I'll Wait For You
Lyrics Joe Nichols

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The snow in Montana was three feet high
The lady at the counter said: There ain't no flights
And so he called her on the telephone
He said: I'll rent a car and I'll drive home

And she said: I'll wait for you
Like I did last year
At Christmas time with your family here
And your truck broke down out in San Antone
And the gifts stayed wrapped until you got home
Oh, this ain't nothin' new
Sweetheart, I'll wait for you

Now he's on his cell phone in a Coupe Deville
Talkin' to the one he loves and always will
His heart is breakin' 'cause she's there alone
Her heart is achin' 'cause she wants him home
She says: I'll wait for you like in '68
When our child was due, but I said, he'll have to wait
Until his dad gets here and stands by my side
Remember, dear, our son's first cry
Oh, this ain't nothin' new
Sweetheart, I'll wait for you

He didn't stop all day to eat a bite
And he finally got there around midnight
The doctor said, she's in a better place
She said to give you this note just in case

And it said, I'll wait for you at Heaven's gate
Oh, I don't care how long it takes
And I'll tell Saint Pete I can't come in
Without my love and my best friend
Oh, this ain't nothin' new
Sweetheart, I'll wait for you
P.S. I love you, too
Sweetheart, I'll wait for you

Song facts

"I'll Wait for You" is a single by American country music artist Joe Nichols. Released in July 2006, the single reached a peak position of #7 on the U.S. Billoard Hot Country Songs chart, and a peak of #71 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Two videos were made for the song. In the first video, Nichols plays the song's protagonist at various ages; makeup was used to make him appear thirty years older. The song's first video first aired on the television network CMT on November 23, 2006. A second video was later made, featuring an acoustic remix of the song and shot in black and white. This version is the one most often played on TV.

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