Waiting For You
The Dells Lyrics


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When you just give love
And never get love
You'd better let love depart
I know it's so, and yet I know
I can't get you out of my heart

You made me leave my happy home
You took my love and now you're gone
Since I fell for you

Love brings such misery and pain
I guess I'll never be the same
Since I fell for you

Well, it's too bad
And it's too sad
But I'm in love with you
You love me, then you snub me
But what can I do?
I'm so in love with you

I guess I'll never see the light
I get the blues most every night




Since I fell for you
Since I fell for you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to The Dells's song Since I Fell For You reflect the feeling of heartbreak and the struggle to move on after loving someone who did not reciprocate the same level of affection. The first two lines "When you just give love, And never get love, You'd better let love depart" suggest that it is better to let go of love if it is not being returned. However, the singer contradicts this by saying "I know it's so, and yet I know, I can't get you out of my heart." This reveals the internal conflict the singer is experiencing even though they know it would be best to move on, they still hold on to hope.


The next two lines "You made me leave my happy home, You took my love and now you're gone" illustrate the devastation that the other person caused. The singer was happy before they fell for the person, but now they have lost both their love and happiness. The chorus "Since I fell for you, Love brings such misery and pain, I guess I'll never be the same, Since I fell for you" further indicates the extent of the pain that love has brought to the singer's life. They are not the same person they were before they fell in love, and the misery and pain of unrequited love have made an impact on them.


In the final verse, the singer reiterates their love for the other person, saying "Well, it's too bad, and it's too sad, But I'm in love with you, You love me, then you snub me, But what can I do? I'm so in love with you." The singer knows that they are not being treated well by the other person, but they are still unable to let go of their love for them. The final lines "I guess I'll never see the light, I get the blues most every night, Since I fell for you, Since I fell for you" emphasize the fact that the singer's life has changed since they fell for the other person. They are lost and cannot see a way out of their heartbreak.


Line by Line Meaning

When you just give love
Giving love without receiving love in return is not enough


And never get love
Not receiving love in return feels unfulfilling


You'd better let love depart
It's best to end a one-sided love


I know it's so, and yet I know
I'm aware of the reality, but it's hard to let go


I can't get you out of my heart
I'm still deeply in love with you


You made me leave my happy home
You caused me to abandon my joyful life


You took my love and now you're gone
You took my heart and left me


Since I fell for you
Since I fell in love with you


Love brings such misery and pain
Love can be painful and bring misery


I guess I'll never be the same
This experience has changed me forever


Well, it's too bad
Unfortunately


And it's too sad
It's a sad situation


But I'm in love with you
Despite the pain, I still love you


You love me, then you snub me
You show affection then reject me


But what can I do?
There's nothing I can do to change your actions


I'm so in love with you
I'm deeply and hopelessly in love with you


I guess I'll never see the light
I don't think I'll ever escape this sadness


I get the blues most every night
I feel sadness and melancholy on a regular basis


Since I fell for you
Since I fell in love with you




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, O/B/O DistroKid, Songtrust Ave, Cloud9, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: BUDDY JOHNSON WOODROW

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themightydells

The Mighty Dells: (1952 - 2012) 60 Years of Musical Excellence.
2004 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Inductees.
The 24th Annual NAACP IMAGE AWARD, Recipients.
2004 Vocal Group Hall of Fame Inductees.
The Soul of American Music Award.
The 1991 R&B Foundation 'Pioneer Award'
The Doo Wop of America Award.
EMMY Winning Documentary"Oh What A Night" Youtube, Part 123
The '5 Heartbeats' Movie, based on the career of The Dells.
The Dells: Marvin Junior, Johnnie Carter, Michael 'mickey' McGill,
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Kenneth Best

the dells are one of my favorite r&b groups I never heard this song before but this is a very beautiful song the Dells got hits for days

Macey Mc.

K.B....sho you right....nobody sings baby like Marvin Junior 💖

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Thank you for comment Kenneth Best😊✨

Elois CuffeeSmith

My sister LEAH was the one who turned me onto this song back in 1979.... and I've been in love with it every since... this should've been a number 1hit

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Always will love the mighty Dells💙💘

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💘 Love!

Betty Gardner

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themightydells

The Mighty Dells: (1952 - 2012) 60 Years of Musical Excellence.
2004 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Inductees.
The 24th Annual NAACP IMAGE AWARD, Recipients.
2004 Vocal Group Hall of Fame Inductees.
The Soul of American Music Award.
The 1991 R&B Foundation 'Pioneer Award'
The Doo Wop of America Award.
EMMY Winning Documentary"Oh What A Night" Youtube, Part 123
The '5 Heartbeats' Movie, based on the career of The Dells.
The Dells: Marvin Junior, Johnnie Carter, Michael 'mickey' McGill,
Verne Allison, Chuck Barksdale ... 'Long Live The Mighty Dells'

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The Dells, Just Received:
THE PRESIDENT'S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (2016)
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themightydells Congratulations! A long time fan, thank you.

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