"Precious Time" as written by Shepherd Rupert Alexander J. Jarvis, Robert Dylan Thomas, Orlando Thomas Penhale Weeks, Felix White and Hugo White....
Pound for pound and cheek to cheek
Cheek paler than a lamp light
Take me down to light the box
And play super Scalextric

And turn this
Darkness
Into light
And I'll turn too bright
Forget all the hype

I'll need heart and I'll need courage
We all need...

Toe to toe, there's nowhere to go
So I'm tiptoeing around it
I held you down and I held my own
And now I feel like I'm floating

So turn to this
Head on
And keep on
Keeping on

I'll need heart and you'll need courage
We all need time

So let's make time work for us
Let's make time work for us
Let's make time work for us
Let's make time work for us

Let's take our precious time about it
Let's take our precious time about it
Let's take our precious time about it
Let's take our precious time about it

Don't you know, nobody knows
If there's somebody waiting
So you'll hold yourself up and you'll hold yourself in
And then pray that you are growing

And turn to this
Darkness
You turn it into light, and you'll turn too bright
Forget all the hype

You'll need heart and I'll need courage
We all need time

So let's make time work for us
Let's make time work for us
Let's make time work for us
Let's make time work for us

Let's take our precious time about it
Let's take our precious time about it
Let's take our precious time about it
Let's take our precious time about it
Let's take our precious time about it
Let's take our precious time about it
Let's take our precious time about

Cause we'll need heart and we'll need courage
In these times
We'll need heart and we'll need courage
In these times

Because time can mean so much
Are you still mine?


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"Precious Time" as written by Hugo White Felix White

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    General Commentcan't believe this song has no comments! i love this song! its the best. prefer the xfm session version to the single/album version though.
    jama269on April 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat a BRILLIANT song!!! I especially like the last line..."because time can mean so much, are you still mine?"
    ePilgrimageon April 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentohh, i love this song.
    the 'you'll hold yourself up and you'll hold yourself in' line makes me cry.
    have no idea why.
    niamhOMFGon May 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song! The video is gorgeous as well! My sister seems to think there is a subliminal underlying message saying "We need Roadies"... Either way, its a great song! And I love the line
    "You turn it into light, and you'll turn too bright", how poignant is that?
    hamfruitcakeon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAll of The Maccabees' songs are so beautiful, i love Orlando's voice! I think the fact that he's genuinely a lovely person makes the songs more believable

    I think it's just about working through a relationship, supporting eachother, taking it slow
    Love it
    Trash_Glamon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTis song can only described by one word...SENSATIONAL...it truely is awesome I love all of the maccabees songs but this lathmere and x-ray just stand out to me.Love them all though genius!
    MonTheBiffon June 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTis song can only described by one word...SENSATIONAL...it truely is awesome I love all of the maccabees songs but this lathmere and x-ray just stand out to me.Love them all though genius!
    MonTheBiffon June 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about a relationship that may have not worked the first time but they're still friends and he has faith that in time, they wil becoem closer again. In time they will grow in diferent ways that might make them more compatible. They will need heart and courage because it hurt them to break the relationship off the first time and to try again, they are exposing themselves to the same emotions again and it might not work again.

    But it's better than feeling alone, so better to turn darkness into light.

    I'm so going thru this right now. xx
    ryan750on June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the intro
    Will-yon June 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentand the rest of the song actually
    Will-yon June 12, 2007   Link

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