"Time" as written by and Sylvester Stewart....
Needs another minute
(at least)

Take your time
But you've got a limit

That girl looks forward to another meetin'
Just like everydaypeoplelknow look forward to another simple greetin'
A bear in the woods looks forward to hibernatin'
Just any ol' player you know all he needs is a ratin'

Time is education
Even when they tell you it's sophistication

You know that time
Needs to be a little longer
Oh time!

The universe needs to be a little stronger

Time they say is
The answer

But I don't believe it

Lyrics submitted by bonepaper

"Time" as written by Emerson Lee Swinford Kevin Stuart James Savigar

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    General CommentSpacey.
    miesterseanon June 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to me that Sly Stone had an obsession with time in the early '70s. So many of his songs mention it. I don't think the verses are really about anything, but the general vibe of the song is a frustration with the way things are panning out as time inevitably marches on, in a depressing way. The wah-wah'ed organ at the start, the full-of-dread thick sound that comes in towards the end and general vibe of the song suits this depressing premise perfectly.
    slightstoneon December 22, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwhat happened here? the lyrics i submitted a few years ago were for the song "time", from "there's a riot goin' on". now i see they've been changed to the lyrics for "in time", from the album "fresh", and the formatting is all messed up. what gives?
    bonepaperon February 15, 2013   Link
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    General CommentTime is education
    Even when they tell you its sophistication

    Spoken like a true philosopher
    Sly was a bad man. He wasn't playing.
    PatMCon August 12, 2015   Link

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