"Waste" as written by Ian Thornley and Brian Matthew Doherty....
So I knew you were fakin'
About your dreams
'Cause when you're wakin'
Everything's what it seems
I know you got roses
You wanta throw on my grave
But all the time you
You can't seem [to ?]
Oh, doesn't it hurt
To see me reachin'
Words and excuses lame
While it's time for leavin'
So mama don't hit the fruit jar
I'd rather see ya hit me
Just cause you go too far
And I'll lose what's real
You'll out fine babe
Like father like son
I was wasted at the fork roads
I'm too old to run
Oh, doesn't it hurt
To see me reachin'
Words and excuses lame
While it's time for bleedin'
So if it's pity I need
[Or retraction] I bleed
'Cause I never
'Cause I never
'Cause I never
Asked for nothing
So mama don't hit the fruit jar
I'd rather see ya hit me
Just cause you go too far
And I'll lose what's real
Oh, doesn't it hurt
To see me reachin'
Words and excuses lame
While it's time for bleedin'


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"Waste" as written by Ian Thornley Brian Matthew Doherty

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    My Interpretation"So mama don't hit the fruit jar, i'd rather see you hit me"

    potentially referring to alcoholism, where the "fruit jar" is the bottle and it kills him everytime she uses
    brokenhands90on January 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt does sound like alcoholism. The alcoholic is upset with Ian's efforts to stop them from doing what they love ("I know you got roses, You want to throw on my grave"). He doesn't want them to hurt anymore ("I'd rather see you hit me"), but he's out of ideas ("I was wasted at the fork roads, I'm too old to run"), and all of the alcoholics reasons are weak for quitting ("Words and excuses lame"). All Ian feels he can do is "Leave" and/or "Bleed" for his friend.
    skoolydon December 19, 2009   Link

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