"Time To Waste" as written by and Daniel Michael Andriano Mathew Thomas Skiba....
There's someone down below, blowing you a kiss
They watch from their windows
As all arms fall to their sides
And all eyes fix on the death of tomorrow
And you found everything you need
To make a life complete
Completely revolting and they have safety and relief
For sale down the street
I see you in line every day

You had time to waste and I'm not sorry
Such a basket case, hide the cutlery
I had time to kill it's dead and buried
You've got guts to spill but no one trustworthy

These creatures are waking up in these dark trees
Waiting like vultures
Eyes roll back turn white in time to feed
They salivate with hunger
For you and everything they need
To make a death complete
Completely unnatural and salvation lies
Behind those dead eyes that watch you while you sleep every night and

You had time to waste and I'm not sorry
Such a basket case, hide the cutlery
I had time to kill it's dead and buried
You've got guts to spill but no one trustworthy

You had time to waste and I'm not sorry
Such a basket case, hide the cutlery
I had time to kill it's dead and buried
You've got guts to spill but no one trustworthy


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"Time to Waste" as written by Derek R. Grant Daniel Michael Andriano

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  • +1
    General CommentThe album leaked. I'm not surprised. I am surprised that this song is so fucking amazing. I expected great things from the Alkaline Trio, but this is beyond anything I imagined. This is the only song I heard so far from Crimson, and it stole my heart (and head for that matter).
    I'm not sure the meaning of the song as I've only heard it once, but I do know that this was an incredible effort put forth by the most impressive band in the world.
    mrs_chainsawon March 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou like this song?..listen to "I Was A Prayer"..it's brilliance!!
    shandon March 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure the line is "You've got guts to spill but no one trustworthy...", not what it says there.
    IMFromKathleneon March 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYour right...good find kathlene...and btw i love ur reference from "Goddamnit" in ur name..thats awesome!
    shandon March 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNah, shand, I think I'll wait for the album to come out. I have to support my favorite band, and right now, I'm like a kid on christmas eve.
    mrs_chainsawon March 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHehe, I'm buying the album, I'm just way too much of a little kid to wait for it to come out.
    IMFromKathleneon March 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis album is amazing!
    though i'm still buying it when it comes out
    matt's voice has improved since Good Mourning... obviously
    x_melancholy_xon March 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim still not sure if i like crimson yet. good mourning had a few standouts early on then the rest grew on me but on this one i dunno
    ilovealkalineon March 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i'm pretty sure it's
    "you've got guts to spill, but no one trust-worthy"
    x_melancholy_xon March 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgoddamn, i can't wait for the new album. is there an acoustic track?
    thequeenisdeadon March 28, 2005   Link

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