Yeah the rain came
I said hey buddy,
Buddy the streets are a snake skin
I belong
Out there walkin'
Nobody's stoppin' to bother me
They hide
Outside, the ceilings
Cryin -
Listen to the sound
Of the gutters runnin'
Wash this dirty town
All fronts and no backs
Give me my time
Let me be
Outside
Under the ceiling
Cryin'
Yeah, all over me
Cryin'
Yeah, all over me

Outside you know
I listen to the sounds
Of the gutters runnin
Wash this dirty town
All fronts and no backs
Give me my time
Let me be
Outside
Under the ceilings
Cryin'
Yeah, all over me
Cryin'
Yeah, all over me


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My Time Lyrics as written by Perry Farrell Eric Adam Avery

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    General CommentOne of my favorite JA songs. I want to surf.
    sk8nfool13on April 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, I can totally relate to the feelings of wanting to be alone with the rain, when people are giving you stress.
    quiffpornon November 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhat does this mean: All fronts and no backs
    superfreak30328on December 09, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"All fronts, no backs" means to keep moving forward in life, as opposed to backwards. onward.
    MantheDanon March 01, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think like much of the early JA songs, not only can this song simply be interpreted literally, peace of mind found walking out in the rain with no one around, but it's also infused with allusion and metaphor, usually exploring anti-religious sentiments. This song, like many others, embraces mother nature (see Ocean Size, Had A Dad, Up The Beach). There is a draw toward mother earth (...umm mother ocean?). It's quite pagan. This is in stark contrast to the embracing of Christian beliefs, in which people live for tomorrow when they reach heaven. Themes like this are typical of JA songs (the existence of God, of good and bad, right and wrong, etc.,). So Perry's "time" is not when the sun is shining (symbolic of rays beaming down from the heavens), but when mother nature cries down upon the earth, cleansing the "dirty town" (a baptism?). And so, while the faithful seek shelter, this one percenter hits the snake skin streets of the dirty town with nobody around to bother him.
    MantheDanon March 01, 2013   Link

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