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Mumford & Sons: I Will Wait Meaning

Song Released: 2012


I Will Wait Lyrics

And I came home
Like a stone
And I fell heavy into your arms
These days of darkness
Which we've known
Will blow away with this new sun

And I'll kneel down
Wait for now
And I'll kneel down
Know my ground

And I will wait, I will wait...

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    anonymous
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    Apr 2nd, 2013 4:32pm report


    My interpretation might be a little skewed by my current situation, but I think he is waiting for a women who is in an existing relationship. For example, let's say the two fell in love while she was dating someone else ...then he would be waiting for her to break up with this third party before starting anything.

    So break my step
    And relent
    You forgave and I won't forget
    Know what we've seen
    And him with less
    Now in some way
    Shake the excess

    Clearly in this verse he references a third party "him". I think "Know what we've seen, and him with less." refers to the unique feeling they've had together that she has not experienced with the existing third part. "Now in some way shake the excess." Goes on to encourage her to find some way to let the existing boyfriend go, so they can be together.

    "So I'll be bold
    As well as strong
    And use my head alongside my heart
    So tame my flesh
    And fix my eyes
    That tethered mind free from the lies"

    I think this is pretty straight-forward. Waiting won't be easy and it will take strength, but he's asking her to "tame my flesh" which has been restless without her. "Fix my eyes" on her.

    "And I'll kneel down
    Wait for now
    And I'll kneel down
    Know my ground."

    In the mean time, that is all he can do. Is kneel and wait. Knowing his ground, and not to overstep his boundaries (and not pushing too much) until she is free to date him.

    You cannot make someone love you, all you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. ...I think that's the situation he faces.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 20th, 2013 2:37am report


    I think it's about Amazon.

    He ordered something and came home late and missed the UPS delivery so he's very sorry for that.

    He contacted customer support and they told him he's gonna have to wait another 2 weeks until the item is available again.

    So he will wait, he will wait, for it.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 27th, 2012 11:10pm report


    Am I the only one who thinks this?
    I think the interpretation is that he professing his love to his soon to be wife by kneeling down and proposing to her. He is waiting for her response. "knows his ground" . She affected him and forgave him when he made made a mistake, and he wont forget that. Shake the excess.. saying to forget all that he has done wrong in the past and to move on together. The next verses are about how he would be with her and hes explaining to her what he needs.
    "So I'll be bold
    As well as strong
    And use my head alongside my heart
    So tame my flesh
    And fix my eyes
    That tethered mind free from the lies"
    He explains that he will use his head as well as heart when he makes decisions, tame his flesh , make him hers, and focus his eyes on her, and focus on the love that they share together.
    "Raise my hands
    Paint my spirit gold
    And bow my head
    Keep my heart slow"
    The most beautiful lyrics of them all. He is wanting her to take the vow to belong to each other together in marriage. Bow before the lord and take the vow of marriage. This whole song can also be interpreted very spiritually. Very beautiful. Amazing.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 27th, 2:53am report


    If you read the lyrics in the context of the rest of the album, there is clearly a religious theme. The Lord, the devil, Babel, the "Crown," sin, the snake, etc. ... these are all Christian concepts and are found throughout the album. I think this song is about someone kneeling before Christ, thanking Him for His forgiveness and pledging to wait for His return.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 5th, 12:25am report


    This song is about waiting. Read some comments at Song Meanings. About your question? Yes, she said no more then you got your answer. How can you be together when both of you married another person. If you were really meant for each other, I truly believe that she is your wife now for 30 years and not another woman.



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    JoeGreene
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    Dec 4th, 12:10pm report


    I heard this song just after breaking up with someone I was reunited with after 35 years.
    So it has a very real and deep meaning for me.
    We are both married I for 30 and she for 8.

    Too many chances were taken by her and I. She just said "no more".

    I will wait played as I walked into another room.

    An omen???



