Staind lead singer Aaron Lewis wrote this song after a woman approached him on his tour bus after a show in Detroit. She explained that her son had committed suicide, and had left tickets for that night's concert behind. Lewis sat in the bus with a stew of emotions going though his head, which he channeled into "Waste."
The song notes Lewis' sadness and anger over the event; the loss of a young life is personally tragic to him after his own bouts with suicide. This song perhaps highlights and connects Break the Cycle
's prevailing themes of parenting and social stresses escalated by broken lines of communication between parent and child.
Mark - Philadelphia, PA