"Waiting For Tonight" as written by Maria Christensen, Michael Garvin and Phil Temple....
Like a movie scene,
In the sweetest dreams,
I have pictured us together
Now to fell your lips,
On my finger tips,
I have to say is even better
Than I ever thought it could possibly be
It's perfect, it's passion, its setting me free
From all of my sadness,
The tears that I've cried, I have spent all my life

Waiting for tonight, Oh
When you would be here in my arms
Waiting for tonight, Oh
I've dreamed of this love for so long
Waiting for tonight

Tender words you say,
Take my breath away,
Love me now, and leave me never
Found a sacred place, lost in your embrace,
I want to stay in this forever
I think of the days when the sun used to set,
On my empty heart,
All alone in my bed
Tossing and turning emotions were strong, I knew I had to hold on

Waiting for tonight, Oh
When you would be here in my arms
Waiting for tonight, Oh
I've dreamed of this love for so long

Waiting for tonight, Oh
When you would be here in my arms
Waiting for tonight, Oh
I've dreamed of this love for so long
Waiting for tonight

Gone are the days when the sun used to set,
On my empty heart all alone in my bed
Tossing and turning,
Emotions were strong
I knew I had to hold on

Waiting for tonight, Oh
When you would be here in my arms
Waiting for tonight, Oh
I've dreamed of this love for so long

Waiting for tonight, Oh
When you would be here in my arms
Waiting for tonight, Oh
I've dreamed of this love for so long

Waiting for tonight, Oh
When you would be here in my arms
Waiting for tonight, Oh
I've dreamed of this love for so long
Waiting for tonight, Oh


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"Waiting for Tonight" as written by Michael T. Garvin Maria Christensen

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  • +2
    General CommentI love this song so much!! I will always love it. It's just one of those songs that i'll never grow tired of listening to. This song is so summery, it's really beautiful. Reminds me of the beach, a sunset, parties in summer etc. Great film clip!! To me this song is about her simply waiting for a special guy.. she had to hold on through the lonely nights when the "sun used to set on my empty heart, all alone in my bed" - I don't think it's about sex - its much deeper than that, sounds like love to me. Passion, desire and romance. Then it becomes really positive "Gone are the days when the sun used to set, on my empty heart all alone in my bed"
    "Emotions were strong" - great lyrics in this song!! fantastic. Her voice sounds really nice in this song.
    I reckon jennifer is gorgeous.
    Great song!!!! Classic.
    daydreamer82on June 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentall about sex
    SimplePlanRockson January 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favorite jlo song ever... (my only one too.. xD )
    Lat|noXXXon May 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat SPR said. Great beat. Reminds me of NYE '99
    miss_nattie88on July 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlmost reminds me of freestyle...i dont think its about sex...I think its about relationships in general.
    classy26on August 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti loooove this song. Always always always reminds me of the new year. eeee love it.
    hayles89on September 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with daydreamer82, it is much deeper than just sex.
    moulin.rouge2001on December 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about a girl and she really can't wait till she sees the guy she loves and she waits for that night so she can hold him etc. Very touchy song.
    wild_tigreon January 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is not all about sex
    it's about feeling passion
    wild_tigreon January 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood comments to all but do you FEEL this song at all? There's more though. For those who've been in relationships it emphasizes a strong feeling to be desired that many happy couples seek. There's this balance that when put in place, two people will be together forever.
    When something threatens that balance, decisions will not always come easy. Separation is the last thing anybody wants.
    Apply that situation to a man who's engaged to a terrific Woman he could call his soulmate and wants to be with for the rest of his life. Unfortuately he has a run in with the law. His stupidity cost him months of his life behind bars. He misses his lover deeply but lost touch with her along the way. His chances of being released aren't very good so he has an important decision to make:
    And what he does next is not so much for himself as it is for his fiancee.
    And it isn't that hard, believe it or not.
    After the hell he's been through the thought of being being in the presence of other men makes his stomach turn. So he goes AWOL, away from Probation, ignoring everybody and everything. He must get to his sweetheart. He has to know for sure if she's gone from his life.
    If he were to play by the rules, it would drive him mad. He would die a thousand deaths if he could not be with the one he loved. I'm talking about pure torture. And don't even quote the bible to him. His conscience wouldn't allow it. He decides what's done is done and for the greater good of the two becoming one. He doesn't want to think anymore.
    Even as he was locked up he had to cast his frustration aside and see the bigger picture. She was his reason to live.
    What has jail done to him?
    Despite the immoral conditions he experienced he had to hold on.
    He didn't deserve this cruelty.
    He is soon rewarded for his efforts to dodge the law.
    In a future unforeseen by him, he is reunited with his lover a little before midnight one night and when they embrace his past is forgotten. It almost seems unreal to him. To turn himself in at that point would be unthinkable.
    He owes no higher power any gratitude for this second chance.
    No prophet came to him in a vision telling him to go on living, that his lover never strayed from him.
    Never gave him a date and time he would be having a conversation with her over the phone.
    All he had was a pinch of hope.


    morseon November 19, 2009   Link

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