"Time After Time" as written by Cyndi Lauper and Hyman,....
Lying in my bed I hear the clock tickin', think of you
Turning in circles, confusion is nothing new
Flashback to moon nights, almost left behind
A suitcase of memories, time after sometime

You picture me, I'm walking too far ahead
You're calling to me, I can't hear what you have said
And you say, "go slow, I've fallen behind"
The second hand unwinds

If you're lost you can look and you will find me,
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I'll be waiting,
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting,
Time after time....time after time

After your picture fades and darkness has turned to grey
Watching through windows, I'm wondering if you're ok
And you say, "go slow, I've fallen behind"
The drum beats out of time

If you're lost you can look and you will find me, time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I'll be waiting, time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting, time after time
Time after time
Time after time
Time after time
Time after time


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"Time After Time" as written by Cyndi Lauper Rob Hyman

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    General CommentThis song means a lot coz it's off the Smallville soundtrack and it played in my fav episode, Crush. I'm aware that this song's a cover, but just listening to the accoustic guitare is great. The lyrics are.. wow. It's really about missing someone, waiting for someone.. "After your picture fades and drakness has turned to gray" It's a great nostalgic song that is on repeat right before I fall asleep!
    ladypeace24on June 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthas nebody heard Flying Pickets sing this?! It's amazing how they use there voices !
    hippie-chickon June 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentits a cover from cyndi lauper, like both versions..
    except that eva's voice is unbelievably beautiful..
    floreon January 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably the best version of this song that I've ever heard. I used to think Everything But The Girl's was great until I heard this a couple of years ago. Her voice is so sweet and beautiful. The guitar sounds very much like the work of Johnny Marr which also adds to the song. Just simple and amazing. Simply amazing I guess :]
    butterflykiss84on July 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti prefer eva's version as compared to cyndi.
    joiedevivreon December 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIndeed the most beautiful version of this song ever recorded; Eva's voice is so perfect. A welcome change/extreme improvement from the way cyndi recorded it. I agree with ladypeace, definitely on repeat before going to sleep!
    Christine.on August 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favourite song of all time!!!! the lyrics are just amazing!!! i cant decide which version i like best!!! eva's is beutiful coz her voice is so pure. but Good Charlotte covered it also...sounds great when i is rocked up. and also Matchbox 20 sang it on tour and its also very good.

    but yeah, best song ever written. its about a relationship...whether it be bf/gf or even just a special friendships and no matter what happens, u will always be there, even when it seems theres no hope..."flashback to warm nights, almost left behind" and "After your picture fades
    And darkness has turned to gray".

    could go on all day about this song coz it can have different meanings or everyone, depending on what situation you find yourself in.

    ahem, im done
    OTHfanon January 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis version is so beautiful. Eva's voice is perfect. I saw it in Smallville and it was used when Whitney's dad died at the funeral. I think it's about losing someone and you miss them so badly but you know that they are always going to be there watching over you..
    Poeticaon January 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentso want this played at my funeral. can be morbid or a song of hope, depending on how you feel when you listen to it and how you chose to view it.
    love every version of this but Eva's is the best. huge fan of her work. her voice is just the best!!

    i would dedicate this song to anyone i love and who means alot to me. just to let them know that no matter what, if they are happy or sad, up or down, i will be waiting, always ready to be there for them...time after time.
    OTHfanon October 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favourite version of this song it's sounds as thougth she really means it. It's also really nice with the acoustic guitar.
    ruru101on June 01, 2009   Link

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