Not a day goes by I don't think about you
You left your mark on me it's permanent a tattoo
Pierce the skin and the blood runs through
Oh my baby

The way you move it's right in time
The way you move it's right in time
It's right in time with me

I stand over the stove in the kitchen
Watch the water boil and I listen
Turn off the television
Oh my baby


I take off my watch and my earrings
My bracelets and everything
Lie on my back and moan at the ceiling
Oh my baby

Think about you and that long ride
I bite my nails I get weak inside
Reach over and turn off the light
Oh my baby

[Chorus: x2]

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"Right in Time" as written by Lucinda Williams

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  • +2
    General Commenttake off my watch and my earrings...moan at the ceiling - could be masturbation or just that she doesn't want anything extra on - totally naked - totally vulnerable and totally perfect -
    risajojoon November 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about losing someone you felt was perfect for you, but they didn't feel the same way, and not being able to forget them, no matter how hard you might try. Yeah, that verse could be about masturbation, I would fit with the reminiscing in the rest of the song.
    missmeon July 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it just me or is this song about masturbation? The whole thing about remember days gone by then taking off her clothes and turning off the light?

    It is a beautiful song, but I think Lucinda had something a little less conventional in mind when she wrote this.
    Vicious Tyranton September 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA girlfriend of mine gave me a present called the "Doc Johnson" and for some reason this song reminds me of it. ;-)
    mellissabittneron August 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's simply about anticipating making love.
    bordentonianon June 03, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is making a correlation about the high from shooting drugs to the high of a climax during sex whether its another person or masterbation
    in2sighton June 03, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My Opinion"Pierce the skin and the blood runs through"?
    "Think about you and that long ride"?
    I hate to be negative, but I've never though anything but that it was about doing Heroin.
    Not necessarily her, but about somebody??
    mbwoodon May 22, 2020   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI was so excited when I heard this song on The L Word! I love Lucinda, she's my favorite!!!

    I think this song is so beautiful and simple. Just meeting someone and connecting, coming together, in a way where you just move right in time with each other.

    I don't understand the verses though, they're so sad. I guess in the chorus she is maybe reminiscing (sp?) about how they used to move right in time with each other.

    Anyways, it's beautiful.
    bseely2005on August 18, 2007   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationI too always thought it was about masturbation.
    openroadon September 01, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI believe this song to be about shooting drugs.
    bcoleon February 06, 2012   Link

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