"Waiting In Vain" as written by and Bob Marley....
From the very first time I rest my eyes on you,boy
My heart said follow through but I know now
That I'm way down on your line
But the waiting feeling's fine

So don't treat me like a puppet on a string
Because I know how to do my thing
Don't talk to me as if you think I'm dumb
I want to know when you're gotta come,you see

I don't want to wait in a vain for your love
I don't want to wait in a vain for your love
I don't want to wait in a vain for your love
Cause summer is here
And I'm still waiting there
Winter is here
I'm still waiting there

Like I said
It's been three years since I'm knocking on your door
And still I can knock some more
Ooh boy, ooh boy, is it crazy look, I want to know now
For I to knock some more,you see

In life I know
That there is lots of grief
But your love is my relief
Tears in my eyes burn
Tears in my eyes burn
While I'm waitin'
While I'm waitin' for my turn,you see

I don't want to wait in a vain for your love
I don't want to wait in a vain for your love
I don't want to wait in a vain for your love
Cause summer is here
And I'm still waiting there
Winter is here
I'm still waiting there

Like I said
I don't want to,I don't want to
I don't want to,I don't want to
I don't want to wait in vain
I don't want to,I don't want to
I don't want to,I don't want to
I don't want to wait in vain

It's been three years since I'm knocking on your door
And still I can knock some more
Ooh boy, ooh boy,is it crazy look, I want to know now
Like I said, the tears in my eyes burn
Tears in my eyes burn
While I'm waiting
While I'm waiting for my turn,you see
Ooh boy, ooh boy, is it crazy look, I want to know now
For I to knock some more
In life I know there is lots of grief
But your love is my relief


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"Waiting in Vain" as written by Bob Marley

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    General CommentAh Serendipity. GREAT soundtrack. I went through a phase where this song was on repeat constantly. Very pure lyrics.

    I used to think it was about a woman who loved a man for a long long time, but for whatever reason, that love wasn't being reciprocated... I don't know whether she was loving from a distance? Loving while he was with another? Or maybe even loving while he was loving another? But something in the song told me he was dropping little pieces of ideas at her feet, ideas that were giving her the impression he is interested... but nothing was coming out of it, hence why she felt she is waiting in vain.

    Now, when I hear it, I see a much simpler notion. She wants her turn at love. She's been waiting for a while, sees change in seasons, but not in herself and love. Perhaps she wonders if there's a flicker of something, a possible relationship, but secondguesses herself ("Am I crazy? Am I crazy? No, I wanna know...").
    Heartstrongon October 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentquestion.. is this the song from the movie serendipity.. when kate beckinsale opened her weird rocker bf's door en found petals all over the floor before he made the proposal?
    |mesh|on June 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentto mesh...yup it is =)
    Flighton July 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentITS IN CHANGING LANES TOO ^-^
    Sandwhich_mastaon June 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think the whole Medusa Album is great. When someone makes an album of their favourite all time songs it gives a great insight into the artist.
    Mojo Workingon September 21, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningThis is a nice one. Beautifully played in the movie "Serendipity" - makes you want to believe that love, if truly destined by fate, will move in mysterious ways and takes its own course... to make two people find each other again, despite all odds...
    FirstLoveMon January 12, 2011   Link

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