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Waitin' on the Day

Interview with My Stupid Mouth forum (2013)
Conducted by founder Richard Young
In terms of Paradise Valley, I feel like those songs are always going to be great. I just have to remember the spirit of them. I’ve really got to put a ton of spirit into "Waitin’ on the Day." I love "Waitin’ on the Day," but if I play it and I’m just trying to get done with it, it’s just a couple of chords and melodies. So I really have to emote on that and I really have to believe that, and then it’s great.
March 2017 Twitter Q&A
Twitter Q&A session with fans

what's the one song of yours (or any at all) that really makes you emotional

I got very choked up when I pulled out “Waiting on the Day” and “Wheel” in rehearsal. I can understand my own words in them now.

Live in Oslo, Norway 2019
Concert at Oslo Spektrum

It's one of my favorite songs. Every once in a while I write one -- it's always the ones that don't go all the way that become my favorite. I wonder if it's because it didn't go all the way, that it's my favorite. Or, the things that make me like it, also make it not a mainstream thing. I don't know.

But I like this song because it's not saying goodbye. It's saying, I will wait forever for you to become cool. [Laughs] And I don't know whether that's a smart thing or not a smart thing, but the great thing about songs is, you don't have to make that determination. You just feel it. And this is about someone who's just sitting and waiting for someone to get cool. Because they know that when they do get cool, it'll be lovely. The number of times that has worked for me in my life remains zero. [Laughter] But we can still sing about it. It's called "Waiting On the Day."