Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

Every year is getting shorter never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over
Thought I'd something more to say

Home again
I like to be here
When I can

When I come home
Cold and tired
It's good to warm my bones
Beside the fire

Far away
Across the field
Tolling on the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spell

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Time" as written by Nicholas Berkeley Mason David Jon Gilmour

Lyrics © T.R.O. INC.

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    General Commentthis has got to be one of my all time favorite songs....just the whole thing, the lyrics are so insightful and true, the musical part of it is amazing...just the whole thing makes me feel all tingly. i love the whole part "and you run and you run to catch up with the sun..." to "shorter of breath and one day closer to death" those lines are just some of my favorites ever out of any song. sipayi makes a good point by saying that just like us, the sun is getting older, but i mean it does age waaaay slower than us humans, so every day it's relatively the same, whereas we in a matter of days can change. i also love that part becasue it represents someone chasing after the sun, trying to get their time back, but it's too late, and the sun rises again and they're just older, despite all of their efforts to cheat time and catch up with the sun. gosh this song is awesome.....
    RockOn947on June 11, 2003   Link

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