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Wasted: Redux MJRF 2010



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Thought I'd do another tune fer y'all.

I wrote this tune in 1978 and there's another version here from my first year at MJ.

We redid it for our CD Bold Forest.

The photo is my drummer Burke Kelly, me and our dogs Rogue and Tuxedo (the dogs aren't on this tune but Allison K. is) out in his back yard.

Three advocates of the right, one day
Were heard to agree
Some things in the universe
Have just no right to be.
"What should we do?"
Said the Lord of Law
"With the tangled scene below."
"I think there's trouble brewing now"
"That they know the things they know."

Wasted, wasted, wasted, yeah
Aaah, aaah,
That's what's in the plan
Wasted, wasted, wasted, yeah
Aaah, aah,
Anyway you can.

"They're likely to destroy themselves,"
Said The One Clad All In Grey.
"If left to their own devices, they may"
"Blow it all away."
"They've come to a point, my friends,"
"Where they've filled their lakes and seas."
"But should we stop them"
"Ere they spread"
"To the stars, like a dread disease?"

Wasted, wasted, wasted, yeah . . .

"It's a consequence of placing fools"
"In a seeming paradise."
"It's hopeless, now,"
Said The Faceless Lord.
"And they'e beyond advice."
"And now it appears that the die is cast,"
"They've caused their own demise."
"Their salvation's doomed to die"
"In the protests of the wise!"

It's all been
Wasted, wasted, wasted, yeah . . .
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sloparts said 3083 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
Sounds like the late 60's to me, but what do I know
Like the lyrics and the production on this. I can almost see the three lords talking too!
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snowdragon said 3083 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
ty slo
60s is good eh?
I tend to live there these days :)
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ic42 said 3083 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
The Snowy Blues Reunion
The main verse starts out giving me Moody Blues flashbacks (which is a good thing)... but with extra flourishes all your own. A very depressing set of lyrics, well foretold.
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snowdragon said 3083 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
there are undoubtedly Moody influences but I swear in this one they're unconscious ones. As I recall, I was sitting on the floor at a party one night listening to The Supremes when this one came to me. Maybe that's where the depressing lyrics came from eh? :)

ty man
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guygrooves said 3082 days ago (February 11th, 2010)
Diggin this
Great piece of song writing here. Food for thought.
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richard13 said 3082 days ago (February 11th, 2010)
Cool festival tune
with prophetic lyrics: who knew we'd all be wasted?
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scaustrita said 3079 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
Early 70's vibe for me!
Great guitar solo in the background.
The drummer had his day in the end.

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PaulaMunk said 2962 days ago (June 11th, 2010)
So this was
a reaction to "Stop! In the name of love" or one of those? Bouncy tune and dire warning. Loved the vocals. :)
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