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Waiting for the day

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I’ve been trying to put another one of Mike’s poems to music, but not getting anywhere.

Then jip threw this music at me, saying he hated it and asking if I could do anything with it. Pieces of Mike’s poem went in and I sent it back to jip with a little message in the middle asking JB for some lead (I have no idea who JB is!). Jip then sent it back, with lead from JB, saying he loved it (men are so fickle).

The original vocal was done when I had a sore throat and sounded quite husky (I liked it), but I hadn’t put all the vocals in and couldn’t recreate the sound.

And then… the opportunity to have music tech lessons came up! I jumped at it, had my first lesson last week and have redone the vocals, putting most of what I’ve learnt into practise.

The poem itself was written by Mike shortly after he was told he had a daughter who was being put up for adoption, and there was nothing he could do about it. It was a while before I could sing it without bursting into tears.

Enjoy! xox

Lyrics:

Waiting for the day, the day you ask me why
Waiting for the day, the day I know I’ll cry
A tear for each day that I’ve asked why
Waiting for the day, the day you ask me why

I’ve learned my lesson and my lesson here is you
I may never know you, you may never know me
Only time will tell, only in time will we see

Waiting for the day, the day you ask me why
Waiting for the day, the day I know I’ll cry

Feelings I want to show and you will never know
In time you’ll know, in time you’ll grow
In time will I be here, in time will you even care
I hope you have a better life than any I could give

Waiting for the day, the day you ask me why
Waiting for the day, the day I know I’ll cry

I hope you have a better life than any I could give
What kind of life would you have had with me
Some things were not meant to be

Ooooooh la la la
Ooooooh la la la
Ooooooh la la la aaah

Ooooooh la la la
Ooooooh la la la
Ooooooh la la la aaah

I hope you have a better life than any I could give
What kind of life would you have had with me
Some things were not meant to be

I’ve learned my lesson and my lesson here is you
I may never know you, you may never know me
Only time will tell, only in time will we see

Waiting for the day, the day you ask me why
Waiting for the day, the day I know I’ll cry

Waiting for the day, the day you ask me why
Waiting for the day, the day I know I’ll cry

Waiting for the day (waiting, waiting, waiting)
The day you ask me why (waiting, waiting, waiting)
Waiting for the day (waiting, waiting, waiting)
The day I know I’ll cry (aaaaaaaah)

Waiting for the day (waiting, waiting, waiting)
The day you ask me why (waiting, waiting, waiting)
Waiting for the day (waiting, waiting, waiting)
The day I know I’ll cry (aaaaaaaah)

Waiting for the day

Latest Comments

The Old Grey Wolf Ltd Co's avatar
The Old Grey Wolf Ltd Co said

This whole album has a magical retro feel about it, love it:)

Guest said

in case you didn't know, we love this.

Guest said

thanks again, we loved this one.

Guest said

Digging this Lady Jane! Fifties meeting Venus in Furs. Reminds me of Nico.

lgh's avatar
lgh said

Excellent! Totally '50's sound... I love it! Piepod LG

FDR's avatar
FDR said

Sweet vox!

rob mills's avatar
rob mills said

Weirdly reminds me of the Velvets with Nico! Catchy little pop tune you got here

richardlaceves's avatar
richardlaceves said

classic,, indeed,,, so well done,, backing vocals Indeed! and all in between, great work

Greg Connor's avatar
Greg Connor said

Nice going Lady! The song is fresh and and lively. Great vocals as usual.

Guest said

hey jane sam moore here this is really really good! the singing and the lyrics!!!!! x

Guest said

Has that lovely retro feel without sounding dated. Top notch.

Guest said

Bubble popping good. Yum

Guest said

It's great, Auntie Jane :D oooooh lalalalala, oooooooooh lalalala - amy xx

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jip said

Bravo ladyjane. I hadn't understood the depths of the lyrics before. Very moving. Bless ya both. Well sung, reckon I could coach you on some of those ooos, lol. You made the song great. Thanks. X

Roger M. Harris's avatar
Roger M. Harris said

Great track... great ole feel to it ...

Guest said

Oh this song is lovely and the music is super. A most enjoyable listen. Nice backing vox too. Terrific!

Guest said

Wunderbar our kid :) I've been doo wopping. Love it!

Mike Daish's avatar
Mike Daish said

Fantastic :)

thetworegs's avatar
thetworegs said

Excellent vocal & lyrics got a real 50's -60's vibe going .....Bravo....

Andrew Russe's avatar
Andrew Russe said

Ohh it's totally fabulous. A superb lead vocal performance, blissful to listen to. And I'm with La Savage on the backing vox - they are gorgeous.

Guest said

Have to say also, the attention to detail in the backing vocal arrangement is absolutely fabulous. Great song, Lady!

Guest said

Effortless classic sound! Beautiful, sweet vocal. Cheek-to-cheek wonderfulness.

Saved!