John Mellencamp - Wasted Days

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2021-09-29 SiriusXM Studio, New York City
 
With no advance word of any kind — a John Mellencamp/Bruce Springsteen collaboration, "Wasted Days," appeared on YouTube at midnight Sept. 28.  
SiriusXM disk jockey Jim Rotolo announced on the air that Sept. 29, around 9 a.m., he will debut a new collaboration between John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen, and that it will be replayed throughout the day on the channel. Wasted Days was released on 29 Sep 2021 as the lead single from an upcoming John Mellencamp album due for release in 2022. It's one of three songs on the album that feature a guest appearance by Bruce Springsteen. Bruce contributed to the recording, trading lead vocals with Mellencamp on the verses and the two singing harmonies on the chorus.
 
 
  

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Bruce on the artist

2021-06-09 SiriusXM Studio, New York City 
During his From My Home To Yours show on Sirius XM's E Street Radio channel, just before playing John Mellencamp's 'Don't need this body', Springsteen mentioned that he collaborated with his "good friend" Mellencamp. "I've played on a few of Johnny's tracks on his upcoming record," he said. "We had a great time out there in Bloomington, Indiana." The following day, during a phone call with host Jim Rotolo on Sirius XM's E Street Radio channel, Springsteen elaborated more. "I worked on three songs on John Mellencamp's album, and I spent some time in Indiana with him," he told Rotolo. "I love John a lot and he's a great songwriter, and we've actually become very close. And I've had a lot of fun with him. So I sang a little bit on his, his music... he's got a terrific record that I think is coming out in the fall, I think, you know, I'm not exactly sure."
 
 
Bruce performed 4 times live with John Mellencamp: 
 
2019-12-09 Beacon Theatre, New York City
At Sting's 30th Anniversary Rainforest Foundation Benefit 

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2009-05-03 Madison Square Garden, New York City
Clearwater Concert in honor of Pete Seeger's 90th birthday
 
2004-10-11 MCI Center, Washington, DC
Finale of the Vote For Change concert series 
 
1988-05-26 Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
Bruce makes a guest appearances on stage with John Mellencamp and performs ' Like a Rolling Stone'
  

Lyrics

How many summers still remain 
How many days are lost in vain
Who's counting out these last dramatic years
How many minutes do we have here?

Wasted days
Wasted days
We watch our lives just fade away to
More wasted days

How much sorrow is there left to climb
How many promises are worth the time
And who on earth is worth our time
Is there a heart here that I can call mine?

Wasted days
Wasted days
We watch our lives just fade away to
More wasted days

How can a man watch his life go down the drain
How many moments has he lost today
And [?]
The end is coming, it's almost here

Wasted days
Wasted days
We watch our lives just fade away to
More wasted days

Wasted days
Wasted days
We watch our lives just fade away to
More wasted days

Wasted days
More wasted days
We watch our lives just slip away to
More wasted days