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We Used To Wait

This song is by Arcade Fire and appears on the album The Suburbs (2010) and on the single We Used to Wait (2010).

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We Used To Wait
I used to write
I used to write letters, I used to sign my name
I used to sleep at night
Before the flashing lights settled deep in my brain
But by the time we met
By the time we met, the times had already changed

So I never wrote a letter
I never took my true heart, I never wrote it down
So when the lights cut out
I was lost standing in the wilderness downtown

Now our lives are changing fast
Now our lives are changing fast
Hope that something pure can last
Hope that something pure can last

It may seem strange
How we used to wait for letters to arrive
But what's stranger still
Is how something so small can keep you alive (We used to wait)
We used to waste hours just walking around (We used to wait)
All those wasted lives in the wilderness downtown

We used to wait, we used to wait
We used to wait, sometimes it never came
We used to wait, sometimes it never came
We used to wait, I'm still moving through the pain

I'm gonna write
A letter to my true love, I'm gonna sign my name
Like a patient on a table
I wanna walk again, gonna move to the pain

Now our lives are changing fast
Now our lives are changing fast
Hope that something pure can last
Hope that something pure can last

We used to wait, we used to wait
We used to wait, sometimes it never came
We used to wait, sometimes it never came
We used to wait, I'm still moving through the pain
We used to wait, we used to wait, we used to wait

We used to wait for it, we used to wait for it
Now we're screaming, "Sing the chorus again"
We used to wait for it, we used to wait for it
Now we're screaming, "Sing the chorus again"
I used to wait for it, I used to wait for it
Hear my voice screaming, "Sing the chorus again"
Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it

Written by:

Win Butler / William Butler / Régine Chassagne / Jeremy Gara / Tim Kingsbury / Sarah Neufeld / Richard Reed Parry

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