Top 10 Best Songs about Time [Part I]


Songs about time

Sometimes in my life, although being with a group of people, I feel alone and left out. At that time, I feel that I should be in some other time zone. In our daily life, there always comes a time where we wish to be present at sometime else with different people. That time doesn’t mostly suit us. So here, I brought you the list of “The Best Songs about Time” to enjoy and get yourself traveled into different time zone with the song. So plug in your earphone or headphones whatever you have, and get transported to a different time zone.

“Remember the Time” by Michael Jackson

The narrator in this song is trying to take us back to the time in his story where he fell in love with a girl when both of them were young and innocent. This is song is the same as Jackson’s earlier song – Terrific!!! He invites us to the part of his life where he shared his story between him and his girl. So while listening to this song, you are going to get moved to back into the time for really a long time. And by a long time, I mean, this song is more than 9 mins long. So plug in your earphone and get ready.

Do you remember
How we used to talk?
You know
We’d stay on the phone at night ’til dawn
Do you remember
All the things we said?
Like, I love you so, I’ll never let you go

Edward Theodore Riley / Bernard Belle / Michael Joe Jackson

Here the narrator shares his story from the past when he fell in love with a girl about how they used to talk on the phone for the whole night. Jackson askes his girl whether she remembers the things they talked about for so long. He’s saying that he loves her so much and will never leave a chance where the moment of separation will arrive.

“Closing Time” by Semisonic

The narrator in this song is trying to convey a message that the time for us to live a life is short. “The bar is going to shout” means “The time has come”. We need to do all our necessary works before the bar gets shut, have to do what we have decided, and should not wait for anyone as the time waits for no one. We have to finish our work in this world before the time comes. This song was also featured in the movie ‘Friends with Benefits.’

Closing time, time for you to go out
To the places you will be from
Closing time, this room won’t be open
Till your brothers or your sisters come

So, gather up your jackets, move it to the exits
I hope you have found a friend
Closing time, every new beginning
Comes from some other beginning’s end, yeah

Dan Wilson

Here the narrator is trying to explain that the time for the bar to close has come near. People inside have to go out and look for somewhere else. They have to hurry cause this bar won’t wait for long till their relatives come and take them. So be ready, wear the jacket and move to the exit. The narrator also is positive about they must have made friends from the bar to whom they can talk. So he asks to go with them. And in the final words, Wilson mentions that tonight isn’t the end, Tomorrow will be the new beginning. So Closing time now, Will open tomorrow.

“I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” by The Beach Boys

There comes a time in everybody’s life when we feel that we are left out of this world. We just want to be somewhere else in that moment and want to enjoy it. At that time, The narrator thinks of moving to a different time. Through his song “I just wasn’t made for These Times” the narrator gives us the pleasure to visit a beautiful world in his time.

Every time I get the inspiration
To go change things around
No one wants to help me look for places
Where new things might be found

Brian Wilson / Tony Asher

Every time the narrator gets inspiration to go and changes things as they are, he is blocked away. People don’t give him the way to do so. No one helps him in looking for those places and where the new things will be found.

The world is cruel and doesn’t want anyone to choose the life they want.

“Time” by Pink Floyd

This song released in 1973 by the artist ‘Pink Floyd; shows us the reality of the time. The time waits for no one. The narrator is tired of being under the sun and is staying at home watching the rain. But he can’t do this for a very long period. He is young but the life ahead is very long. Those days can’t be cut out in a snap. He has to find some alternative to pass the time.

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

David Jon Gilmour / Nicholas Berkeley Mason / George Roger Waters / Richard William Wright

The narrator in these lines explains that as time passes, It’s getting shorter. He had some plans written down on a book but due to the time moving so fast, he hasn’t completed even half of them. He just keeps on thinking about how the time passed without doing anything.

“Time in a Bottle” by Jim Croce

The narrator here is talking about stopping the time and keeping it in a bottle. So he can enjoy that moment whenever he wants in the future forever. Jim Croce is talking about his wife as when he wrote this song, his wife was pregnant. So it comes clear that he wrote everything down as he felt at that time. Jim asks for more time here in the song but sadly passed away in a Plane-crash in the later year.

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do, once you find them

I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go through time with

The narrator in these lines wants to express his feeling about the time when he got to spend with his loved one but couldn’t enjoy it because no matter how long the time is given, it will always feel less. But with the moving time, where he can’t find anything else to do, came to know that he only wants to move through the time with her.

