"No Time" as written by and Bachman Burton Cummings....
(No time left for you) On my way to better things
(No time left for you) I found myself some wings
(No time left for you) Distant roads are callin' me
(No time left for you)

No time for a summer friend
No time for the love you send
Seasons change and so did I
You need not wonder why
You need not wonder why
There's no time left for you
No time left for you

(No time left for you) On my way to better things
(No time left for you) I found myself some wings
(No time left for you) Distant roads are callin' me
(No time left for you)

No time for a gentle rain
No time for my watch and chain
No time for revolving doors
No time for the killin' floor
No time for the killin' floor
There's no time left for you
No time left for you

No time for a summer friend
No time for the love you send
Seasons change and so did I
You need not wonder why
You need not wonder why
There's no time left for you
No time left for you

No time, no time, no time, no time
No time, no time, no time, no time
I got, got, got, got no time
I got, got, got, got no time
I got, got, got, got no time
No-no-no, no-no-no, no time
No-no-no, no-no-no, no time
I got, got, got, got no time
No-no-no, no-no-no, no-no-no,
No-no-no, no-no-no, no-no-no, no time
I got no time, got no time, got no time, got no time, got no time
Got no time, got no time


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"No Time" as written by Burton Cummings Randy Bachman

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  • +2
    General CommentThey were on radio last night, live. It was pretty sweet. Anyway, they explained the meaning of this song! Someone asked if it was because of a bad breakup or had anything to do with a relationship and they said no. Apparently, it was just things that they were "annoyed by". Like the "killing floor" was referring to slaughtering of animals. And "my watch and chain" referred to a song that he didn't like because of how the singer sang it!
    zacwhiteon July 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about me as a 9 year old in 1970 listening to this tune on a transistor radio while playing with Hot Wheels. Just thought you'd like to know.
    tsreybon September 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAs simple as these lyrics are, they go along way. I've always loved this song but can appreciate the intrinsic value at this point in my life. It's pretty straight forward but it means that this person is finally done with and is able to successfully overcome whatever was weighing them down. They found the strength and courage to realize what they needed to do once and for all. They've been down this road one too many times but won't be deterred again by it's repetitive bumps and circles. They simply don't have time and are moving on to better things that await them....
    Nowandneveron January 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI went to see Randy play in Calgary a year or so ago. He was talking about this song and the story he had told, was that as a young group, they were touring down into a few states, including California I believe. As they were crossing the border in some backwood area of Saskatchewan or Alberta, the American border guard was surprised hey were heading south as musicians, with work visas. He warned them to stay away from the military border outpost on the other side of the road, because, since they had work Visas in the states, they could basically be drafted immediately and sent to Vietnam. Basically kidnapped into service. They then turned around and went back into Canada to find another route to their gigs instead of risking being stopped down the road. He also explained about getting to California, and while waiting outside the venue, listening to a group of american 17/18 years old discussing being drafted, with the 18 yr olds thinking of running to Canada to escape the 'killing Floor' in vietnam, and the 17 yr old discussing that he didnt have much time left before his draft card arrived when he turned 18 the next month. Thats what Mr. Bachman stated the song was referring to with No time, killing floor, and borders.
    K4N4DI4Non June 10, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is pretty obvious. It's about him saying he's got no time for his relationship. He is saying how he changed and now he is moving on (seasons change and so did I)
    vipergt196on May 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the guitar riffs in this song. They are angry and fed up with the girl in the relationship. This is a not-so-subtle way of saying that he's washed his hands of her.
    OpinionHeadon January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes...it's an awesome break up song too.
    dwfp99on February 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThen this is one of those songs that are written without any intention or any meaning, and when they finally record it, fans and listeners assume it's because of a break up and it doesn't necesarily sound like a break up, it sounds more like he doesn't really want to be in a relationship at all!
    MookieBomberon September 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThen this is one of those songs that are written without any intention or any meaning, and when they finally record it, fans and listeners assume it's because of a break up and it doesn't necesarily sound like a break up, it sounds more like he doesn't really want to be in a relationship at all!
    MookieBomberon September 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's obvious, he has not time for BS. that's all it is.
    slamkingon April 12, 2006   Link

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