All The Wasted Time
Words and music by Maddy Rodriguez

Seventeen on May 13th
Another birthday
And he never came
And she hasn’t seen him in forever

She walks around for hours now
Waits by the phone line
‘Cuz maybe this time
He might actually remember

And it’s not the fact that he’s gone
That keeps her up at night
That’s not the reason she cries

It’s all the wasted time,
The years gone by
Waiting each day for him to try
But he filled her nights
With broken hopes and
Shattered dreams
And promises he never keeps
All the wasted time,
She spent waiting to matter
In his life

An empty chair with no one there
At graduation,
But she’ll be patient
‘Cuz’ there’s still a chance he’ll come to see her

He doesn’t show in the end at all
She’s not surprised yet,
She’s disappointed
‘Cuz she thought he cared about his daughter

Then she realizes she basically
Spent her life tryin’ to do everything right
Thinking maybe he would change his mind

All the wasted time,
The years gone by
Waiting each day for him to try
But he filled her nights
With broken hopes and
Shattered dreams
And promises he never keeps
All the wasted time,

She spent planning that trip,
Breaking down when he cancelled it
Goin’ over all of the reasons
She ain’t good enough to believe in
‘Cuz he’d say I love you
But it didn’t seem to be true
Nothing made a difference at all
He’ll never wanna make the phone call

All the wasted time,
The years gone by
And every day telling herself lies
Trying to justify
The broken hopes and
Shattered dreams
The promises he never keeps
All the wasted time,
And every single year gone by
She spent waiting for the Dad
She never had

(Baby don’t cry anymore, anymore,
I know it hurts,
Baby don’t waste your time anymore, anymore,
You’re not alone
You just call on me now)

© 2012 Maddy Rodriguez
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contact: jaime(at)maddyrodriguez.com

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