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​If You're Waiting On Me

This song is by Steve Forbert and appears on the album The American In Me (1992) and on the album Rock While I Can Rock: The Geffen Years (2003).

Try'na make a dovetail joint fit tight
Anything I do I know I must do right
And while the buzz saws whine
I paint the fireplugs red
And while a pale moon shines
I bite my nails in bed

All we do is talk about the dreams we share
Talking while they vanish into thin hot air
Hey listen, mountains move
Ain't there a time frame here?
Hey, promise must be proved
Now proving mine this year

And if you're waiting on me
And if you're waiting on me
Well if you're waiting on me
You're backing up boys

Once there was a man that couldn't think too well
Spent a lotta time down in a self-made hell
And every choice he'd choose
It'd be the wrong damn door
I'm in his worn out shoes
But I'm not him no more, no

And if you're waiting on me
And if you're waiting on me
Well if you're waiting on me
You're backing up boys

Graduation day came slow
Many jukebox years ago
Gotta graduate more now
We gotta all learn how

Floating down the river till the sunset died
Standing where we shivered in the tugboat's tide
Oh what a tide that was
We had it all right then
But now it's gone because
'Cause things just change, my friend

You and I know fully well that we're not kids
Maybe I don't know you like I thought I did
You tell me scarecrow things
I think it's crossroad times
What will tomorrow bring?
You'd best make up your mind

And if you're waiting on me
Now if you're waiting on me
Well, if you're waiting on me
You're backing up boys

Said if you're waiting on me
And if you're waiting on me
And if you're waiting on me
Said if you're waiting... on me
If you're waiting on me
You're backing up boys

Written by:

Steve Forbert