Spice Girls - Wasting My Time Lyrics




Baby who
Was the one that treated you so bad
That you
Felt that you
Had to do to me what she had done to you

Now you prove
Everything that my friends had told me about you
Was true
Now it's over and we're through

You thought you'd play me
And have things your way
So can you blame me
For walking away?
What did I do to
Be treated so bad (treated so bad)
Now you have lost me
And I was the best thing you'd ever had

You think that I don't know
What's going on (what's going on)
But I know with you I'd just be wasting my time
I can't keep holding on
'Cause I know with you I'd just be wasting my time

Can't you see
That the things you said and did never had me
Make believe
That you saw something special inside of me
Now you seem
To think that you can't live your life without me
Sorry
Baby you can't do this to me

You thought you'd play me
And have things your way
So can you blame me
For walking away (walking away)?
What did I do to
Be treated so bad (so bad)
Now you have lost me
And I was the best thing you'd ever had

And you think I don't know (I)
What's going on (what's going on)
But I know with you I'd just be wasting my time
(But I know with you, I'd just be wasting my time)
I can't keep (no no)
Holding on (just holding on)
But I know with you I'd just be wasting my time
(But I know with you I'd just, I can't restore my time)

I don't know (I don't know)
What's going on (what's going on)
But I know with you I'd just be wasting my time
(You I'd just, wasting my time)
I can't keep (oh I do, yeah)
Holding on
'Cause I know with you I'd just be wasting my time

Now you know that
I can live without you
You should see that
It's not all about you
This time

You played too many games
Now it's time to see that I won't waste my life, no not me

You think I don't know
What's going on
But I know with you I'd just be wasting my time
I can't keep holding on
But I know with you I'd just be wasting my time

And you think that I don't know
What's going on (what's going on)
But I know with you I'd just be wasting my time (wasting my time on you)
I can't keep holding on
But I know with you I'd just be wasting my time
(But I know with you I'd just, I can't restore my time)

I don't know (I don't know)
What's going on (what's going on)
But I know with you I'd just be wasting my time
(But I know with you I'd just be wasting my time)
I can't keep (oh no)
Holding on
But I know with you I'd just be wasting my time
('Cause I know with you I, I can't restore my time)

I don't know what's going on
But I know with you I'd just be wasting my time
(I can't restore my time)
I can't keep holding on
('cause I know with you I)
But I know with you I'd just be wasting my time

I don't know





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  1. Oracle 2020

    Mel C sounds so computerised on the chorus.

  2. dwighthoward1

    Produced by Darkchild

  3. Joe Nathan

    This is great. I would only listen to the singles from Forever. Never gave this album a chance. Wish I would have done it sooner!

  4. Chris Noneyabiz

    Can't believe this song was never released as a single. Clearly one of the best songs they ever recorded. Love this. Also Never Give Up On the Good Times definitely should have been released as a single.

    DeAundré Alderman

    Virgin should've done more for this album!

  5. Sigh Canada

    Someone gave this song a shout out on the take me home video. This song slaps. Had to revisit.

  6. mirko castagna

    I love this album but it is a pity that it did not have the attention it deserved. There are songs that would be a hit.. I think it was to early for a change in music direction. Maybe it would be more successful nowadays.

  7. Kevin Todd Jr

    It’s none stop!

    Victoria Beckham - I am the best thing you’ve ever had.

    I moved on. Get me off this ride!😒 lol

  8. Bruna #

    Ninguem fala da Emma! Voz de anjo! Saudade das minhas meninas! Melhor girlband que já existiu <3

    Marco Faria

    Também sou muito fã da voz dela. Pra mim é a melhor voz

  9. Douglas Seijin

    Best Song of the album!

  10. smck 2016

    This is single handedly the worst track the Spice Girls put their name to.

  11. Agent

    It sounded like only 3 girls were singing.. can’t hear Mel B, not even on the backing vocals.. this is like a Mel C track feat. Victoria Beckham & Emma Bunton! Lol..

    Emma Johnson

    Agent plus she was the one that caused Geri to leave and the group to split thinking that she’s the energy, the star, and the core of the group when her career was as bland, void, and as short- lived as few weeks.

    Johnny Sinner

    yeah Mel B did act like she wanted to be the leader sometimes, plus Geri left the band on her birthday, can't be a coincidence

    Ramon Maldonado

    I always thought that the chorus and 2nd pre-chorus harmonies were Mel C, Mel B and Victoria, but after listening to this a lot, it sounds like Mel C , Emma and Victoria !

