Waiting Man – King Crimson

The strange percussion instrument mixed with bass really combines to a neat sound that I have never heard before in music. Apparently King Crimson is known to do more unusual things with music. A very unique rock sound indeed.

The live version of this song is a lot longer than the studio cut. I would say I prefer the studio cut for this reason but that goes to my short attention span for songs. A reason I can’t get into the Grateful Dead.

I love how the vocals build along with the music and then break.

The lyrics to this song don’t fully make sense to me when I read them but I also took the song to be about someone who is waiting hopefully for a loved one but is sad too in their waiting. Its that bittersweet feeling of being in love but having to wait for the loved one when they are away.

Live Video of Waiting Man

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~ by fortuitousoccurances on November 18, 2009.

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