To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven

A time to build up,a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven

A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace, a time to refrain from embracing

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time to love, a time to hate
A time for peace, I swear it's not too late


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    It's just saying that there's a time for everything to happen. Living, dying, planting, laughing, weeping, pretty much things always happen, and it has it's time, so just relax....actually this song is from a hymn from the Old Testament in the Bible...pretty funny huh?

    TasChiBandGirlon October 13, 2002   Link
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    it's not ruining it. this is a site where you comment what you think it's about and at times...people are right when they say what it's about. and it just so happens that part of this song is in the bible. they were just sharing facts about the song

    EmoKid707on July 29, 2005   Link
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    Yeah, this song is from Ecclesiastes in the King James version of the Bible. The cool thing though is how they rearranged it ON PURPOSE. Look at the last word(s) at the end of each verse. Weep Together Embracing Peace, I swear it's not too late.

    Pretty cool.

    ddarkoon January 31, 2007   Link
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    This actually doesn't even include the whole song...there's more about war and peace. And to be exact it's from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

    LILJCOXon March 30, 2003   Link
  • +1
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    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

    care-lineson March 27, 2007   Link
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    a time of love, a time of hate a time of war, a time of peace

    i personally think it's a time for peace. you?

    P+L.

    singmeanythingxon August 24, 2007   Link
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    this is an awesome song, it has actually helped me through some hard times in my life

    heatherrochelle93on January 08, 2011   Link
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    I also thing it's a tieme for peace, so don't insult people on a song that's about getting along. This song is based off of the bible, but even without getting religion invovlved, it's just saying, there are good times, and there are bad times, but life keeps turning. It doesn't stop for anyone, and you havev to go through the bad stuff for the good stuff. So, even though there's war and hatred, maybe peace is somewhere around the corner.

    Anyone else find it ironic that this is the song with the most comments, and there are only twenty of them (not including this one or future comments) and yet there are horrible songs by other artists that aree just plain crap, yet they have hundreds of comments?

    Someone above me said that Jesus wouldn't say there is a designated season for hate. I disagree. We shouldn't love or embrace evil, so we should hate it. Also, without hate, there can't be love. Love wouldn't be so important to find if there wasn't hate. There's more hate than love in the world, but love is stronger than hate, and hopefully it will prevail.

    All the little lessons we learn in kinderegarten about compromise and getting along are lost on the way to adulthood for most people, and I just hope that there are people who still want peace.

    Peace hasn't quite had its season yet, but it's day will come, hopefully soon.

    angill973on June 13, 2008   Link
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    Written over 3000 years ago, by King Solomon, if you really want to know the meaning, you need to look at the words in context. Solomon was talking about how all of life is futile, prior to this writing. "Meaningless, meaningless, all is meaningless!" He says (or futile in other translations. He goes on to list all the things he's had and tried, the 1000 wives and concubines, all the riches he could want..fame, knowledge, wisdom. He was recognized through life as the wisest man of his time. The Queen of Sheba came traveled to see him with gold and gems to give him in exchange for his wisdom. He had it all and his conclusion? It's all meaningless. Then he pens these words... there is a season for everything.
    After that he comes to his conclusion and I think this is the meaning ultimately of these words... Having heard everything, I have reached this conclusion:

    Fear God and keep his commandments, because this is the whole duty of man. For God will evaluate every deed, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.

    Basically, stuff means nothing... life is full of seasons, and ultimately the eternal is what matters.

    janiskon December 06, 2012   Link
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    wow..that's pretty cool. i enjoy this song.

    weezerific:cutleryon April 07, 2003   Link

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