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by Lovina
Rated: E · Critique · Music · #2182085
Just my opinion
The first time I played the video of I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons I was expecting great things just from the melody alone.

Instead I struggled to understand what the singer was singing. So, I Googled the lyrics, printed them out so that I could follow along and listened again. Still I did not understand. But, it was not the singer, it was the lyrics.

I read through the lyrics several times without the music. I came to the conclusion the writers were being intentionally obtuse. But I gave them the benefit of the doubt and googled the meaning of the song. It turns out I am not the only one that is having difficulty.

The majority seem to believe that the song is about death or dying or talking to God or some other spiritual event. Others believe it is about a man talking to a lover while waiting somewhere for said lover. Once again I turned to Google and I found this on Songfacts.com:

The first single from Mumford & Sons' second album Babel is a rollicking stomp that finds 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."

There it is, I finally know what the song is about. However, I still think the lyrics are appallingly awful if you are looking for a song with meaning. On the other hand, if you just looking for some beautiful music this one should be on your list. Personally, I think it is a lovely rhapsody!

Beautiful song, terrible lyrics.

Lyrics -

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

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

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

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

'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

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

And 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


Writer/s: BENJAMIN WALTER DAVID LOVETT, EDWARD JAMES MILTON DWANE, MARCUS OLIVER JOHNSTONE MUMFORD, WINSTON AUBREY ALADAR MARSHALL
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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