I'm Still Waiting
Diana Ross Lyrics


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I remember when
I was five and you were ten, boy
You knew that I was shy
So you teased and made me cry
But I loved you

Then one day you came
You told me you were leaving
You gave your folks the blame
And made me cry again
When you said

Little girl
Please don't wait for me
Wait patiently for love
Someday it will surely come
Ooh, little girl
Please don't wait for me
Wait patiently for love
Someday it will surely come
And I'm still waiting

Ooh, I'm waiting
Ooh, still waiting
I'm just a fool
Ooh, I'm a fool
(I'm just a fool to keep waiting)
To keep waiting
(I'm just a fool)
For you
(I'm just a fool)
Ooh, I'm waiting
(I'm just a fool)
I'm still waiting
(I'm just a fool to keep waiting)
For love
(I'm just a fool)
For you
(I'm just a fool)

Then someone finally came
He told me that he loved me
I put him off with lies
He could see I had no eyes
So he left me once again alone
Like a child without her playmate
I had to face the truth
I was still in love with you
But you said:

Little girl
Please don't wait for me
Wait patiently for love
Someday it will surely come
Ooh, little girl
Please don't wait for me
Wait patiently for love
Someday it will surely come
And I'm still waiting

Love has never shown his face
Since the day you walked out that door
You filled my life with empty space
Come back
Can't you see it's you I'm waiting for

(I'm just a fool)
Don't you know I'm waiting
(I'm just a fool to keep waiting)
I'm waiting for love
For you, I miss you
(I'm just a fool to keep waiting)
I'm waiting
(I'm just a fool)
Come on back, boy
(I'm just a fool)
Come back, come back, come back, boy
(I'm just a fool to keep waiting)
I need you
(I'm just a fool)
And I want you
(I'm just a fool)
That's what my friends say
(I'm just a fool)




I'm a fool
(I'm just a fool to keep waiting)

Overall Meaning

In "I'm Still Waiting," Diana Ross sings about a love that she cannot let go of, even though years have passed since the relationship ended. She remembers the days when she and her former love interest were children and he teased her but made her fall in love with him anyway. Then, he left her for reasons he blamed on others, which caused her pain. When a man finally professed love for her, she could not accept it because she was still in love with her childhood sweetheart. Meanwhile, she keeps waiting for him to come back to her, even though she knows that love may never find her again.


Line by Line Meaning

I remember when
The singer recalls a time from her childhood.


I was five and you were ten, boy
The singer remembers the age difference between her and the boy.


You knew that I was shy
The boy was aware of the singer's shyness.


So you teased and made me cry
The boy would taunt the singer and make her cry.


But I loved you
Despite the boy's teasing, the singer still had feelings for him.


Then one day you came
The boy eventually returned.


You told me you were leaving
The boy informed the singer that he was leaving.


You gave your folks the blame
The boy blamed his parents for his departure.


And made me cry again
The boy caused the singer to cry once more.


When you said
The boy's words that followed were hurtful to the singer.


Little girl
The boy addresses the singer in a demeaning manner.


Please don't wait for me
The boy does not want the singer to wait for him.


Wait patiently for love
The boy advises the singer to wait for the right person to come along.


Someday it will surely come
The boy believes that the singer will find love someday.


Ooh, little girl
The boy uses a condescending tone towards the singer again.


And I'm still waiting
The singer is still waiting for the boy to return.


Then someone finally came
Another person entered the singer's life.


He told me that he loved me
The new person professed love for the singer.


I put him off with lies
The singer rejected the new person's love with false excuses.


He could see I had no eyes
The new person could tell that the singer still had feelings for the boy.


So he left me once again alone
The new person left the singer after being rejected.


Like a child without her playmate
The singer feels lonely without the boy.


I had to face the truth
The singer comes to a realization about her feelings.


I was still in love with you
The singer admits that she is still in love with the boy.


Love has never shown his face
The singer has not found love since the boy left.


Since the day you walked out that door
The singer has been without the boy for a long time.


You filled my life with empty space
The singer feels that her life is lacking without the boy.


Come back
The singer wants the boy to return.


Can't you see it's you I'm waiting for
The singer still has feelings for the boy and is waiting for his return.


Don't you know I'm waiting
The singer is still waiting for the boy even after all this time.


I'm waiting for love
The singer is waiting for the boy's love.


For you, I miss you
The singer misses the boy.


Come on back, boy
The singer pleads for the boy to return.


I need you
The singer expresses her need for the boy.


And I want you
The singer expresses her desire for the boy.


That's what my friends say
The singer's friends have advised her to move on from the boy.


I'm a fool
The singer realizes that she has been foolish for still waiting for the boy after all this time.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Dennis Lussier, Deke Richards

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Comments from YouTube:

@sararichmond8476

This song reminds me of when I was about nine and was waiting for my real folks to come and rescue me from the abusive family I'd been fostered with. I didn't understand why they couldn't do this. My real mom had no money and no home and had no idea where I was or who I'd been given to. Later on in life, I found her and we had a good relationship. But even though the time of this song was a sad one, I still found it a beautiful track and one of the quality records of the 60s.

@patrickparker3755

Sara, your story sounds so sad . I hope that now in 2023, you are happy. I wish you well❤

@wendyrogers-mj1hs

This song reminds me of so many things, I used to listen to it a lot and I thank you Sarah for you bravery to speak your truth. I still can’t but please know your words give me strength and I hope that you have found happiness in your life. Xxx

@hateanimalabuse

I'm still waiting for an electrician to come to fix my boiler timer and it's 7.20 pm on Friday night before Christmas weekend so I'll still be waiting for days 😅

@Yesterdaysgone2

It really wouldn't be a good idea for me to write any comments. You know who.you all are and obviously knows what happened next

@slimgooner2595

I’m a young guy but this beautiful music hits the soul ☺️

@jonathanhensley9384

I was a young guy when I first heard this song in 1983. Check out her anthology.

@richardstokes3625

Just enjoy mate

@richardstokes3625

Enjoy

@victorialevitt311

Beautiful ✨

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