"I'll Wait For You" as written by Bill Anderson and Harley Allen....
The snow in Montana was three feet high
The lady at the counter said there ain't no flights
And so he called her on the telephone
He said, 'I'll rent a car, and I'll drive home'

And she said, 'I'll wait for you
Like I did last year
At Christmas time with your family here
And your truck broke down out in San Antone
And the gifts stayed wrapped until you got home
Oh, this ain't nothin' new
Sweetheart, I'll wait for you'

Now he's on his cell phone in a Coupe De ville
Talkin' to the one he loves and always will
His heart is breakin' 'cause she's there alone
Her heart is achin' ah she wants him home
She says, 'I'll wait for you like in '68
When our child was due, but I said, he'll have to wait
Until his dad gets here and stands by my side
Remember, dear, our son's first cry
Oh, this ain't nothin' new
Sweetheart, I'll wait for you'

He didn't stop all day to eat a bite
And he finally got there around midnight
The doctor said, she's in a better place
She said to give this you this note just in case

And it said, 'I'll wait for you at Heaven's gate
Oh, I don't care how long it takes
And I'll tell Saint Pete I can't come in
Without my love and my best friend
Oh, this ain't nothin' new
Sweetheart, I'll wait for you
P.S. I love you, too
Sweetheart, I'll wait for you'


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"I'll Wait for You" as written by Harley Allen Bill Anderson

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    General CommentI love this song! It's so sweet!
    zacsteron January 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful Song and Joe Nichols has the perfect voice for it. One of the best singers in country music today.
    sgt_r_usmcon February 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just heard this song on the radio and I love it! It's so sweet. At first I thought it sounded dumb, but then I heard the ending. I was like, Awww, this is gonna make me cry. This is pretty obvious but I'll say it anyway, it's pretty much about a woman that would do anything for her husband and loves him more than anything. This is an amazing song!
    Mhmmon March 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is what this song means to me, the first verse is about a sick woman and her husband is away on a trip somewhere, so she basicly says it's ok, i can hold on a little longer
    the second verse is when the woman is getting sicker so they talk about the good times they had a long time ago
    the third verse is about when the man gets to the hospital but he arrives just a little too late to see her before she dies, but she wrote a note saying that she loved him so much that she would wait outside of heaven for him so they could be together forever
    boredperson24on April 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. When the song started, I got the impression that he was away on a business trip or something. In the first verse he is stuck at the airport due to snow, and can't make it home, so she waits for him. The second verse, he is still on his way home driving and she continues to wait for him while he gets closer. Until in the third verse where we find out that he is actually on his way to the hospital to see her. She is sick and he gets to the hospital too late. She leaves a note saying she will wait for him at the Heavens gate.
    jgonz185on September 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI dunno about anyone else, it just reminds me of Vietnam when they're talking about being apart in '68. Just reminds me of the draft and tet offensive where they stepped it up to its peak in the war. My favorite part of the song. It's too real.
    andrewrazoron March 26, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about the wife who loves her husband very much but doesn't understand that he loves her equally. The line "This Ain't nothing new" is repetitive, which probably means that the wife is complaining that her husband doesn't care enough about her and the family, and always makes them wait. She says the line again and again to make her husband feel guilty for not being there when she needs him. There is no doubt that the wife truly loves her husband (otherwise she wouldn't wait so often), but deep in her heart, perhaps she is tired of waiting - but she doesn't know it and that's why she keeps waiting. The husband also loves the wife very much, and he is not happy that she's having to wait. That's why "His heart is breakin' 'cause she's there alone" and "He didn't stop all day too eat a bite".
    Taneelon February 18, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about the wife who loves her husband very much but doesn't understand that he loves her equally. The line "This Ain't nothing new" is repetitive, which probably means that the wife is complaining that her husband doesn't care enough about her and the family, and always makes them wait. She says the line again and again to make her husband feel guilty for not being there when she needs him. There is no doubt that the wife truly loves her husband (otherwise she wouldn't wait so often), but deep in her heart, perhaps she is tired of waiting - but she doesn't know it and that's why she keeps waiting. The husband also loves the wife very much, and he is not happy that she's having to wait. That's why "His heart is breakin' 'cause she's there alone" and "He didn't stop all day too eat a bite".
    Taneelon February 18, 2013   Link

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