“Waiting …..

for the light to turn Green”

It’s raining in my coffee cup
Comin’ down since I got up today – cold and gray
And lookin’ in my rearview mirror
I could be anywhere but here I am – traffic jam

All these people without names
Every day we face the same routine
Waiting for the light to turn green

The lady in the blue sedan
Combs her hair and steals a glance at me – who is she?
Does anybody hold her tight
Or does she spend her days and nights at home all alone

And over in the passing zone
All wrapped up inside their own daydreams
They’re waiting for the light to turn green
Do they wonder who I am
Do they know I’m not some damn machine
Waiting for the light to turn green

What about the love I long for
What about the child I want someday – where are they?
What about my heart’s desire
What about these four bald tires I’m on – how long?

I’ve been goin’ nowhere fast
Runnin’ out of time and gasoline
Waiting for the light to turn green
I’ll be damned if I’ll grow old
Waitin’ for these wheels to roll, not me
Waitin’ for the light to turn green

from The Secret of Life, released June 4, 1996
written by Gretchen Peters and Suzy Bogguss

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