"It's About Time" as written by and Brian Leseny Fennell....
One more day down these stairs
His room is cold now and it hurts like hell
He holds tight, he stares
It's almost over and it's running through his head
They don't know me,
They don't know more than I show

She's walking up to him so slowly
It's about time, it's about time to fly away but wait
This one is different 'cause she's lonely
Fold your wings, you'll need them more one day

One more smile, one more bed
Her eyes are dark now and they hurt like hell
She's so still, she's dead
She knows it's over, she holds her head and says
They can't love me,
They can't love what I don't show

He's walking up to her so slowly
It's about time, it's about time to fly away but wait
This one is different 'cause he's lonely
Fold your wings, you'll need them more

There have been too many times
When I've drowned you with these perfect lines
And you've heard me say that I can cure you
This morning I woke up with this overwhelming fear of love
And I'm not sure if I can resurrect you

Now I'm walking up to you so slowly
It's about time, it's about time to fly away but wait
I swear it's different 'cause I'm lonely
Fold your wings, you'll need them more one day


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"It's About Time" as written by Brian Leseny Fennell

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    General CommentI love this song because it reminds me of myself and my fear of letting someone get too close.

    Fundamentally, it's about the fact that actions are much more important than words. Both the boy and girl from the first two verses know that they aren't loved, even though they might have people saying that they love them, because they have never shown their true selves to anyone. The words mean nothing without the actions to back them up.

    Also, the lyric "There've been too many times when I've drowned you with these perfect lines," shows that even if you say all the right things, it doesn't matter if your actions aren't backing up your words.

    The ultimate courageous and meaningful action for both the characters is not running away from the opportunity to love one another. Before, they might have "flown away" because of their fear of intimacy, but they recognized the loneliness in each other and stayed to give it a shot.
    blackat16on February 03, 2008   Link
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    Song Meaningthis is my own interpretation of the song, in the context of my life.

    one more day down these stairs
    his room is cold now and it hurts like hell
    he holds tight, he stares
    it�s almost over and it�s running through his head
    they don�t know me
    they don�t know more than i show

    she�s walking up to him so slowly
    it�s about time, it�s about time to fly away
    but wait, this one is different 'cause she�s lonely
    fold your wings, you�ll need them more one day

    to me, this is the boy saying he's going to kill himself. "one more day down these stairs" and "it's almost over" seem to be referring that this is his last day on earth and he doesn't have to deal with his loneliness anymore, since he never truly connected with anyone enough to reveal his true self. he also states "it's about time to fly away," possibly from this world. he then sees or meets a girl, and he sees that she is different from anyone he has met before because she is like him, and he decides that he wont kill himself, so he folds his wings knowing that he'll leave this world another day, but not just yet.

    one more smile, one more bed
    her eyes are dark now and they hurt like hell
    she�s so still, she�s dead
    she knows it�s over, she holds her head and says,
    they can�t love me
    they can�t love what i don�t show

    he�s walking up to her so slowly
    it�s about time, it�s about time to fly away
    but wait, this one is different 'cause he�s lonely
    fold your wings, you�ll need them more

    the girl in the song is a girl who has done regrettable things in her past, mainly involving sleeping with a lot of men in order to find the right one. she eventually realizes that the men she sleeps with obviously don't love her because she's never shown her true self, just as the boy, she's only shown her smile, which i'm interpreting as her good looks, before they hop into bed. she meets the boy from the earlier verse and just as she's about to 'fly away' she realizes that he is going through the same issues that she has.

    and honestly i have no clue how to interpret the first person verses, i can't even surely determine who is narrating it. anyway, that is my own personal interpretation of it, i hope someone else sees it the way i do.
    tayloripon July 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere’ve been too many times
    when i’ve drowned you with these perfect lines
    and you’ve heard me say that i can cure you
    this morning i woke up with this overwhelming fear of love
    and i’m not sure if i can resurrect you


