I'll probably never be to as many places
I've seen in my mind
and I know that if I sit here and grin
then maybe it'll be all right
Theresa Sokyrka's album Something Is Expected was released in 2006 and it still remains one my favourites. I fell in love with Theresa when she was on Canadian Idol (yes, we had an Idol show here for a short time) because her voice was unlike anything I had heard before. Her folky tone pairs even better with a simple guitar, which makes this sophomore album absolutely beautiful.
The lyrics in her songs are simple, but evoke so much emotion. It seems that every song on the album brings up something different from my past and, no matter how many years go by, Theresa's songs still resonate in my life.
"Waiting Song" is the first track on the album, a song about things being just out of reach, about feeling stagnant, about comparing ourselves to others. In the end, it's a song about following our own path, avoiding those people and things that will cause us pain even if we so desperately want them, even if it seems to be the easy route.