"All the Time" as written by and Fabrizio Moretti Nick Valensi....
Those that try anything once
Should we care about the only ones?

All the time that I need is never quite enough
All the time that I have is all that’s necessary

You're livin' a lie
You're livin' a lie
You're livin' too fast
You've got to cope with the past
You never ask why
You never ask why
You're livin' a lie
Baby, you're flying too high

No one talks
About the war
On my block
Or by the shore

All alone in a room
Do you want what I want, too?
All the time in the world
Is all that's necessary

You're livin' a lie
You're livin' a lie
You're livin' too fast
You've got to cope with the past
You never ask why
You never ask why
You're livin' a lie
Baby, you're flying too high

You never ask why
You never ask why
You're livin' a lie
Baby, you're flying too high
Don’t get on your phone
Don’t reach for the door
You know the answer that you’re looking for

You’re livin’ a lie
You’re livin’ a lie
You’re livin’ too fast
You've got to cope with the past
You never ask why
You never ask why
You’re livin’ a lie
Baby, you’re flying too high


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"All the Time" as written by Fabrizio Moretti Albert Jr. Hammond

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    My InterpretationI think the lines

    "All the time in the world is never quite enough
    All the time that I have is all that's necessary"

    is talking about spending time with a lover. You just can't spend enough time with her/him, ie all the time in the world is not enough. And all the time that you have is how much you want to spend with them, ie all that's necessary.

    Hope this helped ;)
    htcraig007on December 14, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is 3:01 long, not 0:52.

    Great choice for the first single! I'm almost sure the second single is going to be Welcome to Japan.
    onegoodreasonxxon March 27, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationWell, maybe this song is actually talking about a relationship but I like to interpret it like this:


    When we need time, we rarely have/find it but it is there anyway and it is sufficient (i.e. We don't need more of it. We just need to learn how to spend it)

    We are influenced (but not explicit obligated) to live in a way in which everything is immediate. Everything must be instantaneous and accomplished "until yesterday". Because of that, we're always in such a hurry that we don't have time to look for other people's life/problems or even the /world's (worst) problems: wars (people killing each other for economical/political interests), corruption, people dying of hunger/starving while so much money is being invested in high advanced and ultra expensive (and some unessential, in part) devices or luxuries which intention is not to serve the people/consumers but the business and money itself, making the rich richer and richer, sustaining the corporations and business and not the mankind nor the other living beings or the nature.
    The (most but not all) humans are "flying too high" (they're living as if the universe is moving around them, not the opposite).

    But we don't see people (just some) questioning this lifestyle or trying to find and fight the causes of those problems. We're living a lie (and in a lie).
    We're just thinking we are the top in the list of this (and not "our") world and don't care for the rest/others ("Don't get on the phone" / "Don't reach for the door") if it/he/she are not on TV or if it doesn't have millions of views/likes...

    We're just the most important living being of this world 'cause we have all the solutions/answers/power to take control of this world (we "know [all] the answer that [we]'re looking for).
    over7H1NkERon December 23, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIt talks about how some people live their lifes without questioning anything, "no one talks about the war on my block or by the shore" the person is feeling like he's the only one awake and aware.

    "All the time that I need is never quite enough
    All the time that I have is all that’s necessary, you're living a lie"
    It means that people make up excuses for not educating themselves and following society's constructed path, saying that they dont have enough time. Actually they have all the time in the world and they're living a lie

    inuadamon February 22, 2016   Link

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