Watching the ice melt between us
Just faster than grass grows
Itís not the best that weíve seen us
But nothing else I'd have chose

Reminds me of a time
When anything could have come
Anything could have happened
What a fantastic feeling

Time is precious as you say it is
I wanna know that we didn't miss
It goes by quickly youíll soon find out
I wonít go down
Time is precious as you say it is
I wanna know that we didnít miss
It goes by quickly youíll soon find out

When you fight to resist
Emotion with a fist
An irresistible force will always
Prevail

The fortress goes crumbling down
Around you where you stand
What was once strong mortar
Is now a pile of sand

Time is just as precious as you say it is
I wanna spend it and know that we didn't miss
I've dodged so many bullets that Iím careful now
I wonít go down
Time is just as precious as you say it is
I wanna spend it and know that we didn't miss
I've dodged so many bullets that I'm careful now
From reckless to recluse
And sometimes back again
Left wondering what's the use
Of a life of mischief spent

Makes cool the desert sun
The piece of mind that you gave me
Absolve me for things I've done
Only that can save me

Time is just as precious as you say it is
I wanna spend it and know that we didn't miss
I've dodged so many bullets that I'm careful now
I won't go down

Time is just as precious as you say it is
I wanna spend it and know that we didn't miss
I've dodged so many bullets that I'm careful now


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    General CommentThis song means exactly what it is titled, that time is precious...duh. But I don't think I've ever heard lyrics explain it so well, especially for me in my life. I'm finishing up college in a year or so and this song helps me focus whenever I hear it, not just on school work but life in general at my age.
    This harmony displayed by SA and Nick would sound weird without the music, but it is so beautiful when combined, and adding the drums in with those fills makes it even better. Once again, only a song that 311 could produce, and harmony that most other bands would butcher.
    n3j1y1on October 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you. This is a very different sounding 311 tune. I like it though. Like you said, the harmony is amazing between nick and SA. I like the transition from the normal guitar into the distortion at 1:26. Great song.
    Gman311on October 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentExcellent song. I can't believe it went unreleased.
    h0mebrewdon December 21, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"From reckless to recluse
    And sometimes back again
    Left wondering what's the use
    Of a life of mischief spent"

    Arguably some of 311's greatest lyrics ever written. It's good to hear from a band of mature individuals who have grown out of the fast life. There's a lot of musicians out there who will live the fast life until they can't keep up with it anymore. So props to 311 on being intelligent enough of people to find something else in life. As for "Time is Precious," I love the music, love the harmony, LOVE the lyrics and hope to see it on an album someday.
    TyHazon October 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow this song is amazing...deff a surprise it didnt make evolver over same mistake twice and just about any song on that album on btgs and jacks. i think this song could have made a great single. sa is nonexistent on this song so thats the only thing i dont like about it.
    borlando311on February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHonestly, probably my favorite 311 song. I wish more people knew about it.
    moacsupremeon July 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it`s about a guy realizing that it`s better to enjoy time with someone special than to raise icey walls
    david311freakon February 14, 2008   Link

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