"The Last Song I'm Wasting On You" is a bonus track on the second studio album, The Open Door. When published, it was only available in the iTunes pre-order version of the album and on the b-side of the "Lithium" single.
In 2017, this song got another release for the compilation album Lost Whispers.
This was the first post-Fallen song fans heard about when there was much anticipation for the band's second album. Amy said she finished it in 2004 during a soundcheck in Auckland, New Zealand, and revealed the song's name in a Blender interview.
Is "The Last Song I'm Wasting on You" about Moody?
If I answer that, then I'm not hiding anything anymore. But I just sort of answered it, didn't I?
In the light of the release of The Ultimate Collection box set in 2016, Amy talked about the song:
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.
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- EW: Evanescence's Amy Lee reveals stories behind the songs (December 05, 2016)