“The Time I’ve Wasted” has always been a song close to my heart. From a young age, I’ve always been drawn to songs with a truthful lyric to my life. Country music has allowed me to express what I’m going through in a song for everyone to hear when sometimes I’m not able to speak the truth aloud. When I first heard this song, I was going through a breakup and knew I could connect to the song. Little did I know after months of dragging my broken heart around to a person that had no intentions of picking up the pieces, a few short months later these words would be some of the truest lyrics I’ve ever sang.
I read a quote the other day that I really resonated with that I believe everyone should remember, “You’ll never be good enough for the wrong person, but even at your worst you’ll be good enough for the right person.” As I think about that quote in relation to this song, I say to know your worth and know when you’re just dragging yourself into a hole mentally and physically because at the end of the day you’ll never be good enough for the wrong guy. For that guy that I let drag me around for months after we broke up in hopes that we’d get back together, that then said he was just trying to be my friend all along I say, “I could have served five life sentences for a crime I didn’t do, for all the time I’ve wasted on you.” Enjoy the song and don’t forget to listen to the original version by the lovely Lori McKenna.