Suffs - Wait My Turn Lyrics

2024 Broadway
Suffs the Musical - Wait My Turn Lyrics

The song is written by Shaina Taub. Performed by Nikki M. James.

Wait my turn?
When will you white women ever learn?
I had the same damn talk
With Susan B. Anthony 20 years ago
I thought you might be better,
But you still don’t know
Do you not realize you’re not free
Until I’m free
Or do you refuse to see?
Well, it’s not my job to teach you
But it seems to have fallen to me

You want me to wait my turn?
But I sure don’t see you waiting yours
No, you’re preaching “We demand it now!”
While knocking down locked doors
But you want me to wait my turn
So you don’t offend your southern base?
Since when does a radical roll over
For bigots in the first place?
That’s not leadership, Alice
It's cowardice

I hear you quote
Frederick Douglass on your soapbox
Intending to include and impress us
But in the press you play down our involvement
And here behind closed doors,
You attempt to suppress us
‘Deeds, not words’ says the button on your jacket
I’m so sick of rhetoric with no action to back it
If you don’t have the spine to stand with us now
What will it take?
You do have a choice,
There’s always a choice
Which one will you make?

Don’t you dare tell me to wait my turn
In truth, it’s not your call
Either I march with my own state delegates
Or I don’t march at all

I’m not here to soothe your guilt
That is none of my concern
I won’t beg for your approval
Which I shouldn’t have to earn
So no matter what you tell me
I will not wait one more minute for my turn

Review: Suffs the Musical Lyrics

Suffs the Musical Lyrics

Wait My Turn
The March (We Demand Equality)
How Long?
The Young Are At The Gates
Wait My Turn (reprise)
Keep Marching