Song – Wastin’ Your Time

WRITER

  • Bob Gibson
  • Shel Silverstein

PUBLISHER(S)

  • Robert Josiah Music
  • Hollis Music (2018)

Song Licensing information

RECORDINGS BY OTHER ARTISTS

  • None

Song Notes

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LYRIC

Wastin' Your Time

Well now you’ve tried and you tried
It’s all in vain, my honey
How come you gonna go and try it all again
You’re wastin’ your time tryin’ to make me settle down

Well I told you once
Told you twice, my honey
Gotta have a different woman ev’ry night
No matter what you say, can’t help my runnin’ around

You say I’m just as fickle as a man can be
You say there is no other man as mean as me
There’s a million kind of fishes in the sea
Tonight my night for variety

Well now you’ve tried and you tried
It’s all in vain, my honey
How come you gonna go and try it all again
You’re wastin’ your time tryin’ to make me settle down

Well I got a head like a rock
A heart made of stone
A soul that’s as cold as an ice cream cone
No matter what you say, can’t help my runnin’ around

You’re bakin’ me bread and that sweet cornpone
But a man can’t live by bread alone
I love you, mama, just the best I can
Damn sweet woman, I’m a dirty old man

Well now you’ve tried and you tried
It’s all in vain, my honey
How come you gonna go and try it all again
You’re wastin’ your time tryin’ to make me settle down

Well I told you once
Told you twice, my honey
Gotta have a different woman ev’ry night
No matter what you say, can’t help my runnin’ around

Well it’s never gonna happen, mama
No matter what you say, can’t help my runnin’ around
All over town

Words & music by Bob Gibson and Shel Silverstein
© Robert Josiah Music / Hollis Music