Waiting In Vain
Waiting In Vain

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Waiting In Vain Lyrics

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Waiting In Vain Lyrics

From the very first time I blessed my eyes on you, girl
My heart said follow through
But I know now, that I'm way down on your line
But the waiting feel is fine
In life I know there's lots of grief
But your love is my relief
So the tears, tears in my
Tears in my eyes burn
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
'Cause it's summertime
I'm still waiting there
Winter is here
I'm still waiting there

It's been three years since I'm knocking on your door
And I still can knock some more
Cuckoo, girl, cuckoo, girl, is it feasible?
I wanna know, now, for I to knock some more
Don't treat me like I'm a puppet on your string
'Cause I know how to do my thing
Don't talk to me as if you think I'm dumb, girl
I wanna know when you're gonna come, 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 (what good is it to wait)
In vain for your love (to wait in vain?)
Whoa, summer is here
I'm still waiting there, yeah
Winter is here
I'm still waiting there, yeah

It's been three years since I'm knocking on your door
And I still can knock some more
Cuckoo-koo, girl, cuckoo, girl, is it feasible?
I wanna know, now, for I to knock some more
In life I know there's lots of grief
But your love is my relief (love is my relief)
Tears in my eyes burn
Tears in my eyes burn
While I'm waiting, while waiting for my turn, see
Simply 'cause

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

Writer(s): Bob Marley
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, O/B/O DistroKid
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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When was 'Waiting in Vain' by Bob Marley & The Wailers released?

    'Waiting in Vain' was released as part of the album 'Exodus' by Bob Marley & The Wailers in 1977. It was also issued as a single and became a notable track from the album.

  2. Did 'Waiting in Vain' achieve any chart success?

    Yes, 'Waiting in Vain' reached number 27 on the UK Singles Chart after its release. This marked it as one of Bob Marley's popular tracks internationally.

  3. What is unique about the B-side of the 'Waiting in Vain' single?

    'Waiting in Vain' featured a non-album B-side titled 'Roots,' which was an outtake from the Rastaman Vibration sessions. This song later appeared on various compilations like Rebel Music and Exodus (Deluxe Edition).

  4. Has 'Waiting in Vain' been covered by other artists?

    Yes, several artists have covered 'Waiting in Vain.' Notably, Annie Lennox recorded a version for her 1995 album Medusa, and American jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour featured British reggae artist Maxi Priest on his rendition included in his 21st album Wes Bound.

  5. How has 'Waiting in Vain' been utilized in films and television?

    'Waiting in Vain' has been used extensively across various media. Annie Lennox’s version appeared in films such as Serendipity (2001), Changing Lanes (2002), In the Cut (2003), and also featured in the final episode of Peter Kay's Car Share aired in 2018.

  6. Is there any special version of 'Waiting In Vain' available online?

    A rare acoustic version of ‘Waiting In Vain’ that spans approximately 19 minutes can be found on YouTube. This version offers a unique take on the classic song, showcasing its enduring appeal through a stripped-down performance.

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