Good day. How do?
And I send a smile to you
Don’t waste, waste your breath
And I won’t waste my hate on you

Ain’t gonna waste my hate
Ain’t gonna waste my hate on you
I think I’ll keep it for myself

Ain’t gonna give no more
Ain’t got the time to help you score
I think it’s time you pleased yourself
Yourself

Good day. How do?
And I send a smile to you
Don’t waste, waste your breath
And I won’t waste my hate on you
Waste my hate on you
Hate

You think you’re worthy now?
You think enough to even raise the brow
And to laugh and tip that two-pronged crown?

Well I see my hands, I see my feet
I feel that blood that pumps in beat
But where the hell’s my mind going now?
Dead gone now

Good day. How do?
And I send a smile to you
Don’t waste, waste your breath
And I won’t waste my hate on you
Waste my hate on you

Think I’ll keep it for myself

Ain't gonna waste my hate
But I'm so greedy when they say
"Better to give than to receive"

Ain't gonna waste my hate, no no
Ain't got time to waste my hate on you
I think I'll keep it all for myself
For myself

Good day. How do?
And I send a smile to you
Don’t waste, waste your breath
And I won’t waste my hate on you
Waste my hate on you

Think I’ll keep it for myself

Hate


Lyrics submitted by elmoz, edited by Ashram

Wasting My Hate song meanings
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  • +2
    General Commentthis is about one of james's friends that was telling him a story that he was eating at restaurant and he seen this guy in a car staring at him for a long time so he went outside to confront the man and the guy was actually sleeping so james's friend told him he wasted his hate so james wrote a song about it
    metallicaman123on August 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song was inspired by Waylon Jennings, a good friend of James Hetfield. Waylon told James the story of when he was on vacation in Jamaica. Waylon was in a bar when one of the local Jamaicans just kept staring at him. This started to make Waylon very angry because this guy would not stop staring at him. Latter he found out that the Jamaican was high and had no idea he was staring, meaning Waylon was angry for no reason. He was wasting his hate on the Jamaican.
    morelloon December 31, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me, the song's about patronising people making you feel bad about yourself. I just seem to get that image. This is one of my favourite Metallica songs, and it was one of the very first things i learned to play when I bought my gutar.
    Rock-dudeon April 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentharrison ford hates metallica?!?!?!?
    monkeymanon April 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont think you need much interpretation there. its just about a person so shitty that they dont even deserve hatred.
    Prince Charmingon June 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyone who says that load is terrible has clearly either not listened to this song, or need their ears and head checked for some brain-washing disease.
    how the hell can you not just full-on headbang to this! also, the friend with james at the restaurant (might have been a bar) who was the inspiration for the song was actually waylon jennings. outlaw buddies would be a good term; hence james's contribution to his tribute album.
    ktulu84on January 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionInstead of "and i will not waste my hate on you" it has to be "no one will waste my hate on you", that means you keep your hate on one person you actually hate and nobody will take it away.
    Pauliuson October 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song FactJames and Waylon were in a bar and a guy was acting like an asshole and Waylon told James " I'm not gonna waste my hate on him ". thats what I read it was about
    gary199685on June 05, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit has nothing to do with Harrison Ford. people come up with some ridiculious ideas
    gary199685on June 05, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti think this song is about a girl...james broke up with...maybe he got like pissed at her or something(i dont have anything good to say) exept this is....accually my favoret song from metallica
    paladin5777on June 23, 2003   Link

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