Sarah Brightman - Sleep Tight Lyrics
We saw fantasia in a far off land
Cry for the living in the desert sand
They waited underneath a splintered moon
To hear the beating of an ancient tune
The reaper's waiting in the wings
To reap a man of many things
Look through the eyes of destiny
We find the kingdom but he holds the key
I met a seer who believes and dreams
Our blood is running through eternal streams
Dust you'll return and dust you shall remain
'Cause that's the only heart that beats and beats again
How do you know that 'The reaper's waiting in the wings' is not 'The reapers waiting in the wings'?
I cannot discern 'wings' from 'winds'? I do not hear it as such, maybe it is mistaken, what about 'winds'?
be waiting in the wings
to be ready to be used or employed instead of someone or something else
Usage notes: In the theatre, the wings are the sides of the stage which cannot be seen by the people watching the play, where actors wait until it is their turn to walk on to the stage.
Idiom Definitions for 'Waiting in the wings'
If someone is waiting in the wings, or in the wings, they are in the background, but nearby, ready to act on short notice.