"Wait Until Tomorrow" as written by and Jimi Hendrix....
Well I'm standing here freezing
Inside your golden garden
Got my ladder leaned up against your wall
Tonight's the night we planed to run away together
Come on Dolly Mae there's no time to stall
But now you're telling me
I think we better wait 'till tomorrow
Yeah, yeah,
I think we better wait 'till tomorrow
Girl what you talkin' about
I think we better wait 'till tomorrow

Got to make sure it's right
So until tomorrow goodnight
Oh what a drag

Oh Dolly Mae, how can you hang we out this way
On the phone you said you wanted to run off with me today
Now I'm sanding here like some
Turned down serenading fool
Hearing strange words stutter from the mixed-up mind of you
And you keep telling me that ah
I think we better wait till tomorrow,
What are you talkin' about
I think we better wait till tomorrow
Ah, I can't wait that long
I think we better wait till tomorrow

Got to make sure it's right
So until tomorrow goodnight
See if I can talk to this girl a little bit

Oh Dolly Mae girl you must be insane
So unsure of yourself
Leaning from you unsure window pane
Do I see a silhouette of somebody pointing
Something from a tree
Click bang
Oh what a hang your daddy just shot poor me
And I hear you say as I fade away

We don't have to wait till tomorrow
Hey
We don't have to wait till tomorrow
What you say
We don't have to wait till tomorrow

It must not have been right
So forever goodnight

We don't have to wait till tomorrow
Do I have to wait do I have to wait
We don't have to wait till tomorrow
It's a drag on my part
We don't have to wait till tomorrow
Don't have to wait don't have to wait


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"Wait Until Tomorrow" as written by Jimi Hendrix

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    General CommentI'm totally diggin this song right now. I think the meaning speaks for itself. I love the imagery of standing in her 'golden garden'. Its great how the story progresses to his downfall.

    Does anyone know if the character Dolly Mae actually exists or is based on anyone?
    wahilon August 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHumorous little song that is often overlooked in Jimi's catalog. Kind of reminds me of a Dylanesque song where the characters are doing something absurd.
    tsb2rxnon November 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHumerous? Well I don't think I'd call it humerous. I guess there are some somewhat amusing parts, but to me, it sounds like he dies at the end...
    TheSilverNobleon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah I love this song... at the end when she can finally say We Don't Have to Wait 'til Tomorrow, her father shoots Jimi and he dies. And Jimi won't be around tomorrow.
    RaistlinMagiuson January 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's abotu being unsure, and waiting.
    but you cant wait for too long, otherwise daddy's gonna come shoot you (figuratively of course)
    know what you want, and go for it.

    That's what i got out of it.
    am i completely off base?
    KatShoe11on August 06, 2008   Link

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