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Song Released: 1965

Wait Lyrics

It's been a long time
Now I'm coming back home
I've been away now
Oh how, I've been alone

Wait till I come back to your side
We'll forget the tears we've cried

But if your heart breaks
Don't wait, turn me away
And if your heart's...


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    Dec 9th, 2008 12:36am report

    I wrote that interpretation. If you can actually look pass your own ego maybe you'll be able to appreciate songs beyond your limitations. I won't get into John actually saying he wrote this song for (was inspired by) his aunt when he moved her to a better house and he felt bad he wasn't able to visit her as much as he should. But in the whole song, there are no indications that he's talking about "sexual love" (try to find one.) I'm not sure how close you are to your family, but there are other types of love besides the sexual types. Look at the opening lines; "it's been a long time, now i'm, coming back home." And if you look through the whole song, there are NO interpretations that can say that he's talking about a girlfriend or lover. Hopefully we can talk about this objectively and not criticize as you did in your first post. Cheers


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    Oct 20th, 2008 10:37am report

    Whoever wrote the above interpretation wasted about 5 minutes of his/her life that he/she will never get back again. Unless John Lennon shared an inappropriate relationship with his aunt, this song is undoubtedly about a man who has been separated from his love for a long time. The man states that he has been faithful, trusting, and loving despite the separation. He asks his love to accept him with open arms and to put the loneliness behind them upon their reunion--though he instructs her, if the pain is to great, to cast him away.


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    May 26th, 2008 5:33am report

    This song is about John and his auntie. He moved her to a house and was not able to visit her as often as he should (as opposed to as often as he could- big difference.) I just understood the real meaning after being in a similar situation- moving away from a loved one and not visit because of superficial reasons; you start to feel really bad and guilty.

    "I feel as though/ you ought to know/ that I've been good- as good as I could be/ and if you knew- how I trusted you- and know that you will wait for me"- he's reassuring her that he's still conscious of right and wrong even without her supervision (his aunt raised him after his mother passed.) And no matter what- family's trust is there and confidence that she will be open arms upon his return.

    "It's been a long time/now I'm- coming back home/ I've been away now- oh how- I've been alone." This really hits hard that no matter what a person goes through, without family, it's lonely (so true.)

    "Wait- until I come back to your side/ we forget the tears we cried...(and)... But if your heart breaks/ don't wait- turn me away/ and if your heart's strong- hold on- I won't delay" and lastly; John's letting her know that he's willing to put himself on the line if he breaks her heart.

    I NEVER understood why the Beatles themselves never really liked this song- it was added as a filler upper song because the album was a song short: this is one of my all time favorite songs; so much meaning so much emotions.

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