Roberta Flack - Don't Make Me Wait Too Long Lyrics




I never mind waiting, ooh, ooh,

First a glance, then a smile, warmer than all of the
Heavens;
Whispering to me your name, and asking of me the
Same.
First a song, then a dance, that could have lasted
Forever,
But time said we had to part, not caring if it broke
Our hearts.
You said, "Hope we meet again."
I said, "Yes, just tell me when."
Please don't make me wait too long.
Don't make me wait too long.

First a note, then a call, with such tender
Conversation;
I knew all right it would be, if you came to visit me
First a kiss, then we were gone, to love's magic land
Together,
But morning said you must go, not caring if it hurt us
So.
I ask you, "Will we again?"
You said, "Yes, just tell me when."
Please don't make me wait too long.
Don't make me wait too long.
Don't make me wait too long.

First you're here, then you're gone,
It's that same old heartbreak story;
Thought that you'd be in my life
For more than just one night.
But you say you got to leave,
It destroys me, boy, it hurts me;
Tell me what did I do wrong
For you to leave me all alone?
I don't care how long you'll be,
'Cause I will wait patiently,
But please, don't make me wait too long.
Don't make me wait too long.
Don't make me wait too long.I never mind waiting, ooh, ooh,

First a glance, then a smile, warmer than all of the
Heavens;
Whispering to me your name, and asking of me the
Same.
First a song, then a dance, that could have lasted
Forever,
But time said we had to part, not caring if it broke
Our hearts.
You said, "Hope we meet again."
I said, "Yes, just tell me when."
Please don't make me wait too long.
Don't make me wait too long.

First a note, then a call, with such tender
Conversation;
I knew all right it would be, if you came to visit me
First a kiss, then we were gone, to love's magic land
Together,
But morning said you must go, not caring if it hurt us
So.
I ask you, "Will we again?"
You said, "Yes, just tell me when."
Please don't make me wait too long.
Don't make me wait too long.
Don't make me wait too long.

First you're here, then you're gone,
It's that same old heartbreak story;
Thought that you'd be in my life
For more than just one night.
But you say you got to leave,
It destroys me, boy, it hurts me;
Tell me what did I do wrong
For you to leave me all alone?
I don't care how long you'll be,
'Cause I will wait patiently,
But please, don't make me wait too long.
Don't make me wait too long.
Don't make me wait too long





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  1. stillatit 50

    This song......is just wonderful. 🎶🎵🎹🎹🎹🎸🎸🔥🔥🔥❤❤💋💋

  2. Chelsea still the special ones

    Brings tears to eyes, goosebumps, tingles down the spine and lifts up spiritually all at the same time! Massive fan of Roberta, RIP Donny!

  3. Isabella Lopez

    You gave me a glance I gave you a smile, then we kissed and we were gone... will we again, yes, tell me when.... I never mind waiting...;)🌹

  4. Rita Ann Secrease

    ONE OF THE BEST LOVE SONGS EVER CREATED! YEAH!

  5. JEHOSHAPHAT'S DAUGHTER

    I’ll never mind waiting......just don’t make me wait too long. 🎼🎼💃🏾💯🍾🥂

  6. Levi S

    I swear every time I hear this song I close my eyes and move my head that background singing just does something to my soul..

  7. your crazy wes

    Unfortunately Donny passed before he got a chance to record this song, he was on Back Together Again and You Are My Heaven but not this song

  8. Kelli Elaine

    Old School
    New Class
    This is musical magic.
    Always a favorite of mine.☺☺

  9. Roz M

    I love this song....what a loss Donny Hathaway was...beautiful harmonies.

  10. ShyeNYC

    This is the epitome of a sleeper cut right here.....Luther is present and accounted for in the background RIP

  11. Denise Andrews

    Base Player needs to be on Unsung!

  12. Special K

    Don't Me Wait Too Long...My All Time Favorite Always & Forever !!!

  13. bagley232

    Classic joint, can't front on this

  14. Ursula B

    The Wonderful Wonders writing and uncle lulu on the background vocals plus Donny Hathaway!! 😍❤

  15. Bryan Payton

    This track is one of my favorite songs that was written by Stevie Wonder. Roberta did an excellent job with the vocals, and Luther’s background vocals are superb!

  16. stevenavesey

    What an absolutely amazing 8 minutes. Why this wasn't a number one escapes me

  17. Devon35

    does anyone remember an amazing guy sang this on an American talent song ( new York maybe). It was around 1990 ?