    That gives me shivers every time.
    I think this song is about being lonely.
    And I absolutely agree with what blackat16 said.
    sunflowerradioon April 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a beautiful song omgosh!!! his voice is amazing and the meaning is so touching and kind of makes me sad..

    loooove it man. the music video was a little confusing for me tho. At least the lyrics were explained thoroughly
    lisasonodaon May 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjeahjeah sunflowerradio,

    it gives me chills too.
    amyishxcon July 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"she’s walking up to him so slowly
    it’s about time, it’s about time to fly away
    but wait, this one is different 'cause she’s lonely
    fold your wings, you’ll need them more one day"

    I'm probably totally wrong, but what these lyrics mean to me is that the girl [or guy in the other version] knows he needs to leave his lover, but hes lonely and is afraid to, so he "folds up his wings" for one more day- he doesn't fly away this time.

    I guess I'm a little biased because I went through that a little while ago, but when I heard this beautiful song, that's what I thought of...
    imnotfromsandiegoon December 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song gave me the chills when I heard an acoustic version of it because i could really focus and the lyrics. I agree with blackat16. It reminds me of my own struggles.

    To me, this is a story about two people who push everyone away. "They can't love me, they can't love what they don't show" That's the exact kind of problem people have with their own families.

    one more day down these stairs
    his room is cold now and it hurts like hell
    he holds tight, he stares
    it�s almost over and it�s running through his head
    they don�t know me
    they don�t know more than i show

    To me, the loneliness comes from broken ties with the people who should love you-- your family. And then it leaves you broken. And these two people are looking for something in each other to fill what they've lost in their own lives. "but wait, this one's different cause she's lonely"-- they need each other.

    But even though these people hurt the same way, anything between them won't work out because they can't open up.
    and you�ve heard me say that i can cure you
    this morning i woke up with this overwhelming fear of love
    and i�m not sure if i can resurrect you

    Like all of you said, the whole empty words without actions comes into play, when they realize they can't fix each other, because they're scared of the very same thing--Love.
    So sad. Heartbreaking in its own sense of irony.
    cfen9493on April 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I first listened to the lyrics in this song, I thought they were about two people (the guy in the first verse and the girl in the second) who normally sleep around with lots of different people, but then they find each other, and they want to "fold their wings." In other words, they are actually falling in love rather than lust.

    The last chorus when it switches from third to first person caught me off guard. At first, I believed that the narrator was the guy from the first verse the whole time, but when I thought about it, I thought that the singer was using all the other verses and choruses to make a point to someone he cares about. Someone he want to let know that he doesn't only lust her, but loves her.

    This is kind of a different view than the other ideas that have been posted, but my friend and I discussed it for an hour or so, and this is the conclusion we came up with. I like all the ideas that have been posted on here, especially blackat16's. The greatest part about it, though, is that none of us are right. Each individual will get something different out of the song, and that's what, ultimately, makes it such a wonderful song.
    X4nNu5on December 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI agree with blackat - but to me, the song doesn't seem to have an even remotely happy resolution. The first two verses seem to be describing a boy and a girl who have both been hurt so many times before, they've learned to shelter themselves and put up walls against truly falling in love - they're emotionless, and they both blame themselves and feel that they are unlovable. And they meet each other, and are tentatively trying to put away their preconcieved notions about love and let each other in, but they can't. When it switches to first person, it seems as if the singer is taking over the persona of the boy described earlier, and trying to convince both the girl and himself that this time is different, that this will be different. But the line "fold your wings, you'll need them more one day," seems to me to mean that you need to hold your emotions in reserve, to not let yourself get carried away, or to fly away with your emotions, that you need to save that for when you truly fall in love, but if you don't let yourself be carried away by your emotions you'll never fall in love, and it's an endless cycle.
    kiranaon December 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with most of you guys. Seriously this song is so perfect.
    ElleAprilon February 23, 2010   Link

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