"Ain't Wastin' Time No More" as written by and Gregg L. Allman....
Last Sunday morning, the sunshine felt like rain
The week before, they all seemed the same
With the help of God and true friends, I've come to realize
I still have two strong legs, and even wings to fly

So I, ain't a-wastin time no more
'Cause time goes by like hurricanes, and faster things

Well, Lord, Lord, Miss Sally, why all your cryin'?
Been around here three long days, lookin' like we're dyin'
Go step yourself outside, and look up at the stars above
And go on downtown, baby, find somebody to love

Meanwhile, I ain't a-wastin' time no more
'Cause time goes by like pouring rain, and much faster things

You don't need no gypsy to tell you why
Ya can't let one precious day to slip by
Well, look inside yourself, and if you don't see what you want
Maybe sometimes then ya don't
But, leave your mind alone and just get high

Well, by and by, way after many years have gone
And all the war freaks die off, leavin' us alone
We'll raise our children, in the peaceful way we can
It's up to you and me brother
To try and try again

So, hear us now, we ain't wastin' time no more
'Cause time rolls by like hurricanes
Runnin' after the subway train
Don't forget the pourin' rain


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    General CommentMy buddy died Saturday and although we we're not as close as we we're a little over a year ago. It still hurts. 3 years of my house his house or someone elses and he died. Very tough to see his casket go down today at the funeral, really rough.

    This song and thinking in general has gotten me through. A combination of things running through my head, but only an hour ago I just realized I have to live my life. And I have parties women drinking whateever. I've done it. But I have to do more and get going. I won't live forever and this really helped me wake up. Realize I gotta do what I gotta do while I'm still here. Really inspirational song to get going, get what you want to do done. Remember your friends but remember what you want and what you feel you have to do before you leave this earth.
    bearfan34on December 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. "And the hippies shall inherit the Earth"
    CeeJaion May 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song
    FreeWheelinon May 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song by Gregg Allman in the spirit of his deceased brother Duane. The best tribute to his late brother was to live every day to it's fullest and turn his band into one of the greatest ever.
    Forty3Hodownon December 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is definitely in the spirit of Duane's death. This song never gets old.
    EATaPEACHon April 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favourite songs of all time, I love the way the verses progress, examining his brothers death on an ever bigger scale.
    The first verse seems to be Gregg coming to terms with Duane's death himself. After this he notices his friends feeling the same way and tells them get on with living their lives. The final verse goes even further talking about creating a better world for everyone.
    Its an unbelievably positive and inspirational reaction to something so traumatic to someone.
    Dudditson June 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy buddy died Saturday and although we we're not as close as we we're a little over a year ago. It still hurts. 3 years of my house his house or someone elses and he died. Very tough to see his casket go down today at the funeral, really rough.

    This song and thinking in general has gotten me through. A combination of things running through my head, but only an hour ago I just realized I have to live my life. And I have parties women drinking whateever. I've done it. But I have to do more and get going. I won't live forever and this really helped me wake up. Realize I gotta do what I gotta do while I'm still here. Really inspirational song to get going, get what you want to do done. Remember your friends but remember what you want and what you feel you have to do before you leave this earth.
    bearfan34on December 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthats a great account man. i can definately see this song helping you through an untimely passing. there is a very reassuring feel you can really relate to in greggs voice
    jbird4017on April 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoops didnt really mean for that to be a reply.
    plzon November 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song was this first (I am quite sure) song Greg wrote after Duane died. According to Randy Poes book "Skydog" a bio of Duane, as well as other articles I've read...Duane was a Happening dude. He was on a mission, and had a magnetic personality...Dickey once described Duane as a "Triple Scoprio"..a daredevil on a mission. And according to Greg one of Duanes favorite sayings was "Lets get the show on the road"...he was always on the move and disliked idle time. It is a very heartfelt and beautiful song about...the founding Brother. Rest in Peace
    Skydog340on March 06, 2009   Link

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