Song Lyric Sunday 11th October Part 2

Jim’s theme this week is Hold/Pause/Stop/Wait.
I reblogged an earlier contribution from May by the Spice Girls as that fitted the prompt and I’d always liked it, but for my second choice, I’m going with Diana Ross.
I’m Still Waiting” is a popular song, written and produced by Deke Richards and recorded by Diana Ross; it first appeared on Ross’s 1970 album Everything Is Everything. The song reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart in August 1971. It also reached number one in Ireland.

“I’m Still Waiting” continued the vein of sophisticated soul as heard on Ross’s breakthrough solo hit “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. However, it was only a modest success in the US, reaching No. 63 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and No. 40 on the R&B chart.

Although it was initially intended only as an album track, BBC Radio 1 disc jockey Tony Blackburn featured it heavily on his morning programme, and persuaded EMI—which at the time issued all Tamla Motown material in the UK—to release it as a single. It reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart for four weeks in August 1971; this prompted a retitling in the UK of the album Surrender as I’m Still Waiting. (Source WIKI)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_pfnLybgCY

“I’m Still Waiting”
Writer(s): Richards Deke

Lyrics courtesy azlyrics.com

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

I’m waiting
Ooh, still waiting
I’m just a fool
Ooh, I’m a fool
To keep waiting

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 will surely come
Ooh, little girl
Please don’t wait for me
Wait patiently for love
Someday 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

Don’t you know I’m waiting
I’m waiting for love
For you, I miss you
I’m waiting
Come on back, boy
I need you
I want you
That’s what my friends says

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday 11th October Part 2

  1. This is a lovely song Di and it brings back a lot of memories for me about Diana Ross who was such a great entertainer.

  2. Great song that I’d forgotten about. Thanks for reminding me!

  3. Jen Goldie says:

    Another wonderful entertainer !!!!!!!!
    Thank you 🙂

  4. LOVE Diana Ross. Great second pick Di. 🥰

  5. Carol anne says:

    I love diana ross’s music. As a teen I listened to her a lot, her songs are all great. xo

  6. Lisa Coleman says:

    The first crush is the hardest to get over, but she was obsessed with a dream that would never come. Great share! Sorry I’m late in listening to all the songs from last week. 🙂

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