"Another Time" as written by and Tom Rapp....
Where have you been to?
Where did you go?
Did you follow the summer out
When the winter pushed its face in the snow?

Or have you come by again to die again?
Well, try again another time.

Did you follow
The crystal swan?
Did you see yourself
Deep inside the velvet pond?

Or have you come by again to die again?
Well, try again another time.

When you set to shape the world,
Was the shape the shape of you?
Or did you cast enchanting glances
Through the eye that all men use?

Or have you come by again to die again?
Well, try again another time.

Did you find that the universe
Doesn't care at all?
Did you find that if you don't care
This whole wrong world will fall?

Or have you come by again to die again?
Well, try again another time.

Did you ever capture
All those jewels in the sky?
Did you find that the world outside
Is all inside your mind?

Or have you come by again to die again?
Well, try again another time.


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    General CommentI was writing songs, the first I ever wrote was `Another Time' (the first song on the first album). I was in a car accident, I was in an Austin Healy Sprite convertible, I was the passenger. The car missed a curve and went off into the service road. I was thrown out. The car flipped over, the windshield was in a tree about a hundred yards away. I had a little scrape on my elbow and that's it! I suddenly realized, standing in the road and this came to me (honest to God) is that the universe doesn't care at all. I built the first song around that."

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    xeyszon October 07, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm just realizing now how really outstanding Tom Rapp & his group were. Time for rediscovery.

    This song could be about Christ coming by again to die again. Like Faulkner figured in A Fable.

    Who knows who is buried in the Tomb of the Unknowns...? Recall the times. The Vietnam War was raging & country (the USA) & it appeared sometimes the world was coming apart at the seams.

    Love was/is the only answer to such terrible periods. Too bad too many who should know better have forgotten that. Others born too late are blinded by ignorance & cynicism. They're victims of their own will to violence & greed. Of course they don't see it that way. But its not inconceivable that there are at least two separate & distinct "psychologically different species" of humanity. Just a speculative hypothesis...

    Of course maybe the implication is that we're all sons of some god or other. The lyrics connote reincarnation. Also the"you" in question might be viewed as either a failed suicide or some very very lucky survivor. Death is deferred. & the god &/or gods of our fathers & mothers is gently reprimanded for indifference, perhaps?

    source: greenpagan.newsvine.com/_news/2013/01/05/…
    greenpaganon January 06, 2013   Link
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    General CommentSo beautiful. Usually I write sensible comment, but I fall silent with this song.
    MrWillowon December 14, 2016   Link

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