I got a question for all you sinners
Have you ever wondered is this all there is to life?
A quick adventure- Not much to mention
A slow procession leading us to die
Or is there a heaven- A distant valley
A golden meadow waiting for us in the sky
No one right answer spirit seems broken
Still I just can't help but wonder why
Seems like a tragic waste of time
Who cares what happens when you die?
Life's too short to wonder why
Get on with your life
In towering churches- And holy temples
They all conspired- To tell me how to live my life
But no religion- Or new theism
Could ever provide proof to quench my mind
And now I wonder- Who's sky I'm under
Is there a heaven- waiting for me when I die
No one right answer- Spirit seems broken
And still I can't help but wonder why
So many questions I can't tell the difference
Too many abstract thoughts now wrestle in my mind
But through the darkness somewhere should be waiting
A final truth to shower me with light
Their pearls of wisdom- And tales of glory
They feed me nicely until I found it was all a lie
No one right answer- Spirit seems broken
And still I can't help but wonder why

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Waste Of Time song meanings
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    General CommentIt's about concentrating on the life you live right now and not to waste it away thinking about an other life that doesn't exist
    Pennywise86on June 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the lead singer wondering about if God is real or not. He doesn't know, so he just chooses to be an agnostic, hence the name waste of time. But during the song he goes from not caring, to asking questions, so you know that he really does care.
    nofxfan777on January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentReligious people spend all their time preparing for the after-life and they never stop to appreciate the life they have now. No one knows for sure what happens after we die, but we do now that we're here now, so we should never take that for granted.
    punkpirateon January 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's like they got inside my head!!! these are incredible!
    tjtech12on January 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLife is too short. PW sees this. Live life to the full
    nex2289on May 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's criticising those who spend time waiting for the afterlife, when they should be more concerned with their life on earth
    epicmikenomoreon June 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best song and lyrics by PW ever. Thirsk was right, maybe too right and that's why he didn't fear death.

    It's a waste of time trying to figure out things you cannot ever proof to exist. Listen to that nagging little voice inside of your head that's somehow always the one with the moral choices that make best sense. The more you ignore your own conscious morality, destroying it with alcohol or drugs or religion based on empty promises is all the same. Do what's best for you and your family and friends and do it because you know what's good, we all do, it is innate to us humans, both a curse and a gift, but you'll see it's more of a gift the more you do what your "heart" says is right.
    psioniczon March 13, 2014   Link

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