Waiting on You

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"Waiting on You"
Waiting on You cover
B-side by Weezer
Released Fall 1996
Recorded June 1996 (demo recorded during February 1995 in Hamburg Germany)
Length 4:13
Label DGC Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 177
COR# N/A
Producer Weezer
Status Released
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Suzanne"
(RC# 176)
"Waiting on You"
(RC# 177)
"Getchoo"
(RC# 178)
The Good Life (Australian "OZ EP" CD) track listing
"The Good Life"
(1)
"Waiting On You"
(2)
"I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams"
(3)
UK, Europe and Japan Retail CD track listing
"The Good Life"
(1)
"Waiting On You"
(2)
"I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams"
(3)
Alone III: The Pinkerton Years 1994-1997 track listing
"Let Me Wash at Your Sink"
(9)
"Waiting on You"
(10)
"Oh No, This Is Not For Me"
(11)

Waiting on You is the a song by Weezer. It originally appeared on the European single/EP CD releases of The Good Life.

Overview

"Waiting For You" was originally written around January of 1994, according to the Catalog O' Riffs, in close proximity to the writing of the songs "Susanne" and "Getchoo". The demo from this era appeared on the compilation Alone III, released in 2011. During the writing of the ultimately-scrapped concept album, Songs From the Black Hole, the song's lyrics were reworked to be sung from the perspective of the female character, Maria, who becomes pregnant with the child of the main character, Jonas. The song, with its original lyrics, was eventually released as a b-side on the European CD single release of The Good Life (also released as an EP in Australia) in 1996, as well as the Deluxe Edition of Pinkerton in 2010.

Appearences

Personnel

Audio

Early versions

Lyrics

Official lyrics

Why haven't you called me?
Did you forget me?
I need to know
When were you intending
To break the silence
And let me know?

Mine is the loneliest of numbers
Now is the loneliest of times
You're 19 days late
But still I sit and wait, oh

Waiting and waiting
Waiting and waiting
Waiting and waiting
Waiting on you

Who have you been seeing
That made you forget me?
I bet you call him
Where, Oh where does he come from?
I bet he lives close by
I bet he's just a friend

Mine is the loneliest of numbers
Now is the loneliest of times
You're 19 days late
But still I sit and wait, oh

Waiting and waiting
Waiting and waiting
Waiting and waiting
Waiting on you

Waiting and waiting
Waiting and waiting
You got me waiting
Waiting on you

I asked you if you had a good heart
You answered, "Yes, I'll never do you harm"

Songs From the Black Hole, 2nd draft

[MARIA:]
Why haven't you called me
did you forget me
I need to know
When were you intending
to break the silence
and let me know
mine is the loneliest of numbers
and now is the loneliest of times
I'm 19 days late
but still I sit and wait
Waiting and waiting
Waiting and waiting
Waiting and waiting
Waiting on you
Who have you been seeing
That made you forget me
I bet you call her
Where where does she come from
I bet it's New England
I bet she's just a friend

I asked you if you had a good heart

[JONAS:]
I answered "Yes I'll never do you harm"

See also