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am i waiting for you?

lyrics

am i waiting for you?
janice leber 2015

Am I waiting for you?
I'm always waiting for something
Yes, and maybe you'll do
something is better than nothing, but tell me:
Are you an opportunity? Are you a trap?
I'm out here in the wilderness without a map.
I keep on looking for someone to name me,
someone to claim me, someone to train me,
someone to play with me
someone who'll cry, someone who'll sing
someone who'll blame me for every little thing

am I waiting for you?
am I waiting for you?
am I waiting for you?

am I waiting for you? I'm always waiting for someone
to tell me what to do, inspire me to keep runnin'
but tell me, are you selling me a pack of lies?
do you bring me the truth?
I'm out here in the universe with no parachute.
I keep on looking for someone to meet me,
someone to greet me, someone to treat me
like I'm a human being, someone who'll cry
someone who's sweet, someone who'll sing
someone who'll love me in spite of everything

am I waiting for you?
am I waiting for you?
am I waiting for you?


writing the song

I was walking the dog one fine Sunday morning in January 2015 when the phrase, "Am I waiting for you?" popped into my head. I have no idea why. I was highly amused by the question and within seconds it had a tune. As we walked down 60th Avenue, this song formed itself in my brain. By the time I got to the repeating "Am I waiting for you?" section, I was loving the tune and ready to work the whole thing out.

When I first came up with the lyrics it was all about me, but when I thought about how to put a video to the music I realized it was much more appropriate for my sweet, beautiful, perfect dog Libby. We met her at the local Humane Society shelter and the instant I saw her I was in love. She was skinny, sad, drugged and depressed, and likely has little or no memory of our first meeting. When we brought her home she was reluctant to go into the house. When she saw a television for the first time she was so shocked she practically fell over. It was like, "HOW DID THAT GUY GET INTO THAT LITTLE BOX?!?!?"

That was in 2005. We worked with Libby a lot, and she worked with us too. When she figured out what it meant to have a real, actual home, she declared -- and often repeats -- that SHE IS RICH!!!!! We have the best little dog in the world. I loved making this video as a tribute to her. Libby has taught us sooooooo much. We taught her some cool tricks, too. We got the better part of that deal.