"It Takes Time" as written by and Glen Phillips....
The water\'s getting deeper and I can\'t feel my feet
I keep on bailing buckets, but it flows right back to me
And everything is put away, the children are asleep
But the water\'s getting deeper, and I can\'t feel my feet
How am I gonna make time
Oh, this is gonna take time
How am I gonna make time
Everything looks different, colors all seem strange
And light comes down in shafts, here underneath the waves
And everything is in its place and the children are asleep
But the water\'s getting deeper, and I can\'t feel my feet
(Chorus)
I am provider, but Providence has been swayed
And by design nothing is ever the same
I thought that time had only one way to go
I learned how to swim, but not to breathe underwater
(Chorus)
I can\'t feel my feet
I can\'t feel my feet



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"It Takes Time" as written by Glen Phillips

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    General Commenti love the pictures i get in my mind when I listen to this song. "light comes down in shafts..." makes me think of my life more often than not...always bailing buckets, but still falling under water.
    v@camanon April 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is about a man struggling to provide for his family yet still spend time with them. In Glen's case his job is as a touring musician.
    The line "I thought that time had only one way to go" to me may refer to him once being with the popular Toad the Wet Sprocket making good income to being a now lesser known solo artist touring to live.
    piemericaon August 28, 2008   Link

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