The Waiting Game 
    (Difford/Tilbrook)  
      I heard the stomping of feet dancing  
      On the wooden floor upstairs  
      I wasn't in the mood for laughing  
      So I sat silent in my chair  
      There was someone missing I knew  
      Outside there fell the rain  
      Where had she gone, what could I do  
      I played the waiting game 

      The cigarette smoke was annoying  
      My mood was fit for a bath  
      A drink couldn't oil my expression  
      Nothing could make me laugh  
      I was worried out of my head  
      I was in such a state  
      What's keeping her, where has she gone 
      I played the waiting game 

      When you love someone  
      You worry when they're late  
      When you love someone  
      You know the time it takes  
      To play the waiting game 

      The music got louder and louder  
      From the wooden floor upstairs  
      I played with a handful of peanuts  
      When I saw her standing there  
      My mood leapt right out of the bath  
      She had got stuck in the rain  
      Her coat dripped on a hanger  
      Playing the waiting  
      I couldn't understand her  
      Playing the waiting  
      Seemed like I'd wait forever  
      Playing the waiting game

      (c) 1987 Virgin Music Inc. (ASCAP)


  • FROM THE ALBUM: Babylon and On. It was the third single released from that album.