Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

Jack Johnson

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Intro: | Am Am7 | G G7 | F F7 | C C7 |

      Am            Am7             G               G7
Well, I was sitting waiting wishing you believed in superstitions
F                F7      C      C7
Then maybe you'd see the signs
    Am                   Am7                  G                      G7
The Lord knows that this world is cruel and I ain't the Lord, no I'm just a fool
         F               F7                  C    C7
Learning loving somebody don't make them love you

       E  E7      E        E7         Am  Am7  Am  Am7
Must I always be waiting, waiting on you?
       E  E7       E        E7          Am  Am7  Am  Am7
Must I always be playing, playing your fool?

  Am                 Am7                  G                 G7
I sang your songs, I danced your dance, I gave your friends all a chance
F                    F7                 C       C7
Putting up with them wasn't worth never having you
    Am                        Am7                  G                G7
Aw, maybe you've been through this before but it's my first time so please ignore
    F               F7                        C      C7
The next few lines 'cause they're directed at you

        E  E7      E        E7         Am  Am7  Am  Am7
I can't always be waiting, waiting on you
        E  E7       E        E7          Am  Am7  Am  Am7
I can't always be playing, playing your fool

C                     E                     F
 I keep playing your part but it's not my scene 
                  G                F          C
Want this plot to twist, I've had enough mystery
                 E                                F
Keep building it up, but then you're shooting me down
                G
But I'm already down, just wait a minute
Am Am7  G     G7          F  F7 C      C7
         Just sitting waiting,    just wait a minute
Am Am7  G     G7          F  F7 C      C7
         Just sitting waiting

      Am          Am7                G               G7
Well, if I was in your position, I'd put down all my ammunition
    F                 F7          C       C7
I'd wondered why'd it taken me so long
    Am              Am7             G                   G7
But Lord knows that I'm not you and if I was I wouldn't be so cruel
       F                     F7         C       C7
'Cause waiting on love ain't so easy to do

       E  E7      E        E7         Am  Am7  Am  Am7
Must I always be waiting, waiting on you?
       E  E7       E        E7          Am  Am7  Am  Am7
Must I always be playing, playing your fool?
            E  E7      E        E7         Am  Am7  Am  Am7
No, I can't always be waiting, waiting on you
        E E7      E        E7            Am Am7  E E7  Am
I can't always be playing, playing your fool,    fool