Cartel - Wasted Lyrics




It's 2:45, the baby takes his first breath
The mother never knew he only had a few left and
The father gets a call in the middle of the night
His breath gets short and his chest gets tight

But he's 16, and he's driving too fast
Takes a turn to the left, it would be his last
Nobody knows what happens if he turns to the right
Nobody in the car would've died that night

But he's 32 and invincible.
The cancer he had it was visceral
He never saw it coming...thought he had his whole life
Sick in the morning and he died in the night.

We're all so...
We're on the run.
We're all, we're all
We're wasted, no no no
We're all wasted
We're wasted, no no
We're all wasted

7 years old, got his bat in his hand
He’s looking for his father and he doesn't understand
'Cause dad's too busy, got some deals on the way
His son sits alone as the children play

And he's 18 he couldn't wait to move out
His parents wonder what all the rush is about
They never bothered with his dreams
Only thinking of theirs.
Wonders why he doesn't call and why he doesn't care

But he's 32 and invincible
With everything he is based on principle
He never had a truly happy moment in his life
He didn't want the kids and he didn't want his wife.

We're wasted, no no no
We're all wasted
We're wasted, no no
We're all wasted
We're wasted
We're all wasted
We're all wasted, no no
We're all wasted

23 now got his life in his hands
He's looking all around and he doesn't understand
'Cause life's too busy, things get in the way
We all feel alone every single day

And I'm 18 couldn't wait to move out
It's been 5 years and now I'm starting to doubt...
Whether all my dreams are just aimless stares
Looking off to someplace that isn’t there

When I'm 32 will I be miserable?
With everything around based on principle
Will I have a clue, oh wouldn't it be nice
to never be alone in this wasted life.

We're wasted, no no no
We're all wasted
We're wasted, no no
We're all wasted
We're wasted
We're all wasted
We're all wasted, no no
We're all wasted.





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  1. WeedBlogTV

    2020 wadddup!

  2. Nerdsworth Academy

    "He never saw it coming, he thought he had his whole life. Sick in the morning and he died in the night." Oof, this gets me every time.

  3. luckyxxxxk

    Wow, I haven’t listened to this song in years!! melancholy mixed with nostalgia.

  4. No Love Nomad

    "7 years old, got his bat in his hand
    He’s looking for his father and he doesn't understand
    'Cause dad's too busy, got some deals on the way
    His son sits alone as the children play

    And he's 18 he couldn't wait to move out
    His parents wonder what all the rush is about
    They never bothered with his dreams
    Only thinking of theirs.
    Wonders why he doesn't call and why he doesn't care

    But he's 32 and invincible
    With everything he is based on principle
    He never had a truly happy moment in his life
    He didn't want the kids and he didn't want his wife"

    I'm only 28, but this sums up my life to date.

  5. Jessica Williams

    3:18 this line is about to hit millennials a lot harder.

  6. ryankon518

    Just found this hidden gem. Definitely need more songs with drumlines!

  7. 1295candi

    2019 and still listening to this song all the time since 2007

  8. UNBROKEN

    Still awesome

  9. Joey Uhl

    It makes me happy to see so many people still commenting and loving this song as much as I do after so many years.

    Shevon Mullings

    Ikr bro

  10. Ada Castellon

    I had my 7th grade band director listen to this song because of the drum line and he hated the lyrics of the song saying it was inappropriate. He didn't realize what the artist meant by "We're all wasted" he thought of alcohol, I thought of a wasted life. I never liked him before then and when I realized he was so close minded it only got worse.

  11. Jon MacPhee

    cue emotions :*(

  12. Fa23NinjasHy3r

    I don't get why you guys are gonna cry

  13. Samuel Servin

    Listening in 2018

  14. ebru çalışkan

    sadece gürültü. iki farklı ritim ile sunulmuş bir gürültü. hiç değişim yok yalnızca dıtdıtdıt giden tek ritim ve aynı dotdododot dotdododot şeklinde söylenen barkı bir ritim. başkabirşey becerememişler var hadi dotdotdot yapalım demişler gibi. aaa yanına bıda dıtdıtdıt ekleyeeeeliiim. çok zekiceee. aptallar

  15. Tera Pan

    This song creeps me out.

  16. Tori L.

    I searched for hours to find this song 💖💕

  17. brokenupbeat

    One of the best easycore songs ever.