  18. Trey Taylor

    Stevie, Donny, Luther all in the same studio 🤯. I know not for this song, but this album was destined to be great with such amazing support.

  19. Incognito Tees

    The Stevie Wonder version of this song is AMAZING!

  20. Dennis Dee Mac Johnson

    Commitment to excellence❤️
    D-Truth 3:16

  21. Mic

    hypnotic

  22. Mic

    I used blast this forever and a day!!!

  23. Ray Chambers

    Nathan Watts wore that bass out and Stevie did a great job on the drums and keyboards. It's Stevie and you wouldn't expect anything less from him.

    Denise Andrews

    Oh That bass!.. Brought tears to my eyes. A Masterful piece of work!

  24. Ray Chambers

    You can hear the Stevie and Luther all in this song.

  25. Cathy Wallwork

    My fav from THE duo .. sadly missed Donny xx

  26. Keith Witcher

    Roberta Flack's Don't Make Me Wait Too Long song is a classic. Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway's self titled album is good. I like the album cover. RIP Donny Hathaway. I miss you. I love Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway.

  27. T OHara

    Written by Stevie Wonder (who helps with the rap at 4:24), Flack and Hathaway, Luther Vandross and Gwen Guthrie singing backup ... mercy

  28. Ebony Taylor

    Tune jimmy mac

  29. mookeychase0907

    I'd love to see Anthony Jackson on bass perform this live...

  30. Victor Thomas

    ...WoW last time heard was 91!

  31. Jeremy Cornwell

    I do not wait.

  32. Kenneth Moore

    "JUST SO GOOD " GREAT VOICES ....

  33. barrys

    What a great song, what a great time to be 22 and single in Atlanta.

  34. Becky Barnard

    Love her with Donny Hathaway
    My mom's house cleaning music

  35. Grace Bussey

    Sugar in the morning....

  36. Dave Chard

    Been even better with some Donny singing

  37. Domonique Ayers

    I USE TO OWN THIS ALBUM AS WELL
    AND IT MADE MY DAY TO HEAR THIS
    ALBUM WHEN IT WAS RELEASED, IT

    WAS THEIR LAST AND BEST SONGS
    AND DUETS AND THIS 1 WILL ALWAYS BE MY FAVORITE WITH

    GREAT LYRICS BUT 1 OF MY BEAUTIFUL & FOND MEMORIES TO

    SEE AND HEAR BY MS. ROBERTA FLACK SINGS WITH AMAZING LYRICS

    THOSE THROUGH HER CREATIVE WRITING SKILLS AND GIFTED HAND
    THOSE AMAZING LYRICS

  38. From the end

    Sadly...Donny died in 1978; he was so depressed after his brother died! he killed himself!!

  39. Kelli Elaine

    Do I know how to be a man's peace????
    CHECK THIS:
    Honestly, I don't know that I have always been that. I haven't always been rest and a place of peace when I was in a relationship and with whomever I was in a relationship. I have my issues and because of me having stuff that had not been acknowledged or dealt with, that baggage went from one relationship to the next. I couldn't see my new paramour in his genuine light and for who he was because the minute he said or did something that reminded me of what I experienced prior to my relationship with him, I reacted. It was a knee jerk response and I punished him. I have fucked up relationships (yea, I use profanity but stick with me babies and learn from my mistakes) that had the potential to lead to marriage some ended on the first date, some ended before they began. I couldn't/wouldn't let go of my hurt, my shame or that voice in my head that says I'm not worth it. Sometimes it's self talk that ruins us. We are harder, wait a minute let me clarify, I am harder on myself than any man has ever been. Now, don't get it twisted, I have been lied to, cheated on, hit, cursed out and blamed for things I didn't do. I internalized all that garbage and claimed it as my own when it wasn't mine to own, it was just garbage. I never blamed the women with whom he cheated with, they may not have known me and even if they did they didn't owe me loyalty, my man did. That's why I didn't understand why women always go after the "other" woman instead of the man they're in a relationship with. They don't do it because they have every intention on giving their man one more chance. Trust babies, we all eat lies when our hearts are hungry. I am attempting to seek wisdom because knowledge is plentiful and wisdom is scarce. I couldn't be and provide a safe haven a place of peace because I was void of it. Baby even the sex was not peaceful. Hindsight is 20/20. All I can do is work on me and be the reflection of what it is I truly want to see. We can lie to ourselves but that mirror doesn't lie and for so long I avoided looking at my reflection in the mirror because I didn't want to see the brutally honest truth that was staring back at me. I can't show you what I have yet to see. Class is in session and I am present and accounted for.

