Procrastinators Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from chronic procrastination.

A Song for Procrastinators

We are a very blessed group over here. A wonderfully talented songwriter found our site, was helped by it, and wrote a song about procrastination. It beautifully captures the essence of what procrastination is all about. Thanks very much to Miranda Hope for sharing it with us. Song and lyrics are below.

Wait My Turn by Miranda Hope

Miranda Hope

Tapping my foot, spinning my thumbs.
Waiting for my time to come.
Got it all worked out, just holding back.
Planning my attack.
It’s gonna be great, gonna be so strong,
Probably be perfect, can’t go wrong.
Got it all worked out, guess I said that before,
Just gotta keep my eyes fixed on that closed door.
But I can wait, my patience is biblical and
Besides, this chair, it’s really comfortable. So,

I’ll wait for a sign, I’ll wait for the time.
I’ll wait til I hear, maybe next year.
I’ll wait til that coast is sunny and clear.
Until I’ve learned, wait my turn.
Just sit here and wait my turn.

I’ll wait for the backup, I’ll wait till I stack up.
I’ll wait for the Muse, got nothing to lose.
I’ll wait till I’m sure, what I can’t endure
Is being burned. Wait my turn.
Just sit here. Wait my turn.

Sometimes I hear a voice saying, “No one is coming to save you.
You got hands, you got legs. Go open that door and walk through.”

I’ll wait till I’m inspired, once I’ve retired,
I’ll begin, Oh, I’ll really dig in
When it feels small and asks nothing at all.
Got no concerns. Wait my turn.
Grow old. Wait my turn.

Once I’ve read War and Peace, maybe once I’ve deceased,
And all is resolved and dissolved.
All is unpinned, bones blanching in wind.
Cannot return. Wait my turn.
Just die here, wait my turn.


Comments

Thankyou Miranda

makes me wretch at the thought of so many missed opportunities

Inspiration.

Thank you, Miranda. This is so true. Holding back until the grave is at the corner. You're a great inspiration.

Fear is only a thought and as a thought you can ignore it.

A cold truth

"Sometimes I hear a voice saying, 'No one is coming to save you.
You got hands, you got legs. Go open that door and walk through.'”

This song, both clever and cold, hit home. Procrastination only leads to a grave surrounded by unmet plans.

I needed to hear this.

 

Thank you Miranda, THANK YOU.

thanks

thanks for the song

Depressingly (or maybe not),

Depressingly (or maybe not), my partner *has* read War and Peace. I'm not sure I ever will.

Thank you for this song.

Thank you for this song.

Thanks Miranda & Pro - Really relate lots...

as I sit here wondering why I'm not cleaning my apartment and when I'll be inspired!! Nice vocals and guitar too.

♥"Together we could do, what we could not do alone.♥

Great song! Very inspiring!

Great song! Very inspiring!

Beautiful :)

I loved it :) Thanks for sharing it, Pro and Miranda :*

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

Sublime.

Sublime.

Great song!

Thank you for posting this pro and thank you Miranda!

Great poem!

Great poem!

This song is fabulous! Thanks to Miranda for writing it and Pro

for posting it!

wow! great tune!

yay, thanks Miranda!

"A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you." - Elbert Hubbard

wow Miranda's grandfather is Bob Hope!

"A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you." - Elbert Hubbard

isn't that cool?

I thought that was pretty cool, too. :)

 

This is a great song! n/t

~~

Want what you have. Be who you are. Do what you can. ~Forrest Church

The Hero's Code:

Show Up. Pay Attention. Speak the Truth. Let Go of the Outcome.