Ain't Wasting Time No More

Album: Eat A Peach (1972)
Charted: 77
  • Gregg Allman wrote this shortly after his brother, Duane, died in a motorcycle accident. It's about Gregg coming to terms with the death of his brother Duane.
  • The main melody was taken from an improvised melody Dickey Betts played on the live version of "Whipping Post" on the At Fillmore East album. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Will - Long Island, NY
  • This opens Eat A Peach, the first Allman Brothers album after Duane Allman's death. The album is dedicated to him.

Comments: 16

  • Highfalls from Klamath Falls@Tom from Cleveland . you wrote "The lyrics in the last stanza are wrong as shown here. The first line is "Meanwhile Sky, he ain't wastin' tim no more..." Skydog was Duane Allman's nickname. Listen closely.". Nope, cool concept but wrong. btw this is songfacts not songfiction
  • Tom from ClevelandThe lyrics in the last stanza are wrong as shown here. The first line is "Meanwhile Sky, he ain't wastin' tim no more..." Skydog was Duane Allman's nickname. Listen closely.
  • Craig W. Rittel from South KoreaGreat song and a fantastic album, considering it was their first collective work after Duane's death. It must have taken a great deal of strength to get back to work after his brothers death. On the bright side I am sure that Greg and Duane are having a cold one and jamming their asses off while I am writing this.
  • Tony from San DiegoUnbelievable album. Love Les Brers too.
  • Gary from Kinderhook, NyGreat song about carrying on regardless..... "With the help of God and true friends......" Gregg eventually broke free of substances and continues on with the healing power of music - truly one of God's great gifts to mankind!
  • Mike from Atlanta, GaGregg got out of bed and started the band back up! Not wasting time no more had more to do with not getting the music out than it did about not doing drugs. The drugs were there for years and years. Now it's mostly weed. Mike
  • Vince from Lantana, FlCan't say enough about this song,it brings back a lot of childhood memories,,,Dickey and Gregg rock on this song....We miss you Duane!!!!!!!!
  • Vince from Lantana, FlWhat a great song,,,,Drinking beers at the sand dunes in Smithtown N.Y.Long live the Allman Bros. Vinny
  • Tom from Norman, OkI saw the ABB for the first time on March 26, 1972 in OKC. I still remember it vividly, including this song. What a great show. Although Duane was gone, Berry was still there, and it was a very laid-back show. (We lived up to the lyrics: We'll all get high)
  • Ryan from Rockville Centre, NyThe Most Glorious Song Ever
  • Charles from Charlotte, NcThe amazing thing is Duane died in Macon Ga almost a year before fellow member Berry Oakley died, also in a motorcycle accident in the same town (Macon GA).
  • Joe from Charlotte, NcWasting time = getting high
    Whatever your drug may be.
  • Barry from New York, NcA noteable live version of this song was recorded for the double live LP "Mar Y Sol," which was the document of a post-Woodstock music festival that the Allman Brothers Band performed at in April of 1972. Unfortunately, the rest of their well-received set has not seen the light of day.
  • Mark from Barry's Bay, Ontario, CanadaExcellent cut, pure Allman... The slide work is outstanding and there is enough emotion in Gregg's voice to jump-start a leafblower
  • Jason from Monterrey, MexicoThe lyrics are great, the piano line is excellent, the drumming is perfect, Man I love this song!!!!
  • Jason from Monterrey, MexicoThis is one of my favorite, it me brings to tears everytime.
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