The Wait (song)

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"The Wait"
Single by Metallica
from the album Garage Inc.
A-side Helpless/The Small Hours
B-side Crash Course in Brain Surgery/Last Caress/Green Hell
Released October 1987
Format EP
Recorded A & M and Conway Studios, LA July, 1987
Genre Thrash metal, post-punk
Length 4:55
Label Elektra
Writer(s) Jaz Coleman
Kevin "Geordie" Walker
Martin "Youth" Glover
Paul Ferguson
Producer(s) Metallica
Metallica singles chronology
"Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
(1986)
"Garage Days Re-Revisited"
(1987)
"Eye of the Beholder"
(1988)
Killing Joke track listing
"Bloodsport"
(4)
"The Wait"
(5)
"Complications"
(6)
Killing Joke (US release) track listing
"Change"
(5)
"The Wait"
(6)
"Complications"
(7)

"The Wait" is a song by Killing Joke. It first appeared on their eponymous 1980 debut album, Killing Joke. In 1987, Metallica covered "The Wait" on their EP, The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited, and re-issued it on their 1998 compilation album, Garage Inc. An excerpt of Metallica's version appeared in the film School of Rock.