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The Wait: Song description

“The Wait” is written around a relationship, where one person is prone to addiction and the other dealing with the aftermath that the outside influences have on the relationship. We have all dealt with issues in relationships, we have all looked for escapes and all fallen into an addiction of some sort, and we have all been the abuser and the abused.

The whole song is a two sided argument but from one persons point of view. “Lets just lay here and sleep it off, it’s just the weight of the world on our shoulders now” refers to the odds the relationship is up against as the “weight of the world”, it also reference as her to being his world and him carrying her on his shoulders.

The Olympic




Hailing from the city of Pretoria indie rockers The Olympic sprung to life in early 2011.
Comprising of Charl Greyling [vocals & guitar], Freddie Botes [lead guitar & backing vocals], Deon Haasbroek [bass] and Adriaan Cruywagen [drums] the foursome recently recorded their 1st single The Wait at Snor City’s Red Room Studios.
Recorded and mixed by Jared Gunston [Chromium] and mastered by famed musician Peach van Pletzen [Yesterday’s Pupil & Bittereinder] The Wait deals with the familiar topic of abuse in the context of a relationship.

Just lay here and sleep it off
It’s just the weight of the world on our shoulders now
So let’s just stay here and figure it out
You know we’ll make it through
Just like we always do

And are you afraid just to say what’s in your heart
And how you fell apart
So bring it back down
Bring it back down tonight
I hear a sound through the stereo
We’re doing all right now
And all we have to do is wait
- The Wait, The Olympic

“We have all searched for escapes and fallen into addiction of some sort. We have all been both the abuser and the abused. The song is a two sided argument” Greyling explains.
In addition to recording the single The Olympic worked with local production company Dames & Here Productions to shoot a accompanying video. The music video, directed by Shaun Gouws, along with the single is set to be released within the next month and will be available for you viewing pleasure on Dstv’s MK324 and the bands Facebook page.
The month of July 2011 mark the rock quartet’s recording of their 2nd single titled Hands Toghether Hey! Hey! The video for aforementioned song is set to be recorded in September of the same year.

The band is currently hard at work writing material for their debut album and live performances will commence in August.
Listing established bands such as Anberlin, Fall Out Boy and Biffy Clyro under their influences The Olympic’s infectious beats and melodic choruses are destined to transform South Africa’s commercial music landscape.
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For general info regarding the band email or contact their manager JW Goosen at

The Olympic is sponsored by independent clothing label Poete Clothing [] and Jagermeister South Africa [].