The Last Song I'm Wasting on You

From The Evanescence Reference

Across the Universe*
All That I'm Living For
Anything for You
Artifact/The Turn
Ascension of the Spirit
Away from Me
Before the Dawn
Better Without You
Blind Belief
Breathe No More
Bring Me to Life
Broken Pieces Shine
Call Me When You're Sober
Cloud Nine
End of the Dream
Erase This
Even in Death
Everybody's Fool
Far From Heaven
Farther Away
Feeding the Dark
Field of Innocence
Forever You
Forgive Me
Give Unto Me
Going Under
Good Enough
If You Don't Mind
Instrumental 1
Instrumental 2
Instrumental 3
Instrumental 4
Like You
Listen to the Rain
Lose Control
Lost in Paradise
Made of Stone
Me & You
My Heart Is Broken
My Immortal
My Last Breath
Never Go Back
New Way to Bleed
Part of Me
Perfect Dream
Say You Will
Secret Door
Snow White Queen
So Close
Sweet Sacrifice
Swimming Home
Take Cover
Taking Over Me
The Chain*
The Change
The End
The Game is Over
The In-Between
The Last Song I'm Wasting on You
The Only One
The Other Side
Together Again
Unknown Title
Use My Voice
Wasted on You
Weight of the World
What You Want
Where Will You Go?
Yeah Right
You Got a Lot to Learn
Your Love
Your Star
* Cover songs

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General information

Written by: A. Lee

The Last Song I'm Wasting on You is a song written by Amy Lee in 2004 during the tour for Fallen.[1] It is an outtake from Evanescence's second studio album, The Open Door. This was the first post-Fallen song that fans heard about. Its title was revealed in the April 2004 issue of Blender:

Vin1.jpg Two nights ago, she finished a new song during sound check in Auckland, New Zealand. The track is tentatively called 'The Last Song I'm Wasting on You.' She utters a giggly laugh. She won't say who it's about.[1] Vin2.jpg

In an interview with Spin, she hinted that the song was about Ben Moody.[2] In a later interview with Metal Edge, it was said that the song was planned to be a B-side.[3] It features Amy's un-layered vocals and piano. This is Evanescence's longest song title.

The song was released as a bonus track on iTunes when The Open Door album was released (the album had to be pre-ordered from the website) and was soon spread around the internet. The song was also released as a B-side on the "Lithium" single.

Amy said the actual lyrics for the second line are "they're my own veins" and not any other variations of lyrics that some people used to believe.[4]

The Last Song I'm Wasting on You was included on the b-sides album, Lost Whispers, for The Ultimate Collection LP set that was released on December 9, 2016, and then digitally on February 17, 2017.

In the light of the release of the box set, Amy explained the song:

Vin1.jpg This song came out of a moment where I had to be very strong and very independent. I was in the middle of a tour and felt so inspired to write that I recorded in the bathroom on this huge analog recording device. It’s definitely one of those personal, hard moments, when beauty is born out of pain.[5] Vin2.jpg


Studio versions:

The Last Song I'm Wasting on You

  • Recording date: September 2005 - March 2006
  • Status: Released
  • Released on:
All "Lithium" commercial singles
The Open Door (as a iTunes pre-order bonus track)
Japanese editions of Evanescence (track #13)
Lost Whispers (track #8)
  • Length: 4:07


Sparkling grey
They're my own veins

Any more than a whisper
Any sudden movement of my heart
And I know
I know I'll have to watch them pass away

Just get through this day

Give up your way
You could be anything
Give up my way
And lose myself

Not today
There's too much guilt to pay

Sickened in the sun
You dare tell me you love me
But you held me down and screamed you wanted me to die
Honey you know
You know I'd never hurt you that way

You're just so pretty in your pain

Give up my way
And I could be anything
I'll make my own way
Without your senseless

So run
And hate me
If it feels good
I can't hear your screams anymore

You lied to me
But I'm older now
And I'm not buying baby

Demanding my response
Don't bother breaking the door down
I found my way out

And you'll never hurt me again

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