"How Long" as written by and Jason Wade....
Climb on top of all you despise
It's a better view from the lies
Two steps behind before I've begun
Time stops to tell me all I could have done

And I'll say
How long till the word will be completed
How many times will history repeat it
How long will it take

How long
How long
I want to go
Will you show me the way

I'd rather be wrong than be deceived
To thinking that I believe
That I can stand to be here on my own
There's too many questions that we won't ask
In hopes that this too will pass

But how far down do we have to go before we know it
How long till the word will be completed
How many times will history repeat it
How long will it take

How long
How long
I want to go
Will you show me the way

How long
How long
How long will it take

How long
How long
How long
I want to go
Will you show me the way

How long
How long
How long will it take
How long till the word will be completed
How many times will history repeat it
How long till the words fall to the pages
How many times till all we can say is save us


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"How Long" as written by Jason Wade

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    General CommentNo way no one has commented on this, its a bonus track on the SCF album, its wikkid.
    HOW LONG?? :>
    Mixiblobon March 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah this is definetly an awesome song!!
    its hard to say whats its about, it can be viewed in many ways but maybe its about being lost in a world that is in chaos and isnt complete..
    if you agree or see it in any other way, post it upp!
    Great song, awesome cd, amazingg band..
    sash2417on March 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThere's actually a typo in the lyrics that are posted here - it's "how long 'til the WORD will be completed" not "how long 'til the WORLD will be completed." Although I guess it doesn't really affect my interpretation.

    This song is about waiting for the end of the age-it is possible the song is specifically talking about waiting for the rapture, one of the events leading up to the end of the world, as described in Revelation.
    wbyeageron March 12, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe electric guitar in this song, right before the chorus reminds me of another song i know but i can never remember

    this is my favorite song on this album besides my precious, it's beautiful
    homesickforspaceon March 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think that wbyeager is right. It's about wanting to know when the end is going to happen. That so many times, things described in Revelation have happened. But how many times will history have to repeat itself 'till finally "all we can say is save us". Until the word is finally completed- referring to Revelation.

    I think this is an awesome song to listen to. It certainly relieves stress as do a lot of Jason's songs.
    traciebearon March 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentFirst off, this is my favorite Lifehouse song. The vocals are incredible. As for what it means...possibly bout anticipation for Christ return. How long til we can be reunited w/ God. Its a song of anticipation and being anxious for the day we'll be w/ God.
    Cuevoon April 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about his faith. "I'd rather be wrong than be deceived into thinking that I can stand to be here on my own." He'd rather have faith without proof
    lucyb85on January 25, 2006   Link

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