“Wasted Time” (Eagles-Don Henley)

There is a personal story for me with this song. I was newly divorced, moved over a thousand miles from home and was starting over from scratch. Went to have a seafood lunch alone at a bar and grill in downtown Portland. A guy came in and sat down beside me. Told me he was walking by and saw me and had to meet me. Introduced himself and we talked for 3 hours. We were both in the same situation. Newly divorced and starting over. He got up after a few hours of chatting and went to the jukebox, yes, the jukebox, lol, and played this song, which surprisingly I had never heard and thought of myself as their biggest fan. He not only played this song, he sang it to me in front of the whole place. We never saw each other again but this will always be a special song and memory for me because it showed me that I wasn’t really alone. There was at least one other person that knew what I was going through and had true empathy for me. Enjoy!

“Wasted Time”

Well baby, there you stand … with your little head, down in your hand
Oh, my God, you can’t believe it’s happening again
Your baby’s gone and you’re all alone and it looks like the end

And you’re back out on the street … and you’re trying to remember, how do you start it over? You don’t know if you can, you don’t care much of a stranger’s touch but you can’t hold your man

You never thought you’d be alone … this far down the line but I know what’s been on your mind … you’re afraid it’s all been wasted time

The autumn leaves have got you thinking … about the first time that you fell … you didn’t love the boy too much, no, no you just loved to boy too well, well, well, well. So you live from day-to-day … and you dream about tomorrow and the hours go by like minutes and the shadows come to stay, so you take a little something to make them go away … and I could have done so many things baby, If I could only stop my mind …… from wondering what I left behind and from worrying about this wasted time

Ooh, another love has come and gone …Ooh, and the years keep rushing on … I remember what you told me, before you went out on your own, “Sometimes to keep it together, you got to leave it alone”

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


Oh hoo, ooh, oh
Ooh,ooh, mm

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