  18. Kidney Function Is Not A Right It's A Privilege

    The beginning gave me flash backs to marching band

  19. Infamous BC

    Still want my Will Farell dvd back when i gave this to you guys in the bubble

  20. Tdld77

    Wonders why he doesn't call, and why he doesn't care. This American culture of chasing money instead of happiness. Trying to make young people decide what they're going to do for a living at only 18. This song always makes me slow down and really evaluate my life, and goals I set for myself. Everything and everybody else is just noise.

  21. pooacid2k9

    You pussy

  22. Loso's Way

    Best white person song ever

  23. Jefferson

    I swear the first time I heard this song I thought it was just literally about getting wasted until I heard the lyrics. My coworker showed me this song and I'm glad she did.

  24. Richie Mcknight

    WHAT HAPPEN...........MUSIC IS NOTHING NOW SIRI HAS MORE BARS THAN HUMANS NOW

  25. MavisLeCerf

    Lyrics (from what I've heard) :

    It's 2:45 the baby takes his first breathes
    The mother never knew he only had a few left
    And the father gets a call in the middle of the night
    His breath gets short and his chest gets tight

    but he's 16 and he's driving too fast
    Takes a turn to the left it would be his last
    Nobody knows what happens if he turns to the right
    Nobody in the car would have died that night

    But he's 32 and invincible
    The cancer he had it was visceral
    He never saw it coming thought he had is whole life
    Sick in the morning and he died in the night

    But we're all so...
    We're on the line...
    We're all we're all..
    All..

    We're wasted no no no
    We're all wasted
    We're wasted no no
    We're all wasted

    He's 7 years old got his bat in his hand
    He's looking for his father and he doesn't understand
    Cuz dad's too busy got some deals on the way
    His son sits alone as the children play

    And he's 18 and couldn't wait to move out
    His parents wonder what all the rush is about
    They never bothered with his dreams only thinking of theirs
    Wonders why he doesn't call and why he doesn't care

    But he's 32 and invincible
    With everything he is based on principle
    He never had a truly happy moment in his life
    He didn't want the kids and he didn't want his wife

    We're wasted no no no
    We're all wasted
    We're wasted no no
    We're all wasted

    We're wasted
    We're all wasted
    We're all wasted no no
    We're all wasted

    23 now got his life in his hands
    He's looking all around and he doesn't understand
    Cuz life's too busy, things get in the way
    We all feel alone every single day

    And I'm 18 and couldn't wait to move out
    It's been 5 years and now I'm starting to doubt
    Wether all my dreams are just aimless stares
    Looking off to someplace that isn't there

    When I'm 32 will I be miserable?
    With everything around based on principle?
    Well I have a clue, Oh wouldn't it be nice
    to never be alone in this wasted life?

    We're wasted no no no
    We're all wasted
    We're wasted no no
    We're all wasted

    We're wasted
    We're all wasted
    We're all wasted no no
    We're all wasted

    We're wasted
    We're wasted
    We're wasted no no
    All wasted..

  26. Jessica Fernandez

    Playing this song on repeat knowing that you don't know where you are in life

    Matthew De Mello

    Jessica Fernandez ❤️

    Jessica Fernandez

    @Matthew De Mello ❤

  27. Timmy McClelland

    he never had a truly happy moment in his life, he didn't want the kids, and didn't want his life):

    Gangsta_ T

    Jordan Moore no it's life

  28. Sartori_ Art

    been a favorite for a long time here

  29. el H

    This song gets to me :/ breaks my heart "is it all just aimless stairs hooking up to some place that isn't there? ;-;

  30. Haunted Horrors

    What happened to them?

    weakweek85

    +JC KOWS they're still going. Last album was in 2013, collider. great album. they just did a chroma 10 year reunion tour

    Haunted Horrors

    +weakweek85 oh cool thanks

  31. The Gay Slim Shady

    this sounds like the school spirit song for an all emo school cuz that drum beat and i love it

    Jay BoneZ

    What are you talking about that's a normal drum line beat? wow....

    Rory Giambalvo

    +Jacob Menser it's not so much the drum beat, but the kind of drum being played, the kind you'd here in a marching band

    Dameon Harley

    The Gay Slim Shady emos are scene losers

  32. Rachel Yoder

    this song is so happy until you listen to the lyrics and their meaning then it gets really depressing

    Michael

    +Rachel Yoder i guess it depends on how you look at the meaning of the lyrics. to me, its talking about how you shouldnt live your life based on principle (dont do things just because society expects that of you). life can be short, spend it doing what YOU want before you dont have a chance to. just my take on it :)

    christopher funakoshi

    Agreed I think of this song more as a warning then life sucks get used to it.

