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Waste My Time (Original)

Type: Official
Writers: Grace VanderWaal, Ido Zmishlany
Times Performed: 29
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Notes

“I hated Waste my Time at first, when we started writing it, because it sounded too repetitive, and too generic pop, and because of that I worked with a writer and producer named Ido and he helped me to make the lyrics much more personal and outside of my comfort zone. I usually like my lyrics to be much more generic than that song, but it actually was the thing that made the song get released, because it’s what made me like it.” (Grace introducing the song at the SiriusXM Coffee house performance March 26, 2020)



Performances

2019.08.07 Wasting Time – A Performance with Grace VanderWaal (YouTube Space at Chelsea Market)
2019.08.10 Railbird Festival (The grounds of Keeneland Racetrack) Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.11 Orange Peel Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.13 Cannery Ballroom Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.14 Variety Playhouse Ur so Beautiful Tour Part of (1 minute 58 seconds) beginning at 6:28 (Facebook video so no timestamps) 
2019.08.16 Granada Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour After the song: Clips of Grace meeting fans backstage and Frankenstein guarding the tour van.
2019.08.17 Emo's Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.18 Warehouse Live Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.21 The van Buren Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.22 El Rey Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.25 The Observatory Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.27 El Rey Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.28 El Rey Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour A live Facebook stream taken from quite far away in portrait mode and at times a bit shaky.
2019.08.29 The Fillmore Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.01 The Depot Ur so Beautiful Tour Fragment (13s) 
2019.09.02 Washington's Ur so Beautiful Tour Audio with still photos 
2019.09.03 Bluebird Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour  
2019.09.06 Varsity Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.07 Park West Ur so Beautiful Tour  
2019.09.09 Saint Andrews Hall Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.11 The Opera House Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.13 Royale Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.14 College Street Music Hall Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.16 Theatre of Living Arts Ur so Beautiful Tour Fragment (30s) from 1:09 (Facebook so no timestamps) 
2019.09.17 Webster Hall Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.19 The National Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.20 9:30 Club Ur so Beautiful Tour  
2019.11.24 Wonderfront Festival (Uncle Ed's D*mn Good Vodka Stage)
2020.03.26 SiriusXM "Coffe House" (SiriusXM)

Reviews, Reactions etc.

Type Comment Link
Behind the songGrace breaks down the music video for "Wast my time"
Song reviewReview of the single and the Music video
Song reviewGrace VanderWaal: New Music, New Video, New Tour!
Reaction to songSaWD - Rock Musicians Reaction
Song related contentWorking on WMT in the studio with IDO

Singles & Albums

Release Date Record Type Track
2019-08-07Waste my timeSingle1
2019-11-22Letters Vol 1EP5
2019-12-23Letters Vol 1 (Japanese version)EP5

Lyrics

Runnin’ with you it’s like we’re in a memory
That I’ll try to forget when you go up and leave
Walkin’ slowly because the time’s been running far
Maybe I should grow up, leave you with a scar

You say ‘I love you’ with an accent
Then I pretend like nothing happened
Tell me won’t you miss Manhattan
And even though this is pointless
And even though this is hopeless

I just wanna waste my time
I just wanna waste your time
We can do anything you like
We can talk all night

I’m unsure of you because I know you’ll leave
You say ‘you love me’ but I whisper I don’t believe
Stopping moments cause I can’t let it be true
This is going nowhere but I love wasting my time with you

You say ‘I love you’ with an accent
Then I pretend like nothing happened
Tell me won’t you miss Manhattan
And even though this is pointless
And even though this is hopeless

I just wanna waste my time
I just wanna waste your time
We can do anything you like
We can talk all night

Just waste my time
Waste your time

You say ‘I love you’ with an accent
And then I look away and acted like nothin’ happened
Tell me honestly will you miss Manhattan
And even though this is pointless
And even though this is hopeless

I just wanna waste my time
And I just wanna waste your time
We can do anything you like
We can talk all night, I’ll pretend you’re mine just waste my time

Waste…
And time will fly
…my time
Waste…
For you I’ll happily waste my time
…your time
Waste…
And time will fly
…my time
Waste…
For you I’ll happily waste my time
…your time

At live performances Grace often ends the song with these lines, which on the recording are sung in the background:

Darling we have one life
And time will fly
So spend it wise
For you I'd happily waste mine and

You have one life
And time will fly
So spend it wise
For you I'd happily waste mine

Transcription provided by the VanderVault (www.VanderVault.org)
For non-commercial use only.

Covers and Remixes

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