"Right Here" as written by and Aaron/mushok Lewis....
I know I've been mistaken
But just give me a break
And see the changes that I've made
I've got some imperfections
But how can you collect them all
And throw them in my face

But you always find a way
To keep me right here waiting
You always find the words to say
To keep me right here waiting
If you chose to walk away
I'd still be right here waiting
Searching for the things to say
To keep you right here waiting

I hope you're not intending
To be so condescending
It's as much as I can take
And you're so independent
You just refuse to bend
So I keep bending 'till I break

But you always find a way
To keep me right here waiting
You always find the words to say
To keep me right here waiting
If you chose to walk away
I'd still be right here waiting
Searching for the things to say
To keep you right here waiting

I've made a commitment
I'm willing to bleed for you
I needed fulfillment
I found what I need in you
Can't you just forgive me
I don't want to relive all the mistakes
I've made along the way

But I always find a way
To keep you right here waiting
I always find the words to say
To keep you right here waiting

But you always find a way
To keep me right here waiting
You always find the words to say
To keep me right here waiting
If you chose to walk away
I'd still be right here waiting
Searching for the things to say
To keep you right here waiting


Lyrics submitted by Alexis507, edited by collinaek

"Right Here" as written by Michael Mushok Aaron Lewis

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    General CommentWhat I mean is that, he is obsessed by this girl, she is mean and takes advantage of him/he did wrong in the past. He loves here so much he keeps coming back for more. He is always waiting for her, her love & kindness. But he is left on his own waiting for it.... it never turns up.

    But she never does come to where he is waiting, although she might hint it. Hence the dreamy like 'But I always find a way..' bit. He says mistakes he made along the way then that bit, meaning he believed her lies. and him thinking it will work, but the real chorus comes back and it's the same again. 'but you always find a way to keep me right here waiting' means his love for her is the 'reason' he stays waiting

    I get other peoples interpretations, but listen to the verses, it doesn't fit the 'reciprocated love', but someone who is pain 'I keep bending till I break'. What kind of loving wife/partner, collects imperfections and throws them in there husband's/lover's face? Or can't forgive them...

    It's NOT a romantic song! Fits Staind's music style as well this way!
    darkfrankhson January 15, 2008   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionThis is an awesome song.
    I love the guitar and drums for this song.
    The lyrics are emotional and moving.
    bkim15on April 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think dannymp3 is exactly right. its like hes saying we've both fucked this up before, we've both left before, but we're both still here. if i leave, you'll wait, if you leave- i'll wait.
    in the song the two obviously have issues with each other... her throwing his mistakes in his face- unable to let them go, him having made those mistakes in the first place. this song is like a commentary on my life with my on again, off again relationship with my first love.
    sweet song :-)
    anewkindof_meon May 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThey're torturing each other. It's killing them but they can't let go. They love each other too much to give up yet. It's a beautiful song.
    CryingCrimsonTearson June 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    MemoryI have recently formed a connection with this song. It reminds me of how I continue to wait and work with my close friend as we try to establish more than just a friendship. Like Nearly every staind song I listen to. I can form a connection with this one.
    sho69607on September 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlright the beginning of the song is perfect for me and this girl. I've messed up twice. I've made changes i know i have for the better. She just keeps reminding me of them and thats why we cant be together at this point. She never just ends it though always says things to make me think it could be us again. She always finds a way to keep me there waiting for her. At this point in time though she walked away. Im constantly searching for things to say to her to keep her close and to never forget me and i will always wait for her no matter what. I know she doesnt mean to and she has told me that she hasnt tried me be mean or feel superior to me after the stuff that ive done but i know why she does it. Shes hurt really bad and its my fault. She wants to be able to do her own things and think for herself and never wants to feel hurt even though she does. I take that burden of the guilt and the hurt and ive almost broken into little pieces. I never break though. Everytime im about to lose it she says something or does something that just keeps me going keeps me wanting her more and more. When i did those horrible things i didnt think that she was the one for me. Now i realize that that is far from the truth. I want that commitment to her again. I would do anything for her at anytime of the day or night. I finally seen her for what i want and it is killing me that i cant have her right now. I want her to forgive me for what ive done and i know it will be hard but i dont want to do the things that ive done ever again. She always finds away to keep me right here waiting.
    kashmoney55on April 14, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song, supposedly first single from their upcoming album. cant wait for it. meaning is pretty obvious, bout someone important to him proly his wife and about how he will always be waiting for her and how she knows the ways to make him happy so he will always be waiting.
    The-Sinkon May 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAWESOME SONG!! staind rocks whether their songs are slower or harder they still rock, best band ever, my opinion! song is great and im sure their new album chapter V will be just as awesome as their other 4 cds. so buy their new cd august 9th. STAIND ROCKS!!!!!
    staind83on May 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI picked up the promo. I love staind. They helped me get through some tough times when i was a kid. All the albums rock, and hoping the same will happen with the new album coming up.

    About the song: Sounds like a relationship between two who have the usual arguments and quarrels. But in the end, they can't let eachother go. Also, it's as if they are asking eachother, "will you be here for me, if i leave, cause I will be here for you, if you do."
    dannymp3on May 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is pretty good. I'm much a fan of the old stuff off Tormented, but this song is very catchy. Been stuck in my head all day.
    xAiCxLaynexAiCxon May 28, 2005   Link

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