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 blessed my eyes on you, girl
My heart says, "Follow through."
But I know now that I'm way down on your line
But the waiting feel is fine
So don't treat me like a puppet on a string
'Cause I know how to do my thing
Don't talk to me as if you think I'm dumb
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 in vain for your love
'Cause it's summer is here
I'm still waiting there
Winter is here and I'm still waiting there
Like I said,
It's been three years since I'm knocking 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
No, 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
It's my love that you're running from.
(Repeat)


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  • +1
    General Commentthis is the song that i remember the woman of my life. I love her ! always loved, and I don't know when this feeling is gonna disapear from my heart!
    BrazilianFanon September 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits such a sweet song...it can make me cry and make me happy
    Royal_Hermione_Emmaon January 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell I'm dead interested to know now, which version is right? Is it for Mrs. Rita Marley or for one of Bob's ladies? This is up there with the best unrequited love songs, it sure has souulll, if this tune has touched you try listening to 'Something about Us' by Daft Punk, I guarantee you're on the right track OOOH GIRL
    Davehepcaton March 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's the perfect song for someone to play for the person they are hopelessly in love with, just so no signals are crossed and emotions are confused with who wants what.
    khrystaon May 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about loving a person unconditionally, but that person isn't ready for that love, and is therefore running away from it. It's about two people who have been together for a long time, and one person is starting to feel even more love, while the other one is running from the love.

    Love, one of the best emotions in the world can also be one of the hardest to face. This song is about the darker side of love.

    This song does speak to anyone who has loved and still loves that special person unconditionally.
    Laurz208on December 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh I love this song ands I feel the lyrics, and i like that bradley nowells of Sublime stole the way Bob sings ooh girl, ooh girl. i didn't think anyone else could get it right but he does.
    roxyglamouron June 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*sings*Noo..i don't wanna i don't wanna i don't wanna i don't wanna i don't wanna wait iiin vaaain..
    Aerobabeon March 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti was just thinking about the title to this song, not knowing like the words except for the main line, and then i was like "shit! if these lyrics are what i think they could be about, i'ts like my life story" i say songs are like my life a lot, but yeah, this one definitely is.

    it's a comfort
    AeroLed286on May 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song...Bob Marley is amazing.
    shotgunsighson May 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalways cheers me up :D
    just-another-girlon November 15, 2004   Link

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