Waiting for You

from by Arnavah

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in my mind
in the night
we are together
tight alright
but in the day
in the sun
we’ve not yet set out yet
taken the plunge
but as surely as poorly
as this chime rhymes
it’s a matter of fate
a matter of time
and if you ask me
why i’s on the shelf
and if you ask me
why i’s by myself
i’s just waiting for you
waiting for you
to come along

when i was a boy
i had me a girl
she deposed me foreclosed me
heart unfurled
unraveled i traveled
to timbuktu
didn’t know then
i was looking for you
from year to year
face to face
all disappeared
without a trace
like a seed among weeds
that’s never been sown
and if you ask me
why i’s all alone
i’s just waiting for you
waiting for you
to come along

there was a time
i was on the run
abandoned my shoes
laces undone
shipped out hid out
ten miles underground
where the harlot wore scarlet
the preacher frowned
i saw you arrive
looking half-hypnotized
the vagabond from beyond
behind those brown eyes
a refugee an accessory
from way out of town
and if you ask me
why i never settled down
i’s just waiting for you
waiting for you
to come along

from a 12-string to a 6-string
to a spanish guitar
i’ve played on the street
serenaded a bar
a thin violin
felt pretty darn good
but not half as good
as this old chunk of wood
a banjo in durango
almost settled the score
a harpoon in khartoum
left me crying for more
by a lone saxophone
i was nearly bewitched
and if you ask me
why i never got hitched
i’s just waiting for you
waiting for you
to come along

this love’s the last love
the love of my life
many have been there
as husband and wife
but there’s no hurry no worry
to put up my boots
and the turtle he crawls
in a shell not a suit
the ocean in motion
swells up and subsides
one day you’ll float in
on one of these tides
don’t mean to presume
don’t wanna assume
but if you ask me
why i’s still on the moon
i’s just waiting for you
waiting for you
to come along

waiting for you
waiting for you
waiting for you
to come along

credits

from Songs from Bed, released June 7, 2012
Arnavah - lead vocals, guitar
Emmanuel Uzele - guitar
Hugo de Groote - violin
Xu Ying - backing vocals

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Arnavah is a musical expeditionary touring his heart

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