The Allman Brothers Band – Ain’t Wasting Time (Feb. 1972)


Published on Sep 9, 2012 by djclay33

Gregg Allman – organ, vocals, piano, electric piano, acoustic guitar
Duane Allman: slide and lead guitars, acoustic guitar in “Little Martha” (Tracks 4-9)
Dicky Betts – slide and lead guitars, vocals,
Jai Johanny Johanson – drums, congas
Berry Oakley – bass
Butch Trucks – drums, percussion, tympani, gong, vibes, tambourine

Last Sunday morning, the sunshine felt like rain.
Week before, they all seemed the same.
With the help of God and true friends, I come to realize
I still had two strong legs, and even wings to fly.

And oh I, ain’t wastin time no more
‘Cause time goes by like hurricanes, and faster things.

Lord, lord Miss Sally, why are you cryin’?
Been around here three long days, you’re lookin’ like you’re dyin’.
Just step yourself outside, and look up at the stars above
Go on downtown baby, find somebody to love.

Meanwhile I ain’t wastin’ time no more
‘Cause time goes by like pouring rain, and much faster things.

You don’t need no gypsy to tell you why
You can’t let one precious day slip by.
Look inside yourself, and if you don’t see what you want,
Maybe sometimes then you 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.

Well, hear us now, we ain’t wastin’ time no more
‘Cause time goes by like hurricanes
Runnin’ after subway trains
Don’t forget the pouring rain.

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