"Wasted Years" as written by and Ronald Ward....
There's a game life plays
Makes you think you're everything they ever said you were
Like to take some time
Clear away everything I've planned

Was it life I've betrayed
For the shape that I'm in
It's not hard to fail
It's not easy to win
Did I drink too much
Could I disappear
And there's nothing that's left but wasted tears

There's nothing left but wasted years

If I could change my life
Be a simple kind of man try to do the best I can
If I could take the sides
I'd derail every path I could
I'm about to die
Won't you clear away from me give me strength to fly away

Was it life I've betrayed
For the shape that I'm in
It's not hard to fail
It's not easy to win
Did I drink too much
Could I disappear
And there's nothing that's left but wasted tears

There's nothing left but wasted years
There's nothing left but wasted years
There's nothing left but wasted years

Was it life I've betrayed
For the shape that I'm in
It's not hard to fail
It's not easy to win
Did I drink too much
Could I disappear
And there's nothing that's left but wasted tears

Was it life I've betrayed
For the shape that I'm in
It's not hard to fail
It's not easy to win
Did I drink too much
Could I disappear
And there's nothing that's left but wasted tears

Was it life I've betrayed
For the shape that I'm in
It's not hard to fail
It's not easy to win
Did I drink too much
Could I disappear
And there's nothing that's left but wasted tears


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"Wasted Years" as written by Kelly Hayes Jeremy D. Marshall

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    General Comment"this song is basically about how I let little things take away the things I needed in life" -Scooter
    GhostWishingon June 24, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song, to me, is about feeling that it's your own fault that you feel the way you feel. *shrug* That's my personal interpretation.

    Cold is . . . such a great band and this album is as good as their first and second one combined. They got better with each album and they deserve much respect for that.
    BrokenEdgeon July 03, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is very solemn. It makes me think about how I am wasting the years of my youth doing nothing worthwhile.
    CRYN_OUTon June 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHa! Finally some Cold lyrics to comment on (at least for the new album). I'll start off by saying I highly recommend this album -- it will blow you away with emotion! I thought 13 WTB couldn't be topped but this one does! Or comes real close!

    This song is my favorite one on this album right now. It is beautiful. It seems that this person has wasted his life doing the things he didn't really want to do. Somehow he has taken the wrong path and now feels stuck in the life he is in. So he is trying to get back to basics and I think it hints at him living his life for someone else instead of his own.

    "Won't you clear away from me
    give me strength to fly away"
    chino69on June 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is cold's new single. or atleast i think. it was peformed on jay leno. anyways, i think this is about when a relationship has had years put in and results in nothing. like friendships and stuff like that.

    my fav part is when he says
    "I'm about to die
    won't you clear away from me give me strength to fly away "

    this song is really goood and the album is awesome.
    purrfecton June 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the few bands that actually gets better with each album...they're just fuckin' amazing. And this song is so emotional and beautiful.
    dpf62984on June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is all about losing everything that was ever important and looking for the reason why. This song reminds me of a friend that screwed his life up really bad, I keep looking for the reason why.
    MTUTimmyon April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really do love this song. cold is one of my favorite bands. to me, its about doing your best to fix your past mistakes.

    kat
    devilswhore216on June 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song reminds me of my dad cuz he left me and my sister and wen i hear this song it reminds me of all the wasted years he mised with us so yea and this album so kicks ass they gota have a new one come out soon tho....yea
    DisturbedJoeon December 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me is about someone who is lost but at an older age. Some1 whoes 40 and sees that they've gone no where with life. That they just partied, played the game of life, and now they are all alone in a mid life crisis situation. It seems that this person feels like all thats left is to die because all of lifes fun has passed and they wish that they could have gone back to do the simple things in life. Now theres nothing left but wasted years
    TheBestEveron March 03, 2005   Link

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