"Wasted Time" as written by Vance Joy....
Why
Why do you go wasting your time on me
You’re so beautiful now
There’s so much that’s left for you now
Oh yeah, babe

And why
Why do you go flashing those eyes at me
You know that I'm eager to please
I’ve always been eager to please
Oh yeah, babe

But I, I’ve got a lot to say
And I'm scared that you’re gonna slip away
And you, you’ve got this wide-eyed gaze
And a smile that you'll carry through your days

Oh why
Oh why
It’s the easiest way
To know you’re alive
And the beauty you heard
I see her talking with her hands
Well I don’t think she knows
How she changed all my plans

Why
Why do you go wasting your youth on me
You’re so beautiful now
There’s so much time left for you now
Oh yeah, babe

Why
We look at the faces on your bedroom wall
Nobody’s perfect at all
Well, sometimes it makes you feel small
Oh yeah, babe

Well I, I’ve got a lot to say
And I'm scared that you’re gonna slip away
And you, you’ve got this wide-eyed gaze
And a smile that you'll carry through your days

Oh why
Oh why
It’s the easiest way
To know you’re alive
And the beauty you heard
I see her talking with her hands
Well I don’t think she knows
How she changed all my plans

The things that I thought would last
Well they’re fading, they’re fading
The feelings I used to have
They’re changing, they’re changing

The things that I thought would last
Well they’re fading, they’re fading
The feelings I used to have
They’re changing, they’re changing, they're changing now

They’re changing, they're changing now
They’re changing, they're changing now


Lyrics submitted by Fangs404

"Wasted Time" as written by James Keogh

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    My InterpretationIts about a guy who is in love with a girl he feels is out of his league. He feels like he doesn't deserve her so he tries whatever to please her so she stays. He feels like he is holding her back as she is so beautiful and has so much potential. He feels she doesn't really care about him as she has posters of guys she'd rather be with in her room. This makes him feel even worse, hitting his confidence as he doesn't see himself anything like those guys. He decides to change his plans as he finally realizes that she didn't care when he changed his life plans for her. He finally decides he has to go as it will be better for her, and him.
    Rilox5on December 24, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI feel like this song is about fathers love and how he had been blessed with an at first unwanted child... As time goes on on the other hand, he realises that this child is a gift. Neither can he believe how she holds up with this rather hopeless guy that is her father xP.

    I see how the song can be interpreted as him liking a girl and I feel like that probably is what it is about since Vance has that as a reoccuring theme in his spngs, but to me it feels like it can be interpret into such a beautiful song about a relationship between a father and his child.

    also I think that the phrases "I see her talking with her hands", "we look at the faces on your bedroom wall", "why, why do you waste your youth on me" and "well I don't think she knows how she changed all my plans" show the innocent ignorance/unknowingness of a child.
    Moyabiton July 29, 2017   Link

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