Born To Be Wasted

Album: not on an album (2009)
  • songfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • Running to over six minutes, this rhythmically infectious track was written by Alexander Perls and performed by him in its entirety; it is said to be one of the songs that vies for the title of the YouTube National Anthem, as it is so often used to soundtrack videos on the service.
  • There are two rather obvious interpretations of "Born To Be Wasted," both of them related to dying young. It remains to be seen if either of them is correct, but which if either you choose depends on whether you find an anti-drug or anti-war message the more important. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

Joe ElySongwriter Interviews

The renown Texas songwriter has been at it for 40 years, with tales to tell about The Flatlanders and The Clash - that's Joe's Tex-Mex on "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"

Five Rockers Who Rolled With The DevilSong Writing

Just how much did these monsters of rock dabble in the occult?

Stephen Christian of AnberlinSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer/lyricist for Anberlin breaks down "Impossible" and covers some tracks from their 2012 album Vital.

"Private Eyes" - The Story Behind the SongSong Writing

How a goofy detective movie, a disenchanted director and an unlikely songwriter led to one of the biggest hits in pop history.

Gentle GiantSongwriter Interviews

If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.

Director Paul Rachman on "Hunger Strike," "Man in the Box," KissSong Writing

After cutting his teeth on hardcore punk videos, Paul defined the grunge look with his work on "Hunger Strike" and "Man in the Box."