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So she tells her man "lets go fishin"
Well go tommorow morning when the sun rise..
And then she says she wants to take her kids and (baby cries)
Thats her boy thats 12 and her daughter thats 4 with angel eyes
So they get there and the sun has barely risen
Decided on a spot where the fish is plentiful with the tide
Get out their poles daddy smiles and said the fish is jumpin
Then they heard a splash but it sounded bigger than fish size
[music changes]
12 yr old screams mom
And mom screams back
The baby was holdin your arm
Well that was 30 seconds ago
So they jumped in
All comin up with nothin
But then...
[music changes]
Something told mom to look toward the light
But the sun wasn't yellow
It had turned white
So she listen and swam
She swam for the light
Like the Michelin man
She swam with such might
She spotted the baby
And she was on her back
Just as the light said "Sunrise was Heaven's track"
She turned the baby over her eyes were still blue
Baby had a smile and said...
"I was waitin for you!"
[music changes]
Mom I was waitin for you!
Your baby!
I love you!
And I was waitin for you!
[congo drums start playing]
I was waitin for you..
I was waiting for you..
I was waiting for you..
I love you ma..

Lyrics submitted by ruben

Waiting For U Lyrics as written by Stuart Crichton Andrew Craig Morris

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    General CommentThis is such a cool song! In makes me feel kinda sad though... One of N.E.R.D's best!
    yumi50on October 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti like this song..
    justjosie88on March 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah.... i like this song too... It's about a fishing trip gone arry. Like, the mom makes a mistake and fall into the water with her baby. And then she finds out the baby is okay. It's a good song.... but weird
    babypinkaon July 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with babypinka to a certain extent about how its a fishing trip gone wrong and yeah the mum and baby do fall in the water but they dont make it. The baby says "i was waiting for you" because she died first and she's in heaven waiting for her mother. I think that's what the 'white light' is. They both died.
    marz28on January 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI had a different understanding of the song. I thought only the baby fell in. I thought the 12 yr old was holding the baby and drop it accidently. Then the mom went swimming after it and *a miracle* she finds the baby still alive.
    mimi233on February 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that the 12 year old fell in the water first.
    "Then they heard a splash but it sounded bigger than fish size
    12 yr old screams mom
    And mom screams back
    The baby was holdin your arm"

    The way I see it, the 12 yr old fell in the water, thus the splash, and comes up to the surface and screams to its mom, upon which the mom thinks about the baby. (which isnt actually a baby, but a todler, she's four after all.)
    So mom and dad jump in to look for the baby.
    I agree with marz28 that the light Pharrell is singing about is 'the white light', it says so in the song.

    "But the sun wasn't yellow
    It had turned white"

    "Just as the light said "Sunrise was Heaven's track""

    Heaven's track...

    I just can't figure out whether the baby is just waiting for the mom so the mom won't be lonely, which is sweet or that the baby was luring the mom, so the baby wouldnt be lonely.
    Because it seemd kind of creepy to me that the baby is lying in the water, face down, because it was on it's back but the mom turned it around. And it's saying: I was waiting for you.

    I don't know, it freaks me out. This whole song is kind of earie...
    Saaron June 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI never thought about them both dying. That's pretty interesting...but sad. Here how I take it:

    The mother was lost, didn't know where her baby was. But something (or someone) told her were to look.

    She followed Heaven's tracks, but not to actually go to Heaven. More like Heaven was showing the mother the way to her baby.

    On another note, I love the melodies of each situation. First, they are having fun. Then trouble. But when the baby is found, everything is alright again. Captured perfectly through the music.
    deeluve22on October 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think they both really die. There are too many references to death.

    The white light, sunrise to heaven, and then her turning the baby over and her eyes were still blue. Its like they both died and she found the baby in death, and the baby says she was waiting for her.

    I don't think it makes sense any other way.

    I agree with Saar it is earie, but still really cool.
    siniztaron February 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah, I agree with deeluve22. I never tought of them dying. its more like unearthly 'powers' showed her way to her baby. but a proper song, tho'
    aalmson June 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree that they both die. the only thing i beg to differ on is the line "She turned the baby over, her eyes were still blue" On the contrary I think the intent was to say her eyes were "steel blue" which is a very beautiful shade of blue. if you have ever seen anyone with this eye color it is absolutely enchanting. Its like the color of bodies of water found in the caribbean.
    lanthonon September 06, 2008   Link

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