    FRANCESCO FISSORE

    @Emma Johnson we cannot know for sure the reasons of Geri's leaving... all what we believe being true, could stay just speculations.
    Of course Geri was well aware in late 1997-early 1998 of a precise fact, that it wasn't anymore time for Spice Girls to still rely mainly (aside releasing a couple albums and some singles, musically-wise) on countless TV appearances, talk shows, countless interviews, lip-sinched songs and all sorts of minor events; it was time to do some things more in earnest... and moreover, that huge committment named SpiceWorldTour '98 was coming. While the other girls got more and more confident at singing and dancing live before thousands and thousands fans (also looked like the were having more fun just while the tour grew more and more demanding, and harder), Geri clearly was experiencing the opposite. Whatever the reason, videos and interviews from that timeframe quite seem confirming the thing.
    Who knows, maybe by leaving at the peak of their (and her) fame, sure she would have benefitted from celebrity still present at top high degree... of course, media and press worldwide would hugely cover the event for some time to come. Could it be?

    FRANCESCO FISSORE

    @Johnny Sinner ... rather unlikely, looking at the exact dates.
    Geri left early in the morning of May 27th (as soon as exiting the airplane after coming back from Helsinki), Mel B's birthday is on May 29th.

  12. captainamerick

    victoria-s solos and bridges are beautiful, she could show that can sing very nice!

    FLY WORLD MEDIA TV

    I totally agree

  13. Rob Zaleta

    Best song on the album =D

  14. Trevor Bayers

    This entire album's lyrics were rife with bitterness about Geri leaving the group abruptly. While this album isn't bad, it completely lost what made Spice Girls so special. Not just because Geri left, but because of the new look, new sound and new attitude of the group. Gone was Girl Power and the crazy personalities of the girls. Gone was Baby, Scary, Sporty, Posh and Ginger. They were going for a more mature sound and look with this album. It wasn't a flop, it still sold very well, but not even close to the previous albums. When this album came out, their star power had already started to diminish. This was the final nail in the coffin for the Girls. It blows my mind how famous they were from JUST TWO albums, Spice and Spice World, and that awful movie lol. I'm a huge fan of Spice Girls from the very beginning. When they reunited in 2007, it was awesome. Then again for the 2012 Olympics in London. But this group only ever worked when it was all 5 of them together. Soon as Geri left, the Spice lost it's flavor 100%.

    트와이스핑크

    exactly!!!! really Geri was like the lead writer of the group, and she was good at what she did. When she left, the lyrics turned into angsty stories written by 7 year-olds discovering their bodies

    Skunky Stinkerson

    Geri admitted, and some of the other girls, that she was the main one behind the lyrics and melody writing for their music.. haven't you noticed that most of the songs have Geri written all over them? such as Lady is a Vamp, Viva Forever, Who Do you Think You Are, Never Give Up On The Good Times, Too Much, Last Time Lover, Stop etc., she even wrote Goodbye before she left. but of course, the other girls had to rewrite the lyrics. she was the one who had most of the input with the lyrics and melodies. when Geri wasn't there for the 3rd album, most of the lyrics were just repetitive, and not much creativity.

    Skunky Stinkerson

    When Geri left, she took the Spice with her, and her debut album was full of good songs, while the Forever album suffered.

    Agent

    I love them as a 4-piece because they sang & danced more. And r&b is my jam. It wasn’t the other 4’s fault that this album flopped. While Geri was the brains behind most of their songs in the past, it was totally selfish of her to just leave them into thin air. Still, they were able to produce 2 more number 1’s with Holler & Let Love Love Lead The Way. And another Christmas no.1 with Goodbye. So not bad at all..
    I don’t agree that Geri was the spice of the group because personally, Geri was my least favorite from the beginning. And what she did was not just unprofessional but hurtful to the other girls & SG fans.
    But I agree that magic happens when it’s all 5 of them together. So I don’t think the rumored 2019 Spice Girls reunion (without the now-most-famous member Victoria) will work.

    smck 2016

    Won't work as a 4 piece my ass they sold out 13 stadium dates without the most famous and overrated Mrs Beckham which only shows no one gives two shits about her and her ridiculous false brand in 2019. Go Mel B/C, Emma and Geri hope you girls keep going with new music which I'm sure will be successful and Spicy.

  15. Shaunny

    VB and that bridge.....SLAYS!!!!!

  16. kate hyland

    why haven't they performed all these new songs live there amazing come on Spicegirls I wanna hear you sing this Live !!!!

  17. Gladiador Games

    Saudade eterna

  18. xxxTIN0xxx

    The beat is enthralling and Mel C totally owns the song, love it.

  19. sillysongbird

    omg love this song

  20. Yesit'sJess

    I LOVE this album. I love all of their albums. I liked Geri, but I think they still sound good even without her.

    Domi Nache'

    They sound better without her tho.. that's the crazy part..

  21. xxxTIN0xxx

    I love this song, one of my favorites from this album. Love Melanie C's voice and that she's basically the only one in the chorus.

