What a Waste


I quit my job at the factory
I won't go back there no more
I'd sold my soul to the devil
And he treated me like his whore
I'd sold out just for the money
And didn't treat people like I should
The Devil he was a hardass boss
Was only later that I understood, what a waste

It took me two wrongs to make it right
I had to get out while I could
Before my heart turned to solid ice
And trouble came knocking like I knew it would
Wasted my life in that factory
That's not where I wanted to be
I hate the taste of this bitter pill
But I got suckered in by cold hard cash, what a waste

I should have followed my dreams, I know that now
I would have been a better man if I had only understood
At school I had no respect for the teachers trying their best
I could never have imagined what my life would bring
When I lost the confidence that only the young possess
All that's left is a shadow that's fading faster each day
I hope it's not too late to bring back some colour
To a life slowly fading to a faint old shade of grey

When I was a boy, I thought my life would be oh so easy
I knew that I was the best, I had no doubt about it
Didn't need a plan, everything would work out right
At first I had no worries, but in time I realised
I had to pay the bills on time and it wasn't going to be easy
To pay the rent every week or be thrown out on the street
This isn't how I thought it would be, I thought it would be easier
If only I'd listened when I was in school, I could have done much better

I wasted my life in the factory, it wasn't where I wanted to be
When I was in school I played the fool, didn't work hard at all
Ended up in a dead end job, with the devil breathing down my neck
I could have been a contender, I could have been somebody
But I didn't take my chances and I'm sad at what I've become
I'm gonna live the rest of my life the way I always wanted to
Because there is no second chance and there's only one way to go
When I die, my spirit will fly as free as I should have done in life, what a waste

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