"Wait Until Tomorrow" as written by and Jimi Hendrix....
Well, I'm standing here, freezing, inside your golden garden
Uh got my ladder, leaned up against your wall
Tonight's the night we planned to run away together
Come on Dolly Mae, there's no time to stall
But now you're telling me...

I think we better wait till tomorrow
Hey, yeah, hey
(I think we better wait till tomorrow)
Girl, what 'chu talkin' 'bout ?
(I think we better wait till tomorrow)
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Got to make sure it's right, so until tomorrow, goodnight.
Oh, what a drag.

Oh, Dolly Mae, how can you hang me up this way ?
Oh, on the phone you said you wanted to run off with me today
Now I'm standing here like some turned down serenading fool
Hearing strange words stutter from the mixed mind of you
And you keep tellin' me that ah...

I think we better wait till tomorrow
What are you talkin' 'bout ?
(I think we better wait till tomorrow)
No, can't wait that long
(I think we better wait till tomorrow)
Oh, no
Got to make sure it's right, until tomorrow, goodnight, oh.
Let's see if I can talk to this girl a little bit here...

Ow ! Dolly Mae, girl, you must be insane
So unsure of yourself leaning from your unsure window pane
Do I see a silhouette of somebody pointing something from a tree ?
Click bang, oh what a hang, your daddy just shot poor me
And I hear you say, as I fade away...

We don't have to wait till tomorrow
Hey !
We don't have to wait till tomorrow
What you say ?
(We don't have to wait till tomorrow)
It must have been right, so forever, goodnight, listen at 'cha.

(We don't have to wait till tomorrow)
Ah ! Do I have to wait ? Don't have to wait
(We don't have to wait till tomorrow)
It's a drag on my part
(We don't have to wait till tomorrow) Don't have to wait, uh, hmm ! Ah, no !
(We don't have to wait till tomorrow)
Don't have to wait, don't have to wait, yeah !
(We don't have to wait till tomorrow)
Don't have to wait, don't have to wait
(We don't have to wait till tomorrow)
Oh, oh
I won't be around tomorrow, yeah !
(We don't have to wait till tomorrow)
Don't have to wait
(We don't have to wait till tomorrow)
Goodbye, bye bye !
(We don't have to wait till tomorrow)
Oh, what a mix up
Oh, you gotta be crazy, hey, ow!
Don't have to wait till tomorrow.


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  • +1
    General CommentI'm totally diggin this song right now. I think the meaning speaks for itself. I love the imagery of standing in her 'golden garden'. Its great how the story progresses to his downfall.

    Does anyone know if the character Dolly Mae actually exists or is based on anyone?
    wahilon August 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's abotu being unsure, and waiting.
    but you cant wait for too long, otherwise daddy's gonna come shoot you (figuratively of course)
    know what you want, and go for it.

    That's what i got out of it.
    am i completely off base?
    KatShoe11on August 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHumorous little song that is often overlooked in Jimi's catalog. Kind of reminds me of a Dylanesque song where the characters are doing something absurd.
    tsb2rxnon November 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHumerous? Well I don't think I'd call it humerous. I guess there are some somewhat amusing parts, but to me, it sounds like he dies at the end...
    TheSilverNobleon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah I love this song... at the end when she can finally say We Don't Have to Wait 'til Tomorrow, her father shoots Jimi and he dies. And Jimi won't be around tomorrow.
    RaistlinMagiuson January 19, 2008   Link

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