Ian Zumback’s cover of “Wasted Years” opens in a quiet, composed meditation that can only be obtained through years of silence and striving towards spiritual growth. Gone are the overtones of a rock band’s search for a way to express sentiments of carpe diem. What remains are Adrian Smith’s raw lyrics, which Zumback delivers with building dynamics that draw intimate the listener into reflections that point both into the future and the past. At the song’s best, it is impossible to tell whom the singer is speaking to: a son, himself or maybe, somehow miraculously, both.