Our Song – Nick Cave, Are you the One That I’ve Been Waiting For?


Love is a melody and music pins your memories.  Soon after meeting Cliff on an online dating website matchmaker.com, I knew that we would stay together.  During our 1st month of dating I was listening to a Nick Cave CD and the song ‘Are you the one that I’ve been waiting for’ played, I knew then that it will always be our song to me.  Within 6 months of meeting we were engaged.  We married on the 5th of March exactly one year from the date that we met.  We have been together for 10 years now and married for 9.   He is my perfect partner, marriage is not always easy but I know that we are right for each other.  Listening to our song, I am reminded of the love and certainty which I felt from the start.


Our music album will always be Lloyd Cole’s Rattlesnakes, before we met in person I had been looking for Rattlesnakes and he had the CD. We agreed that I would bake him a batch of choc chip cookies in exchange for the CD.  Early in our marriage Lloyd Cole came to South Africa and we had a most memorable night at his concert.

Are you the one tha tI’ve been waiting for – lyrics

“As you’ve been moving surely toward me
My soul has comforted and assured me
That in time my heart it will reward me
And that all will be revealed
So I’ve sat and I’ve watched an ice-age thaw
Are you the one that I’ve been waiting for?

Out of sorrow entire worlds have been built
Out of longing great wonders have been willed
They’re only little tears, darling, let them spill
And lay your head upon my shoulder
Outside my window the world has gone to war
Are you the one that I’ve been waiting for?

O we will know, won’t we?
The stars will explode in the sky
O but they don’t, do they?
Stars have their moment and then they die

There’s a man who spoke wonders though I’ve never met him
He said, “He who seeks finds and who knocks will be let in”
I think of you in motion and just how close you are getting
And how every little thing anticipates you
All down my veins my heart-strings call
Are you the one that I’ve been waiting for?”


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