"Nick of Time" as written by and Bonnie Raitt....
A friend of mine she cries at night
And she calls me on the phone
Sees babies everywhere she goes
And she wants one of her own
She's waited long enough she says
And still she can't decide
Pretty soon she'll have to choose and it tears her up inside
She's scared, scared she'll run out of time

I see my folks, they're getting old
And I watch their bodies change
I know they see the same in me
And it makes us both feel strange
No matter how you tell yourself
It's what we all go through
Those eyes are pretty hard to take
When they're staring' back at you

Scared to run out of time

When did the choices get so hard?
With so much more at stake
Life gets mighty precious
When there's less of it to waste

Scared to run out of time

Just when I thought I'd had enough
And all my tears were shed
No promise left unbroken
There were no painful words unsaid
You came along and showed me
How to leave it all behind
You opened up my heart again
And then much to my surprise

I found love, baby
Love in the nick of time

I found love, darling
Love in the nick of time

I found love, baby
Love in the nick of time


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"Nick of Time" as written by Bonnie Raitt

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    General CommentI can't believe nobody commented on this song yet! I love this song because it gives me hope I will find someone to love, someday.
    phoenix18on March 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI always thought she sang "I see my folks get it on". Then I thought the parents caught her getting it on. Anyway, this is one of my favorite songs, has a sweet sentimental sadness to it.
    jeremysteeleon April 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWonderful song, a classic. Not too many songs about aging, are there? I am reminded of ABBA's "Slipping Thru My Fingers", about watching our children grow up, so quickly. Ian Tyson's old song, "Friends of Mine": These friends of mine, they never cared about tomorrow, it was too early in the game.

    In the first verse, we see a woman running out of time to have children. Then in the second verse, the subject changes slightly to aging in general, looking at our parents to see what awaits us. Yes, time is growing short for us all. Finally, the subject morphs yet again, this time to running out of time to find love, but with a happy ending. Such a thoughtful song.

    Yes, we all are given only a short space of time here on earth, even though in our youth it seems almost unlimited. So, consider why you are here!
    kovakaon February 20, 2013   Link

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