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"Wasted On You"
The Bitter Truth
Released April 24, 2020
Length 4:22
Producers Nick Raskulinecz
Label BMG
Chronology
'The Bitter Truth'
Wasted On You TBC

"Wasted On You" is a song recorded by Evanescence for their fifth album, The Bitter Truth. It was released as the first song and single from the album on April 24, 2020.[1]

Background Edit

This is one of the first four songs the band worked on with Nick Raskulinecz in early 2020.

“‘Wasted On You’ wasn’t the song we were planning to release first, but when the whole world went into indefinite lockdown and everything changed, so did the feeling and meaning of what we wanted to say right now. I didn’t write these lyrics about what we’re all now going through, but somehow that’s exactly what they are.” “We were recording this music right up until we couldn’t go into the studio anymore, and finished it remotely through file sharing and phone calls,” Lee begins. “Tweaking mixes, adding background vocals, creating the video and album art all from home has been like water in the desert for me, my light in a dark time.”[2]
Amy said the song was written on New Year's Eve and wasn't written about the COVID-pandemic:
I started writing it on New Year’s Eve. So it’s really recent. It’s definitely completely different for us to write something so recently and be able to have the gratification of releasing it so shortly afterwards – we weren’t expecting that. The band came in and really made it what it is when we were together. With the song we were planning on doing first – and I can’t describe it, I don’t want to give it away – it’s powerful in a different way. Over the past couple of months, it’s really felt like every day is a new situation a lot of the time. Like, ‘OK, what’s the emergency today? Where are we going? How long will this last? What is this feeling?’[3]

Music video Edit

The music video for "Wasted On You" was released along with the song. It was filmed by the band on their iPhones and edited by P.R. Brown.[2]

Evanescence - Wasted On You (Official Music Video)

Evanescence - Wasted On You (Official Music Video)

Lyrics Edit

I don't need drugs
I'm already six feet below
I'm wasted on you
Waitin' for a miracle
I can't move on
Feels like we're frozen in time
I'm wasted on you
Just pass me the bitter truth

Love
Don't you remember?
We were the ones
Nothing could ever change us
Now, it's easier not to believe
We've broken everything
But here we are

Numb my head
'Til I can't think anymore
But I still feel the pain

I don't need drugs
I'm already six feet low
I'm wasted on you
Waitin' for a miracle
I can't move on
Feels like we're frozen in time
I'm wasted on you
Just pass me the bitter truth

Once this was a garden
This was a world
All of the nightmares stayed in the dark
A little too much time by yourself
And you become the enemy
Just look at us now

Drowning slowly, just to stay true

I don't need drugs
I'm already six feet below
I'm wasted on you
Waitin' for a miracle
And I can't move on
Feels like we're frozen in time
I'm wasted on you
Just pass me bitter truth

Will I ever be the same?
Am I strong enough to change?
Is it in my blood?
Shield my eyes to face the day
Come too far to slip away
But it's killing me to go on without you

I don't need drugs
I'm already six feet below
I'm wasted on you (I'm wasted on)
Waitin' for a miracle
I can't move on
Like we're frozen in time
I'm wasted on you (I'm wasted on you)
Just pass me the bitter truth

Credits Edit

  • Amy Lee - songwriting, vocals, additional programming
  • Will "Science" Hunt - additional programming
  • Tiago Nunez - programming
  • Nick Raskulinecz - production, engineering

References Edit

  1. "WASTED ON YOU This Friday 4.24.20". Twitter. April 20, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 HEAR EVANESCENCE MAKE THEIR TRIUMPHANT RETURN WITH “WASTED ON YOU”. AltPress.
  3. Garner, George (May 7, 2020). "Amy Lee on Evanescence's first new studio album in 9 years and the one thing the music business really needs to remember". Music Week.

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