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Allman Brothers — Ain't Wasting Time No More
Album: Eat A Peach
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Released: 1972
Length: 3:30
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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 all your 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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 all_ears wrote:
Gawd, Duane was only 24. I can't imagine how good he could have been in a couple more decades. A rare one...
 Dickey here

Gawd, Duane was only 24. I can't imagine how good he could have been in a couple more decades. A rare one...
L'Album que j'emporterais si je devais rejoindre une île déserte ! Joe - France ! 
"One More Time" by another famous band from Jacksonville was influenced by this. Would like to hear some of those songs written by Ronnie, Gary, Allen and the lads on RP! 
Just heaven!!!
I recognize a 10 when I hear one :-)
Beijing Sunday morning. Waking up, late with this song ...
Six days ago I had my own.hurricane hitting hard. Still rain in the heart. I'm very much in tune with this greaat song "Ain't Wasting Time No More"
 Proclivities wrote:
I'm pretty sure it's Dickey Betts playing slide; I think Duane was already gone when recording was completed on this song.
 
From Wiki:

"Ain't Wastin' Time No More" is a song by the American rock band the Allman Brothers Band. It was the lead single from their third studio album, Eat a Peach (1972), released on Capricorn Records. The song, written by Gregg Allman, largely concerns the death of his brother, Duane Allman, who was killed in a motorcycle crash in 1971.
The song peaked at number 77 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972.
Following the death of group leader and guitarist Duane Allman, the Allman Brothers Band returned to the studio to complete Eat a Peach, which was midway through production at the time of his passing. Much of the song's lyrical content deals with his death; Gregg Allman felt the subject "was the only thing I knew how to do right then." Allman had completed most of the song's music before his brother's death, but felt compelled to record it when bassist Berry Oakley and drummer Jaimoe asked about it. He proceeded to write the song's lyrics, which also concerns soldiers returning home from the Vietnam War, on a Steinway piano at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, where it was recorded in December 1971. Guitarist Dickey Betts picked up slide guitar in the aftermath of the tragedy, and took time to make sure his performance on the song would be up to par. Allman later recalled that he remembered Betts practicing the slide part for the song on the airplane down to Miami.


 sfyi2001 wrote:

 Duane Allman is without peer on slide guitar.

 
I'm pretty sure it's Dickey Betts playing slide; I think Duane was already gone when recording was completed on this song.
'Cause time goes by like hurricanes.   Runnin' after subway trains.  

 This album seems like yesterday.  Still great!
More Allmans please!!!!!!{#Roflol}
Magnificent Music   (nice natural high, though may need to get a little drunking later ; )
 mikezippi wrote:
I think this is like relix or is? Where is British...? Sorry i know and good morning to everybody from Finland. I enjoy my summer, I hope you too! Have a good music ... time and love each others. Sorry my bad English. In school that was A. but I was drunking yesterday... Bill, I hear what you said about that blues stuff. But, what is your favourite music?
 

                               

                            CHEERS! - from Seattle, mikezippi ~

 
RIP, Butch Trucks.
 mikezippi wrote:
I think this is like relix or is? Where is British...? Sorry i know and good morning to everybody from Finland. I enjoy my summer, I hope you too! Have a good music ... time and love each others. Sorry my bad English. In school that was A. but I was drunking yesterday... Bill, I hear what you said about that blues stuff. But, what is your favourite music?
 
this could very well be the best post of all time
sublime and beautiful
as good as it gets from these beloved north Florida rednecks
god damn Dickey was good
Monumentally good stuff! I had a room-mate at E-School in Rolla, MO, named KennyB, and he turned me on to this album in '80. Wow
 LPCity wrote:
I went to college starting in the fall of 1975.  In all those years of living in the dorms, this album was always playing on someones turntable somewhere.  It was already 4 years old then but so good it demanded to be heard.

It's still great to hear it all these years later. 

 
Absolutely.  Popular in my campus dormitory in the 73-74 school year as I recall.  

Ah, the Zoo.  Fond memories.   Management blacklisted me.  No worries.  I went to South America instead.  {#Cheesygrin}

For the record, just because you hang with the 'dealers', if for no other reason than they had the very best dorm sound systems, does not mean that you are a 'dealer' also.   

Can you fault a guy for appreciating great sound systems?  
I went to college starting in the fall of 1975.  In all those years of living in the dorms, this album was always playing on someones turntable somewhere.  It was already 4 years old then but so good it demanded to be heard.

It's still great to hear it all these years later. 
Sweet sweet slide.....
Drop it into sixth gear and let 'er run towards the horizon.
A true Georgia peach...southern sweet.
Need more wine to appreciate this one.. 
 
righteous. deserted island album.
Everybody in my homeless camps loves this song, and this brilliant album...  we be dancing under peach trees...  wish Duane were here...
Just saw Gregg Allman perform this at the Doheny Blues Festival last weekend, he still has it going on!
Gregg was at Doheny fest this past weekend. I'll be traveling up to Santa Cruz to see him again this weekend!  {#Daisy}
so good


magnificent...  love this song...
 
Nice way to start my rainy work day!!

Thanks Bill!!
An album that changed my life.
I don't get it. Wow! I mean, how could a song such as this, from this iconic album, have so few comments and even fewer plays in the last month?????

Bill, please remedy this situation!
Thanks in advance!
What a huge, grounding, suthun album for riding around in a Pontiac Bonneville with our buddies in the wake of Vietnam and Watergate.  Thanks, Bill
 JrzyTmata wrote:
WTF? never played? That's just tragic.
 
I agree.
WTF? never played? That's just tragic.
I think this is like relix or is? Where is British...? Sorry i know and good morning to everybody from Finland. I enjoy my summer, I hope you too! Have a good music ... time and love each others. Sorry my bad English. In school that was A. but I was drunking yesterday... Bill, I hear what you said about that blues stuff. But, what is your favourite music?
Let\'s hear this please. Allman\'s at their peak, with a nice lyric. :cool: