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The Rolling Stones — I Am Waiting
Album: Aftermath
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Released: 1966
Length: 3:03
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I am waiting, I am waiting (oh yeah, oh yeah)
I am waiting, I am waiting (oh yeah, oh yeah)
Waiting for someone to come out of somewhere
Waiting for someone to come out of somewhere

You can't hold out, you can't hold out
Oh yeah, oh yeah
You can't hold out, you can't hold out
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Waiting for someone to come out of somewhere
Waiting for someone to come out of somewhere

See it come along and
Don't know where it's from
Oh, yes you will find out

Well, it happens all the time
It's censored from our minds
You'll find out

Slow or fast, slow or fast
Oh yeah, oh yeah
End at last, end at last
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Waiting for someone to come out of somewhere
Waiting for someone to come out of somewhere

Stand up coming years
And escalation fears
Oh, yes we will find out

Well, like a withered stone
Fears will pierce your bones
You'll find out

Oh we're waiting, oh we're waiting
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh we're waiting, oh we're waiting
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Waiting for someone to come out of somewhere
Waiting for someone to come out of somewhere

Oh we're waiting, oh we're waiting
Oh we're waiting, oh we're waiting...
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moodfood wrote:
heavy Brian Jones influence in this song... nice

 

                Jones played Dulcimer on this. 
           Lead & Backing Vocals: Mick Jagger 
             Acoustic Guitar: Keith Richards 
                Bass: Bill Wyman 
                     Drums: Charlie Watts

                                                                  {#Crown}

 6string wrote:
Listen also the Cover Version of Lindsey Buckingham.
Very Beautiful, too. 

 
I AGREE!!!
Listen also the Cover Version of Lindsey Buckingham.
Very Beautiful, too. 

Ollabelle does a really good cover of this on their self-titled album from 2004.
 JDoonan wrote:
Does anyone else instantly think of Rushmore (The Wes Anderson movie) when hearing this song?

 
He certainly does love him some old Rolling Stones:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlEatlyMv4Q

Does anyone else instantly think of Rushmore (The Wes Anderson movie) when hearing this song?
What a shocker!  obviously from before they sold there souls to the devil.....
LYNDSEY BUCKINGHAM DOES A REALLY GOOD COVER OF THIS , THERE NO SUCH THING AS A OBSCURE ROLLING STONES SONG
Great tune. Really good. Lindsey Buckingham's version is worth a listen too.
 moodfood wrote:
heavy Brian Jones influence in this song... nice

 
Yes - absolutely!!! Great observation!
 Cyclehawk wrote:
I was a little kid when this came out and don't remember much about the earlier Stones.  Just finished reading Pete Townsend's autobiography, which I highly recommend.  In it he talks a lot about the strong blues influence in this period. 

 
Did Pete also talk about babes...?
INCREDIBLE GOOD ALBUM OF THE STONES - THEIR BEST...?
I was a little kid when this came out and don't remember much about the earlier Stones.  Just finished reading Pete Townsend's autobiography, which I highly recommend.  In it he talks a lot about the strong blues influence in this period. 

I thought this was one of their best albums .... Carried it with me everywhere during the 60's....

More blues as they started out to be before they saw all the money to be made in Rock...


heavy Brian Jones influence in this song... nice
 gjr wrote:
well now we know why they were always (a distant) second fiddle to the beatles.  just compare their "album filler" to the "album filler" on Revolver.........things that make ya go hmmmm

 
If you're not too bright.
I don't care much for the sound of The Stones, but this is the perfect single for me.
Not a big fan of the Stones but I do like some of the earlier stuff.  This too.
well now we know why they were always (a distant) second fiddle to the beatles.  just compare their "album filler" to the "album filler" on Revolver.........things that make ya go hmmmm
Brian & Keith obviously were saving their best licks for other songs.  Still, hearing this reminds one of RP's  road spectrum playlist.
 rockpommel16 wrote:
...never liked stones......now i know why.........

 

You're formulating your negative opinion of the Stones on this unheard/rarely heard track. Are you an idiot?
I didn't even know this was a Stones song when I first heard it done by Lindsey Buckingham. I like the Stones version in a primitive sort of way, but Lindsey's cover kicks A**!
Love Ollabelle's version a bit better. But thumbs up to the Stones for the original.
...never liked stones......now i know why.........
 Lenora wrote:

idk = i don't know
 
idk

Nice tune - haven't heard it in years.
 imnotpc wrote:
Zzzzzzz.....   Zzzz.....
 
+1
 ScottN wrote:
Fifty years.  Of mostly unparalleled excellence.
 
i'm with you. it's amazing, really.
Fifty years.  Of mostly unparalleled excellence.
By itself this might feel dated... in the RP mix it fits nicely... Thanks-AGAIN-!...
 gemtag wrote:

what's idk?

btw, good song.Love early stones. 
 
idk = i don't know
LOVE this song! Brings back such memories from my teen years!!
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Nice to hear some more obscure Stones like this.
 

That's why we tune in here.  You certainly can't get much deeper than side 2 of Aftermath, which was released in the U.S. three months after I turned...(wait for it)...SEVEN!!!!!!!
 johnjconn wrote:

groovie, keen, far out, outta sight, peace.

have all been replaced by

lol, btw, idk
seems the more they change the more they stay the same

 
what's idk?

btw, good song.Love early stones. 
Had this in mono.........
Wow...I don't remember this...somewhat haunting.
 helgigermany wrote:
Good set this morning!
 
Today, too...  and this song is marvelous...  hope you are having a nice day!

 
Good set this morning!
This sounded a bit familiar and not just from listening to RP, so I googled. This song was used in the soundtrack for "Rushmore", one of my fave films...
I think I have had a stroke. The pictures of the guys are all blurry. Nice song though.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Nice to hear some more obscure Stones like this.
 
Yes....ditto that
Hmmm, kind of a prequel to Waiting on a Friend, which came along about 15 years later.
 ronniegirl wrote:
NEVER heard this before.   Amazing.  Not bad either. 
 
Same here. Surprising to hear a song I've never heard 45 years after it was released.

 On_The_Beach wrote:
Nice to hear some more obscure Stones like this.
 
Yes, this is a great tune.  One of my favorite Stones' albums.


Nice to hear some more obscure Stones like this.
Zzzzzzz.....   Zzzz.....
I am waiting for more tracks from this LP !
My mom played this album and my sister and I as children would point at each other and sing "Look at that Stupid Gi-irl!! real loud.
Anything that starts out with Paint it Black, gotta be great.
Nice rare and dated Stones tune to hear, thanks.
Great song...  featued in a cool scene in the movie Rushmore. 
{#Headache} There is a reason it wasn't played. 
Learn something every day. I thought Buckingham's version was the original. This sounds as old as it is, though.
NEVER heard this before.   Amazing.  Not bad either. 
Who'd have guessed the guys could rock n roll.
Is this its first ever play? Or was it played back in 2007?

In any case, a pleasant surprise.

Thanks.
For reasons I have yet to understand, 'Aftermath' may be my favorite Stones album of all! Oddly enough, I like it for the songs that were NEVER played on "Top 40 Radio" when it came out and I was 15 or 16 years old... "Flight 505" and "Goin' Home" are two cases in point...