"Don’t Waste Your Time" as written by Malcolm Pardon, Kelly Briannne Clarkson, James Patrick Messer and Fredrik Rinman....
It's over, it's over, it's over

It seems you can't hear me
When I open my mouth you never listen
You say stay, but what does that mean
Do you think that I honestly want to be reminded forever?

Don't waste your time trying to fix
What I want to erase
What I need to forget
Don't waste your time on me my friend
Friend, what does that even mean
I don't want your hand
You'll only pull me down
So save your breath
Don't waste your song on me, on me
Don't waste your time

It's not easy not answering
Everytime I want to talk to you
But I can't
If you only knew the hell I put myself through
Replaying memories in my head of you and I
Every night

Don't waste your time trying to fix
What I want to erase
What I need to forget
Don't waste your time on me my friend
Friend, what does that even mean
I don't want your hand
You'll only pull me down
So save your breath
Don't waste your song on me, on me
Don't waste your time

You're calling
You're talking
You're trying
Trying to get in
But it's over, it's over
It's over, friend

Don't waste your time trying to fix it
So save your breath
Don't waste your song on me, on me
Don't waste your time

You held me
You felt me
You left me
But it's over, it's over, it's over
You touched me
You had me
But it's over, it's over
It's over, my friend
Don't waste my time


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"Don't Waste Your Time" as written by Malcolm Pardon Fredrik Rinman

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    General Commentits a breakup song to most people, and probably what its supposed to be. it means something different to me. its about a friendship to me, but its pretty much the same thing in my circumstance.
    brunettxbabexoon June 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentobviously it's about kelly kicking a guy out for trying to hold her back... a typical breakup song
    SMUSER17185761on June 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt clearly obvious.. tis a breakup song.. and a very good one!
    _Undiscovered_on June 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI reckon its pretty much about wat Pinkbutterfly said, but also that she keeps being tempted to go back to him, like in the line 'Every time I want to talk to you But I can’t'.
    -hayles-
    hayles89on June 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that they broke up, but the guy is trying to work it out still. She's saying that it's not any easier for her, but he blew it, breaking up with her. He shouldn't waste time trying to fix what will never be.

    Pinkbutterfly, don't you think it would make more sense that he broke up with her??? Idk, maybe you're right, it's just the lines:
    "You held me
    You felt me
    You left me"
    suggest that he blew it.

    This is one of the only songs where I like the chorus better than the verses or the ending. I know it's corny, but I love the "Friend, what does that even mean?"


    --Mari
    foundthevelvetsun7on July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't know... it could be either person I guess. That was just what i assumed but it depends on your interpretation. :)
    SMUSER17185761on July 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of me and my ex... he left me for my best friend...and i told him to get out of my life and now it getts hard not talking to him when he was the one i went to with everything...
    Xxginger_girlxXon August 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentObvious meaning...but can I just say I love the whole meaning of this song. I hate when you break up with someone and they're always like "we can still be friends"...well gee, that's just what I want...to still talk to you all the time as if everything is fine between us. um, NO! so I can totally relate to Kelly here... "friend, what does that even mean?" It's like, we're broken up, just forget me, move on, etc... =)
    blondieloveon September 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmaybe she's talking about a friend...it's not necessary to be about a lover; she was his/her friend but something happened and they're not anymore, and the other person is trying to become a friend again but kelly would never belive him again cause he only pulled her down
    i adore u kellllyyyyy...
    jadelhachemon October 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about how a girl feels about a guy who has kind of screwed her over. but at the same time, i think the guy in the song still sort of likes her and wants to be friends with her, but she just "needs to forget" because this guy makes her feel worse about herself. so its like her telling the guy shes over him because he didnt treat her like a friend at all and especially not like something special, hence the break up. thats just my take on it and especially since i like am going through this situation right now i prob twisted it to fit my problem.
    blackcat7on November 03, 2007   Link

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