"Wasted Words" as written by and Gregg L. Allman....
Can you tell me, tell me, friend, just exactly where I've been?
Is that so much to ask I'll pay you back no matter what the task
You seem really sure 'bout something I don't know,
Take that load off, looks like chest's about to go
Your wasted words already been heard, are you really god, yes or no?

Well, all day and half the night you're walkin' round lookin' such a fright
Good is it me or is it you?
I'd make a wager and I'd hope you lose
Time's gone, looks like Rome is 'bout to fall,
Next time take the elevator, please don't crawl
Your wasted words so absurd, are you really Satan, yes or no?
Tell me now baby?
Ooh hoo

Well, I ain't no saint and you sure as hell ain't no savior
Every other Christmas I would practice good behavior
That was then, this is now, don't ask me to be mister clean
Baby, I don't know how
Ring my phone 'bout ten more times, we will see,
Find that broke down line and let it be
Your wasted words will never be heard, go on home baby and watch it on TV

Weekday soap-box specialty, you know what I'm talkin' 'bout now
By the way, this song's for you, sincerely, me

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"Wasted Words" as written by Gregg L. Allman

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    General CommentI am not sure. Maybe he is talking to a past girlfriend who he tried his best to please.

    "Is it me or is it you? I'd make a wager and I'd hope you lose." He is done with her and no longer hopes the best for her like he used to.

    "Time's gone, looks like Rome is 'bout to fall,
    Next time take the elevator, please don't crawl." They are out of time, there is nothing they can do to save the relationship. She was too slow, she "crawled" instead of hurrying to fix the problem.

    Her words are wasted, they no longer have any effect on him. She should just quit trying.

    Well, thats what it looks like to me. Great song. We need more comments on here for this song!
    velorutionon April 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! (: First time I've ever heard it, so I don't feel the right to be able to crack down on what it means exactly.
    This song is really good x], I've never really heard anything like it before, but now that I have I'd definitely suggest it to peoples.

    So yes (: Wasted Words, ftw
    xbytheway_on December 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe it's about gang stalking - "can you tell me "Friend" just exactly where Iv'e been",, Are you Satan, are you God) ? - They worship Satan and think they are God.. Looks like your chest is about to explode..- their nervous scared little sihts.
    jim1081065on December 15, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationDefinitely about some past girlfriend who just couldn't bother listening. His words are wasted. He tells her that he was never a saint, that he had his faults, but he was the same man she fell in love with. She thinks he was his savior and probably was upset that he didn't hold her in any revenancr. Their arguments were drama (soapbox).
    foxyproxon April 22, 2017   Link
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    General Commentthis songs one of my favorite of the allmans. very true that its unlike any of their other songs, it is very upbeat and the fast nature of the lyrics gives it that snappy appeal.............wasted wooooords, so absurd, are you really satan yes or no?"
    jbird4017on April 08, 2008   Link

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