Elisabeth Genco

Elisabeth Genco

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Pop - Religious | Bristol, Pennsylvania, United States
Total Song Plays: 144   
Member Since: 2005
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Plays:

19

Song Description

It is our prayer that the lyrics of "I'm Gonna Wait" will echo in the minds of those who are considering becoming sexually active. Wonderful benefits do await those who "wait" and unfortunately, life-changing and dangerous consequences can await those who choose to become sexually active at a young age and with multiple partners. You can learn about the consequences at: "Getting The Facts about Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). If you think you would be "alone" in your choice to remain sexually abstinent until marriage, here is a statistic which may surprise you. According to a national abstinence initiative called "True Love Waits", which began in 1993, more than 2.4 million youth have signed pledge cards, thereby making personal commitments to save sex for marriage.

Story Behind the Song

Singer/songwriter Elisabeth Genco was asked by friends of various ministries, Project Yes You Can!, a federally funded abstinence project at Columbus Hospital in Newark NJ; the "NJ Physicians Advisory Group", a non-profit organization which provides fact-based information and education regarding teen sexual activity; and LIFENET, an organization which spreads the message of the sanctity of human life and the benefits of sexual purity, to write a song which would encourage young people to save sex for marraige. With God's help and the talents of Marissa, Matt and Marcia DiPietro, the song "I'm Gonna Wait" was birthed. The arrangement and vocals were performed by Matt and Marissa (brother and sister), and their mom, Marcia, an accomplished musician and Worship Minister at Bristol Assembly of God church orchestrated the arrangement.

Lyrics

Im Gonna Wait - Copyright 2008 - Tapestry of Praise Music (ASCAP)
Written by Elisabeth Genco
Music by Marcia DiPietro; Arranged and Performed by Marissa DiPietro and Matt DiPietro
Why should I wait to give myself to someone I cant see
When all the world screams so loud -- opportunity!
To have someone, to have some fun, that makes you feel alive
Perfectly matched, no strings attached -- totally satisfied!
But when I look more closely I see sorrow, all around
Shattered dreams and broken hearts, lie scattered on the ground
If I don't wait, will that be my fate? A heart that's broken too?
Deep inside my heart I know, the right thing to do
Chorus
Im gonna wait anticipate a love that's really true
Im gonna wait and celebrate that special day with you
That day we'll join together to have and hold forever
Im gonna wait for you
Sub-Chorus
Will you be the one- my one and only one?
I will wait for you
With heart in hand, I'll take my stand
I will wait for you
Repeat Chorus
Tag:
Im gonna wait Im gonna wait Im gonna wait
I'm gonna wait Im gonna wait for you.

Song Length
3:28
Genres
Electronic - General, Pop - Easy Listening
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Duet Male/Female
Mood
Pleasant

Subject Matter
Determination, Courage

Similar Artists
Mandy Moore, Sheryl Crow
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Elisabeth Genco
Music Credits Marcia DiPietro
Producer Credits Elisabeth Genco
Publisher Credits Tapestry of Praise Music
Performance Credits Marissa and Matt DiPietro