calm

and the truth is we all keep lying
the truth is that we all know why
the truth hurts, there's no denying
and truth...oh truth will never die

and everything in this life is simple

jf
Track Name: Thinking Of You
well i don't have anything to say
nothing much happened today
the mail ran and the rain it came
i wonder how things are your way

and i don't have any stories to tell
everyone round here is well
tomorrow we're gonna work until
we hear the sweet sound of that bell

and tonight's like every other night
there's nothing here to do
so i write the letter again, the one says i've been
i've been thinking of you

tomorrow the suns gonna shine
i can feel it i guess
just like i can feel your smile
when the last of the light it dies out in the west
and you know in the end
we're gonna end up here again
the same stamp and same envelope
and the same old friend

tonight's like every other night
there ain't nothing here to do
so i write the letter again
the one says 'i've been'
thinking of you

and then the sun came crashing in
before i had a chance to begin
so i start where it always ends
i start with 'i have been thinking of you'

jf
Track Name: One Track Mind
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