"Waste" as written by and Jesse Lacey....
Mumbling and then a shrill scream

You and I were stuck in the waste
Talking about our salad days
What a damn lie

But you and I are stuck like glue
And that's the God damn truth
Baby, bye-bye

Well, you could turn to water and we'd all float on
Give up trying to be someone
Take your head apart
Free your own heart
You and I are stuck out of phase
Always begging for some grace when there's no time
We get no reply

Every night you were tripping out
In the morning you were coming down
If it's breaking your heart, if nothing is fun
Don't lose hope, my son
This is the last one

You and I repent of our sins
Yeah, we feel so American laying in the road
Was a shoe-in for the crash of the day
And we're never going to walk away
Never going home

I'm hoping that in time, you can lay down
All this weight you've been carrying around and maybe one day
You'll find your way
To climb on up out of your grave
With the bits of you you managed to save
And for the last time
Yeah, you say good-bye

Every night you were tripping out
In the morning you were coming down
If it's breaking your heart, if nothing is fun
Don't lose hope, my son
This is the last one

'Cause every night had you laid low
It's going to feel so good to let it go
It's all in your head, your race is run
Don't give up, my son, this is the last one
This is the last one

And he said, "You are not alone
You are not alone"

And he said, "You are not alone
You are not alone"

Every night you were tripping out
In the morning you were coming down
If it's breaking your heart, if nothing is fun
Don't lose hope, my son
This is the last one

Every night had you laid low
It's going to feel so good to let it go
It's all in your head, your race is run
Don't give up, my son, this is the last one
This is the last one


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"Waste" as written by Jesse Lacey

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    General CommentThis is the last one..
    AKEI86on August 21, 2017   Link
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    My Interpretationpersonally I think the singer has an addiction to destiny (the game) and is singing about either overcoming that addiction or giving up on life and moving to the carribean to do drugs
    TESTICLon August 23, 2017   Link
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    General CommentThere is of course the overt references to drug use and addiction in this song but hear me out for just a moment.

    The line, "take your head apart" is awfully similar to "take apart your head" from degausser.

    I personally have always felt that Degausser was about love lost, if it wasn't obvious. Well, does this song have any connection to any lost loves? Sherri Dupree?

    Just noting, she did form a band with her husband and one of the songs they wrote is called "tripping." "Every night you were tripping out."

    I can't help but feel like there is something there.
    TheAngryHogon August 25, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me this song is about fighting through depression. He goes through ups and downs. He uses drugs or alcohol to numb the pain. Even in a crowded room you feel alone. You have no ambitions and cant feel any positive emotions. You feel hopeless and contemplate suicide to end it. Nobody would care if you died.
    There is help though. You need to talk to someone and get help. You're not alone, you're not alone.
    evo1066954on August 27, 2017   Link
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    General CommentTo me, there are more than enough signs and references to depression. What has been racking my brain is if the lyrics represent what he says to himself in his head? Or is this someone speaking to him. Maybe his father?
    NickPete3321on September 05, 2017   Link
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    General CommentI love the comments I’ve seen so far on what people feel this song is about, but I had a slightly different take. Hear me out.

    I feel like Jesse might be talking about his life with Brand New.

    “If it’s breaking your heart, if nothing is fun
    don’t lose hope, my son, this is the last one”
    - I almost get the idea that this is about constantly writing music and having to pick himself apart in order to add depth and truth to what he’s singing. They’ve written so many albums and spent so much time on the road, constantly touring, putting his feelings out for everyone to know, but do they ever really know him? There has been a lot of talk about this being their final album, and who knows, maybe this is a final goodbye.

    Having to put everything on the line every night has to get so tiring.

    “Every night you were tripping out,
    In the morning you were coming down.”
    - to me this describes the emotional exhaustion that comes with having to be this person for everyone to look at, giving the crowds what they came to see, and then the next morning always feeling so foggy

    Just my two cents
    SuburbValueson October 25, 2017   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song represents how he feels about his career. He is ready to move on from the band, but he has this one more album, one more tour. Basically, don't lose hope/don't give up, you're almost there to the finish line.
    CFroston November 02, 2017   Link

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