Pink Floyd – Time

Pink Floyd – Time

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Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day Fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand 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 And 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 The tolling of the iron bell Calls the faithful to their knees To hear the softly spoken magic spell

100 thoughts on “Pink Floyd – Time”

  1. Old but immortal…most of you don't even remember the fever going in wake of this piece, I do !…well, never mind, it's all because i feel that every day i am closer to death…perhaps very, very close

  2. First heard DSOM in 76 as a sophomore in high school…i thought this kind of music was the norm and would only get better…. Little did I know….Thank God I had the good sense to see them live in Houston…'In the Flesh' tour (animals) 1977….

  3. No…I dont really have anything more to say.
    Except, well yeah. That. Home. home again. I like to be here when I can.

  4. Ya know…not only is this my absolute- and I mean THE very best and favorite – of any album I've EVER owned…but it looks SO damn cool as my flaslight while walling at night! Do you know how many people spot that colorful, lit up prism and, even people that don't know what it is..(as hard as that is to imagine) make comments on how cool it looks! If they'd only listen to what it contains, huh? This was the very first album I ever bought..with my 80's $10 a week allowance! It was such a great feeling to get it home and carefully score the edge of the cellophane. I didn't wanna rip it completely off because even the outside stickers where very cool with the WYWH 'shaking hands! This was 1977 and I was only 10 and both WYWH and Animals were now out. I remember reaching in to assist the disc when, low and behold, I felt something else – smaller and folded. It was the posters (2), along with 2 stickers pertaining to the pyramids. One for daytime and one for night. I STILL have them all to this day! I went up to the hobby shop and bought 2 frames for the posters and picture frames for those bad-ass stickers! People are ALWAYS trying to get me to sell them. I don't THINK SO! Those are going to my daughter when I check out of 'Heartbreak Hotel' someday. I've even included them in my will to her. She's now 33 and has the same appreciation for them that I do. Like daughter like dad! This is a masterpiece and the 3rd best selling album of alltime. Second, last time I looked, was Michael Jackson's Thriller. Thriller?! Over this?! That's ludicrous! Number one was Bing Crosby's White Christmas. I can kinnnnnda see that…but, I think Dark Side should be in the number one slot, myself. It's just so geniusly put together a d, if you've read the history of it's development, it was experimental in it's concept of exploring everything from death to money to work..to mental illness. It engulfs all that we see and hear in our everyday lives and, though others have tried to grasp the same ideas, Floyd thought of it first – mainly Roger Waters who wrote all those crazy words! But, without the other three, it wouldn't have become what it did. I especially like 'Any colour you like' by Wright! I wish those trippy keyboards would go on for another 10 minutes! But, it's perfect the way it is. It's the same with Breathe and it's 'reprise'. I used to wonder why it wasn't a continuous piece. Now, with time in the middle, I understand. It helps to tie everything together with that light sound of a heartbeat connecting the entire album together. Most don't even know it's there throughout the album..but, if you listen – especially in 5.1, you'll hear it all through the album. What a magnificent piece of musical history – and it BETTER be in the U.S. R&R Hall of Fame which I've lost complete faith in as of late! The Wall should be there. Animals should be there too due to it's basis on Goerge Orwell's 'Animal Farm'. Of course, it goes without saying that Wish You Were Here belongs there. A fantastic follow-up to the best work Floyd has ever done! A challenge that they struggled with for a long time – that paid off! David Gilmour likes WYWH as his personal favorite and I can see why. One distinct feature of Pink Floyd is their insistence on producing a high quality product with that 'little extra'. You can tell just by the feel when you simply hold one. They just have a 'durable' feel to them. Nobody does it like Floyd does!

  5. Had this album wrapped up for me, as a Christmas Present! the year it came out! I went to the store and Bought it, early, as soon as it came in the store!!! Albums and Bands were like that!!! *)

  6. Bought the Album, listened over and over, before opening the Christmas present album! Guess thats why I have 2~!!!

  7. Most excellent music to get stoned to ever not that I endorse such things but there you go all the same. Rock on.

  8. A huge thank you to the greatest brother who ever lived for playing this music while I was young. I miss you man, but I still have the music that meant the most to you. Cheers Dave.

  9. 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

    Source: LyricFind

  10. If only I could get a message to Julian Assange from an old former naval Radioman. Telling him this is America where a person is presumed innocent until proven in a court of law. Don't be afraid there are many people here in America who will fight tooth and nail for you. Haven't you served enough time already? Tell them, Julian, to run it don't front it. And go ahead and open up Pandora,s box. I dare you. Over and out.

  11. Born 1963 and heard Pink Floyd at the age of 9 for the first time smoking a joint with my brother of 14. This song impacted me like no other in my lifetime now lucky to have reached the age of 56. Time is so precious, I gave a lot away, let it go by, but in the last 7 years since my divorce from a 28 year marriage I've learned that time is EVERYTHING. Remarried now and laughing every day with her and expanding my horizons for the better. Now when I go, I shall be at peace with my life.

  12. When i hear this song i imagine a jaded office worker staring out the window. It's a dark afternoon with rain and gloomy skies. Hes tired, confused. 3 times divorced. Staring out the window he wonders where all the time has gone. 40s years stuck in an office. Watching the rain on the window pane …… he realizes it would have been better just being unemployed for the past 40 years. Kicking away the moments that make up the dull day instead of working for WHAT? ….. For ungrateful spouses?? ….. For ungrateful beneficiaries ?? ….. for STRESS?? ….. suddenly he just throws it all away. Goodbye. NO MORE WORK. All you so called colleagues ….. you can stuff ya fuckin' jobs! I RESIGN.

  13. songs called time. its crazy how the intro is 2 minutes n some change before the first strum but don't feel that long.

    or maybe I'm just drunk idk

  14. The older you get the more relevant this song get's, if you're not careful life will pass you by before you even realize it ! Time is precious so use it wisely people….. Because one day you'll be shorter of breath and one day closer to death 😛 See y'all on the flip side…

  15. With All Due Respect:
    I was Born in 1960, So I've heard many a Rock n Roll Bands.
    And, in my Humble Opinion.
    There are many, Great Rock n Rock Bands, But, No Other Rock Band Can Jam Like "PINK FLOYD"
    Pink Floyd Rules… Period.

    "Ticking Away, The Moments That Make Up A Dull Day. Fretter 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. And 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.

    And 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 nought, or half a page of Scribbled Lines. Hanging, awning 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. And When I Come Home, Cold and Tired. It's Good To Warm My Bones Beside The Fire. And Far Away, Across The Field, The Toning of The Iron Bell, Draws The Faithful To Their Knees, To Hear The Softly Spoken Magic Spell."

  16. Isso é música. Amo. Sou dessa geração que viveu essa época maravilhosa. Sinto orgulho. Estou velha mas… Meu bom gosto continua. 7-11-2019

  17. I'm 27 years old, knew about Pink Floyd from about 22, but I actually only listened to Dark Side of the Moon after I lost my mum, she died from an accidental drug overdose about 2 years ago. She was an alcoholic, but got into a relationship with an heroin addict. I was off work for 7 weeks with grief and in that time I stumbled upon a comment about listening to PF – DSOTM in it's entirety with the lights off. I went ahead and listened to it and nothing could have prepared me for the journey I experienced. It was so intense; it was other-worldly, nostalgic, emotional, uplifting, dark and it felt endless… Whenever I hear a song from that album it brings me back to that time of my life. It's a very surreal feeling looking back, although the pain still lingers, I just can't help but feel like DSOTM narrated the initial stages of my grief. They're a truly exceptional band that are still very relevant for so many.

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