Pink Floyd — Time
Album: Dark Side Of The Moon
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Released: 1973
Length: 6:54
Plays (last 30 days): 2
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
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This was my second album at the age of 13. I still remember to this day getting the album home and carefully taking the LP out of the cover (in addition to the posters), placing it on the turnable side 1 up and gently lowering the needle onto the LP.............mind blowing, my Mother didn't see me for days :) Don't make them like this anymore (or maybe it's an age thing and they do :) ).
When times were worry free
Nothing like a little Pink Floyd in the afternoon.
New headphones. First song I listened to. Still as good as the first time I heard it
I was a fresh faced undergrad in the autumn term of 1973, and every evening my house tutor, a postgrad who inhabited the room next to mine, would return and put this album on his turntable and crank his amp to max. Thank God he had such good taste. This is encoded into my musical DNA.
2141 Godlikes to 48 Sucko-barfos this fine day of March 19th 20 freekin18 {#Cheesygrin}

10 > 11   if only in my mind
To me this is 9 - O U T S T A N D I N G  
timeless...
Interesting; I'm seeing two different versions of the album art on RP, depending on where I look.  



Just hearing (and understanding) the lyrics for the first time ever. They *did* make better music back in the day.
 passsion8 wrote:

As I'm turning 60 (!) in a week I find them all the more poignant right now...

 
Couldn't agree more. Sigh. 
Wow! I’ve never heard this song before,what is it? I feel like I’m in a dorm room about to develop musical tastes.
One more Time.
 LizK wrote:
"Metropolis?"
 
More likely Busby Berkeley. The style just doesn't ring (cough) true to Fritz Lang.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Busby_Berkeley
I used to own this album and liked it when it was new. Now I find it as ponderous and plodding as a WWI British tank. Whether this is my personal evolution or the onset of dementia I shall see (or not).
 Proclivities wrote:
time

 
"Metropolis?"
I do hope my neighbors are enjoying this.
 idiot_wind wrote:
just play the album side.
 
Or both!
However, I seem to recall from another thread Bill mentioning that due to broadcasting regulations he is restricted to playing a maximum of two(?) tracks from any given album in a one-hour period.        . . . or something like that . . .
 amoreena wrote:
Highly recommend making a trek to see the current Roger Waters tour. Godlike! However, it's also very political, so if you are a Trump supporter, please check your politics at the door and just enjoy the music and the Man's right to his own opinion and artistry.

 
Couldn't agree more! Quite the religious experience, and I'm nowhere (or at was nowhere) near the Floyd fanatic that many people I know are. Was wholly in awe of the show. Even felt more prescient with the current goings on in politics. Just can't recommend this tour enough.