    LOLI taku

    He does say as the last verse "Don't I have a plan, never be alone in this wasted life"

  33. EzioAuditore FaZe

    FaZeRain

  34. Blanca Estrada

    we're all WASTED!!

  35. white people lips

    made it my alarm clock, and listen to it non stop. i need help bc im addicted to this song :o

  36. CS:GO Lady

    Hmm, not the best song from Cartel.

    Deffy Urz

    @Gepuz DK u, must be completely Wasted.

    Ariana Bridges

    @Tyler McMullen yass XD

  37. bsballerz19

    Do these guys even make anymore albums anymore? Enjoyed listening to them 4-5 years ago. 

    Alexander Lotz

    @bsballerz19 not sure but same here

    Sarah Ewing

    @bsballerz19 they release an album in 2009 and another 2014. the one in 2014 was independently released.

    matthew funakoshi

    +bsballerz19 Collider was made 2 years ago, and I still think they tour

  38. sandmand2000

    this song makes me happy when i get high yeah sounds beater when you have marijuana lol 

  39. xXC0R3Xx

    take the time you have and spend it like its your last minuets anything can happen at any time live your life no regrets no worries fuck what people think about you have a good day

    xXC0R3Xx

    that's the message of this song imo

  40. 00110001zero

    The whole human race is wasted. we're all wasted! We only take things for granted till it's too late and for our own selfish gains.

  41. Ale Quintana

    We really are wasted

  42. J Booth

    basically their only good song

    J Booth

    the only one i like i should say

    Brendan Bray

    Second Chances?

    Logan Smith

    @J Booth Faster Ride? Endlessly? Only you? One of many good songs.

    CelestialHand

    You are thouroughly intoxicated

  43. Aubryella Otero

    The tune is so happy but the lyrics are incredibly sad. This song strangely makes me want to cry.

    H. Rashidi

    @Naomi Figueroa true that

    Naomi Figueroa

    @Artemis Fowl It's literally probably the happiest sounding song out there

    Varian Wrynn

    @Naomi Figueroa
    Listen to Bullet by Hollywood Undead.

    Sarah Evansco

    +Aubryella Otero Makes me wonder what a sad playing of instruments mixed with happy lyrics would do to a person.

    taratortuga

    No strangely about it, I cry when I listen to it. Haha

  44. Dalton Forrest

    Forgot about this. I was obsessed with this for a while.

  45. Kymber Keaton

    Fav band.

  46. Travis Henry

    People complaining about this being 'bad'.
    No such thing as 'bad music'. There's such things as opinions though.

    Sarah Evansco

    +Tokio Kuryuu EXACTLY, it's like art. Me being in the art academics (college) for a long time has made me see that almost any art form will be both loved and hated by people.

  47. Allie

    more songs need marching band drum lines tbh this is amazing

    Brandon Dyer

    thanks, that was mine back when we were in high school!

  48. Michael

    The part where he sings "we're all wasted" sounds like "we're always dead" :p

    Molly Coppock

    That's what I was thinking

    Adam S

    Welcome to the audio Rorshach test portion of youtube.

    Dana

    Because we are.

  49. 1Rachel1Love

    This song is about the lyrics. This world is full of morons.

  50. Savannah Nicole

    This is the besr song eva .<3 Lol . Its my favorite od many .. <3

  51. Rose Azeltine

    I love this song. It's sad but there is just something about it that is so perfect.

  52. RayWilliamJohansen

    ...I have never heard of this song and it makes me feel like I have been missing out...how many bands and songs are out there that I don't know about ?

    goodcaster1

    You're not RWJ! you're just a fake!

    Gerstberger

    @goodcaster1 His name is Ray William Johansen, that may very well be his name :D. And in preparation for your incoming rebuttal, his picture doesn't matter, as I doubt YOU are V for Vendetta.

    Aaron Sasser

    MySpace Music was the best place ever to find new bands

    Liz S

    ~~more like this~~
    Mae
    Anberlin
    Spitalfield
    The Junior Varsity
    The Early November
    Motion City Soundtrack
    The Starting Line
    The Academy Is...
    The Spill Canvas
    Saves The Day
    Relient K
    Copeland
    Bayside

    DarknessCalling

    All Time Low too

  53. Gloria Rodriguez

    On replay woahhh 

  54. Taylor Lopez

    This song though.

