Ain't Wasting Time No More

Album: Eat A Peach (1972)
Charted: 77
  • Last Sunday morning, the sunshine felt like rain
    The week before, they all seemed the same
    With the help of God and true friends, I've come to realize
    I still have two strong legs, and even wings to fly

    So I, ain't a wastin' time no more
    'Cause time goes by like hurricanes, and faster things

    Well, Lord, Lord, Miss Sally, why are your cryin?
    Been around here three long days, lookin' like we're dyin'
    Go step yourself outside and look up at the stars above
    And go on downtown, baby, find somebody to love

    Meanwhile, I ain't a wastin' time no more
    'Cause time goes by like pourin' rain, and much faster things

    You don't need no gypsy to tell you why
    Ya can't let one precious day to slip by
    Well, look inside yourself, and if you don't see what you want
    May be sometimes then ya don't
    But leave your mind alone and just get high

    Well, by and by, way after many years have gone
    And all the war freaks die off, leavin' us alone
    We'll raise our children, in the peaceful way we can
    It's up to you and me brother to try and try again

    So, hear us now, we ain't wastin' time no more
    'Cause time rolls by like hurricanes
    Runnin' after the subway train
    Don't forget the pourin' rain

Comments: 20

  • Kat from FloridaThank god we have their music. Endless music for listening or dancing
  • Robert from Johns Creek, GaNevermind... I was wrong.... it is true friends.
  • Robert from Johns Creek, GaThe elephant in the room question... Who is "Miss Sally?"
  • Robert from Johns Creek, GaGreg Allmand's advice... just get high. smh. I believe the lyric is, "With the help of God and TWO friends (the Son and the Holy Ghost)... My advice... stay away from drugs. ;)
  • 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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