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    anonymous
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    Sep 21st, 2014 9:11am report


    This song in my opinion is about waiting for that person. When your willing to wait for them because you are supposed to be together but the times not right yet.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 27th, 2014 1:30pm report


    Never is a song thought the same by two people. WE each have our own imaginations,and in our own minds we all have a different video. Different actors/actress in this video that plays in our heads as well as the meaning. I love that songs like this touches so many because it has no specifics. In my opinion it could be spiritual for those who are of a spiritual nature. If the song was performed by a or written by a woman some would look at it differently, from a gender perspective. I love songs like this as it has no gender. It may be about two women for some. In my mind,it plays out as two men. I don't know what has taken place to make one of those men see what he can't live with out. That video out of my head and on TV not likely. Not main stream now is it.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 27th, 2014 1:20pm report


    Never is a song thought the same by two people. WE each have our own imaginations,and in our own minds we all have a different video. Different actors/actress in this video that plays in our heads as well as the meaning. I love that songs like this touches so many because it has no specifics. In my opinion it could be spiritual for those who are of a spiritual nature. If the song was song by a or written by a woman some would look at it differently from a gender perspective. I love songs like this as it has no gender. It may be about two women for some. In my mind,it plays out as two men. I don't know what has taken place to make one of those men see what he can't live with out. May be we'll find out in another song.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 9th, 2013 11:06pm report


    Not really sure of the meaning but have my own thoughts. He cares deeply for someone. This someone has accepted him and all his flaws. This someone is not ready to give herself yet so he will be patient and wait for her.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 7th, 2013 6:42pm report


    I actually believe that the song ties in both religion and love.

    There is a powerful sense that he is speaking to his love and telling her that he has seen the error in his ways. He loves her and is grateful that she has found it in her heart to forgive him. They will live their lives serving God, get strength through God and be forever happy.

    The chorus "I will wait, I will wait for you" is saying that he will wait for her to find it in her heart to forgive him and realize that he has changed for her.



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    anonymous
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    May 7th, 2013 5:50pm report


    Well Im not a religiuos person,but he is defnitly singing about God,he mite not sing it directly like that.
    If one listens to most of the songs,he sings in some songs about he's 'flesh that needs to be stripped' ,'clear the my mind from the lei's.
    He sings in the song babel about the fals world sistem we as humans try to copy.
    In most of he's songs he sings about humilty,how he wants to stay humble.'Keep the earth below my feet''keep my eyes decirned my hand to learn'It's all biblical figures.
    I believe this guy had a incounter or a revelation of the living God.
    In I will wait he is defnitly singing about God.In his own way he actualy go's into worship' i kneel down,all my crown'rise my hands bow my head, fill my heart and sole'
    I'm not saying he is a religiuos freak he is just sing about his own experiences of how week he is as a human,but he know where he's source of strenght and life comes from if he humbles himself.
    That's the beauty of music just a expresion of whats going on in ones heart mind and soul.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 15th, 2013 4:39am report


    That this sond is about heart break and second chances



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    anonymous
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    Apr 12th, 2013 4:24am report


    I hate to break it to you, but this guy is a religious zealot.

    This song is about religion.

    It's not even a good song, it just has a hook. Lots of crap has hooks.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Mar 26th, 2013 3:05pm report


    As I had read other interpretations, some believe the new sun is actually meant as a new son. I have seen a lot of religious takes on this song, but I don't believe it is entirely religious.

    It seems the character in the songs story is living in a time of darkness. A time where nothing is going right. I believe that perhaps the wife of the character, and the character himself are in a time of depression, and the man is so strung out with life, that he is considering ending his life. But then finds out of a new child that may be born.

    Realizing that the wife is pregnant, he has to find the courage to fight through everything that goes wrong in his life to live to see his son. "I will wait, I will wait for you" is the man talking himself into waiting for his son to be born.

    " You forgave, and I won't forget"
    I believe that is the religious part of the song. That could be him talking to God, or whatever spiritual figure he may believe in that blessed him with a child, when instead his life could have ended. Now his life has more meaning, and he is not forgetting the good that can come in life, which also helps find the will to live for the birth of his son.

    I could be completely wrong, but the song seems to have a minor feel to it, so it is more of a sad sound. So I could view it as being about depression.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 25th, 2013 3:39pm report


    As stated in other comments, A Christian would be able to interpret these lyrics easily. They that wait upon the lord, shall renew their strength. Isaiah 40:31. The bible tells us to wait, for Jesus Christ is going to return. When we accept Christ in our hearts, he forgives us. You forgave, and I wont forget. I'm waiting, are you? Jesus is coming back, really soon! God Bless you all!



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    anonymous
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    Mar 20th, 2013 3:10am report


    I think she cheated and he is trying to tell her he wants out..



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    anonymous
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    Mar 5th, 2013 3:40pm report


    I believe that the song is about waiting for something. That even though things may not go as they seem at first, they will work out in the end. - Stone;)



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