Waiting

Story Behind The Song

This song was written for my friend Ciara whose husband was deployed to Iraq. I couldn't imagine the challenges of raising her two little girls while their father was away, and how strong she had to be. She had the CD copied and distributed to all the families of his squadron as part of a welcome home package when the soldiers arrived home in Phoenix. It was played at a welcoming ceremony hosted by the state of Arizona.

Song Description

A woman waiting for her man to return from war.

Song Length 4:50 Genre Country - Contemporary
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Subject Long, Armed Forces Similar Artists Bonnie Raitt, Shania Twain
Language English Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Chorus:
I am waiting till the rivers just won't flow
And I'll be waiting till the birds stop singing every song they know
Can we survive this separation?
Can I survive this time apart?
The emptiness has settled in, it's lonely in my heart
But I am waiting

Verse1:
The silence of the miles is sometimes more than I can bear
The separation of our hearts can sometimes fill me with despair
You did not choose to leave; I know you did not want to go
But I am strong in my devotion, and darlin' you must know that I am....

Chorus:
I am waiting till the rivers just won't flow
And I'll be waiting till the birds stop singing every song they know
Can we survive this separation?
Can I survive this time apart?
The emptiness has settled in, it's lonely in my heart
But I am waiting

Verse 2:
I know that you are missing me as much as I miss you
I'm certain you are coming back, I pray it will be soon
You permeate my mind, you're with me every step I take
You are the center of my heart, and that's where you will always stay,

Chorus:
I am waiting till the rivers just won't flow
And I'll be waiting till the birds stop singing every song they know
Can we survive this separation?
Can I survive this time apart?
The emptiness has settled in, it's lonely in my heart
But I am waiting

Lyrics Kathi McKay Music Kathi McKay
Producer John Stafford Performance Kathi McKay, John Stafford
This track is on 1 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
MrJackBrickhouse a.k.a Shades Lend Me Your Ears 12/11/2012
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