Bob Marley — Waiting in Vain
Album: Exodus
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Released: 1984
Length: 4:00
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I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love.
From the very first time I rest my eyes on you, girl,
My heart says follow t'rough.
But I know, now, that I'm way down on your line,
But the waitin' feel is fine:
So don't treat me like a puppet on a string,
'Cause I know I have to do my thing.
Don't talk to me as if you think I'm dumb;
I wanna know when you're gonna come - soon.
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love,
'Cause if summer is here,
I'm still waiting there;
Winter is here,
And I'm still waiting there.
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/Guitar solo/
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Like I said:
It's been three years since I'm knockin' on your door,
And I still can knock some more:
Ooh girl, ooh girl, is it feasible?
I wanna know now, for I to knock some more.
Ya see, in life I know there's lots of grief,
But your love is my relief:
Tears in my eyes burn - tears in my eyes burn
While I'm waiting - while I'm waiting for my turn,
See!

I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love, oh!
I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna -
I don't wanna wait in vain.
I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna -
I don't wanna wait in vain.
No, I don't wanna (I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna -
I don't wanna - I don't wanna wait in vain) -
No I - no I (I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't
Wanna - I don't wanna wait in vain) -
No, no-no, I, no, I (I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna -
I don't wanna - I don't wanna wait in vain) -
It's your love that I'm waiting on (I don't wanna - I don't wanna -
I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna wait in vain);
It's me love that you're running from.
It's Jah love that I'm waiting on (I don't wanna - I don't wanna -
I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna wait in vain);
It's me love that you're running from.
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 Bert7 wrote:
most emotional concert I have ever been to, the whole place was dancing out of control...

 
I'm only a little jealous....he's one of the guys I never had a chance to see that I WOULD HAVE for sure.  Long Live RP!!
most emotional concert I have ever been to, the whole place was dancing out of control...
We all wait... sometimes in vain, sometimes for perspective.  Bob sadly didn't wait long enough but it sure was a good run.
Jah Love childs Rasta Anklet by ilovebobmarley86
''I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;'' What gives?
Proposed to my wife with this song ....{#Heartkiss}
100% pure
 oldsaxon wrote:

There was a scene in "Smoke" where a man was looking at the photos another man had taken every day at the same time in front of his smoke shop.

"They all look the same"
"That's because you're going through them too fast"

Slow it down and listen to the details. 

 
Nice story, but even listening to it several time and trying, I block. Something in me cringes and tenses every time reggae is playing.... 
 astapen wrote:
Zzzzzzz, I agree.  Monotony....is there some rabid group of reggae fans out there who are pressuring you to play this? 

 
There was a scene in "Smoke" where a man was looking at the photos another man had taken every day at the same time in front of his smoke shop.

"They all look the same"
"That's because you're going through them too fast"

Slow it down and listen to the details. 
Godlike !

Oh, that warm bass sound that can only be created with high humidity !

 
 rockpommel16 wrote:
....reggae.......

 
Deep groove. Always, always happy to hear this!
Zzzzzzz, I agree.  Monotony....is there some rabid group of reggae fans out there who are pressuring you to play this? 
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In addition to Clash's Train In Vain, Annie Lennox also did a respectable version of this song on the Medusa album.

When we're 5 miles off the west coast of Bermuda, anchored among the coral reefs...Robert Nesta Marley always goes onto the CD player, blasting out across the piss-warm, impossibly turquoise waters....

That's what this makes me think about. 
 Proclivities wrote:

My memories of fifty years ago are a little vague, but this song is nowhere near the top of the list of overplayed songs, in my experience, unlike these fine, familiar themes:

Stairway To Heaven 
Layla
Dream On
Money (Pink Floyd)
Smoke On The Water
All Along The Watchtower
Rock and Roll (Part 2)
Sweet Home Alabama
Baba O'Reilly
Takin' Care Of Business
Crocodile Rock
All Right Now (Free)
I Will Survive
More Than A Feeling

Let It Be
Imagine

I Will Always Love You
Hotel California
Brown-Eyed Girl

 
I tire so easily of Bob Marley. Have to agree with Proclivities on this list though. I would add any tune by Steve Miller to the list...most notably "The Joker" or "Jet Airliner". Ugh.
 Duffalo wrote:
One of the top 10 most overplayed songs of the last 50 years. Other nominations?
 
My memories of fifty years ago are a little vague, but this song is nowhere near the top of the list of overplayed songs, in my experience, unlike these fine, familiar themes:

Stairway To Heaven 
Layla
Dream On
Money (Pink Floyd)
Smoke On The Water
All Along The Watchtower
Rock and Roll (Part 2)
Sweet Home Alabama
Baba O'Reilly
Takin' Care Of Business
Crocodile Rock
All Right Now (Free)
I Will Survive
More Than A Feeling

Let It Be
Imagine

I Will Always Love You
Hotel California
Brown-Eyed Girl


....reggae.......
 Duffalo wrote:
One of the top 10 most overplayed songs of the last 50 years. Other nominations?
 

Nonsense - I can think of at least three other Marley songs that play more often, Three Little Birds, One Love and No Woman No Cry - all four great songs by the way
 jagdriver wrote:
Great bass!
 
probably using one of these, then! ...mmmm...that's good bass!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BQFv83QJ2Y  
Bob transcends
 Duffalo wrote:
One of the top 10 most overplayed songs of the last 50 years. Other nominations?
 

Hardly. This is just middle of the road saturation. Great song. 8