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"Wasted Youth", a spoken word fantasy monologue (a remixed version of "Love and Death and an American Guitar" from Jim Steinman's Bad for Good album). The song's opening line "I remember every [...] little thing as if it happened yesterday. I was barely seventeen" references another Steinman penned Meat Loaf track "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" , but instead of being "barely dressed" the protagonist "once killed a boy with a Fender guitar." Influenced by The Doors, Steinman wanted to write a piece where "the rhythm wasn't coming from the drums so much as the voice - the rhythm of the spoken voice and the heartbeat behind it." Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.