  40. Bryan Cronin

    And Stevie Wonder!

  41. Sam Ropiza

    Love love love this...Thank you...🙏🏻

  42. Charles Hess

    Good add...thx....this was a song an ex and I really enjoyed (we called it our song)...we used to sing it to each other...we've since broken up (my fault) and I "often" think did I wait to long...hmm...this is definitely one of Stevie's best...but Superwoman (where were u) is a freakin monster...have a listen...

    Denise Andrews

    Every thing Stevie does is fantastic!

  43. TBLStudios

    I danced my ass off to this as a 8 year old doing a dance called The Rock!!!

  44. filsgreen

    Fuck me, Gwen Guthrie and Luther on backing vocals. No wonder I love it x

  45. Joann Johnson

    This my jam💖💖💖

  46. SCOTT S.

    Beautiful music like this made for really joyous moments in 1979.  Thank you my Queen.

  47. Stewart Swanson

    Excellent album start to finish. Check out Roberta's other fine albums after this one.... "Oasis" and "Set the Night to Music". 🎶🎵🎶

  48. Kirmet Lyons

    A true masterpiece written by Stevie Wonder, Luther, and Gwen Guthrie and Brenda White on background.

  49. HERU Apocalypse

    An All Star Casting made This Song a lifetime Classic.Sista Roberta Flack's Song most definitely is tied up in My Childhood growing up.I still very much after all These Years love This Song.It's also bitter sweet for Me.Only because alot of My Dear Beloved Family Members and Friends are no longer here.Because when I think of Classic Soul Tunes like This.It reminds Me of Them when life was a bit simpler and Fun.All My Favorite Cousin's Aunt's and Uncle's, Grand Parent's and Friend's.Made life for Me more Fulfilling.It's nothing like Family in The World.

  50. E Morals

    Wow! Roberta Flack killed it!! 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽‼️ About to play it again...

  51. GordonBeckles

    Hustle classic...

  52. Kelli Elaine

    Why wait?
    Time is of the essence because of all that time gives us, time can't give us time.

  53. E Cannon

    This shit is SUBLIME!!!!!

  54. Cathy Wallwork

    Makes my heart skip .. Roberta & Donny were the best singing duo ever . Love xx

  55. Music fiend

    The good timeless music that touches soo deeply.....words cannot express ………….

  56. Terence Buie

    classic

    Earl Dupree

    Terence Buie wait patiently girl I'll be black

    Earl Dupree

    Wait patiently I'll be back girl it won't be to long for your stuff. Do you believe in me.

  57. Arlanders Martin

    This song flows so well,it doesn't feel like it's almost 8 minutes long.

  58. Doug Barnes

    Always LOVED this song. Great memories....

  59. Ursula B

    2018! Still LOVE this song!!!

    Denise Andrews

    September 2019 - Still jamming!!!

  60. Corean Tiger

    What a fabulous track!

  61. Terrance Wise

    My first year in USAF...Cheyenne Wyo. NCO Club, I fell in love to this song, Pamela Wilson. Where did the time go?!?

  62. Xtra Delite

    The whole album is wonderful.

  63. Doug Barnes

    Have always LOVED this song. So beautiful.... We need more music like this these days!

  64. Naturelle

    " i believe in you.. and i don't mind what you do... just please..dont' make me wait to long" Players creed

  65. Garrison Smallwood

    recently came across this gem hadn't heard it in years damn i miss good music

  66. Bryan Payton

    I love this track.  Stevie Wonder's song writing and keyboard playing is on point, Luther Vandross's background vocals is excellent, and Roberta's vocals and keyboards are on point.  They don't make music that's this raw, authentic, and excellent anymore!

  67. June Church

    That was and is a badd record! I loved it then and I love it now!

  68. Kevin Saunders

    *Just Because* - IHMR 136.5!

