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Waste It On Me

Steve Aoki

Waste It On Me Lyrics

[Verse 1: Jungkook]
You say love is messed up
You say that it don't work
You don't wanna try, no, no
(You don't wanna try, no, no)
And baby, I'm no stranger
To heartbreak and the pain of
Always being let go (Always being let go)

[Pre-Chorus: Jungkook, RM & Jimin]
And I know there's no making this right, this right (This right)
And I know there's no changing your mind, your mind (Your mind)
But we both found each other tonight, tonight (Oh yeah)
So if love is nothing more than just a waste of your time

[Chorus: Jungkook, RM & Jimin]
Waste it on me, waste it on me
(Waste it on me)
Tell me, why not waste it on me? Waste it on me
(Waste it on me)
Baby, why not waste it on me? Waste it on me
(Waste it on me)
Tell me, why not waste it on me? Waste it on me
(Waste it on me)

[Verse 2: RM]
So we don't gotta go there
Past lovers and warfare
It's just you and me now (Yeah, yeah)
I don't know your secrets
But I'll pick up the pieces
Pull you close to me now (Yeah, yeah)

[Pre-Chorus: Jungkook, RM & Jimin]
And I know there's no making this right, this right (Yeah)
And I know there's no changing your mind, your mind (Oh)
But we both found each other tonight, tonight (Oh yeah)
So if love is nothing more than just a waste of your time

[Chorus: Jungkook, RM & Jimin]
Waste it on me, waste it on me
(Waste it on me)
Tell me, why not waste it on me? Waste it on me
(Waste it on me)
Baby, why not waste it on me? Waste it on me
(Waste it on me)
Tell me, why not waste it on me? Waste it on me
(Waste it on me)
Tell me, why not?

[Verse 3: RM]
Yay, don't you think there must be a reason?
Yeah, like we had our names
Don't you think we got another season
That come after spring?
I wanna be your summer

I wanna be your wave
Treat me like a comma
I'll take you to a new phrase
Yeah, come just eat me and throw me away
If I'm not your taste, babe, waste
Waste it on me

[Pre-Chorus: Jungkook & Jimin]
And I know there's no making this right, this right (Yeah)
And I know there's no changing your mind, your mind (Oh)
But we both found each other tonight, tonight (Oh, yeah)
So if love is nothing more than just a waste of your time

[Chorus: Jungkook, RM & Jimin]
Waste it on me, waste it on me
(Waste it on me)
Tell me, why not waste it on me? Waste it on me
(Waste it on me)
Baby, why not waste it on me? Waste it on me
(Waste it on me)
Tell me, why not waste it on me? Waste it on me
(Waste it on me)
Tell me, why not?

About “Waste It On Me”

Following previous collaborations like, “MIC Drop” and “전하지 못한 진심 (The Truth Untold),” “Waste It On Me” is an EDM track from Steve Aoki’s album Neon Future III featuring South Korean group BTS, specifically RM from their rap line, Jimin and Jungkook from their vocal line. It’s the first track the group has partaken in that’s completely sung in English.

With a repetitive melodic chorus and rap verses, the lyrics depict, both, a hopeless and hopeful love affair. While one side of the relationship labels love as a waste, the other side strongly advocates for the pursuit of this love.

“Waste It On Me” was first teased on a billboard in Hollywood, which initiated the Great BTS Billboard Hunt. Everyday a new element was added to the billboard until it eventually announced the new single.

The song debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Chart in 66 countries including the US, the UK, Australia, and Brazil.

Rolling Stone published an article discussing the success of the song in a predominately English industry saying:

“Waste It on Me” is being touted as BTS’ first all-English single, but that’s entirely besides the point. The group already went to Number 10 on the Hot 100 with “Fake Love,” which had an English hook. They also reached Number 11 with “Idol” and have gone Number One twice on the albums chart in 2018 alone while still singing and rapping frequently in Korean.

  • Does Jimin get to sing a few solo lines

    There is actually debate about whether he is in the song at all. The voice that says, “time” in the final line of the pre-chorus (So if love is nothing more than just a waste of your time) is what sounds the most like him. It is a possibility that instead of Jimin being one of the main vocalists, he’s more of the back vocals which may have been part of the beat/instrumental of the song.
    However, for the time being, it is clear that the other members involved in this song are RM and Jungkook.

    Because of fan debate, the radio station Kiss Chattanooga asked Steve Aoki who specifically featured on the song, but Aoki declined to answer and said that

    The voices on the song represent BTS.


    The question is asked at 1:20

    Unless one of the members of BTS goes into more detail later on, we may never know for sure.

  • How come there are only 3 members singing and not 7?

    It’s not uncommon for BTS to release songs with only a few members while still crediting the entire group. Most BTS albums have at least one song with only the vocal line and one with only the rap line. Their intro songs for each album also typically don’t feature all of the members.
    Before they debuted in 2013, members of BTS featured on other artists' songs like 2AM’s Love U, Hate U and Lee Seung Gi’s Song to Make You Smile. Despite not all the members participating in these tracks, they were still credited as BTS rather than as individual members.
    In the case of this song, it’s likely that BTS and Steve Aoki felt the song worked best with fewer members (it would have to be substantially changed to give all seven a meaningful part) and that they decided to label it a BTS song both because of the pattern established pre-debut and because they were more interested in credit for the song going to the group as a whole rather than individual members.

  • What have the artists said about the song?

    In a statement, Steve Aoki said:

    I’m so psyched to share this collaboration with one of the most exciting and inspiring group of guys I’ve met in the past few years.

    BTS added on and said:

    We’re happy for this meaningful and heartfelt collaboration. The song is just so amazing, we really enjoyed working on it. It’s our first song that is entirely in English. It was refreshing and fun to record the song. We hope this would be a good present for our fans.

    Furthermore, according to Steve Aoki’s tweets, in the first 4 hours of the song’s release, it got over a million streams:

    When the song got #1 on the Apple Music chart – on the same day of its release – he revealed that you could pre-order his album Neon Future III right away.

    Lastly, here is a recent interview Aoki did with “Radio Disney”. This 3-minute interview is everything about the artist working with BTS and such:

  • Will there be a MV coming out for this song?

    According to Steve Aoki, he confirmed that there will be an MV for this song.
    The MV will be released on Monday, November 19th.

"Waste It On Me" Track Info

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