Waiting for the Train to Come in
Peggy Lee Lyrics


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Waitin' for the train to come in
Waitin' for my man to come home
I've counted every minute of each livelong day
Been so melancholy since he went away

I've shed a million teardrops or more
Waitin' for the one I adore
I'm waitin' in the depot by the railroad track
Lookin' for the choo-choo train that brings him back

I'm waitin' for my life to begin
Waitin' for the train to come in

I'm waitin' in the depot by the railroad track
Lookin' for the choo-choo train that brings him back
I'm waitin' for my life to begin
Waitin' for the train to come in

Waiting




Waiting
I'm waitin' for the train to come in

Overall Meaning

The song "Waiting for the Train to Come In" by Peggy Lee is a melancholic piece that revolves around a woman waiting for her man to come back home after a period of separation. The lyrics are simple yet powerful, conveying the sense of longing, hope, and melancholy that the woman feels as she counts every minute of the day hoping for her man's return. The repetition of "waitin'" in the lyrics reflects the woman's patience and determination to wait for her man, no matter how long it takes. The use of train imagery in the song adds to its nostalgic and melancholic tone, as the train symbolizes the passage of time and distance between the lovers.


The lyrics also suggest that the woman's life is put on hold as she waits for her man to come back. She is unable to move on or start anew, and her whole existence is defined by her love for her man. This is evident in the line "I'm waitin' for my life to begin," which suggests that the woman's life is incomplete without her man. Despite this, the woman remains optimistic and hopeful, believing that the train will bring back her man and give her life a new lease. Overall, the song captures the timeless theme of love and separation, and the longing that comes with it.


Line by Line Meaning

Waitin' for the train to come in
I am anxiously waiting for the train to arrive


Waitin' for my man to come home
I am waiting for my beloved partner to return from wherever he is


I've counted every minute of each livelong day
I have been keeping track of the time with great attention, every single day


Been so melancholy since he went away
I have been feeling extremely sorrowful ever since he left


I've shed a million teardrops or more
I have cried an immense number of tears, maybe even more than a million


Waitin' for the one I adore
I am yearning anxiously for the person I deeply love


I'm waitin' in the depot by the railroad track
I am currently standing in the station where the railway tracks converge


Lookin' for the choo-choo train that brings him back
I am searching attentively for the train which will bring my partner back


I'm waitin' for my life to begin
My life is currently on hold, and I am waiting for it to continue again


Waiting
I am still waiting




Lyrics © MUSIC SALES CORPORATION, Kanjian Music, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: SUNNY SKYLAR, MARTY BLOCK

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Comments from YouTube:

@stephenkiefer137

To the fortunate ones who came home :to their wives loved ones who served this country valiantly. Thank you for your undying service!!!!

@scotnick59

Loved Peggy best during this period.

@SG-ni9cv

I've always love Peggy Lee, I somehow missed this song over the years. I happened to hear a clip in the background while watching an old "Cold Case" episode, and had to hear the whole thing.

@Thomassonable

One of my favourites. The performance gives the listener a very special feeling ...listening to an old time radio.

@theresistance3818

I've been waiting on this god damn platform 🚂 ...where are y☘️u??? 😭😭😭

@edwardleblanc8452

One of her best songs, but not too well known. I love it. !!!

@dariowiter3078

Wrong! It's one of her better know songs!

@0necloud-cv7kt

Early blues

@WAL_DC-6B

Celeste Stewart made a recording of this song but at a faster tempo.

@matthewmahoric

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