Lyrics to
Waited So Long

Released by Carly Simon in 1972
From the Album: No Secrets |

This version of Waited So Long was released by Carly Simon in 1972.

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Please tell my sweet mother
Go on now tell uncle Paul
Tell all my girlfriends
Not to wait for me
Daddy, I’m no virgin
And I’ve already waited too long

Raise up your eyebrows
Raise, I said raise your glasses with a song
But don’t expect me to be home tonight
Daddy, I’m sorry
But I’ve already waited too long

I met a boy with eyes of green
The warmest eyes I’d ever seen
He gave his lovin’ love to me
The way I’ve always heard it would be

Daddy, please forgive me
And I’ve already waited so long

So blow, blow, blow out the candles
make my bed wide and long
Tell all my girlfriends
Not to wait for me
Daddy, I’m no virgin
I said I’ve already waited too long

Daddy, I’m sorry
But I’ve already waited so long


Carly Simon has released many songs over the years besides Waited So Long. Carly Simon released songs from 1971 to 2008 spanning across albums like Carly Simon, Anticipation, No Secrets, Hotcakes, Playing Possum, Another Passenger, Boys In The Trees, Spy, Come Upstairs, Torch, Hello Big Man, Spoiled Girl, Coming Around Again, Working Girl, Have You Seen Me Lately, My Romance, This Is My Life, Letters Never Sent, Film Noir, The Bedroom Tapes, Piglet's Big Movie, Christmas Is Almost Here Again, Moonlight Serenade, Into White, and This Kind Of Love. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by Carly Simon.

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About Lyrics and Waited So Long by Carly Simon

The lyrics to Waited So Long are the words, verses and chorus for the song released by Carly Simon in 1972. Elements of the lyrics to Waited So Long are both direct in meaning and also metaphorical with the real meanings of the song only known by Carly Simon and any collaborating writers working on the lyrics for Waited So Long back when it was created.

Some people have an interest in the etymology behind words and phrases. You can take apart the lyrics to Waited So Long by Carly Simon in a number of ways. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to Waited So Long" means the words set to the music of Waited So Long, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by Carly Simon. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to Waited So Long and the lyrics to Waited So Long are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of Carly Simon who came here looking just for the lyrics to Waited So Long, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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