Is Abby Anderson’s ‘Make Him Wait’ a Hit? Listen and Sound Off!
Abby Anderson's "Make Him Wait" is a powerful ballad with an important message.
Written by Anderson with Tom Douglas and Josh Kerr, "Make Him Wait" — Anderson's debut country single — urges the listener not to rush into a relationship and to instead realize her self worth.
“I’m sharing a little bit of my heart and the truth that I was brought up knowing," the Black River Entertainment artist explains on Instagram. "And honestly, I hope that this song serves as a reminder of how precious you are, how cherished you should be, and above all, to trust your worth with someone worth your trust."
The expressive "Make Him Wait" shows that 21-year-old Anderson is wise beyond her years as she argues that chivalry is not dead, challenging the listener to be patient when it comes to love. Instead of jumping to respond to that text or get in the car, or bed, with a new relationship prospect, she urges women to simply wait for a gentleman — they're out there.
"Make him wait by the phone / At the door to meet your dad / Before that first kiss he's gotta hold your hand / You can't get it back when you give yourself away / Yeah a boy's gonna run but a real man's gonna stay / Girl make him wait / Make him wait," she sings on the soaring chorus.
She takes the listener on a journey, tugging on the heartstrings along the way, so be sure to keep the tissues nearby when listening to "Make Him Wait."
Did You Know?: Anderson is an avid athlete. A competitive gymnast and diver, she even played the positions of wide receiver and running back as the only girl on her middle school football team.
Abby Anderson's "Make Him Wait" Lyrics:
When he calls you, you don't have to answer right away / Make him wait / And when he small talks before he asks you on a date / Make him wait / When his Pontiac's in the driveway and his eyes are midnight blue / Take a deep breath, do the opposite of what you wanna do
Make him wait by the phone / At the door to meet your dad / Before that first kiss he's gotta hold your hand / You can't get it back when you give yourself away / Yeah a boy's gonna run but a real man's gonna stay / Girl make him wait / Make him wait
And when he says that it'd be easier if you just stayed the night / Make him wait / You're gonna wanna and you're thinkin' you just might / But make him wait
They told me love is worth the weight in gold / Like that ring on your hand so / When you find the one, the staying kind, then he won't mind
If you make him wait in his tux / Cello sings you down the aisle / Walk slow, take your time, while your daddy cries and your mama smiles / When they're throwin' rice into the air and those tin cans roll away / And you look into his eyes and realize / It was worth the while to make him wait
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