Well we all gonna see a great empire
cut down in its prime
See its fruit die on the vine
In prime time color time

And there are millions in this world that mercy will not touch,
but they don't mind that much
Cause that's the way life's always been

But you don't wanna hear 'bout that from me,
I know, I know my place
And God know I don't belong
Singing a worthless freedom song

It's all a waste of time
It's all a waste of time

The pretty girl who lives next door,
she don't know how to lie
When I look into her eyes,
I can see the day I'm gonna die

All that water flows through the cracks and holes in the silver reservoir
Where your never truly far,
from someone who's exactly like you

It's all a waste of time
It's all a waste of time

Rock 'n' Roll makes me feel guilty
I've got no defense
My sadness makes no sense
I'm gettin' rich and I'm makin' new friends

All I've found is it gets colder further north you go
It's pissin' rain and snow
It's the world I don't want to know

It's all a waste of time
It's all a waste of time

You take it from me
You leave it behind
Ah, you take it from me
You leave it behind
Ah, you take if from me
You leave it behind


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    General CommentI think this song is about losing your idealism("It's all a waste of time"). Johnathan hates the state of things but doesn't feel he can do anything about it. ("It's the world I don't want to know")
    DCFCAlexon September 19, 2007   Link

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