  55. Eve Lo

    this is the gayest thing I have ever heard

    Nick

    I'm beginning to think you are just dense. Please don't prove me right anymore than you already have.

    *edit, replaced insult with nicer term.

    Eve Lo

    Uh ok dude. Im beginning to think you don't understand not everyone likes the same things as you. Im done though. Doesnt matter what you say to me after this.

    Eve Lo

    I just personally dont like it. It sounds too whiny and forced. There are some male singers who can do a higher pitched sound and not sound too whiny but i just feel this guy isnt one of them. If you like it though its cool. We all have different tastes.

    goodcaster1

    Glad to see that you think it is a very happy song.

    Dana

    goodcaster1 Best comment, thank you. <3

  56. Cici Ibarra

    I was talking about the beat..

  57. Jordan Adair

    I don't think you're understanding ...

  58. Cici Ibarra

    This makes feel happy

  59. Liam Jimmieson

    This song is amazing.

  60. zYOLO_Panda24

    @anthony peszek thanks captain ob

  61. KoiinuNe

    i would have never gotten that. thanks!

  62. Crisscross

    @Anthony peszek I love what you said

  63. Anthony Peszek

    This song is about who many different lives end up being wasted. These people had so much going on for them. The happy sound, in my own opinion, is a call for action for the listener to make sure they make their life count and make sure that their life isn't wasted.

  64. Jordan Smith

    Obsessed.

  65. End Human Sovereignty 2020

    This song makes me cum

  66. Becca Kalista

    I literally try to figure out if this song is happy or sad every time I listen to it. I'm like, the lyrics are depressing as shit, but the music is so happy and dancey!

  67. Bre Tainatongo

    hi. :)

  68. Clarke Nelson

    humpty dumpty

  69. Claudia Talaugon

    I remember listening to Cartel in like 8th grade, now I'm done high school. Fuck, time flies.

  70. BJinVA

    The song got pretty shitty after 4:26 until I found the replay button

  71. t s

    Hello teresa

  72. Teresa D

    omg. does anyone know any other songs that sound like this?!?

  73. Crisscross

    Ikr Sarah

  74. foreignsars

    i dont think this song could ever get old

  75. Crisscross

    I FUCKING FUCKING LOVE THE FUCKING DRUM LINE IN THIS SONGGGG

  76. Mike Nunnya

    this hits rite in the heart

  77. Deja Moton

    At first I thought they said we're always dead lol

  78. Clarke Nelson

    Thanks very much to every one who's viewed and commented! We've hit over 1million! *virtual high five*

  79. Krissy O'Farrell

    1,000,000 view :D

  80. Clarke Nelson

    so much sense has been made.

  81. Jon Bovi

    from 2:50-3:33 is one my favorite moments in music history, this is SO GOOD

  82. DKsparks13

    its the same feeling you have when a chapter in your life is coming to an end.

  83. Adonis Albright

    ooooooooooh my gooooooood<3

  84. Ally

    So freaking song yet so freaking awesome at the same time. I feel like crying and going a nature walk at the same time.

  85. Beyond Your Sights

    thats deep bro

  86. Meghan Lifsey

    Cartel. Is. Perfect.

  87. TheFosterKid FromSpringfield

    my suicide song...

  88. macaronnieyatco

    My song in highschool 2009!

  89. FoxyNights

    @Dethwish25 pretty sure I'm American to... Hmm...

  90. Brett Martin

    Any song that gives me the chills means they did a good job in conveying their feelings and emotions to me. I love this song and can't help sing it at the top of my lungs. :D

  91. FoxyNights

    sire* please google the definition of words your trying to correct sire is a perfect word to fit in that sentence

  92. Jayde Crawford

    Male version of 'superchick'

  93. Ally

    This makes me so sad yet the beat is so awesome!

  94. Michael Marino

    if my wallet was full of all my fucks... You sire would get none.

  95. smilebombay

    I was hoping the line was "we're always dead" but at one point he says just "we're wasted" so I don't think that's it.

  96. bootsma11

    Im a 20 year old guy, and honestly this song makes me tear up a little. Strong meaning to it. Hits me hard.

  97. K F

    I love this song cause it's not just a song, it's also a story ♥