"Sitting, Waiting, Wishing" as written by and Jack Hody Johnson....
Well I was sitting, waiting, wishing
You believed in superstitions
Then maybe you'd see the signs

Lord knows that this world is cruel
And I ain't the Lord no I'm just a fool
And a loving somebody don't make them love you

Must I always be waiting, waiting on you?
Must I always be playing, playing your fool?

I sang your songs, I danced your dance
I gave your friends all a chance
Putting up with them wasn't worth never having you

Aw, maybe you've been through this before
But it's my first time so please ignore
The next few lines 'cause they're directed at you

I can't always be waiting, waiting on you
I can't always be playing, playing your fool

I keep playing your part
But it's not my scene
Want this plot to twist
I've had enough mystery

Keep building it up
But then you're shooting me down
But I'm already down
Just wait a minute

Just sitting, waiting
Just wait a minute
Just sitting, waiting

Well if I was in your position
I'd put down all my ammunition
I'd wonder why it had taken me so long

But Lord knows that I'm not you
And if I was I wouldn't be so cruel
'Cause waiting on love ain't so easy to do

Must I always be waiting, waiting on you?
Must I always be playing, playing your fool?

No I can't always be waiting, waiting on you
I can't always be playing, playing your fool, fool


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"Sitting, Waiting, Wishing" as written by Jack Hody Johnson

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  • +3
    My InterpretationSitting waiting wishing that you believe in superstition meaning that you believed in the string of events that brought us together means something other than coincidence...
    then maybe you would see the hints and signs I lay out for you to see... aka my signs of love and affection.. but hey this world is evil... i'm not god-( or a higher person) who knows everything nor am i a fool... therefore i learned that loving someone does not make them love you back... basically just because i love you does not mean you see or acknowledge me...Should i even wait around any longer? should i allow you to make a fool of me....i tried my best i played how you want me to play i was friends with your friends but putting up with you and them... maybe you do this allot to people if so then these words are directed at by everyone who would ever date you...I CANT DO THIS i cannot have you treating me the way you do...i want this story to change because the road its going on has yet to change and its all the same.... you keep pulling me in and i'm infatuated by you.. then when you have me you throw me away...right now i'm down thinking that i am sooo close to leaving you and yet i find myself waiting..!!! i cannot get away.
    if i was you id stop and realize what i am giving you!
    but no... i am not you and nor am i god but if i was you i would stop hurting people. because waiting for love to be returned is hard and it hurts you feel like your getting eaten... should i wait..... should i be your toy... ( the author has cycled back..... maybe jacks friend has told him how this girl treats him, each time the friend says i'm leaving her!... maybe he does but in the end he circles right back into her trap.)-authors note ~funny i feel the same way about a girl who has dumped me twice times and each time she contacted me and lured me in again.... I think ill break up with her because right now i feel like she's playing me for a fool.... Yet i feel i don't have the strength. I guess i'm sitting waiting wishing she would return something....i think im addicted to the rejection.... but boy it hurts right now and my mind is consumed by it... feels good to write it down even though i would never tell anyone... when i heard this song my body choked up and i just realized how it was mirroring my situation...
    parker1257on November 30, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThis song is about unrequited love - a universal feeling. Jack's song hints towards th story of a guy who loves a woman very much, but his approaches are denied again and again. He believes that both of them are meant to be together and obviously she innitially showed signs and dropped hints that made this belief stronger which is evident from the lines " You keep building me up". However she also "keeps shooting him down" which leaves him confused, embarrassed and hurt. He finally realises that all his sacrifices are not worth it and sheis just playing him for a fool. He makes up his mind to leave it all behind and move on since he cant always be waiting on her!

    For all of you who feel this way right now I suggest you do the same and move on! Because if its meant to be then it wouldn't be so hard. Love should be smooth and easy for you to revel in it. It can be hard to get over him/her but remember about 98% of people have this feeling atleast once in their entire lifetime! So lick your wounds and walk away! =)
    ContemplativeMannyon March 17, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song brings back memories or wanting more out of a relationship(ish) and, waiting to see if it would. Sadly, I'm still waiting. But, trying not to.
    everythinginbetweenon January 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgood song. the video is totally rad too. i think everyons bound to feel this way about someone... just constantly waiting for them :/
    Just a Girlon February 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis Song = Greatness
    Idk why but it just puts me in a good mood
    VolcoM_PtL_on March 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust waiting for some person that you like to hurry up and move after waiting a bloody long time... or waiting a long time for the right person to come along something like that
    whitewolf666on August 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about a guy and a girl who are in love, but the guy feels like he loves her more and is more commited than she is to him etc, so he feels like he's always there for her but she never is for him
    TheGreenCabbageon July 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it's about when somebody knows you want/like/love them and they just send you mixed signals because they like the attention. One day they make you think they feel the same, then they don't call you for a while. You're always waiting for them and feel like a fool. It sucks to be in this position because they never give you a clear answer on what they want, but all your feelings are out there. but when somebody does this, the answer is pretty obvious, they don't care.

    I keep playing your part
    But it’s not my scene
    Want this plot to twist
    I’ve had enough mystery
    You keep building it up
    But then you’re shooting me down
    But I’m already down
    Just wait a minute

    Perfectly said.
    ginadoll187on January 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOff new album "In Between Dreams" comin March 1st
    HAnS3Non December 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just heard this song today...if anyone is wondering you can get it off of itunes exclusive. if anyone knows how it feels to love someone and be willing to wait for them to love u back than this song captures that feeling exactly. its something we all do at least once in our lives. we put effort into a relationship and never get what we want out of it but we are blind fools in love.....thats what this song is about.
    jennigirlie04on December 28, 2004   Link

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