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Mumford & Sons: I Will Wait Meaning

Song Released: 2012


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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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    Oct 15th, 2012 10:32am report


    I believe that this song is in a reference to Jesus Christ. In this life we will go through hard times. But we are commanded to endure this world. Therefore we will end up waiting. Now if you refer to the part... "align my head along side my heart" OUr hearts have to be changed. Once our hearts are changed then the rest will follow. Christ is the one that changes our hearts. Having our heads aligned with our hearts will probably be one of the biggest challenges that we will endure here on earth. We are told in romans7 that there is a battle going on. Our flesh, and our spirit.



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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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    May 11th, 5:51pm report


    When I listen to this song I immediately think of my daughter! We’ve been trying to adopt her for two years and there have been so many signs saying to give up. Then all of a sudden this song happens to come on! Coincidence? I think not!



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    anonymous
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    Nov 3rd, 2018 11:20pm report


    The south waiting to rise again. And it will.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Apr 17th, 2018 4:27pm report


    It's clearly a christian song, which makes it much much much better in my opinion.

    Raise my hands
    Paint my spirit gold
    And bow my head
    Keep my heart slow

    among other things...i mean come on.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 31st, 2018 3:42pm report


    Infertility. Waiting...praying..”having to use my head alongside my heart.” Being freed from the lies...the lies that you can actually conceive; when you know you truly can’t. This song hurts so deep. I keep waiting; for a child that will never come.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 7th, 2018 2:36pm report


    Marcus Mumford singing about the challenges of maintaining a relationship amidst the conflicts of life on the road. It is one of several tracks on the set inspired by the band's busy touring schedule. "We write on the road in these hectic places with lots of people around," Mumford explained to MTV News. "And I suppose we've always put in ideas that we pick up from conversations with people, and things that we read and things that we listen to and feel."

    http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=26918



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    anonymous
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    Oct 23rd, 2017 10:21pm report


    Every time I hear this song I think of a man who has passed into the afterlife. He has been torn away from someone very beloved to him, and this person is struggling to stay strong without him, so he is making a promise to this beloved that he will wait, that he will be there when it is time for his beloved to come "home" to heaven.

    Even the driving instrumentation of the song reminds me of the passage of time which keeps going on strong and fast even when we wish it would slow down. Despite the fast and frantic pace of life (and the song), the singer overwhelms the chaos with his calm and reassuring voice. He says over and over again that he will wait. He is promising that you need not be afraid of what is to come when you leave this world, that you will be reunited with those who have passed before you.

    The beloved you are missing can see you and is waiting for you, and will be there without fail to comfort you at the very moment you move on from this world.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 14th, 2017 4:03am report


    I lost my husband two years ago. When he wants to let me know he is still with me, he will turn the radio off in the car and then turn it back on with the song he particularly wants me to hear. Then he turns the radio off again, just to make sure I get the point. This is usually the song he plays for me.
    For me, the meaning is that he is waiting for me "on the other side"...its a promise that our relationship is secure and he is patiently waiting for me to join him.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 22nd, 2016 2:31am report


    This Is obviously about The Lord. The kneel down line, you can definitely see that and the flesh. I think this song literally means that God is so good and we just have to wait for Him. The lyric, "You forgave and I won't forget." Even if you made a deep mistake, He'll still forgive You as long as it is true in your heart. If You read the lyrics or listen to this song carefully you can identify that this song is for God. (Or maybe we just have different interpretations but that's how I see this Song. : Godbless you..



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    anonymous
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    Nov 20th, 2015 11:04pm report


    And I came home
    Like a stone
    And I fell heavy into your arms

    THIS IS ABOUT A MAN THAT WAS GOING THROUGH A REALLY TOUGH TIME, THAT LANDED IN THE ARMS OF A WOMAN THAT PICKED HIM UP.

    These days of dust
    Which we've known
    Will blow away with this new sun

    THEY COULD NOT BE TOGETHER AT THAT POINT IN TIME BECAUSE THEY BOTH HAD TOO MUCH EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE. THEY WENT THERE SEPERATE WAYS.

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

    THE MAN REALISES WHAT HE'S LOST.

    And I will wait, I will wait for you
    And I will wait, I will wait for you

    SO HE WAITS FOR HER TO COME ROUND AND REALISE THE LOVE THEY SHARE TOGETHER.

    So break my step
    And relent
    You forgave and I won't forget

    SHE FORGIVES HIM AFTER ALL THE FLAWS SHE SAW IN HIM AND HOW MUCH HE HURT HER.

    Know what we've seen
    And him with less
    Now in some way
    Shake the excess

    DESPITE WHAT THEY'VE SEEN OF EACHOTHER, THEY WONT LET THE EXCESS BAGGAGE GET IN THE WAY OF THE LOVE THEY SHARE TOGETHER. HE'S WAITING FOR HER TO 'SHAKE THE EXCESS'.

    But I will wait, I will wait for you
    And I will wait, I will wait for you
    And I will wait, I will wait for you
    And I will wait, I will wait for you

    So I'll be bold
    As well as strong
    And use my head alongside my heart

    NO MATTER HOW HARD IT IS FOR HIM.

    So take my flesh
    And fix my eyes
    That tethered mind free from the lies

    TAKE EVERYTHING OF ME AND CHANGE THE HORRIBLE THINGS I'VE SEEN IN THE PAST. GIVE ME NEW LIFE.

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

    Raise my hands
    Paint my spirit gold
    And bow my head
    Keep my heart slow

    Cause I will wait, I will wait for you
    And I will wait, I will wait for you
    And I will wait, I will wait for you
    And I will wait, I will wait for you



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    anonymous
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    Feb 27th, 2015 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, 2014 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, 2014 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???

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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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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