"Matter of Time" as written by and Ed Robertson....
Time heals when both wheels
Slide off the shoulder
The car flips, your heart skips
And I'm sad and sober

I forfeit
To you for the moment
Swore this
Wasn't gonna go bent
More fits
Guess it was a matter of time
At war with anything and anyone
That you're with
I really got to hand it to you
For this
I guess it was a matter of time
I guess it was a matter of time

Time flies
And goodbyes
Pile up behind you
You release
You make peace
They come back to find you

I forfeit
To you for the moment
Swore this
Wasn't gonna go bent
More fits
Guess it was a matter of time
At war with anything and anyone
That you're with
I really got to hand it to you
For this
I guess it was a matter of time
I guess it was a matter of time

Was it just a matter of time (time, time, time)
Maybe it was all in your mind (time, time, time)
Tell me was that over the line (time)
'Cause everybody's doin' just fine (time, time)

I forfeit
To you for the moment
Swore this
Wasn't gonna go bent
More fits
Guess it was a matter of time
We're at war with anything and anyone
That you're with
I really got to hand it to you
For this
I guess it was a matter of time
I guess it was a matter of time

I guess it was a matter of time
I guess it was a matter of time
(More fits)
(Swore this)
(Forfeit, time)

I guess it was a matter of time
(Forfeit)
(You're this)
(For this time, time)

I guess it was a matter of time


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"Matter of Time" as written by Ed Robertson

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    General CommentAt the beginning of the chorus, I think it's "forfeit *to* you for the moment" (instead of "tell").

    The song strikes me as being about a past relationship that had been healing, but instead ended up regressing. "Time heals," but then the car goes off the road; you "release, you make peace," but then the past goodbyes catch up with you again.

    The chorus sounds disappointed. "Swore this wasn't going to go bent," but then "more fits" (fits, as in, throwing a fit) end up happening. Being "at war with anything and anyone that you're with" expresses that sides have again hardened against each other.

    Maybe I'm interpreting the song backwards and it's supposed to be more optimistic? Dunno. Any time post-February-2009 that they sing about a past conflict/damaged friendship, I have a feeling I know who they're singing about, but who knows...
    Browns0286on February 17, 2015   Link
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    My OpinionI think it could all be about regrets as it all seems to point to that
    J.W.T-J_BNLon May 16, 2017   Link

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