"Getting Late" as written by and Robert Kelly Thomas....
This life
Keeps moving on
And we're going away
Before too long

So tell your friends
Just how ya feel
You better say it loud
For the world to hear

Cause it's getting late
Time to go
The paper moon
Is fading slow
But the night
It keeps moving on
And it takes you in
It brings you home

While you're watching over
The moments that make up your life

Well it's getting late
That's the way it is
You can't deny
When it feels like this
And it's strange
What it's bringing out
You're gonna open up
Cause you can't stop now
Oh you can't stop now

Well it's getting late
You don't know how
You're wide awake
And you're missing out
You get your kicks
While you can
Then you go to work
To pay the man

While you're watching over
The moments that make up your life, alright

It's getting late
It's getting late
Well it's getting late, oh yeah
It's getting late

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"Getting Late" as written by Robert Thomas

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    General Commenttime keeps passing, no matter what you do with your life. you just keep keeping on and hope you get a few good moments out of the whole ride
    serenity23on June 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI was at Rob's concert last night, and he said this song was about death and how you learn to appreciate life as you get closer to dieing.
    deuce22on October 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt is about the passage of time and no matter how much you wish it wasn't, life moves on whether you're ready or not. You try and make sure your life is made up well, but life won't wait for you to get it together. You have to live it moment by moment, and then you realize it is getting later in your life and you haven't noticed.
    CSIloverlovesMB20on May 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI've noticed recently how rob's individual music and his music with matchbox twenty has been pretty... well, deep throughout his career. This being the last song on his cd, its the last one i've heard of his, and i think he's gonna get better and better no matter how "late" it is. I'm not saying that's the song's meaning, tho. I'm just emphasizing how awesome it is.
    LiLoldMeon June 30, 2011   Link

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