"Waitin' for the Heartache" as written by Desmond Child and James Dixon Barnes....
Hard as a rock, you have made your heart
And you're so sure that its me to blame
How can you lose when you hold all the cards
But who can win at a losers game
You told me that I had to live without you
Hey loneliness is no stranger to my life
And I know you'll get by

I've been waiting for the heartaches to come
I've been waiting for the tears to start to flow
I've been waiting for the heartaches to come
But it don't come at all
No it don't come at all

I'm wide awake but I feel no pain
Lying alone in this bed of thorns
Headlights scream across these walls likes flames
Is this the calm just before the storm
I thought that I could never live without you
Funny how things change when life says jump
You're not the only one

I've been waiting for the heartaches to come
I've been waiting for the tears to start to flow
I've been waiting for the heartaches to come
But it don't come at all
It don't come at all

I thought that I was headed for a broken heart
But a heart can fall so far and not apart
I'm lying in the dark

I've been waiting for the heartaches to come
I've been waiting for the tears to start to flow
I've been waiting for the heartaches to come
But it don't come at all
I'm not reaching out for you in the night
But something deep inside me says it's alright
I've been waiting for the heartaches to come
But it don't come at all
It don't come at all
No it don't come at all
No it don't come at all
No it don't come at all


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"Waitin' for the Heartache" as written by James Dixon Barnes Desmond Child

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    General CommentThis obviously about a guy who's been in a long term relationship his partner just ended.

    "Hard as a rock, you have made your heart
    And you're so sure that its me to blame
    How can you lose when you hold all the cards
    But who can win at a losers game
    You told me that I had to live without you
    Hey loneliness is no stranger to my life
    And I know you'll get by"

    She's become cold and uncompassionate in a stale relationship. He's seemingly content with the way things were and surprised at her ending the it. He's been single before for substantial periods of his life.

    "I'm wide awake but I feel no pain
    Lying alone in this bed of thorns
    Headlights scream across these walls likes flames
    Is this the calm just before the storm
    I thought that I could never live without you
    Funny how things change when life says jump
    You're not the only one"

    Now that reality has set in, he's lying alone with time to reflect. He's feeling numb and surprised at absence of hurt. Surely pain is on the way? It doesn't seem so, and he realises that he's also going to be better off without her. Life told him to 'jump' but he didn't before. His feelings has put himself in her shoes.

    "I thought that I was headed for a broken heart
    But a heart can fall so far and not apart
    I'm lying in the dark"

    Stating that he was scared of what he thought would happen to his feelings when realisation of the separation hit him. To his surprise he realises that his heart, while hurt, will live on without scar. The fact that he's "lying in the dark" emphasises the point. He's alone and in complete reflection.
    mkenton July 14, 2013   Link

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