the song
title : Wasting time
written by : Ron Sexsmith
song copyright : © 2001? copyright control

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal, backing vocal, acoustic guitar
with :
Adam Kirk dobro
Johnny Scott pedal steel guitar
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar
Tim Harries bass guitar
Roy Dodds drums
music
key : G major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 78
form : VR VR M M VRx v M M VRx
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Wasting time

day is long, many hours to fill
it’s alright if we let a few minutes spill

where’s the crime in wasting time
with you

don’t have to run when the pistol’s fired
it’s alright if we let the meter expire

where’s the crime in wasting time
with you

{ah} people love to talk about
big things they’re going to do
oh I’ve been through it all

{ah} we can just remove ourselves
we don’t have to prove ourselves
worthy of their approval

we’re only young once – well that’s one point of view
but it’s alright if we’ve nothing better to do

where’s the crime in wasting time
where’s the crime in wasting time
where’s the crime in wasting time
with you

– pedal steel and acoustic guitars duet

{ah} people love to talk about
big things they’re going to do
I’ve been through it all

{ah} we can just remove ourselves
we don’t have to prove ourselves
worthy of their approval

we’re only young once – but that’s one point of view
it’s alright if we’ve nothing better to do

where’s the crime in wasting time
where’s the crime in wasting time
where’s the crime in wasting time
with you


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine and Roy Dodds
recorded by : Dave Dix at Driftwood Studio, London?
mixed by : Roy Dodds at ?
mastered by : Duncan Cowell at Sound Mastering
technical
track timing : 4:36
song timing : m:ss
released on
album : Driftwood (UK) track 6
album : Driftwood (Japan) track 4