Once it seemed there would always be
A time for everything.
Ages passed I knew at last
My life had never been.

I'd been missing what time could bring.
Fifty years and I'm filled with tears and joys
I never cried.
Burn the wagon and chain the mule.
The past is all denied.
There's no time for everything.
No time for everything.

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"A Time for Everything?" as written by Bassix Syrix

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    General CommentSame statement as Alan Parson's Day After Day (the show must go on). A message to the youth: Do Something! You'll never regret that you didn't spend enough time in the office. These are the Good Old Days. Make the memories now or you'll be a regretfull old geezer.
    markkl001on June 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentA Parsons Project fan!

    Title comes from (I think) the Song of Songs (or whatever it's called). Spin off of that.
    inpraiseoffollyon September 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is musically superior and the sparse lyrics make it a real treat. A.
    orphan_yachtson September 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt is certainly more true now than ever that there is no time for everything. With the advent of recorded music and YouTube, and cable tv, there is not enough time in a thousand lifetimes to sample all that has and is being recorded with concision.

    There was once a wise old sage that told us that the deity had placed eternity within our hearts. Quite a few of his sayings have come down to us, though we know that he did not do a very good job of practicing what he recommended. But he looked within himself and wondered from where came his infinite longings. His last advice was: "Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man."
    tullheadon November 06, 2013   Link
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    General CommentAlong these same lines was Pink Floyd's later song "Time"... with its lines such as "No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun" etc. etc.

    It is a great topic to write a song about, and would have occurred independently to a lot of people. Though I sometimes wonder if Pink Floyd's "The Wall" was not sort of a restatement (with refocus) of Jethro Tull's "Thick as a Brick."
    Fuzzbeanon June 30, 2018   Link
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    General CommentNot profound, really. Do something, it's better to fail than to have never tried, life is short, you'll regret the undone more than the done, etc. A common message usually lost on youth and, in most rock music, written by youth. Interesting.

    But from the more mature, we can fine a different perspective, from the future looking back, not about regret. We have something like Rush in "Time Stand Still":

    "Summer's going fast
    Nights growing colder
    Children growing up
    Old friends growing older
    Freeze this moment
    A little bit longer."

    There's no time for everything, surely. But looking back no matter what you did or didn't do, it's the past, and doors closed, but you should stop regretting the done or undone and realize where you are and what is.

    The wisdom of the "Do something while there's time" is replaced with "It ultimately doesn't matter. There is only now. There was always only now." No regrets.
    tarstarkason January 13, 2019   Link

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