Waitin' on the Day
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.
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."
More song meanings from Paradise Valley
- Dear Marie
- Waitin' on the Day
- Paper Doll
- Call Me the Breeze
- Who You Love
- I Will Be Found
- Wildfire (Reprise)
- You're No One 'Til Someone Lets You Down
- Badge and Gun
- On the Way Home