Elegantly Wasted
by INXS

Album: Elegantly Wasted (1997)
Charted: 20
  • Look at all that shines
    Baby's down on the world and she knows it
    If your spirits running
    Why don't we make it rain like we used to
    We run
    We hide
    We wait and we want
    The good life
    Aw sure
    You're right
    This ain't, the good life
    Ah, Elegantly wasted
    Ah, Elegantly wasted

    Look at all the crimes
    Baby's down on the world cause she owns it
    Making up her life
    Nothing more nothing less makes it voodoo

    We run
    We hide
    We wait and we want
    The good life
    Aw sure
    You're right
    This ain't, the good life

    Ah, Elegantly wasted
    Ah, Elegantly wasted

    Well look at all that shines
    Baby's down on the world and she knows it
    If your spirits fine
    Why don't we make it rain like we used to
    We run
    We hide
    We want
    The good life
    Aw sure
    You're right
    This ain't, the good life

    Ah, Elegantly wasted you could be right,
    You could be certain
    You could be right
    Ah, Elegantly wasted
    Ah, Elegantly wasted you could be right,
    You could be certain
    You could be right
    Ah, Elegantly wasted feels like feels like

    Elegantly wasted you could be right,
    Elegantly wasted you could be certain
    Elegantly wasted you could be right
    Feels right, feels right Writer/s: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE, ANDREW CHARLES FARRISS
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Dusk Blackman from Albany, Georgia (u.s.a.)"Elegantly Wasted" is a real turn on! And Michael is the mastermind of the groove behind the song.
  • Dianna from Los Angeles, CaI've read the INXS Story to Story autobiography as well which talks a little about this song. It was written with reference to Michael Hutchence & his stuggles w/Paula Yates & the trappings of fame. The book tells of how the covert message within the chorus was added right after the altercation Michael H. had w/Liam G. of Oasis at a pub in Dublin where Michael was having drinks with Bono. Michael immediately returned to the studio (alone) & w/the engineer added layers to the chorus. No one knew that he was adding the phrase "I'm better than Oasis" instead of "I'm Elegantly Wasted". (it all came out 6 months later in a live interview at a Chicago radio station) If you listen carefully to the chorus throughout the song, you can clearly hear Michael singing the "OaSIS" part of the phrase.
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