Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick,
And think of you
Caught up in circles
Confusion is nothing new
Flashback, warm nights
Almost left behind
Suitcases of memories,
Time after

Sometimes you picture me
I'm walking too far ahead
You're calling to me, I can't hear
What you've said
Then you say, go slow
I fall behind
The second hand unwinds

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting
Time after time

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting
Time after time

After my picture fades and darkness has
Turned to gray
Watching through windows
You're wondering if I'm okay
Secrets stolen from deep inside
The drum beats out of time

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting
Time after time

You said go slow
I fall behind
The second hand unwinds

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I'll be waiting
Time after time

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I'll be waiting

Time after time
Time after time
Time after time
Time after time
Time after time
Time after time
Time after time
Time after
Time



Lyrics submitted by Cookie175

"Time After Time" as written by Robert Andrew/lauper Hyman

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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  • +2
    General Comment:this song is about someone who is slowly letting go of another person due to the confusion between them.they arent breaking away from them completely because the feeling is still there. she wants the person to remember that if they are ever in trouble she'll be there for them. no matter what.
    Konfusion28on December 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This is the ultimate song of heartache. It shows how life isn't black and white, but with plenty of gray.

    Caught up in circles
    Confusion is nothing new
    Bonzaion May 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I see this song as a goodbye to someone - doesn't matter the kind of relationship - because life is drifting them away, one stays behind, the other one is going forward but the memory of their love stays forever and each one is ready to come and rescue the other. True love never dies. Any kind of love.

    Edited by delial on December 15 2007, at 05:26PM

    oliveraon May 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:cyndi lauper's version is the BEST with words...miles davis's is the best overall
    ZinbobDanon May 07, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:cyndi lauper is awesome, and all you people are crazy for liking crappy wannabe punk bands' cover songs.
    sundaybeston November 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This is definitely a love song, though I don't think it necessarily has to be about a romantic kind of love. This song really reminds me a lot of my best friend who I've knows since I was 11. A LOT has changed with us...we ourselves have changed as people, we've both said and done some really bad things to each other, and now we rarely even talk anymore and I haven't seen her in nearly 2 years. However, despite all that, she is still my best friend. She will ALWAYS be my best friend. I can accept that things between us have changed and that we will probably never be as close as what we were before, but I will NEVER forget her and everything we've been through together. One of the very few people in my life that I love unconditionally.
    Shakouon March 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I love the movie scene she's watching in the video, when a man says "once you said to me that peace and happiness may be found, you gave me hope but now.. now i have to say goodbye"
    Anyway this is just a beautiful simple song, probably about the end of a relationship, when even habitual things become so stressful and you know that love is gone but just can't leave that person
    vivienleion February 01, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I think too often we think of love as a continued state of good times. I think this song is about the reality of loving someone unconditionally, even when out of time with one another. It's about the challenge that love presents over the course of time- for better or worse, people changing together and apart but choosing each other over and over.
    It doesn't have to apply to romantic love alone, but any love between two people that lasts a life time.
    LothLorien27on February 11, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This song to me is about reflecting on her mother. She ran away to live her way wanting to just have fun. She is seen watching a movie that reminds her of how her parents were and seeing it through the eyes of an adult, rather than a child. Love gives you hope. She contemplates where she is now being the adult, yet still being too young to be set in stone. So she shaves off half her hair and goes to meet her boyfriend who ridicules her like a child and she runs away. As she stands there she is reminded of her mother figure who accepts her no matter what. She returns to her home away from home shared with her older boyfriend and realizes she really just wants to go back home and start again with her parents. Rather than trying to grow up so fast, she finds the value in her situation to go home and end her confusion of choices. while she still has time. She leaves and her boyfriend catches that she is going. He helps her pack in a more suitable case and takes her to the statrion to see her off. She tells him that no matter what she will always love him and be there if he needs her as he has been for her. she leaves her case which is in a way assurance that in time she will be back. But her priority is on revering something she cares deeply for. I believe that is her relationship with her mom. We see her mom in several of Cyndi's videos. She is the woman sweeping. She still has time to correct the ways of her youth. A mothers love is eternal. She wants to explore that before time has gone too far. ;)
    sum1zmomon March 29, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Great song. Cyndi Lauper sings this with passion. She's crazy too!
    resonnanton May 03, 2002   Link

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