“Times They Are A-Changin” by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan, one of the most talented writers, gave more than Thousands of lyrics. Here he brought the songs about time. Each has its own fan base, But in this, he told us about the time that’s changing. Gathering all the experiences he took in his life and placed them here in the song. He wrote in the song that you have stopped, but the time around you is still in motion. Everything has changed. The narrator wants us to accept the fact that people around us have grown, and it’s time for us to grow.

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agin’
Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’

Bob Dylan

Bob here, in this para, wants to explain that gone are the days when kids used to listen to their parents as they command. Time has brought a change in society, and children developed their minds accordingly with the rapidly increasing time. He wants those parents to accept the fact and blend with the time. Follow their kids cause the old times are gone. And Time has changed everything.

Time has come today” by The chamber brothers

‘Time Has Come Today’ written by Joseph Chamber and Willie Chamber, brought us to the time that comes in everyone’s life. The bad time. They are telling that the time has come when they don’t care about what others say about them and are past that feeling. They don’t feel the pain of someone leaving as the tears in their eyes are dried out. While listening to the song, we can totally relate it with our lifes’ hard times.

Now the time has come (Time)
There’s no place to run (Time)
I might get burned up by the sun (Time)
But I had my fun (Time)
I’ve been loved and put aside (Time)
I’ve been crushed by the tumbling tide (Time)
And my soul has been psychedelicized (Time)

Joseph Chamber and Willie Chamber

The narrators are saying here that They had their fun when had time. But now thing they have now is nothing. They have nowhere to go. Everything is against them in these crucial times. Their soul has been crushed and started hallucinating. This song about time is different as it brings us to the time where everything has already been done and it’s all in the past.

Take your Time” by Sam Hunt

Well, this song is quite different from the others in the list of “Songs about Time”. Here the narrator is telling us about how he wants a girl to take her time to recognize him and talk to him. Sam fell in love with her from the very first time he saw her even though she didn’t notice her. The narrator knows a lot about her and doesn’t want her to get scared with this behavior as everyone in society knew her name. He just wants to be with her so that they could spend their life together happily.

You coulda rolled your eyes
Told me to go to hell
Coulda walked away
But your still here
And I’m still here
Come on let’s see where it goes

Sam Hunt / Joshua Shaun Osborne / Shane L Mc Anally

Sam Hunt knows that he loves her, but he is also confident that she may also have the same feelings for him. When the narrator proposed to her, she rolled her eyes and told him to go to hell but the thing which is important here is that she was still with him and that means a lot. Sam here and is waiting for something to happen as there are still chances for getting her into his life.

Time after Time” by Cyndi Lauper

Song written by Robert Hyman / Cyndi Lauper that was released in 1983 is about a person who got lost in the same time loop. The narrator shared everything he does while being alone. He is looking at the clock ticking and waiting for the time to pass but, it’s got stuck. He is getting confused and flashbacks from the memories that he left out.

After my picture fades and darkness has
Turned to gray
Watching through windows
You’re wondering if I’m okay
Secrets stolen from deep inside (deep inside)
And the drum beats out of time

Robert Hyman / Cyndi Lauper

The narrator here has expressed how the pictures in his memories are fading away. While she looked at him from the window and asked if he is ok, He says that the joy has been stolen from inside and the thing that is left with him is time after time.

The changing times” by Earth, Wind and Fire

The lyrics of This song are ahead of their time as u discover changing times as u discover changing worlds u don’t wanna be guessing u must know for sure this so prevalent today 2015 awesome. the first time I saw this badass group in concert was with my dad this is his favorite group of all time LOVE U POPS! The narrator here gives the idea of how time is changing here on earth and in order to face the changing times, we need to learn to stand up against them.

In these ever changing times
You must learn to stand on your own
(If we learn to, as we learn to grow)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, oh
(If we learn to, as we learn to grow)

Life has so much to show you
You must be ready for the new
Space on the strife, fix up your life
Space on the strife, make up your life

Bernard Taylor

As time is changing, Narrator warns us to battle with the things that may be out of our control. We need to adapt to the situation at that time. If we want to learn anything, that must be how to grow, how to stand up against the force wind of changing times. There is a vast variety in life that we have not yet experienced. So we just have to be ready for those unseen and unpredictable situations.

This is the last song in the list of “Songs about time” Hope you enjoyed it and will continue to read our other post about the Best songs about dreams

Happy time traveling…..

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