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


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Wasted Reprise song meanings
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    General CommentObviously about one of the band members making it big and escaping their previous life (most likely their family upbringing). I don't know who wrote this but it could be about anyone or for anyone.. Great lyrics.
    Ledbetteron April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's a softer version of the chorus from Life Wasted.
    Cam-winon May 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcan anyone tell what's the idea of putting this song on the album?
    ColdenScenceon May 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust got back from the concert in Albany, NY. They opened with this and went directly into Life Wasted afterwards. Possibly the best opening to any concert I've been to, and I've been to alot. It was almost surreal, the stage was totally black except for a blueish-greenish spotlight that shown down on Eddie...amazing
    JeffJRD23on May 13, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"can anyone tell what's the idea of putting this song on the album? "

    I've heard people say (and I agree) that Wasted Reprise kind of separates the last three songs from the rest of the album. Maybe not really separates... but it kind of groups them together and makes them fit together more obviously, the way they should.
    PhilPritchardon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is one of my absolute favourites from the new album - because of it's simplicity.

    it reinforces the message of Life Wasted, but kind of in a different way.

    The church-organ-like sound throughout the song indicates to me that it was a kind of spiritual revelation for Eddie. he suddenly had a revelation where he realised he was wasting his life on drugs, publicity, etc. and it was at that defining moment where he searched his soul and made a commitment to never go back to wasting his life again.

    I also feel that lead guitarist Mike McCready would have been a big part of making this song. Because he almost died once from a drug overdose, and there was a point where he realised that this life wasted was not worthwhile, and made a commitment to never go back again.
    JoNNieS Kon May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this kind of goes with the previous song, Gone. He escaped a life wasted in the confines of the city and is never going back again.
    Regos the Saneon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis just reinforces the idea of Life Wasted, to not take life for granted. It's like after a funeral, when you have a newfound appreciation for life, but in a couple of days that feelings begins to wear off of you. This song is reinforcing that idea so the effect never wears off of us.
    T-CAP75on July 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song, along with a lot of the album is about that guy from the ramones that eddie was friends with that died
    richie8092on July 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno richie. any who the organ in this song is amazing.
    nic000on December 03, 2006   Link

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