Waiters hails from San Antonio, TX where he cut his musical teeth in the church. Like most singers of his caliber, he describes in song what it's like to find love, keeping it and losing it too. He puts his feelings on the line to show his audience, which is predominently female, that he is not afraid to tell the truth, or of what it is like to be in love with a good woman, a bad woman or both. "Running Stop Lights," a cut with a haunting vibe of yearning for a forbidden lover, expresses how hard it is to love someone who belongs to another. Heartwrenchingly happy songs are his forte, an oxymoron for sure, but it defines his lyrics.
Waiters' song, "Hole In The Wall," from the 'Material Things' CD, is a finger snapping dance song. It brings to mind memories of going out partying and looking for some place else to go after the clubs close. So you search for or had heard about an after hours joint that's a hole in the wall; a place frequented by folks who know how to have a good time. It could be a bar or someones's house or a shack out in the woods. Waiters said, "An aunt of mine told me when she heard this song it would be one of my best sellers and she was right." Only the privileged few know where the hole in the wall joints are. "You go in a hole in a wall joint, start partying, you're having a good time listening to good music, eating chicken wing and drinking whiskey," and before you know it, he says, "It's seven in the morning and you're still in there." This song makes you want to find hole in the wall and have a good time.
Many of the songs written by Waiters run the emotional high and low scale of being in love and then being devastated when your lover betrays you. If Mel Waiters can sing about it as he does then it makes perfect sense that listeners can relate to it maybe get through their own personal situations a little easier. After all, isn't that what singers and performers do? They help people deal with the realities of life through song.