"The Time Has Come Again" as written by Alex Turner and Miles / Kane....
The time has come again
Slowly walking down the steps
To where she would have been
If only they were seventeen

Waiting patiently
He stood between her fray scene
Hiding from himself
As well as everybody else

Without a mission
His face became lent
He thought that he learned
How to not get upset
From folded notes in envelopes
Meet me beneath the moon
Don't go too soon
She went too soon

The time has come again
Slowly walking down the steps
To where she would have been
If only they were seventeen


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"Time Has Come Again" as written by Miles Kane Alex Turner

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    General Commenthuh? this is a beautiful "its over" love song. for whatever reason...the age is irrelevant - it just represents that time, when you were free to be with each other, that time when you were in love with each other. when she loved you too perhaps...its describing their place, and how he must have felt when they met beneath the moon - watching her approach and how empty it feels now, to be in that same place, where she will never be again. its one of the most beautiful love poems ever and i use it with my incarcerated students because they can relate - especially to folded notes in envelopes...way to go. cant someone download it already so i can add it to my myspace??
    callmepreshon August 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgreat finish to the album
    im a radioheadon May 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is intertwined with "the meeting place"
    towards the end of meeting place it says "they knew the time would come" and I think that this is what is happening at that moment. "meet me beneath the moon" and " folded notes in envelopes" are both probably part of the meeting place song. Just a theory but it sounds pretty good.
    Great song to end on
    seshaw222on May 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentalso, he doesnt want anyone to know, he is heartbroken. he, does not want to be heartbroken, he doesnt want to care...but he is, and he does, and my face gets wet too, when i hear this song. really it sounds like alex but who knows maybe its miles. whomever, this is my favorite song from the album...and i love all the songs
    callmepreshon August 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree w/ seeshaw222. My first reaction upon both listening to the song and reading the lyrics was that it definitely sounds like a second part to the meeting place. Certainly the same concept and subject matter was used that really helps the music flow between both songs when you're listening to it.
    lingeronon January 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me sad.
    it makes want to go hug an old person.

    but that's not my point; i'm guessing it's about an elderly couple
    and one of the spouses dies, and then one of them is rembering the "fun times" they had.
    kassiedehoyoson March 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentevery time i hear this song, i always imagine someone pasting away going towards the light and what not... kinda like after life
    Itskenziebabeon March 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAs sad as this song is, it raises the hairs on my neck every single time I hear it. So fuggggin good.
    rymert19on August 16, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI agree the people mentioning the song is about an old couple and tying this to "Meeting Place".

    In this song I believe the old man has finally gotten over part of the trauma of "Meeting Place" where the old man could not go near it after his lover past away. He now goes and reminisces of the time when they used to meet. The lover used to show up early, so he would always walk down the steps while she was already there waiting for him. The 3rd stanza shows this and also shows how the man reminisces over the time when they were young: with him sweating, the notes, and meeting under the moonlight(being romantic and in love).
    The part, "She went to soon", might have a double meaning since. The straightforward one is that she showed up at the meeting place early and the second could be that the old man believes she left him(past away) too soon. Alex sings this lyric twice so I believe that might have been the effect he wanted.

    @callmepresh and prettything99
    To my understanding you put the song in your situation(its understandable) but it doesn't mean that this song isn't about 2 old lovers, because I believe it is. Musicians are story tellers. Alex and Miles are the tellers of this one. Just because Arctic Monkeys has a different style of lyrics don't assume Alex will write the same for all his songs, same goes for Miles.

    Truly great lyrics from these young lads. Great stuff!
    cacawiwion April 28, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionI think any lyric is subject to metaphors open to the public, meaning they don't always mean anything specifically. So any lyric from this song can be analyzed in fragments. Such as saying it means "happy times", when "love was new", etc. Above is just my vision after hearing both songs this way.
    cacawiwion April 29, 2010   Link

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