I'll Be Waiting

Album: The Sound of Sunshine (2010)


  • Franti told Billboard magazine how a certain well-known Irish band inspired this song: "Many years ago, I opened for U2, and I was so impressed by the way they can write something big and yet intimate. Coming out of hip-hop, it was a lesson to me and I started to aspire to blend the eloquence of great hip-hop with the melody and power of great rock. With this song, I wanted to write something that was the kind of powerful anthem that people in an arena could sing. The point of the song is right in the lyric, 'The best things in life aren't things/They're living, they're breathing.' It's a song about being there for other people, ready to catch them when they fall."


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