Who Sang An Awful Thing to Waste? Supertramp

Supertramp Free as a Bird cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Richard Davies
release date: 1987
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Art Rock/Pop Rock/Prog Rock
length: 7:48
composer: Rick Davies
lyricist: Rick Davies
You say that you could do with a break
Above all you can take
You need to find somewhere you can run to

Somewhere a long way from here
Somewhere where the skies are all clear
Somewhere you can think all your thoughts through

It took a long time to make me understand
You gotta meet life and shake it by the hand
You gotta use your emotion

You talk a nice line to put your mind at ease
You wanna sit back and count your memories
But that's no solution

I don't want to harp about it
But what you gonna do about it?

Look at how you're set in your ways
You used to be so willing to face
Any kind of problem before you

Life is not as long as you think
Open up your mind and you'll see
Don't destroy yourself, I implore you, I implore you

You've got a fine wife, a perfect family
You had it all planned to live so carefully
But where does it get you

They say the mind is an awful thing to waste
And that's a fact that you must come to face
What more can I tell you?

I don't want to harp about it
But what you gonna do about it?

You have everything that you need
You only have to try to succeed
And realize it's all waiting for you

Living life this way is the worst
If you've to suffer you must
And don't you know we want to applaud you
Yes applaud you

CD 1
  • 1 It’s Alright
  • 2 Not the Moment
  • 3 It Doesn’t Matter
  • 4 Where I Stand
  • 5 Free as a Bird
  • 6 I’m Beggin’ You
  • 7 You Never Can Tell With Friends
  • 8 Thing for You
  • 9 An Awful Thing to Waste