Pink Floyd — Time
Album: Dark Side Of The Moon
Avg rating:
9.1

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Total ratings: 3511
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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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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.
 Skydog wrote:

don't blame me, I gave it a 2

 

 
How can this not be everyone's favorite album of all time?
just play the album side.
this song is a time machine for my generation

its the 70s and I'm in high school and everything is wonderful and everything sucks . . .
 coloradojohn wrote:
Spring of '79 I recall driving my '70 Cutlass home from High School with a righteous buzz on, and THIS in my 8-track...Timeless! "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!" I sang along, and dug it...my favorite group ever since...

 
for me, fast forward about 10-15 years...different type of car, stereo...but those lyrics you quoted....That's why I fell in love with PF...and why this is my favorite song ever.  LONG LIVE RP!!
Spring of '79 I recall driving my '70 Cutlass home from High School with a righteous buzz on, and THIS in my 8-track...Timeless! "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!" I sang along, and dug it...my favorite group ever since...
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.
 fuh2 wrote:

 
From 2010.  Hilarious and probably even more appropriate these days.
 Skydog wrote:

don't blame me, I gave it a 2

 

 
Don't agree but {#Lol}
time
How is that I'm still not burned out on this song?
Shocked!  Shocked, I tell you, to find this Time piece has garnered only an average 9.1.  So shocked am I that I've broken down and decided to exercise one of my remaining rights, and I've, therefore, rated a song.  Yes, you read write: I've rated my first song here on RP. A 10 (ten).  The injustice of a mere 9.x will never be righted, I know, but far off in the infinite future, if there is any justice in this existence, the rating for this song will at least asymptotically approach the level it deserves. I can sleep forever now knowing I did what I could in my time.
  changodelaplaya wrote:

Seriously... 9.1 is the highest average rating I have ever seen from this tough crowd.

Tough crowd with GREAT taste!

ziggytrix wrote:


Funny, I just looked here (scroll to RP Classics) and the for the top three (Floyd, Jimi, and Ludwig!) the number in parenthesis says 9.6___ but clicking thru to the comments page for any of them the average says 9.2 ...
 
I noticed the same thing, ziggytrix - maybe it's something to do with "former" members?  Or (and BillG maybe you can chime in) maybe it's related to ratings from the App not showing up on the web page?  At work I have the webpage up to read comments, etc., and listen from my phone, and I've noticed songs I first rated via the app do not show my ratings on the web page when the song comes on. In fact, I tried to update a rating and/or rate on the web page and it wouldn't take at all.  Odd for sure....
 Jelani wrote:
How does this get a '1' rating? How?

 
don't blame me, I gave it a 2

 
 changodelaplaya wrote:

Seriously... 9.1 is the highest average rating I have ever seen from this tough crowd.

 
Funny, I just looked here (scroll to RP Classics) and the for the top three (Floyd, Jimi, and Ludwig!) the number in parenthesis says 9.6___ but clicking thru to the comments page for any of them the average says 9.2 ...

Dark side of the moon. Bright side of the music. TIme-less!
 Jelani wrote:
How does this get a '1' rating? How?

 
Hopefully NOT from someone trying to give it the 11 it deserves...

 


to Quote from this board:

http://cdni.wired.co.uk/620x258/s_v/spinaltap_11_620x258.jpg 
TIMELESS in its excellence, in its sheer mastery of all relevant musical conventions, and its ability to transcend and move well beyond.

This is like an aural dark chocolate cake with a moist inside and cream topping. Only I don't nearly pass out when overdosing on this.
Much of their work leaves me cold, but this is superb.  It never gets tiresome, no matter how many times I hear it.  10 for sure.
The time is the biggest mystery. Nobody knows how it works, but is fair for everyone and everything.
 boxofrain wrote:
Amazing that Roger's lyrics were so spot on when he was a younger man — And then you find one day 20 years have got behind you.

 
As I'm turning 60 (!) in a week I find them all the more poignant right now...
One of the best guitar solos from the era of album classic rock. Maybe the best guitar solo of all time.
 GreenKittenLines wrote:

They were indeed, only that they read "ten years" :-p 

 
My complete typo for sure— thanks for catching it!!
 boxofrain wrote:
Amazing that Roger's lyrics were so spot on when he was a younger man — And then you find one day 20 years have got behind you.

 
They were indeed, only that they read "ten years" :-p 
Had it rated at 10 but as "Time" passes I like it more and more.  A 12 for now,...maybe more later.  Now it's up the volume and watch the speakers dance!
How does this get a '1' rating? How?
Amazing that Roger's lyrics were so spot on when he was a younger man — And then you find one day 20 years have got behind you.
 malamucha wrote:

12

 
Seriously... 9.1 is the highest average rating I have ever seen from this tough crowd.
 rwhardy wrote:
11

 
12
11
Good to hear PF occasionally. They are still demigod. But then I heard Younger Brother!
 
Excellent suggestion! And NOT the single version.

Double_Darkness wrote:
Well now you've got to play The Chambers Brothers Time Has Come. 

 


What happened to the live versions of PF Bill (from the box sets)?!
 idiot_wind wrote:
And quiet desperation is the English way?
What about us yanks? Noisy anxiety?  
Ha!
   

 
Good one!  
Truth be told, there is something to be said for letting it all hang out.   Vent for the health.  
This song has a wonderful sensual quality to it.  Whimsical, almost wistful.  

Four decades later and it still sounds epic.   
 Ableragtacker wrote:
Um, Is just me or is this a different version from the original?

 
It's just you?
An all time classic, a masterpiece. Please don't play it again.
 sfyi2001 wrote:
This, 'Pink Floyd' - 
He's got something here - Gonna be big.
 
I'm still trying to figure out which one's Pink.