"Watching and Waiting" is a 1969 single by the progressive rock band The Moody Blues, and was written by band members Justin Hayward and Ray Thomas. It was first released as a single in October 1969, and was later released in November 1969 on the album To Our Children's Children's Children. While "Watching and Waiting" is not as well known as some other Moody Blues' singles, the background mellotron sound has a similar sound to "Nights in White Satin." The single also featured the song "Out and In" on the B-side.
While the album was a huge success for the Moody Blues, charting at #2 in the UK, the single itself was a flop, and did not even chart. It is also the only Moody Blues A-Side single to feature Ray Thomas as co-writer.