In a Rolling Stone
interview Eddie Vedder said about Life Wasted: "When you leave that funeral, that drive is as important as any single stretch of road you'll travel on. You've got a renewed appreciation for life. And I think that feeling can last through the day, through the week, but then things start getting back to normal and you start taking this living and breathing and eating thing for granted. I think that song is there to remind you, 'This is that feeling.' The truth is - I'm a little sensitive and this is a close, personal relationship. I'll just say it. F--k it. Right up front. Half the record is based on the loss of the guy who turned out to be the best friend I ever had on the planet. And that was Johnny Ramone."
Andrew - Evansville, IN