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"The Last Song I'm Wasting On You"
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Released December 9, 2016 (Lost Whispers)
Length 4:07
Producers Dave Fortman
Label Wind-up Records
'Lost Whispers'
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"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.[1]

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.[2]

In an interview with Spin, she hinted that the song was dedicated to former band member and co-founder Ben Moody[3]:

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.[4]


Sparkling gray, 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, that'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 hate
Hate, hate
Hate, hate

So run, run, 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