    Brent Waters

    finally good point I could never tell when she was singing she's aight

    xxxTIN0xxx

    +mike reid Mel C basically sings the entire song. Pre-chorus, chorus and second verse.

    Brent Waters

    +xxxTIN0xxx ok I feel so stupid I was confused the whole time I'm thinking you guys were talking about Victoria I can never tell when she's singing this is sporty spice all the way

    xxxTIN0xxx

    +mike reid
    Posh's parts are the "bridge", one closing line in each pre-chorus and the ad-libs in the second pre-chorus.

    Agent

    This is basically Sporty, then Posh & Baby and NO Scary song.. LOL

  22. Cesar Alvarez

    I think this is the best Victoria's participation in a song.

  23. Chayakan K

    Geri shouldn't leave the group . They can be so much better with her too

  24. xenawolf

    Could Melanie C's voice be any sexier? Love her forever!

    FRANCESCO FISSORE

    Not, it couldn't be sexier than in this very song - that's for sure.
    But, the girl herself is something impressively sexy in more than one aspect... fantastic Mel C.

    Lima Ricardo

    Horrível

    xxxTIN0xxx

    @Lima Ricardo Cala la boca, tu ès horrìvel

  25. Nocturne22

    Where's Mel B on this song???

    Pink Panther

    This is when the Spice Girls became racist........






    [/Sarcasm]

    Brent Waters

    Pink Panther not funny

    Nicolette James

    It's not the first time they did a song without a member. They've done that since their first album. The backstreet boys have had songs missing a member or 2 as well.

  26. phoenixmoon3

    sill loving Spice Girls. Viva Forever! <3

  27. CupcakeBeautiana

    Actually they did. If it's so awful then why are you here? In my opinion this is their BEST album because the sound is more mature then Spice or Spiceworld.

  28. ReptarOnIce

    Even though the group wasn't the same without Geri, I'm really happy that Victoria got to sing more on this album.

  29. Music1222

    Clearly they didn't. This is awful. SHouldn't have released it.

  30. Pierre A. Wilson

    They sound so good together!!!

  31. Vitamindeeee

    "Forever" was the third album from the Spice Girls released in 2000. "Wasting my time" is a great song good beat! This was their last album minus Geri Halliwell. Uncle Freddie produced this song. I know its hard to believe but this album is actually awesome and all the songs are great. I used to own this album and remember loving all the songs. I can dance all night on this song. This album was number one in Brazil lol nice! Spice girls days were so much fun lol I miss the Spice Girls badly!!!

  32. Rob Zaleta

    One fo the few songs that still reminiscence the spice flavour on this album,,,

  33. Rafael Zamith

    Great to see how Posh leads this song

  34. Tama Smallman

    This is my jam!

  35. Rob Zaleta

    This was one of the best songs on the album, a little bit of a mixture between classic spice girls and mature spice girls as a 4 piece band!

  36. Rob Zaleta

    This is probably one of the closest songs to what they used to do in the past so this is one of the best on the album

  37. Bryan Tolliver

    It would've done better if the girls had done a little more promotion of the album. They just abandoned all promotion because they were concentration on their solo careers.

  38. Jesse Thomas

    TIMELESS

  39. lovelight luckycharm

    I disagree completely. In fact, this song reminds me of older songs from them like "love thing" "something kinda funny" and "last time lover". Love the empowerement lyrics, (nothing that most of popstars would sing nowadays..) and melanie and victoria voices kill it in this tune! my fav from the album....

  40. keonna broussard

    Why is Sporty only singing the chorus?

  41. Josue Puac

    It's kinda sad that this record sold 5 million and was considered a failuire. Imagine now.
    BTW this album was great, I really like the fact that Mel C and Emma were the core of most of the songs, and the fact that since Geri wasn't in the group anymore Victoria had to actually sing.

  42. cairolremix24

    I love this song. Melanie B, Emma & Victoria wrote it. Ironically, Melanie B has no lines in the song except for the harmony. It goes to show how soulful Melanie C's & Emma's voice were!

  43. Bryan Tolliver

    @smck2009 The Spice Girls had lots of fun recording this album!!! They put effort into these songs!

    Skunky Stinkerson

    this was the style they wanted to do orginally before they released Spice.

  44. heysista321

    victoria owns this own - and the mel c only chorus - LUV IT!!

  45. Bryan Tolliver

    @harisbluebiru I am in America. I will always remember the Spice Girls!

  46. harisbluebiru

    I am in Indonesia.

    I like this song and picture. nice song and picture.

    I remember with this picture (cover album).

    I like Spice Girls songs and music.

    Spice Girls is Beautiful girls.

    I buy Spice Girls album in shop in Indonesia (My country).

    I think, The world (Indonesia too) always remember with Spice Girls songs and music. forever.

    greetings from Indonesia.

    thank you.

    haris.

  47. slolove06

    This sud've be second single not tell me why