  69. Liota Rose

    you can really tell when stevie produces something

  70. Joseph Ojeda

    Nothing else at all matters, I just can't stop 'DANCING'!!!!!😉😉😉😉

  71. DOMONIQUE AYERS

    I STRONGLY AGREE WITH THE PERSON'S COMMENT BELOW MINE
    TO SOME DEGREE BUT YOU JUST HAVE TO KNOW WHERE TO SEEK

    AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, AND THIS IS W HY AM
    OLD SCHOOL TO MY HEART,

    "WHEN LIFE WAS SIMPLE" ALRIGHT MIKEY WHERE ARE YOU
    NOW ? IT'S BEEN 37 TO 41 THAT I
    LEFT YOU, & I BEEN RESISTING THE THEMPTATION 4 U TOO LONG NOW THAT I KNOW WHAT
    AND WHO YOU REALLY WANT IN YOUR LIFE

    "WHEN REAL LOVE BACK IN THE

    DAY MEN & WOMEN NEVER CARED TO HESITATE TO EXPRESS

    THEMSELVES IN WRITING TO A
    LETTER OR THEIR LOVE SONGS

    AND UNLIKE TODAY IT'VERY RARE
    WHEN YOU DO, I WILL REMAIN

    OLD SCHOOL MUSIC TO MY HEART ANYTIME I OR DAY BECAUSE THEY ARE GENUINE

    AND WORTHWHILE TO ENDURE

    JUST AS MS. ROBERTA FLACK
    PUT THESE BEAUTIFUL LYRICS
    TO MOST OF HER SONGS AND

    THIS SONG IS ONE OF MY MANY
    FAVORITE, IN FACT I USE TO OWN AND PLAY HIS ALBUM OF HER'S

    SO MANY FROM COVER TO COVER, BUT LIKE SO MANY OF MY FAVORITE MUSIC

    COLLECTION I LOST THEM ALL DUE TO PETTY THEFT
    AND A SO-CALLED FAMILY MEMBER BUT I WAS INFORM

    THAT I COULD FIND A LOT OF THESE GREAT CLASSIC
    JAZZ, R&B, & C & W. & GOSPEL RECORDING ARTIST WITH
    AMAZON





    TO

  72. JK Williams

    💘 this song...

    Ingrid Tullos

    This is for my sweet Baby Love. U know who u r😋

  73. BopsStudios

    A precursor to Steely Dan ideas?

  74. MyTMARhAR

    Real music...!!!

  75. Todd Sherrod

    These two never missed a beat. An absolutely wonderful album. Every song could be considered a classic. Brings back so many lovely memories. Would to God there would be more music like this today.

  76. medusa7ful

    I see why she had to fire the balladier Luther Vandross. His starlight was brightly shinning

    Laure Harper

    and my girl
    Gwen Guthrie "hurry baby"🎸🎧🎹🎤🎶😘

    Paul Horatio

    I had read that she didn't so much fire him as demand that he go solo as he was too good to just sing back up. She supported him going solo.And his first album, Never Too Much, is a classic

  77. gary kelly

    Stevie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  78. Rihanna's Dolls love

    when when songs were songs and music told the story best in the business

  79. Dewayne White

    I don't know, but only Benard Edwards could sound like this on bass Nile Rodgers rythm guitar, like I said I don't know

    blachubear

    It's not Bernard Edwards, it's Stevie Wonder's bass player Nathan Watts.

  80. Joanne as Honey

    <3 this song!!! great memories!!!

  81. Kevin Saunders

    *Night Cap #2* - IHMR 136.5!

  82. Edward Clay

    There is nothing like the old school soul music!

  83. Richard Brown

    I was reading the album cover and saw that Stevie was playing all the instruments on this song,he's the man.

    Janessa Quarles

    I would not be surprised if he wrote this song, it sounds like something he would write.

    MIZZ DELUXX

    HE DID. <3

    Harold Brooks

    I read that also but I was told that it's Nate watts

  84. Joy Dunn

    also Thank you to Luther Vandraus !!

    Joy Dunn

    actually i thought it was only Donny Hathaway but i learned that in fact Luther Vandraus is singing on this too he was doing backup singing i read it when i was reading that Stevie Wonder wrote this song regardless i love this song 1980 was the year reminds me of my first husband they don't make music like this anymore !!

    Janessa Quarles

    i just commented on how it sounded like a Stevie song....for some reason you can just tell if you listen he has a way of writing and phrasing that is just "Stevie"

    Joy Dunn

    Yes Luther Vandraus is on this research it if you don't believe me

    Joy Dunn

    yes i know what you mean once i was listening to a Sting song and i heard a Harmonica and i thought wow that sounds like Stevie Wonder turns out it was indeed him !!

    Denise Andrews

    RIP LUTHER VANDROSS 💔🖤💔

  85. Joy Dunn

    Thank you for this Beautiful song Thank you Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway !! Truely Delightful !!

