Words get trapped in my mind,
Sorry I don't take the time to feel the way I do.
'Cause the first day you came into my life,
My time ticks around you

But then I need your voice
And the key to unlock all the love trapped in me

So tell me when it's time to say I love you.

All I want is you to understand,
That when I take your hand, it's 'cause I want to.
We are all born in a world of doubt
But there's no doubt,
I figured out...
I love you.

I've been longing for
All the losers that were meant to take the time to say,
What was really on their mind, instead
They just hide away

Yet they'll never have
Someone like you to back them and help them on the way.

Or tell them when it's time to say I love you.
So tell me when it's time to say I love you.


Lyrics submitted by aristuma21, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentOne of the best love songs Green Day has done, IMO. They should really record this one.
    Here's a link to the song, in case anyone wants it: youtube.com/…

    The meaning is kinda straight forward, its about a man who is uncertain on when to tell his significant other 'I love you'
    TrainHeartneton April 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song. Billie Joe really out did himself. He wrote this song during Dookie but kept it a secret from everyone else. Until American Idiot 2 (Broadway re-release) When It's Time was never heard. Exept at Mike Dirnt's 1st wedding
    KyleMartinon July 08, 2010   Link

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