"Life Wasted" as written by and Stone Gossard Eddie Vedder....
You're always saying that there's something wrong.
I'm starting to believe it's you're playing along.
Death came around, forced to hear it's song
And know tomorrow can't be depended on

Seen the home inside your head.
Unlocked doors and unmade beds

Open sores unattended
Let me say just once that

I have faced it, a life wasted.
I'm never going back again.
I escaped it,a life wasted.
I'm never going back again.
Having tasted, a life wasted.
I'm never going back again.

The world awaits just up the stairs
Leave the pain for someone else
Nothing back there for you to find
Or was it you you left behind

You're always saying you're too weak to be Strong.
You're harder on yourself than just about Anyone

Why swim the channel just to get this far?
Halfway there, why would you turn around?

Darkness comes in waves...tell me,
Why invite it to stay?

You're one with negativity
Yes, comfort is an energy
But why let the sad song play?

I have faced it, a life wasted
I'm never going back again

Oh I escaped it, a life wasted
I'm never going back again

Having tasted, a life wasted
I'm never going back again

Oh I erased it, a life wasted
I'm never going back again


Lyrics submitted by N0 C0DE 79

"Life Wasted" as written by Stone Gossard Eddie Vedder

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    General CommentThis is definitely about getting out of a dead-end relationship and remembering it when considering other options
    Alice_in_Soundweezeron May 08, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti havent heard it yet but its off of the new cd, i dont know which band member wrote this but it looks like a great song
    richie8092on March 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuchhh a sweet songg...listen if you cann find it!
    LoveBoat_Captainon March 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere did you find it
    richie8092on March 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthas anybody seen the video for this song? thts the only way ive been able to hear it

    the best out of the four songs ive heard
    richie8092on April 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a killer opening track,....

    This song I think is kind of along the lines of Save You,... Except with much more life in the delivery,...

    I mean I loved Save You, but the vocal delivery was kinda lacking,.,...

    The most kick ass line in the song,...
    You're always saying you're too weak to be Strong.
    You're harder on yourself than just about Anyone
    N0 C0DE 79on April 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that it pretty much means, why go half way just to fail? If you made it this far, you can surely keep going. Dont waste life away.
    HatchbackMustangon May 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI watched Pearl Jam perform this song on The David Letterman Show last night - it was flippin' sweet!!
    Cam-winon May 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI cant wait till may 9th and 10th when there in TORONTO, going to bowth shows :)
    Brewskyon May 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthey did a great job on letterman... the snl performances were shaky, but this sounded great
    richie8092on May 06, 2006   Link

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