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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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    UnregisteredMar 7, 2012 at 12:11 am
    Waiting in vain: meaning i don't want to wait for a love that may never happen. Let me know if this is something you want because i'm here
  • U
    UnregisteredMar 4, 2012 at 8:52 pm
    Its not a nice meaning but true,
    so here's bob in more serious mode

    "for f*** sake babe, when we gonna get together," "cos you're taking the mickey outta me we been talking about it for 3 years taking the mick outta me you are" lol

    That's basically what it means its one of heartbreak she doesn't want him or won't commit at least and he's in denial about it and craves her so much that sort of song.

    Basically he's madly in love and she's probably a bit of a b***
    lol :-)
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    mikeymikeoioiDec 21, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    Pretty self-explanitory really, he met this girl, love at first sight, but she's playing the longest game of hard to get in the history of dating... He wants to show her he'll wait as long as it takes until she finally cracks and agrees to go for a coffee at nero's. Out of context this might be a bit stalker-esque however bob's lyrics paint the picture of a hopeless romantic and not fortunatly, a derranged stalker.

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