Wasted Time

1. “You never thought you’d be alone this far down the line

And I know what’s been on your mind

You’re afraid it’s all been wasted time”


2. “And I could have done so many things baby

If I could only stop my mind from wonderin’ what I left behind

And from worrying ‘bout this wasted time”.


3. “So you can get on with your search baby, and I can get on with mine

And maybe someday we will find

That it wasn’t really wasted time”.


Some of the lyrics from Don Henley’s Wasted Time – one of my favourite Eagles numbers. He uses a classic songwriting technique, where he takes the same phrase and makes it mean something different in each of the three choruses.


Apart from the vocal, the chords, the melody, I love the message of the song. Everyone will take their own message from it, but here’s mine.


When things don’t work out, it is easy to think that you have wasted your time in even trying, but at some point down the line you see the value of the effort you put in. Give of your all and while you may not always succeed immediately, you are at least ensuring that your time here is well spent.


Here’s Dean Gurrie’s performance of the song from last week’s show. Have a good day!