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Wasted Time | Day 254

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Wasted Time, no, not the Eagles song, but the Skid Row one, was a great song, and still is for that matter.

Photo of SKID ROW
UNSPECIFIED – JANUARY 01: Photo of SKID ROW (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)

Wasted Time was a ballad for Skid Row in a typical style for a hair band back in the 80s / early 90s. The song was about Steven Adler, the former drummer for Guns-n-Roses, who struggled with heroin for most of his life. It is interesting to note that the part of the lyrics “But the horse stampedes and rages”, that “horse” is a common name for heroin.

Lyrics:

You and I together in our lives
Sacred ties would never fray
Then why can’t I let myself tell lies
And watch you die every day

I think back to the times
When dreams were what mattered
Tough talking youth naivete

You said you never let me down
But the horse stampedes and rages
In the name of desperation

Is it all just wasted time
Can you look at yourself
When you think of what
You left behind

Is it all just wasted time
Can you live with yourself
When you think of what
You left behind

Paranoid delusions they haunt you
Where’s my friend I used to know
He’s all alone
He’s buried deep within a carcass
Searching for a soul

Can you feel me inside your heart
As it’s bleeding
Why can’t you belive you
can’t be loved

I hear you scream in agony
And the horse stampedes and rages
In the name of desperation

Is it all just wasted time
Can you look at yourself
When you think of what
You left behind

Is it all just wasted time
Can you live with yourself
When you think of what
You left behind

You said you never let me down
But the horse stampedes and rages
In the name of desperation

Is it all just wasted time
Can you look at yourself
When you think of what
You left behind

Is it all just wasted time
Can you live with yourself
When you think of what
You left behind

The sun will rise again
The earth will turn to sand
Creation’s colors seem to fade to grey
And you’ll see the sickly hands of time
Will write your final rhyme
And end a memory

I never thought you’d let it get
this far, boy

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