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Jack Johnson: Sitting, Waiting, Wishing Meaning

Song Released: 2005


Sitting, Waiting, Wishing Lyrics

Now I was sitting waiting wishing
That you believed in superstitions
Then maybe you'd see the signs
But Lord knows that this world is cruel
And I ain't the Lord, no I'm just a fool
Learning loving somebody don't make them love you

Must I...

  1. 1TOP RATED

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    anonymous
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    Jan 3rd 2008 report

    Jack wrote this song for a friend who was trying to get this girl, but obviously it was going nowhere. Jack wanted to show the friend who obsessive he was being.

  2. anonymous
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    Oct 30th 2013 report

    The song is about a guy who is waiting for his perfect girl to realize his presence. He says he can't always be waiting for her but regardless of her answer and her friends feelings towards him, he will forever be waiting on her, for her love and attention.

  3. anonymous
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    Mar 29th 2012 report

    I think he is saying that in life shit happens.

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 15th 2012 report

    Now I was sitting waiting wishing, he's wishing that the girl wants to be with him like he wants to be with her.
    I can't always be waiting waiting on you, I can't always be playing playing your fool. He had enough of her doubts and wants to know where he stands in her life.
    Well if I was in your position
    Id put down all my ammunition, he asks her no longer to delay the answer to the question he has, Do you want me in your life as your Guy or as a Friend.

    To make things short I think that this song is about knowing if she wants him or not, he waited too long.

  5. anonymous
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    Feb 27th 2007 report

    This song is about a guy that is sitting around waiting for this girl, and her friends hate him so its hard for her to be with him, and he has to sit wait and wish for her to come to him


    Now I was sitting waiting wishing
    That you believed in superstitions
    Then maybe you'd see the signs
    But Lord knows that this world is cruel
    And I ain't the Lord, no I'm just a fool
    Learning 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 sing ya songs I dance a dance
    I gave ya friends all a chance
    Putting up with them wasn't worth never having you
    And maybe you been through this before
    But its 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 its not my scene
    Wont this plot not twist?
    I've had enough mystery.
    Keep building me up, then shooting me down
    Well 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
    Id put down all my ammunition
    I'd wondered why'd it 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, foool


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