"The Waiting Game" is the name of two songs from the later 80s I really like, by two artists I really like:
The phrase also describes the Trembles of Fortune album-making process at times - writing the songs doesn't usually take that long, and the basic tracks go down fairly quickly. But then there's a long phase of polishing those tracks, and then there are the tracks I don't record at home (drums, horns, lead vocals), and then there's the mixing and mastering process. I admit I'm a little jealous of artists or bands that can choose to lock themselves in a studio for a couple of months and just knock a whole project out! But that's cool - like I said before, there are advantages to doing it over a longer period of time, too.