03 December 2018

Pink Floyd's "Time"

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.
Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.
So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.
Every year is getting shorter never seem to find the time.
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over,
Thought I'd something more to say.
Home again
I like to be here
When I can
When I come home
Cold and tired
It's good to warm my bones
Beside the fire
Far away
Across the field
Tolling on the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spell


  1. Bless your classic rock & roll heart ~ Gilmour still can pull you in.

  2. "Wish You Were Here" says much the same thing. It's been nominated as the saddest song ever written. He really knows how to turn a bittersweet phrase.

  3. It's not a Gilmour song - only Waters is given credit for the lyrics (to Time as well as the entire album), as far as I know.

  4. Revisit "Wot's...Uh the Deal" off Obscured by Clouds. Similar to Time, it forces me to realize how fast time is passing.


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