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Richard Shindell – Waiting For The Storm lyrics

I'm ready as I'll ever be
I've done all one man can
No one now will rescue me
Here I'll make my stand

The State Police, they came around
They said I should not stay
I thanked them for their kind concern
And sent them on their way

I've made my preparations
There's nothing more* to do
But to sit here in this rocking-chair
Waiting for the storm

The wife and kids have gone up north
They're staying with her mom

And everything I've ever loved
Will soon enough be gone


Lately I've been thinking
This ain't no way to live
Lately I've been thinking
That something has to give

I've left the windows wide
I've left the doors ajar
Everthing that was inside
I've put out in the yard


*The liner notes say "left", in the song he says "more"

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