"Timer" as written by and Laura Nyro....
Uptown
Goin down
Ole life line
Walkin down faster
Walkin with the master of Time

My lady woke up
And she broke down
She got up
She let go
Take me Timer
Shake me Timer
Timer let it blow
Let it blow

Oh I belong to Timer
He changed my face
You're a fine one Timer
You've got me walkin'
Through the gates of space

I keep rememberin'
Indoors that I used to walk through
Baby I'm not tryin' to talk you down
But I could walk through them doors
Onto a pleasure ground
It was sweet and funny
A pleasure ground
Didn't know about money
Didn't know about Timer
Did not know about Timer

Holdin' to my cradle at the start
But now my hand is open
And now my hand is ready
For my heart
So let the wind blow Timer
I like her song
And if the song goes minor
I won't mind

And Timer knows the lady's gonna love again
Time says the lady rambles never more
If you love me true
I'll spend my life with you
And Timer
You're a jigsaw Timer
God is a jigsaw
Soulin' with
Soulin' with Timer


Lyrics submitted by just_old_light

"Timer" as written by Laura Nyro

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    General CommentGreat, GREAT lyrics! What they mean .. I don't rightly know yet. It is the kind of song you need to cogitate on a few times before it has a meaning for you.

    I think it has, intentionally, multiple meanings. First, Timer is a metaphor for, well, time.

    But if so, what is she talking about in "If you love me true ... I'll spend my life with you"??? Doesn't quite sound like something you'd say to Mr. Time. More like something you say to a Significant Other.

    But later, Timer is, essentially, equated with God. But you don't normally place a demand on God to 'love me true'.

    So, Timer is 1) the simple passage of time; 2) a boyfriend/girlfriend; 3) God; 4) some combination of the previous.

    I think there is no correct answer. Again, this vagueness is intentional, and is also why this song is so great - it lets the listener take from it what they may, rather than spelling everything out clearly for them. This way, it makes the song more personal and meaningful to the listener.

    God bless you, Laura!
    tsreybon March 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAha, Laura Nyro once said that this song was written about her cat :D. Obviously, there's a bit more to it than an ode to a fluffy friend, but I kind of love that coy little answer--and Laura, and all of her marvelous idiosyncrasies.
    just_old_lighton April 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentF*CK! justoldlight .. your comment is a PERFECT example of why I am always so afraid to read anything on songmeanings.net. Here's what I mean: from now on, every time I hear this wonderful song, I will forever have the image of a cat - could be the most lovable cat in the world - but nevertheless, a cat is NOT what I used to imagine when I listened to this song. Sorry it isn't your fault - it is mine, for reading your comment when I should've known better
    tsreybon June 04, 2008   Link

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