Suddenly I couldn't eat well, my sleeps are disturbed. I didn't even have the appetite to eat my favourite foods. It was so unexplainable that suddenly I actually stopped looking at any attractive girl that passes by because they seem so ordinary.
I thought by analysing this song perhaps I will get some answers to how this feeling developed so rapidly without me realising. Perhaps it was all there before and I suppressed it, denied it, I don't know. Considering the stormy relationship we had it came a surprise to me that I have fallen in love with this angel. For a long time I was teased with this girl but I have always said never, guess I somewhere in that little heart of mine that glimmer of hope for it to workout was still there. Anyhow the storm will never last forever, thats why I love the storm. Because of all the havoc and uncertainty and disorientation it causes, it provides the opportunity for us the dig deep in ourselves to reccaliberate our bearings. At the end of the storm the calmness was always worth the hardship ( to me at least). The best thing about a storm is that most of the time it development is unpredictable by any man, such is the power of nature. All I could do now is to do as what this song is saying:
In this song ‘Right here waiting for you’ by Richard Marx there are significant rhetorical moves made.
Oceans apart, day after day
And I slowly go insane
I hear your voice on the line
But it doesn't stop the pain
The song begins with defining the situation the artist is in. He clearly states that his lover and him are clearly separated and even though he can hear her voice on the telephone it still pains him that she is so far away. By using the word ‘ocean’ as a symbol the artist could simply mean that he is separated from his lover by a great distance or whatever the distance is, it is just feels too great for the singer to bear. However it would be wise if we note that the symbol ocean could also mean that the is an illusionary distance between a pair of lovers created by circumstances or themselves. This distance that has crept in between the lovers is driving the singer to insanity. He is telling his audience that his love for this person is so great that he is beginning not to function.
We can assume that when the artist says he hears her voice on the line, we can assume that he has been having conversations with her on the telephone. In this very first stanza of the song itself the singer tells his audience that he is hurt from this romance that he has for a person.
If I see you next to never
But how can we say forever
Wherever you go, whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you
Here there is an implicit move that is made by the singer, whereby the singer states that he cannot see himself being together with his lover so how then could he say that he will be with her no matter what. But he then states that no matter what happens he will be there waiting for her. Even though if he has to endure a heartbreak, he is willing to go that distance because of his love for her. We could infer by the lyrics that this singer is very deeply in love with the girl or lady that he is referring to. He repeats ‘I will be right here waiting for you’ three times in the song, emphasizing his willingness to wait for the girl he loves. On top of the that, the tone he uses when he sings this line indicates how much of emotion is attached to his words and he is not just blowing hot air.
Also we could assume here that there are circumstances that has caused the singer and his lover to part ways. Here we can infer that the singer is reaching out to those who are in love with a person who has declined their love for whatever reason. The person in love could have fallen in love with a person whom perhaps is in a relationship with another person or his love has simply been rejected. On top of that the singer here implies that his heart is broken but he will still be lurking by the sides awaiting his lover. In a subtle way the singer is hinting or passing a message to the audience that love is unconditional. Anyhow the singer is telling his audience that whatever the situation is if it is worth it, his audience should wait for that guy or girl.
Oh, can't you see it, baby
You've got me goin' crazy
Here the singer states that his love for the lady is making him crazy. This in a sense can be viewed as an over exaggeration to show the extent of his love for his lover.
I wonder how we can survive
But in the end if I'm with you
I'll take the chance
The singer realizes that it is close to impossible that he could get together with his lover. However he states that if there is a slight possibility; the most minuscule of hope that he could be with her at the end of whatever ordeal, he is willing to gamble it all to be with her.
In a way the singer could also be taking a subtle swipe at how people view love in this current times and age. Most people do not endure or are not persistent in expressing their love for a person. Many of us claim that we love the person but we are never willing to take that extra risk. Many people abandon their loved ones when they are needed the most, but here the singer exerts that he is not like those people .Here in this song the singer sings with full of confidence that he will wait for the person he loves. In the midst of all that is sung, he encourages his audience through this smart lyrics to take the risk of waiting for that one person, as it will be worth everything at the end when one is united with their lover.
The singer very much digs deep into the concept of love in this artifact. Throughout the song the willingness to wait for a loved one isn’t the only theme. Implicitly central to this artifact is that the singer accepts his lover for who she is. He is not bothered of her past nor her future. He loves her for all that she is. Her past, present and future makes the loved one he holds so dear. The singer is reminding people to not live in the past and judge people based on their past and to accept a person as who they are.
Interestingly enough the singer very cleverly mask his regret in this love song. He says that he did take his lover for granted and assumed that the relationship will last no matter what; by a miracle perhaps. For too long he has neglected the needs of his lover. This I believe should be taken as a reminder to us all that we should never take any relationship for granted. Any relationship needs constant effort from the respective parties to make the relationship successful. Now in reminisce he remembers all the joys and pains that he had in that relationship but that relationship is lost not as he is separated from his lover. He realizes that it is probably too late to turn back, even then his love is too great and is unconditional. As he said before he is willing to take a gamble even if the probability of him reunited with his lover is slip. Thus he will wait.
Finally the most important of all the rhetorics that is made here is that the singer could be telling his story to future lovers who have not been in love before. He is warning them not to repeat his mistakes. He also encourages them to have a little leap in faith in themselves in cajoling them to wait for that person whom they love. Whatever it is he also puts his artifact as a motivation or a song that gives encouragement to those new lovers who are going through some choppy times.
PS: Oh well I will have some faith and sooner or later the sun has to shine again.