Waiting for the Rain

Notes

Marie: I wrote eight or nine songs. We recorded three and then two made it on the album. One day I just had this title, “Waiting for the Rain”, and wrote the song in five minutes. Per: I’ve been at you over the years for not writing enough uptempo-songs. But the first five songs you came up with was uptempo-songs – and that was before you wrote “Waiting for the Rain”. So I don’t think it’s five minutes of inspiration. It’s a process. Marie: Yeah, I write my songs on the piano – and they tend to be ballads. But I got a kick when we were recording in Spain. At home, with the kids, I find it hard to get the peace to concentrate on songwriting. Per: The more kids you get, the faster songs you write. They’re done quicker. Marie: Probably. Per: Beside that, there’s more “na-na-na’s” here than in “Na-Na-Na-Na (Kiss Him Goodbye)”. So that should qualify us to the Guinness Book of Records. If they accept that as a world record.

– Have A Nice Day track by track, 1999

Versions

Marie Fredriksson – Demo, 1997 3:51

  • Words and Music by Marie Fredriksson
  • Published by Shock the Music
  • Recorded at Studio Vinden, Danderyd, Sweden in 1997 by Mikael Bolyos
  • Lead Vocals: Marie Fredriksson

Available on:

  • The Look for Roxette The Illustrated Worldwide Discography and Price Guide
    • The Look for Roxette – The Demo EP 5″ CD in Card Sleeve

Roxette – Original Version 3:37

I’m waiting for the rain
I’m waiting for you
I’m waiting for the rain
To clean my soul
I’m waiting for the rain
Nothing’s gonna be better
Without you

The day you left me
The day you came
I’ll never forget you
Feel you in my pain
The time stood still
The time was flying
I wonder why
I’m not dying

I’m waiting for the sun
I’m waiting for a new day
I’m waiting for the night
To close my eyes
I’m waiting for the dark
Oh it’s gonna be harder
Without you

The way we danced
I’ll always miss
I’ll never forget
The way we kissed
The time stood still
The time was flying
I wonder why
I’m not dying

Na na na na na
Na na na na na

  • Words and Music by Marie Fredriksson
  • Published by Shock the Music

Available on:

  • Have A Nice Day
    • 5″ CD in Jewel Case
    • 5″ CD in Jewel Case
    • Rox Archives Vol. 6 5″ CD in Gatefold Card Sleeve
  • The Rox Box
    • CD 3 5″ CD