[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUt7qmSvxLI]Pink Floyd – Time
Higher quality version of Time, by Pink Floyd, in a live performance at Earls Court, London, from 1994. This version is taken from the 2005 P·U·L·S·E DVD and includes the reprise of Breath, at its end.
Time is part of Floyd’s legendary The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) and was composed by David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and Roger Waters – though Waters was not present at this show. Aside from Gilmour (guitars, vocals), Mason (drums), and Wright (keyboard, vocals), Sam Brown (backing vocals), Jon Carin (keyboard), Claudia Fontaine (backing vocals), Durga McBroom (backing vocals), Dick Parry (saxophones), Guy Pratt (bass), Tim Renwick (guitars) and Gary Wallis (percussion) composed the show.
Lyrics go as follow:
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You 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
And you run and you run to catch up with the sun,
but it’s sinking
And 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 has 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 spells.
Long live Pink Floyd!