  86. Isabella Lõpez

    I love Roberta and Donny, WOW! Such an amazing duo in the day, Donny R.I.P! So many beautiful memories when I hear this song along with other's ❤💋⚘DON'T MAKE ME WAIT TO LONG !💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝

    Bernadette Blair

    Isabella Lõpez That is not Donny singing. Donny died during the making of this album and never got the chance to record the vocals to this song. It is Stevie Wonder singing with Roberta.

    Queen Silver Jewellery

    @Bernadette Blair He did not jump, he was pushed.

    Bernadette Blair

    @Queen Silver Jewellery where did I say he jumped?

    Queen Silver Jewellery

    @Bernadette Blair Nowhere, and I didn't say that you said that either. But many people still believe that he either jumped or fell, which wasn't the case, and I really wrote that for them.

  87. demetria caldwell

    i love this album

  88. Maynard Jones

    The bassist had his work cut out for him, and didn't miss a beat!!! 😉😉😉

    Denise Andrews

    Did. Not. Miss. One. Beat!! Smokin Hot🔥🔥

    Denise Andrews

    @savvysista14 All about that bass!!!

    Levi S

    Hell yea he is walking the hell outta that thing .

    William Sims

    @Patrick Teczon Nathan Watts.

    Patrick Teczon

    @William Sims no problem he handled it, and some!!!

  89. G Loe

    I love this song, dearly.

  90. Kabirah Nazeem

    This was music

    W Taylor

    This is MUSIC!!

  91. R. M. Caldwell

    I saw Roberta perform this with Luther in the background. Beautiful song. Coy too.

  92. Maynard Jones

    Venusian1 this music inspired David Bowie's song "Let's Dance"...do you notice the similarities in the sound and beat??? 😉😉😉

  93. Charles Mcbride

    They don't make music like this anymore. 😔😔😔 Sad isn't it?

    Lydgia

    This album played so much in my house. An all around great record. Both ballads and uptempos move you.

    Arthur F. Scaltrito

    I have this LP.
    Those were the days my friend.

    Vincent Pearce

    How could they be this good.

    Rinaldo Yulfo

    "Sooo, Sooo, Sooo TRUE!!!!" 😏

    Rinaldo Yulfo

    "This song is very beautiful and very true. It brings back some 'GR8!!!' Memories".
    But, "I Still Have Sunshine On A Cloudy Day!!!".

  94. Thomas Miller

    Roberta Flack!!! My girl!!!

    Vincent Pearce

    A goddess of music .

  95. Janessa Quarles

    I love the background, I can hear Luther strong on that.....love this song period....great grooves!!!

    TBLStudios

    Janessa Quarles yesss Luther backup vocals serenade you!!

    locadisa

    Amazing how you pick out Luther's voice even though you have not seen the credits!!!!!

    TheDiamondLife90

    & the spectacular
    Gwen "Hurry Baby" Guthrie!

    Unh Noan

    Janessa Quarles he did put a little more seasoning

    Sharon Johnson

    It's Donny Hathaway. The man had the voice of an angel. He suffered with depression and killed himself. I have this album and even after almost 40 years, it's still one of my favorites.

  96. Tiko Wimbush

    that's a good theme for lovers

    Earl Dupree

    Tiko Wimbush yea it's a refreshing change from men bagging for it.

  97. Leo Geballa

    First a glance.....then a smile.
    Wow, can Stevie write, and God definitely gave us Roberta's vocals.

    Charles Hess

    Agreed...very tight and clean lyrics Leo...have a listen to Superwoman (Where were you)....probably one of the best compositions u will ever hear...the lyrics are incredible....Stevie will only get the notoriety he deserves when he's no longer with us...very unfortunate...

  98. glenn waddell

    Is this 8 minutes of heaven or what??

  99. Joy Dunn

    i remember this from spring 1980, i fell in love with this song. rest in peace donny. i love - roberta and donny sound so great together!!

  100. kevin w

    Hey beyonce, rhianna, & britney class is now in session.

    C-ROSS SUMMERS

    Amen to that

    Demond Hart

    Please don't group Rhianna and Britney with Beyonce. Like Apples and Oranges they have little to do with eachother. Beyonce is a class act. That being said…… i do love Roberta's music!

    world famous

    Washington Park apartments, East side Aberdeen in the 70's loving my hood 😀👍 giving all other hoods da business 😲🤛

    world famous

    Maryland in the house

    Roz M

    Love this album.