waving through a window lyrics

[EVAN]
I’ve learned to slam on the brake
Before I even turn the key
Before I make the mistake
Before I lead with the worst of me

Give them no reason to stare
No slippin’ up if you slip away
So I got nothing to share
No, I got nothing to say

Step out, step out of the sun
If you keep getting burned
Step out, step out of the sun
Because you’ve learned, because you’ve learned

On the outside, always looking in
Will I ever be more than I’ve always been?
‘Cause I’m tap, tap, tapping on the glass
I’m waving through a window
I try to speak, but nobody can hear
So I wait around for an answer to appear
While I’m watch, watch, watching people pass
I’m waving through a window, oh
Can anybody see, is anybody waving back at me?

We start with stars in our eyes
We start believing that we belong
But every sun doesn’t rise
And no one tells you where you went wrong

Step out, step out of the sun
If you keep getting burned
Step out, step out of the sun
Because you’ve learned, because you’ve learned

On the outside, always looking in
Will I ever be more than I’ve always been?
‘Cause I’m tap, tap, tapping on the glass
Waving through a window
I try to speak, but nobody can hear
So I wait around for an answer to appear
While I’m watch, watch, watching people pass
Waving through a window, oh
Can anybody see, is anybody waving?

When you’re falling in a forest and there’s nobody around
Do you ever really crash, or even make a sound?
When you’re falling in a forest and there’s nobody around
Do you ever really crash, or even make a sound?
When you’re falling in a forest and there’s nobody around
Do you ever really crash, or even make a sound?
When you’re falling in a forest and there’s nobody around
Do you ever really crash, or even make a sound?
Did I even make a sound?
Did I even make a sound?
It’s like I never made a sound
Will I ever make a sound?

On the outside, always looking in
Will I ever be more than I’ve always been?
‘Cause I’m tap, tap, tapping on the glass
Waving through a window, oh
I try to speak, but nobody can hear
So I wait around for an answer to appear
While I’m watch, watch, watching people pass
Waving through a window, oh
Can anybody see, is anybody waving back at me? (Ooh)

Is anybody waving?
Waving, waving, whoa-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh

Waving through a window lyrics meaning

Waving Through a Window” is the second song in the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack. In this song we get to see Evan Hansen’s (Ben Platt) character in a much deeper depth.

The song has such a strong and sad meaning at the same time. “Waving Through a Window” is sung by Evan Hansen, a typical teenager struggling to belong. Evan uses mostly metaphors to explain his feelings.

“Step out, step out of the sun if you keep getting burned. Step out, step out of the sun because you’ve learned, because you’ve learned”

Every time Evan interacts with someone (steps into the sun) he gets “burned”. Evan then “steps out of the sun” to avoid getting “burned”. As most people already know, the sun is a metaphor for happiness and light. Evan wanting to “step out of the sun” displays him avoiding social interactions.

“On the outside always looking in will I ever be more than I’ve always been? Cause I’m tap, tap, tapping on the glass. I’m waving through a window”

At this point, Evan is explaining he doesn’t fit in. He is “waving through a window” but nobody can see him therefore, ignoring him. Unfortunately, glass is reflective causing Evan to look at his own reflection making him feeling more lonely. Evan feels as if he is the only person that acknowledges himself.

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Waving through a window chords

[Intro]
 
G   Em/G   G
G   Em/G   G
 
 
[Verse 1]
 
G               Em/G        G     Em/G   G
I’ve learned to slam on the brake
G             Em/G     G    Em/G   G
Before I even turn the key
G        Em/G     G       Em/G   G
Before I make the mistake
G        Em/G          G           Em/G   G
Before I lead with the worst of me
G            Em/G      G      Em/G   G
Give them no reason to stare
G           Em/G  G         Em/G   G
No slipping up if you slip away
G        Em/G       G     Em/G   G
So I got nothing to share
G           Em/G       G    Em/G   G
No I’ve got nothing to say
 
 
[Pre-Chorus]
 
Em             C
Step out, step out of the sun
       G           D
If you keep getting burned
Em             C
Step out, step out of the sun
  G
Because you’ve learned
  D
Because you’ve learned
 
 
[Chorus]
 
Em
On the outside
C
Always looking in
       G            D
Will I ever be more than I’ve always been?
          Em                       C
Cause I’m tap, tap, tapping on the glass
    G                D
I’m waving through a window
Em                 C
I try to speak but nobody can hear
G                      D
So I wait around for an answer to appear
          Em                            C
While I’m watch, watch, watching people pass
    G                D     Em
I’m waving through a window
            D
Can anybody see?
                          G    C
Is anybody waving back at me?
 
 
G   D
 
 
[Verse 2]
 
G
We start with stars in our eyes
C                          D
We start believing that we belong
Bm                    D
But every sun doesn’t rise
G                          C        D
And nobody tells you where you went wrong
 
 
[Pre-Chorus]
 
Em             C
Step out, step out of the sun
       G           D
If you keep getting burned
Em             C
Step out, step out of the sun
  G
Because you’ve learned
  D
Because you’ve learned
 
 
[Chorus]
 
Em
On the outside
C
Always looking in
       G            D
Will I ever be more than I’ve always been?
          Em                       C
Cause I’m tap, tap, tapping on the glass
    G                D
I’m waving through a window
Em                 C
I try to speak but nobody can hear
G                      D
So I wait around for an answer to appear
          Em                            C
While I’m watch, watch, watching people pass
    G                D     Em
I’m waving through a window
            D
Can anybody see?
 
Is anybody waving?
 
 
[Interlude]
 
            G           D                   Em     C
When you’ve fallen in a forest, and there’s nobody around
       G           D        Em          C
do you ever really crash or even make a sound?
(x4)
 
 
[Bridge]
 
      Em          C
Did I even make a sound?
      G           D
Did I even make a sound?
            Em           C
It’s like I never made a sound
       G
Will I ever make a sound?
 
 
[Chorus]
 
Fm
On the outside
Db
Always looking in
       Ab           Eb
Will I ever be more than I’ve always been?
          Fm                       Db
Cause I’m tap, tap, tapping on the glass
    Ab               Eb
I’m waving through a window
Fm                 Db
I try to speak but nobody can hear
Ab                      Eb
So I wait around for an answer to appear
          Fm                            Db
While I’m watch, watch, watching people pass
    Ab               Eb     Fm
I’m waving through a window
            Eb
Can anybody see?
                          Ab
Is anybody waving back at me?
   Db      Eb     Fm     Eb
Is anybody waving waving waving?
Db   Ab
Whoa whoa

 

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