I Waited Too Long
LaVern Baker Lyrics


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I waited too long, and now we're apart.
I never told you what I feel in my heart.
Somebody new has come along
I was a fool for waiting too long.
My life without you won't be the same,
I should have never played that waiting game.
I'm so alone now that you're gone,
I was a fool for waiting too long.

I wasn't smart, I wasn't wise,
And now I'm by myself with tears in my eyes.

I made my life a life of regret,
I should have never played hard to get.
And now I know, I was so wrong,
I was a fool for waiting too long.




I was a fool for waiting too long,
Too long.

Overall Meaning

In LaVern Baker's song "I Waited Too Long," the lyrics explore the regrets of a person who failed to express their feelings in time and now their chances of being with that person are gone forever. The lyrics are filled with remorse as the singer acknowledges that they were not smart or wise in their decision to wait. They admit that the waiting game they played was foolish and that they should have taken action sooner. The line, "Somebody new has come along," suggests that the person they were waiting for has moved on, leaving the singer to deal with the pain of lost love.


The line, "I made my life a life of regret," shows that the singer is aware that their actions have led them to a point of regret and sorrow, and there is a sense of despair associated with the realization that there is nothing that can be done to change the situation. The lyrics are poignant and heartfelt as the singer accepts the blame for the loss of the relationship and the pain that it has caused.


Line by Line Meaning

I waited too long, and now we're apart.
I procrastinated and now we are no longer together.


I never told you what I feel in my heart.
I failed to express my feelings to you.


Somebody new has come along
A new person has replaced me in your life.


I was a fool for waiting too long.
I made a foolish mistake by waiting too long.


My life without you won't be the same,
My life will never be the same without you.


I should have never played that waiting game.
I should not have delayed taking action.


I'm so alone now that you're gone,
I feel extremely lonely since you left.


I wasn't smart, I wasn't wise,
I lacked intelligence and wisdom.


And now I'm by myself with tears in my eyes.
I am alone and crying now.


I made my life a life of regret,
I have made my life full of remorse.


I should have never played hard to get.
I should not have pretended to be less interested.


And now I know, I was so wrong,
I realize that I was wrong.


I was a fool for waiting too long.
I made a foolish mistake by waiting too long.


Too long.
For too much time.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: HOWARD GREENFIELD, NEIL SEDAKA

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