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Waitin’ On A Woman

Brad Paisley Waitin On a Woman

I was busy thinking about other writing tasks last night when the prompt came through so it wasn’t until some weird hour of the morning when my mind started singing to me that I remembered this song.

I do remember the first time I heard this song, it was a few weeks after my wife and I welcomed into the world our first daughter. Although we shared the baby duties at that time there was one particular job I couldn’t do, we’d share the nappy changes etc but my wife had the important job. During one of those days where my wife was resting in bed, bubs was asleep and I was pottering around the house not making too much noise this album arrived.

The second this song finished I knew no matter what else happened in my life I’d always be waitin’ on a woman. And just like the old man in the song I had absolutely no problem with it. Sure there are times when one looks frustrated, sounds upset and even has words to say about how long they are “waitin’ on a woman” but at the end of the day those things only happen because we if they didn’t the women we are waiting on would start to think we didn’t care. (Although in saying that I’m sure some already think that).

So when I think about the word waiting I always think about waitin’ on a woman. Strangely enough the one day I sang the chorus of this song to my wife, after bubs and I had a lengthy wait at a shopping centre, all I got from her was a blank stare and the words ‘get over it.’ Suppose it could have been worse, she could have said nothing.

Brad Paisley Waitin’ On A Woman

Sittin’ on a bench at West Town Mall
He sat down in his overalls and asked me
You waitin’ on a woman
I nodded yeah and said how ’bout you
He said son since nineteen fifty-two I’ve been
Waitin’ on a woman

When I picked her up for our first date
I told her I’d be there at eight
And she came down the stairs at eight-thirty
She said I’m sorry that I took so long
Didn’t like a thing that I tried on
But let me tell you son she sure looked pretty
Yeah she’ll take her time but I don’t mind
Waitin’ on a woman

He said the wedding took a year to plan
You talk about an anxious man, I was nervous
Waitin’ on a woman
And then he nudged my arm like old men do
And said, I’ll say this about the honeymoon, it was worth it
Waitin’ on a woman

And I don’t guess we’ve been anywhere
She hasn’t made us late I swear
Sometimes she does it just ’cause she can do it
Boy it’s just a fact of life
It’ll be the same with your young wife
Might as well go on and get used to it
She’ll take her time ’cause you don’t mind
Waitin’ on a woman

I’ve read somewhere statistics show
The man’s always the first to go
And that makes sense ’cause I know she won’t be ready
So when it finally comes my time
And I get to the other side
I’ll find myself a bench, if they’ve got any
I hope she takes her time, ’cause I don’t mind
Waitin’ on a woman

Honey, take your time, ’cause I don’t mind
Waitin’ on a woman

4 Comments

  1. I love that song! I thought it might be something women like to hear more than men like to think, so it’s nice for your special woman that you love it too.

    • My wife has always been into country music but I put her onto Brad Paisley. She brought me a t-shirt of his once but didn’t buy the colourful one with his face on in because she thought ‘as a male I wouldn’t want a t-shirt with a man’s face on it’. The female mind is impossible to work out, which makes one wonder why us blokes get in so much shit for not working it out.

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