Life Is Not a Waiting Room is the third studio album by American band Senses Fail, which was released on October 7, 2008. The entire album was released for stream on their MySpace, on October 1. The album charted on 18 in U.S. Billboard 200.
There is a real sense of urgency in the songs we’ve been writing. We’re just now starting to find the direction for this record and you’re definitely going to hear a more aggressive side of Senses Fail. The songs have a lot of grit and power and remind me of how I felt when we wrote From The Depths of Dreams. We are all very excited to get in the studio with Brian again and make the best music we’ve ever made.
The July 2008 issue of Alternative Press stated that Jason Black, still dubbed temporary bassist, is filling that role during the recording of the new album.
The theme of the album chronicles the true story of Buddy Nielsen's hardship in breaking up with his longtime girlfriend, and his downward spiral into a life of drinking and depression.A terminally ill fan of Nielsen named Marcel helped him get through his depression and also "opened his eyes to some hard truths about the reality of the human condition."