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I've been

Oh, I've been waiting desperately
And my heart is here right next to me
And I'm caught waiting in the rain

Oh, I've been waiting desperately
And my heart is here right next to me
And I'm caught waiting in the rain

And I know and I need you in the storm
And I oh-oh-oh-I-I, oh-oh-oh-I-I-I-I

Hey, hey, you wanna play
But baby I can go and go
And every other day you're running off with so and so
But baby I would throw you if I didn't know you but I'm paying for it

Hey, hey, you wanna play
But baby I can go and go
And every other day you're running off with so and so
But baby I would throw you if I didn't know you but I'm paying for it

Baby I would throw you, if I didn't know you, but I'm paying for it

I hold on and I don't care what you say
But the way it goes it's happening everyday
I can see space on my radio

I hold on and I don't care what you say
'Cos the way it goes it's happening everyday

Hey hey, you wanna play
Well baby I can go and go
And every other day you're running off with so and so
Baby I would throw you, if I didn't know you, but I'm paying for it


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  • +4
    Lyric CorrectionI've been..

    Oh I've been waiting desperately
    And my heart is here right next to me
    And I'm caught waiting in the rain
    x2

    and I know and I need you in the storm
    and I oh-oh-oh-I-I, oh-oh-oh-I-I-I-I (you can def see her oh-I in the video)

    Hey hey you wanna play
    but baby I can go and go
    And every other day you're running off with so and so
    but baby I would throw you if I didn't know you but I'm paying for it
    x2

    ooh ha huh ha huh ah huh ah huh

    Baby I would throw you, if I didn't know you, but I'm paying for it

    I hold on
    and I don't care what you say
    but the way it goes it's happening everyday
    I can see space on my radio

    I hold on
    and I don't care what you say
    cause the way it goes it's happening everyday

    Everyday x 5
    day
    d-day d-day
    Everyday
    d-day d-day
    Everyday
    d-day d-day

    Hey hey you wanna play
    Well baby I can go and go
    and every other day you're running off with so and so
    baby I'd throw you, if I didn't know you, but I'm paying for it
    x2


    I've seen Grimes live twice and I'm seeing her again in July, and everytime she obviously says "BABY I WOULD THROW YOU" not blowy you, hold you, or employ you (c'mon EMPLOY you that's just fucking stupid). I also have the special edition album with the lyrics inside. So here you go FINAL lyrics. Obviously, I have no way to prove it but you'll just have to trust a stranger; I have finally put an end to this Vanessa lyrics madness!
    superindiekidon May 07, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Commentamazing song amazing sound! reminds me a lot of the old band Cranes.
    she's my favorite new artist tho!
    mateaon February 10, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionThe lyrics as listed make sense but they dont match the sounds she makes in the song. Though in concert Sunday night my friend who was stage front heard Claire has a lisp but you couldnt hear one 30 feet back where I was standing. In an interview she said she gets really nervous so that could have been the change in voice that came across as a lisp. She also baby talks for different song lines which can sound lisp like.

    This is as I hear it. Help/change/add please if anyone else also hears different than the lyrics as written above.

    Grimes-Vanessa lyrics

    I've been..

    Oh I've been waiting definitely
    And my heart is here right next to me
    And I'm caught waiting in the rain
    x2

    and I know and it *...what the is she saying?*
    and I oh-oh-oh-I-I, oh-oh-oh-I-I-I-I (you can def see her oh-I in the video)

    Chorus
    Hey hey you wanna play
    but baby I can go go
    And every other day you're running off with so and so
    but baby I'd employ you if I didn't know you
    but I'm paying for it
    x2

    ooh ha huh ha huh ah huh ah huh

    Baby I'd employ you, if I didn't know you
    but I'm paying for it

    I hold on
    and I don't care what you say
    but the way it goes it's happening everyday
    I can't see straight *...what the is she saying?*

    I hold on
    and I don't care what you say
    cause the way it goes it's happening everyday

    Everyday x 5
    day
    d-day d-day
    Everyday
    d-day d-day
    Everyday
    d-day d-day

    Hey hey you wanna play but baby I can go go
    and every other day you're running over flow-flow
    baby I'd implore you if I didn't know you but I'm paying for it
    x2
    ______________________

    Note the chorus changes which is somewhat atypical of the average song so I'm not claiming this is what she does but I hear it one way at the beginning of the song and a bit different at the end. In Claire's own words, she makes the beats and sounds, most specifically ah or ooh sounds when writing and then she constructs the vocals around that.
    lemonhoneygingeron May 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionI'm hearing "Oh, I've been waiting desperately and my heart is here right next to me and I'm caught waiting in the rain".
    Also the "And every other day you're running off with so and so" is correct as is "PAYING for it".
    If you watch the video, at 2:01 it looks like she saying "Baby I would throw you if I didn't know you, but I'm paying for it".
    The soft part in the middle, where she's not baby talking, sounds like:
    "I hold on and I don't care what you say 'cause the way it goes is happening everyday. (I can see space on my radio)".

    That's enough time on this for me, thanks.
    dMiller76on September 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think it's about being in love with someone who's cheating on you, but you love them too much to leave them, even though you know it's not going to work out and that staying is only making things worse.
    Aphoseon November 10, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its "i've been waiting destiny[s]"
    and "my heart is here right next to me"
    stevensteven327on April 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAfter watching the video a few times I think this part is wrong.
    it's
    "and every other day you're running off with so and so"

    and I'm almost positive she says

    "but I'm paying for it" as well
    supercakeson April 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lisp is so cute
    bsr814on June 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's
    "Baby I would blow you if I didnt know you but I'm paying for it"
    gamersgeneon September 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti wish someone know the real lyrics to this song?
    lonelytwink16on December 09, 2011   Link

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