"A Question Of Time" as written by and Martin Gore....
I've got to get to you first
Before they do
It's just a question of time
Before they lay their hands on you
And make you just like the rest
I've got to get to you first
It's just a question of time
Well now you're only fifteen
And you look good
I'll take you under my wing
Somebody should
They've persuasive ways
And you'll believe what they say
It's just a question of time
It's running out for you
It won't be long until you'll do
Exactly what they want you to
I can see them now
Hanging around
To mess you up
To strip you down
And have their fun
With my little one
It's just a question of time
It's running out for you
It won't be long until you'll do
Exactly what they want you to
Sometimes I don't blame them
For wanting you
You look good
And they need something to do
Until I look at you
And then I condemn them
I know my kind
What goes on in our minds
It's just a question of time
It should be better
It's just a question of time
It should be better with you
It's just a question of time


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"A Question of Time" as written by Martin Lee Gore

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    General CommentOK, I can actually draw some parallels between this song and "Wong Way" by Sublime (songmeanings.net/…).

    Both songs talk about trying to keep a teenage girl off the wrong path. In "Wrong Way" it's already too late - she's on it, and he can't get her off of it. Of course, the character whose viewpoint the singer took isn't helping matters.

    In "A Question of Time" we have a different situation. The girl's not yet on the wrong path, and the narrator may be able to save her. However, I also sense that David's narrator has the same temptation that the one in the "Wrong Way" did. I just think he's resisted it better.

    I can relate to this song, actually - I've been there. Anyone else?
    SirThorethon June 20, 2003   Link

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