"Elegantly Wasted" as written by and Andrew Charles Farriss Michael Hutchence....
Look at all that shines
Baby's down on the world and she knows it
If your spirits running
Why don't we make it rain like we used to
We run
We hide
We wait and we want
The good life
Aw sure
You're right
This ain't, the good life
Ah, Elegantly wasted
Ah, Elegantly wasted

Look at all the crimes
Baby's down on the world cause she owns it
Making up her life
Nothing more nothing less makes it voodoo

We run
We hide
We wait and we want
The good life
Aw sure
You're right
This ain't, the good life

Ah, Elegantly wasted
Ah, Elegantly wasted

Well look at all that shines
Baby's down on the world and she knows it
If your spirits fine
Why don't we make it rain like we used to
We run
We hide
We want
The good life
Aw sure
You're right
This ain't, the good life

Ah, Elegantly wasted you could be right,
You could be certain
You could be right
Ah, Elegantly wasted
Ah, Elegantly wasted you could be right,
You could be certain
You could be right
Ah, Elegantly wasted feels like feels like

Elegantly wasted you could be right,
Elegantly wasted you could be certain
Elegantly wasted you could be right
Feels right, feels right


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"Elegantly Wasted" as written by Andrew Charles Farriss Michael Hutchence

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  • +1
    General CommentI have just read the INXS autobiography. It is rumoured that Michael Hutchence sings "I'm better than Oasis" during the song, instead of one of the "Elegantly Wasted" lines. This song was recordde shortly after Michael presented an award to Oasis, wher Liam said that they shouldn't be getting their award from a has been. Anyone tried listening closely to the song to determine whether this is true ?
    Robertl1on July 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRobertf1, No i don't think that it is true, i've listened closely and i can't make that out in any of the lines, wouldnt be a problem if he did though. Those Oasis pricks, imagine them saying derogatory comments about a legend of Australian music like Michael Hutcehnce no respect by those wankers, which explains why they havent made a good song since there one successful album
    hutchence89on August 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOkay, this is the first song that I really really liked. I was about 9 when it came out. I was a different case because most preteens were listening to the backstreet boys and similar crap at the time. But as a little 9 year old, I LOVED and still do LOVE this song! I can never forget the chorus, the way Michael just belts his lungs out. I've been listening to it for nine years and it's still fuckin' awesome. Also, I should note that I bought the album before Michael passed away, so that was a monumental time to buy the album. Best song on Elegantly Wasted, but there are also some other awesome tracks too. Give it a listen. RIP Hutchence
    substylinbabyon September 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGOD how come no one comments on any inxs? this is one of my favorite songs by them i think, it's such a shame michael hutchence had to die because i love this band forever
    sundialson June 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMicheal wrote this song when his and Paula's life had become a sick fasination for the london tabloids. He wanted to write a bunch of new songs and vent his frustrations through music, one of those songs became elegantly wasted. When Micheal was writing this song he was sober. It was aimed at the media's ability to invade their privacy and sanity.
    ms_gurron December 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI have to agree with sundials - why does no one comment on these songs? It's not like they're an unknown band or something.
    Anyway, I'll go ms gurr when it comes to interpretation, because I wouldn't have a clue myself, and hers/his seems well thought out.
    Artemisianon May 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthear hear. they were the biggest aussie band. maybe.... nah theres no explanation!
    Lead2BurnedHopeon September 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know what it means, but really...I love them, and this song especially. Can you tell?
    elegantly_wastedon April 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song's about the 'rock star life' - you own the world, you drink and you do drugs and you're one of the beautiful ones, 'elegantly wasted' in crushed velvet, but it isn't really the good life and you know it. Always looking for the next step up, looking for the 'real' good life.
    dragonflyeyeson June 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRobertl1, actually there is a line where inxs sings "I'm better than Oasis".. if your stereo has back-vocals loudspeakers than you can hear it..otherwise it's hard to notice it..
    what else to say...the song is smooth and sexy...tru master-piece..
    aktalvon September 22, 2007   Link

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