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I've Wasted So Much Time

by Bret Helm (of Audra)

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The debut single from Audra's Bret Helm.

'I've Wasted So Much Time' is the first in a series of planned singles by Bret Helm. Known for his work as vocalist of the band Audra, Bret has been recording songs for a solo release over the last few years.

'I've Wasted So Much Time' was recorded in 2007, with all instruments and vocals performed by Bret. Audra bandmate (and brother) Bart Helm provided the final mixdown.


I want tomorrow to be like today
With something always to look forward to
Have you ever felt free
Yet felt so miserable?

The days go by so fast
And I’ve wasted so much time

One day the past will catch up with the future
And the sky will turn Catholic grey and rain down on me

The days go by so fast
And I’ve wasted so much time
And I’ve wasted so much time

We watch the years go by
And we watch and never come up for air
And we watch the years go by
And I’ve wasted so much time

And I’ve wasted so much time
So much time

So much time


released April 12, 2011
Written, Performed and Recorded by Bret Alan Helm.
Mixed by Bart Helm
(c) 2011 Bret Alan Helm, BMI


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Audra Mesa, Arizona

Formed in 1991 by Chicago-raised brothers Bart & Bret Helm, Audra has released 4 albums (the first 2 with Projekt Records). 2019 saw the release of Dear Tired Friends, their long-awaited 4th album. 2022 brings 20th Anniversary Editions of 2002's Going to the Theatre. Audra has performed with AFI, Peter Murphy, She Wants Revenge, New Model Army, The Mission UK, Lycia, etc. ... more

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