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SOTD: I've been waiting

I’ve Been Waiting is the first extracted single from the new album Diamonds by Lil Peep & iLoveMakonnen published 31 January 2019. The song features the pop punk/emo-pop band Fall Out Boy.

This song was shared by iLoveMakonnen in January 2017, it was originally for Drink More Water 7 after he met Peep, he let him hop on it and a lot of snippets surfaced on the web with the names “Make Me Die” and “Makonnen Pie.”

The 19th of May, 2017 XXL magazine did an interview with Lil Peep in which he says:

One of my favourite hip-hop artists is Makonnen. One of my favourite bands is Fall Out Boy. You put those two together and that’s Lil Peep [laughs].

This statement from Peep was posted and teased on all of his social media’s on the 29th of January.

[Intro: Lil Peep]
Woah, yeah

[Verse 1: iLoveMakonnen & Lil Peep]
I've been waiting (I've been waiting)
I've been waiting up 'cause I can't get enough, oh
I feel I'm fading (Yeah)
When I fall apart, your needle starts my heart, oh

[Refrain: iLoveMakonnen]
Fuck me up and make me just go crazy
Addicted to the pain that you just made me love
I'm dreamin' for your touchin' on the daily
You're the only one that I want

[Pre-Chorus: Lil Peep]
Break my heart but don't tell me I'm not doin' fine
'Cause I'll do it fine

Let me go, I'm spendin' time
Not doin' fine but I'll do it fine

[Chorus: iLoveMakonnen]
Why you actin' vain for my love, vain for my love
When you got everything that I want?
Why you actin' vain for my blood, vain for my blood
When you got everything that I want?
Why you actin'

[Verse 2: Patrick Stump]
I been dreamin'
Of your uniform, your uniform of non-conformity
The tears, the tears
Tears aren't strong enough, the years aren't long enough, no

[Refrain: iLoveMakonnen]
Fuck me up and make me just go crazy
Addicted to the pain that you just made me love
I'm dreamin' for your touchin' on the daily
You're the only one that I want

[Pre-Chorus: Lil Peep]
Break my heart but don't tell me I'm not doin' fine
'Cause I'll do it fine

Let me go, I'm spendin' time
Not doin' fine but I'll do it fine

[Chorus: iLoveMakonnen]
Why you actin' vain for my love, vain for my love
When you got everything that I want?
Why you actin' vain for my blood, vain for my blood
When you got everything that I want?
Why you actin' vain?

[Post-Chorus: Patrick Stump]
It's hard to miss you when you are always on the tip of my tongue
I feel like I'm looking for somethin', somethin' that'll never come

[Verse 3: Patrick Stump]
Call me when you're in the city again
My head just went oblivion
It's hard to miss you when you are always on the tip of my tongue
(Always on the tip of my tongue)

[Verse 4: iLoveMakonnen & Lil Peep]
And now the time is right, you wanna do me so wrong
Now the time is right, you wanna do me so wrong
When I've been waitin' (I've been waitin')
Long for you (Long for you)

[Bridge: Lil Peep]
I wanna drink my wine, I wanna pass that by
I wanna make her cry, she wanna make me die
Apple pie, six cigarettes
And I'll cast a vibe that we can't forget

[Chorus: iLoveMakonnen]
Why you actin' vain for my love, vain for my love
When you got everything that I want?
Why you actin' vain for my blood, vain for my blood
When you got everything that I want?
Why you actin' vain?

[Post-Chorus: Patrick Stump]
It's hard to miss you when you are always on the tip of my tongue
I feel like I'm looking for somethin', somethin' that'll never come

[Outro: Lil Peep & iLoveMakonnen]
I'll be waiting (I'll be waiting)
I'll be waiting (For you)
And now the time is right, you wanna do me so wrong
And now the time is right, you wanna do me so wrong

(I'll be waiting for you)

“That song started in 2017. Me and Lil Peep were working on our album, and it was an idea I previously had before I met Peep. As we worked on the album, we were playing each other ideas, and this was one of the song ideas that he gravitated towards. So we started working on it in LA. Then we went to London and had some sessions over there to work on the album. During that time in London, we were just bonding with each other, talking about doing collaborations, and artists that inspired us and stuff like that. And then we made it back to America, and he unfortunately passed away.” —Makonnen

I was really excited when I saw on Twitter this morning that a new Peep song was out on Spotify. I listed to it right away, half asleep. I liked it. Of course I liked it. It’s Peep, but it got me thinking. When’s the last track we hear from him gonna be? It makes me super sad to think of that. He was such a great artist and I wish I was a fan while he was alive still. If I could have seen a show of his that would have been so cool. His style is so uniquely his and I love it. I didn’t know Peep, but I miss Peep.

kk