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(Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For

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B-side  Come Into My Sleep
Format  CD single, 7", 12"
Label  Mute Records
Released  May 19, 1997
Genre  Alternative rock
Recorded  July, 1996 at Sarm West and Abbey Road Studios, London, United Kingdom

"(Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For?" is second single from the album The Boatman's Call by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. The single, released on May 19, 1997, was pressed on 7" and 12" vinyl, as well as a standard CD single, though the song failed to chart in any of the countries it was released in. A promotional music video for the song was also recorded.

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Background and history

The song, alike many on The Boatman's Call, seem to reflect on Nick Cave's personal relationships and spiritual yearnings at the time of writing. This song in particular is widely speculated to either be a love song or directed at either the mother of Cave's son Luke, Viviane Carneiro, or PJ Harvey, with whom Cave had a brief relationship prior to the album's recording and release.

A line from the song that states, "there's a man who spoke wonders / I've never met him / he said, 'he who seeks finds and who knocks will be let in'", which is an indirect quotation of Matthew 7:8[Mt 7:8] from The Bible.

Track listing

UK and Australian CD single (Liberation Records, D1626)

  1. "(Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For?" – 4:06
  2. "Come Into My Sleep" – 3:48
  3. "Black Hair" (band version) – 4:14
  4. "Babe, I Got You Bad" – 3:49

UK 7" single (Mute Records, MUTE 206)

  1. "(Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For?" – 4:06
  2. "Come Into My Sleep" – 3:48

Music video

Before the single's release, a promotional music video for the song was recorded. The video features the band performing the song in a small church hall.

References

(Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For Wikipedia


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