You and I together in our lives,
Sacred ties would never fray
Then why can I let myself tell lies
And watch you die every day

I think back to the times when dreams were what mattered
Tough talking youth naivete
You said you'd never let me down
But the horse stampedes and rages in the name of desperation

Is it all just wasted time
Can you look at yourself when you think of what you left behind
Is it all just wasted time
Can you live with yourself when you think of what you left behind

Paranoid delusions they haunt you
Where's my friend I used to know
He's all alone.
He's buried deep within a carcass searching for a soul

Can you feel me inside your heart as it's bleeding
Why can't you believe you can be loved
I hear you scream in agony
And the horse stampedes and rages in the name of desperation


You said you never let me down
But the horse stampedes, it rages in the name of desperation


The sun will rise again
The earth will turn to sand
Creation's colors seem to fade to grey
And you'll see the sickly hands of time will write your final rhyme
And end a memory

I never thought you'd let it get this far boy

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Wasted Time song meanings
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  • +3
    General CommentYeah I think this song is about the GnR original drummer and his drug addiction.

    This song makes me cry every time because I have a close friend who started using Meth....
    Darkstar20on August 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBy the way Sabastian Bach has the best voice of his day too!!!!!!
    gfo69on March 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThat ending is one of the greatest things in music.As soon the words "The sun will rise again" I get chills.
    aicdirt27on February 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBesides 18 & life, I remember you, and youth gone wild this is one of their very best. Zac Bierk's brother's vocals are amazing on this track.
    magoosh008on November 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat an amazing voice he has?!?!?! And what a sad song... I don't know which is my favorite part, it's so emotional, so powerful and so sad.. it makes you wanna fall down and cry... I am a 14-year-old girl and I have a friend who is like Steven Adler... in the beginning.. I am sure this guy is gonna die in a few years. his dad died of overdosin in prison when he was 10... It's so sad.. this guy thinks that nobody loves him.. ..Why can't you believe you can't be loved Mike??? Everyone loves you my friend :'(
    Gunsnrosesfanon September 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWow! Almost every time.... Gives me Goosebumps !!
    After 20 years of listening to this album, I think I just 'got it'
    Obvious that he (Bach) sings about a relationship...
    (I'd love to elaborate meaning to greater depths..... But, I'm also lazy)
    I reckon this relationship, is that of one within...
    him & himself...
    Ya know, your best friend & your worst enemy.... YOU!
    Listen/Read the song and think about yourself, and only yourself!
    Think about the past up until now... Think about "Am i there yet??" U know, where you thought you'd be, and being realistic, where you'd like to be.
    I'm confident assuming that most of us could, and be honest with yourselves, say "Nope"
    So.... Do you know what has stopped you before and is also stopping you now? YOU!!!!
    I think of it as a 'inside/outside' kind of thing, the "Two You's"...
    YOU can't just be due to circumstance, YOU have to make favorable your circumstances, however that be is entirely up to YOU....
    "You want a better past, create a better future"
    Or in the end, is it all just Wasted Time?

    Anyhoo, Thanks for reading, and hopefully i've had you pondering upon my thoughts of this song now....
    This is my 1st post here, and although i guess nobody except the Author
    knows the true meaning of a song, wrong or right, we can all share something, something that makes us not just listen to but to 'feel' a song. It's quite amazing of the artistry to enable so many different people to relate to something in so many different ways, to get something for themselves from it....
    Adios amigos
    BillyHunt77on September 25, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is self-explanitory. And skid row is one of the best hair bands of their time.
    gfo69on March 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsad song ,turns me down.
    yumurton May 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI used to listen to this song when I was a kid every night before I went to bed, 15-16 years ago, wondering if it all was a waste of time. In a way it gave me hope that there was more than the shitty life I had at the time. Awesome song and sung with such emotion.
    Kidegoon December 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits a good song. Sebastian Bach recently said it was written about Steven Adler, the orginal drummer for Guns 'N' Roses. He wrote it because steven was a good friend of his and he felt he was wasting his life cause he was such a heavy drug user.
    velvet_lottion December 28, 2005   Link

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