"Timestretched" as written by and Neil Hannon....
There's not enough hours in the day
To say all that I want to say
There's not enough days in the week
And weeks go by quicker than drunks knock back liquor
There's not enough weeks in the month
To do all that needs to be done
There's not enough months in the year
And years disappear like the bubbles in my beer

There's not enough lines on the stave
To capture the music I crave
There's not enough strings to my bow
And even the barmen know extracts from Carmen
There's not enough notes in this scale
It feels like I'm chasing my tail
There's not enough beats in the bar
And bars get too busy with folks asking "is he?"

Lyrics submitted by Nelly

"Timestretched" as written by Neil Hannon

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentNice use of irony in this song: the writer is bemoaning the lack of time while whiling away his life in a bar.

    Nice rhyming too...
    ShineYouDiamondon August 23, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningFor me it's a song about being a celebrity and the pressure to match expectations and personal goals.
    Wismerhillon September 25, 2009   Link

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