The clock's running down
The team's losing ground
To the opposing defense
The young quarterback
Waits for the snap
When suddenly it all starts to make sense

He's got all kinds of time
He's got all kinds of time
All kinds of time
He's got all kinds of time
All kinds of time

He takes a step back
He's under attack
But he knows that no one can touch him now
He seems so at ease
A strange inner peace
Is all that he's feeling somehow

He's got all kinds of time
He's got all kinds of time
All kinds of time
He's got all kinds of time
All kinds of time

He thinks of his mother
He thinks of his bride-to-be
He thinks of his father
His two younger brothers
Gathered around the widescreen TV

He looks to the left
He looks to the right
And there in a golden ray of light
Is his open man
Just as he planned
The whole world is his tonight


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    General CommentIt really reminds of this part by The Perks of Being a Wallflower (I know it's long, but it fits perfectly):

    My dad played college baseball for two years, but he had to stop when Mom got pregnant with my brother. That's when he started working at the office. I honestly don't know what my dad does.
    He tells a story sometimes. It is a great story. It has to do with the state championship for baseball when he was in high school. It was the bottom of the ninth inning, and there was a runner on first. There were two outs, and my dad's team was behind by one run. My dad was younger than most of the varsity team because he was only a sophomore, and I think the team thought he was going to blow the game. He had all this pressure on him. He was really nervous. And really scared. But after a few pitches, he said he started feeling "in the zone." When the pitcher wound up and threw the next ball, he knew exactly where that ball was going to be. He hit it harder than any other ball he ever hit in his whole life. And he made a home run, and his team won the state championship. The greatest thing about this story is that every time my dad tells it, it never changes. He's not one to exaggerate.
    I think about all this sometimes when I'm watching a football game with Patrick and Sam. I look at the field, and I think about the boy who just made the touchdown. I think that these are the glory days for that boy, and this moment will just be another story someday because all the people who make touchdowns and home runs will become somebody's dad. And when his children look at his yearbook photograph, they will think that their dad was rugged and handsome and looked a lot happier than they are.
    bybymcon August 18, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is not linked to football at all, in fact, if anything, it shows the insignificance of it. everything begins to make sence to the boy- life that is. we've all had that defying moment, when we realize something.. something big. and with that moment comes a feeling, a 'strange inner peace'. he is is suddenly sees, life opens up. everything is at ease. hes got all kinds of time.
    milescoleman101on February 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTaken literally, it's a song about a quarterback in a football game, getting the ball hiked to him, looking around, and seeing the open man to pass the ball to.

    But if you don't pay attention to the words, it sounds like a soul-fulfilling power ballad.

    Great tune, either way.
    drucifer23on December 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAppropriately, it's now being used in an NFL commercial.
    Thunderbolton January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe guitar at the end of the song is awesome, except im certain that ive heard almost the exact same guitar sequence in some other song which i cant remember..........any ideas?
    bw10185on January 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbw10185, it sounds almost like Vindicated by Dashboard Confessionals. I thought of the exact same thing, but then i went and looked at Vindicated, and they are quite different. Their key is different, but the rhythm is also vaguely different, but it does sound the same.

    I think its a great song (All kinds of time) and its one of my favorite ones, and has a place in all of the playlists that i make!
    Aurison January 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree, the guitar at the end of the song sounds kind of like "Vindicated". Also, it made me think of the "Yellow" song riff by Coldplay.

    P.S. Interesting note, the guitar solo in this song is played by James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins fame. I guess FOW must be friends with him or something.
    drucifer23on February 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust take a step back, take a deep breath, and you're in control. I first heard this in Scrubs and I love it.
    jhathon April 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentamazing song...
    it was playing when i found out my 16 yr old best friend lost her virginity...right as the line "all kinds of time" played it brought on a whole new meaning for me.
    TexasTechChicon October 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commenttexastechchic...weird comment? this song is all but a song about losing your virginity.

    for that more like Oasis. Or at least I wouldn't want to have sex for the first time for this song...sorry to say it but it's kind of trite.
    I love the cd but this is one of the weakest songs in the cd. I'd say "mexican wine", "little red light", "fire island", "stacey's mom" and "bright future in sales" are much better songs, and more mature too.
    kozmikon April 28, 2006   Link

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