Waiting In The Wings
Diana Ross Lyrics


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I need you like freedom.
I feel you like rain.
I see you like silver rails across an endless plain,
And I know there are moments
You feel as I do;
That's why I'm waiting for you.

This time around, I won't push for an answer;
Both of us need to be sure,
To be strong,
When the moment comes.
I'll be your dancer.
I'll be your singer
And your song.

When your heart is weary.
When you want a love with no strings,
I will be here waiting.
Waiting in the wings.
Waiting in the wings.

A natural dreamer.
A maverick soul.
How close can I be to you
And still not lose control?
And as close as the ocean,
As near as the sky,
As near as the tears I don't cry.

Maybe a fool has been drowned in a vision,
Hung up to dry in the teeth of the wind.
Believing in the truth of your decisions;
That's all there is until the end.

When your heart is weary.
When you want a love with no strings,
I will be here waiting. I'll be waiting.
Waiting in the wings.
I'll be waiting.
I'll be waiting.

When your heart is weary.
When you want a love with no strings,
I will be here waiting.
Waiting in the wings.

When your heart is weary.
When you want a love with no strings,
I will be here waiting.
Waiting in the wings.

When your heart is weary.
When you want a love with no strings,




I will be here waiting.
Waiting in the wings.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Diana Ross's song "Waiting In The Wings" are about unrequited love and the waiting game that comes with it. The song uses imagery to describe the feelings and emotions of someone who is deeply in love. The first verse describes the need for this person in the singer's life, comparing it to freedom and rain. The second verse mentions the uncertainty that comes with waiting for someone else's feelings to align with theirs, and how the waiting game can be difficult but necessary. The chorus then repeats the idea of waiting in the wings, ready to step in and provide the love and support needed.


The song reflects a common experience of unrequited love, where one person desires the other but must wait for the right time or for the other person's feelings to match theirs. The lyrics also express the willingness to be patient and supportive, even when it is difficult, and the hope that the other person will eventually reciprocate those emotions. Overall, the song is a poignant reflection on love, patience, and the complexity of relationships.


Line by Line Meaning

I need you like freedom.
I rely on you like I rely on my freedom.


I feel you like rain.
I sense your presence like I sense the rain.


I see you like silver rails across an endless plain,
I envision you like the silver rails that stretch across a vast landscape.


And I know there are moments You feel as I do;
I understand there are times when you feel the way I do.


That's why I'm waiting for you.
That's why I'm patiently waiting for you.


This time around, I won't push for an answer;
This time, I won't pressure you for a response.


Both of us need to be sure, To be strong, When the moment comes.
We both need to have confidence and fortitude when we face the decisive moment.


I'll be your dancer.
I'll be your graceful and rhythmic partner.


I'll be your singer And your song.
I'll be your vocalist and your melody.


When your heart is weary.
When your heart is tired and troubled.


When you want a love with no strings,
When you desire a love without conditions or attachments.


I will be here waiting. Waiting in the wings.
I'll be here waiting to provide love and support in the background.


A natural dreamer.
An innate and instinctive visionary.


A maverick soul.
An independent and unconventional spirit.


How close can I be to you And still not lose control?
How near can I be to you without losing my composure?


And as close as the ocean, As near as the sky, As near as the tears I don't cry.
I can be as close to you as the vast ocean, the endless sky, and the emotions I keep hidden.


Maybe a fool has been drowned in a vision, Hung up to dry in the teeth of the wind.
Maybe I've been foolishly immersed in a dream, left to dry out in the face of adversity.


Believing in the truth of your decisions; That's all there is until the end.
Trusting in the validity of your choices; that's all that matters in the end.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: ANDY HILL, PETE SINFIELD

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@charlespearson9703

There simply is No Other _
D I A N A R O S S 2021
Who else here with us?!!

@Chas1160

Ms. Diana Ross, an American Institution, plain and simple.

@dtrn254

One of my favorites from the 'Force Behind The Power' album.... I remember all of Diana's songs....♥️❤️♥️🌹

@Jessecraft1954

I love Diana Ross. She is a beautiful person and she has added so much happiness to my life with her music. Thank you Diana

@megschiro2538

Miss Ross is just so fabulous!

@robinbubb901

Beautiful lady with an amazing voice! Her music talks to my soul! I love Miss Ross!

@Bochanable

Another gem from arguably hbest album since “The Boss”!!!!!

@gilbydog7350

"The Force behind the Power" was a great album. Hard to believe it was released in 1991, it seems like yesterday.

@dtrn254

I adore that thumbnail shot. It's purely the Diana image I grew up knowing and loving...💕💕❤️❤️💕❤️❤️❤️🌹🌹🌹💋♥️❤️

@nkdillon3

GREAT SONG! I loved in when I was 16 when it first came out and I still love it.

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