"Waiting (Reprise)" as written by and George Michael....
So every day I see you in some other face
They crack a smile, talk a while
Try to take your place
My memory serves me far too well

I just sit here on this mountain thinking to myself
You're a fool boy
Why don't you go down
Find somebody
Find somebody else
My memory serves me far too well

It's not as though we just broke up
It's not as though it was yesterday, yeah
But something I just can't explain
Something in me needs this pain
I know I'll never see your face again

C'mon now
I've got to be strong now

Now everybody's talking about this new decade
Like you say the magic numbers
Then just say goodbye to the stupid mistakes you made
Oh my memory serves me far too well

Don't you know that
The years will come and go
Some of us will change our lives
Some of us still have nothing to show
Nothing, baby (nothing, baby)
But memories (but memories)

And if these wounds
They are self-inflicted
I don't really know
How my poor heart could have protected me
But if I have to carry this pain
If you will not share the blame
I deserve to see your face again

C'mon now
You don't have to be so strong now
Come back, come back, come back, come back
Come back, come back, come back, come back

Oh, come back to me darling
I will make it worth your while
Come back to your baby
I miss your kiss
I miss your smile
Seems to me the peace I search to find
Ain't going to be mine until you say you will
Don't you keep me waiting for that day
I know, I know, I know you hear these words that I say

I know, I know, I know
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want, oh


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"Waiting for That Day" as written by Keith Richards George Michael

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  • +2
    My InterpretationWhat mix of emotions in just two and a half minutes of music.

    Exasperation (here i am!), wisdom from life (the road that I have walked upon... all those insecurities...) and taking a look at genuine look at yourself, healing pain and hope (there's a road without you) honesty about the two sided nature of relationships (you've hurt my pride) and mostly, love.

    Like he's saying "i've done all you ask, all you wanted, I've proven my love for you, but I'm tired of "waiting"".

    Eloquent, sad, and I think ultimately hopeful song, whether the other person comes back like they should or not.
    DouglasMon June 02, 2017   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell I’m so disappointed not to see any post on this great song!! I guess it is about Him, it is his own autobiography, he achieved his dreams in “Faith” and filled his pockets, but later on he had problem writing his second album after the great success of “Faith” I guess he was so stressed ...
    pf_scorpionon May 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNot sure if this was written about his feelings for Brad Branson, photographer and friend of Kathys. (Brad also took the photos for this album and for "Older" so don;t really think it was him - not sure) he was dating for 3 years until 1987, or for the french guy Tony who he dated from 1987 until 1989.
    gm1963on November 13, 2015   Link

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