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
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

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    General CommentLyrically this is my fave song. Not by Pink Floyd, but ever. It isn't deeply poetic with meanings hidden behind metaphors. It's so frank and to the point, and I think almost everyone can relate to it.

    I think everyone has been 'Waiting for someone or something to show you the way ' at one point. Just going along with life bored for the hell of it. This song is deeply meaningful and as shown by Mafer it can be life changing.

    Brilliant.
    Mahakalaon April 12, 2004   Link

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