"How Long Must I Wait?" as written by Scott A Mcmicken, Toby Mark Leaman, Francis Xavier Mcelroy and Eric James Marshall Slick....
I walk with you everywhere I go
But it don't seem like you know
I sang your praise like an old songbird
But I don't suppose you heard

I climbed my voice to the top of my lungs
But I'm standing on the tip of my tongue
And all I see only looks the same
The picture is the frame

Oh soul of mine, look out and see
My time that is to be

I fight for you
My love is war
The battle of Baltimore
I took you back then
I'll take you down the road
You're with me on my own

Oh soul of mine, look out and see
My time that is to be

How long must I wait?

Lyrics submitted by elyseburger

"How Long Must I Wait" as written by Francis Xavier Mcelroy Eric James Marshall Slick

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    General CommentI think this song is about him wanting someone and he is fighting for this person but the attraction doesn't seem to be progressing. Thus the question "how long must I wait?"

    This is my favorite Dr. Dog song. I hope more people will give it a listen
    XtinOfBigon May 20, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI see a more spiritual reference. "I sang your promise" and "I walk with you everywhere I go" seem to be directed towards a deity of some sort.
    He goes on further to say "All I see is the same, The picture is the frame". (I love this line) It's the sort of perception one might get if they get caught up in life. The picture being life, and the frame (what holds the picture up, or what distinguishes the picture) is the same. He's trapped in this thought that is overwhelming him.
    He then calls for his soul to see what "my time will be". He's asking for solace. He wants his soul to be content with the time he has and will have. Then finally he screams out "How long must I wait." He wants this solace. That's my interpretation.
    freetocareon April 12, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationScott seems like he's putting his all into a relationship. There's a lot of feeling in this one.. he seems like he's watching them fall apart a little, and he's wanting her to give a little more of her into him.
    tomspeteon August 10, 2013   Link

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