The track itself finds Juice WLRD continuing Goodbye & Good Riddance
's lyrical theme of heartbreak-fueled narcotic use as he details an unhealthy relationship with a drug addicted girl. He told Genius
"When 'Wasted' first came to my head, obviously I was thinking about being f---ed up and then also the GTA thing. One of my favorite games coming up playing, I used to sneak and play Vice City and San Andreas all the time. So I was just kind of tying different things in, macking to the same concept."