Baby Boomers,

What is the best way to wrap up a week full of discussions about time?

Let's do a little reminiscing while talking about  my 10 favorite songs about the subject.  Why not grab some vinyl and start spinning? We have time. Time is on our side.  Time isn't after us.  Time isn't holding us.

At least check out the videos on YouTube.  Do you remember the last time you listened to these songs?  Was it a long time ago?

Why not take some time today to enjoy them one last time?
"Time" is a track from the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd's 1973 album "The Dark Side of the Moon", and the only song on the album credited to all four members of the band, though the lyrics were written by Roger Waters.

This song is about how time can slip by, but many people do not realize it until it is too late.

Roger Waters got the idea when he realized he was no longer preparing for anything in life, but was right in the middle of it.

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 the one day you find
Ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run
You missed the starting gun

Although "Time of Your Life" was written right after Green Day's 1994 "Dookie,"' the song didn't appear on an album until the band's third major-label album, "Nimrod," in 1997.

It reached a wide audience when it was used in a Seinfeld episode 1998, and the video for the song eventually won Green Day their first VMA.

Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test, and don't ask why
It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right
I hope you had the time of your life

So take the photographs, and still frames in your mind
Hang it on a shelf in good health and good time
Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial
For what it's worth it was worth all the while

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right
I hope you had the time of your life

"No Time" is a song by Canadian rock band The Guess Who.

Composed by guitarist Randy Bachman and lead singer Burton Cummings, the song is basically a Dear John letter stating, "No time left for you".

There are two versions of the song. The original 1969 recording was done for The Guess Who's album "Canned Wheat." But it is the 1970 re-recording (as featured on the "American Woman"album) that is the better-known version. This one is slightly faster in tempo and the two verses transposed.


(No time left for you) On my way to better things
(No time left for you) I found myself some wings
(No time left for you) Distant roads are callin' me
(No time left for you) Da-un-da-un-da-un-da-un-da


No time for a summer friend
No time for the love you send
Seasons change and so did I
You need not wonder why
You need not wonder why
There's no time left for you
No time left for you

"Time Has Come Today" is a song recorded by The Chambers Brothers in 1966.

Although the single never quite reached the top ten in America, spending five weeks at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the fall of 1968, it is today considered one of the landmark rock songs of the psychedelic era.

Various effects were employed in its recording and production, including the alternate striking of two cow bells producing a "tick-tock" sound, warped throughout most of the song by re-verb, echo and changes in tempo. It also quotes several bars from “The Little Drummer Boy” at 5:40m in the long version.

Time has come today
Young hearts can go their way
Can't put it off another day
I don't care what others say
They say we don't listen anyway
Time has come today

"Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)" is the seventh and final single from American R&B singer Janet Jackson's third studio album, "Control" (1986).

While "Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)" was officially released in the United Kingdom and Australia, it went for airplay single in the United States in 1987.

The song was written by Jackson and collaborators/producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

In the U.S., though it never charted, it became a famed quiet storm staple on adult R&B radio stations.

Funny how time flies
When you're having fun
Funny how time flies
When you're having fun

I don't know where it all went
Time passed us by
Just when it seemed the fun began

Funny how time flies
When you're having fun
Funny how time flies
When you're having fun

But time never ends
Let's find the time
To get together once again
Someday soon

"Time Stand Still" was the first track Neil Peart wrote for "Hold Your Fire."

According to Peart, he wrote the lyrics of "Time Stand Still" based on his time with Rush  According to Peart:

"All through the '70s our lives were flying by; we spent so much time on the road that it became like a dark tunnel. You start to think about the people you're neglecting, friends and family. So the song is about stopping to enjoy that; with a warning against too much looking back. Instead of getting nostalgic about the past, it's more a plea for the present."

I turn my back to the wind
To catch my breath
Before I start off again
Driven on without a moment to spend
To pass an evening
With a drink and a friend.

I let my skin get too thin
I'd like to pause
No matter what I pretend
Like some pilgrim who learns to transcend
Learns to live as if each step was the end.

Time stand still
I'm not looking back
But I want to look around me now
See more of the people
And the places that surround me now.

"Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There Is a Season)", often abbreviated to "Turn! Turn! Turn!", is a song written by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s.

The lyrics were adapted almost entirely from verses in the Book of Ecclesiastes, set to music and recorded in 1962.

The song was originally released as "To Everything There Is a Season" on "The Limeliters" album "Folk Matinee" and then some months later on Seeger's own "The Bitter and the Sweet."

The song became an international hit in late 1965 when it was covered by the American folk rock band The Byrds, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to build up,a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together

"Time Is on My Side" is a song written by Jerry Ragovoy (under the pseudonym of Norman Meade).

First recorded by jazz trombonist Kai Winding and his Orchestra in 1963, it was covered (with additional lyrics by Jimmy Norman) by both soul singer Irma Thomas and "The Rolling Stones" in 1964.

Time is on my side, yes it is
Time is on my side, yes it is

Now you always say
That you want to be free
But you'll come running back (said you would baby)
You'll come running back (I said so many times before)
You'll come running back to me

"Time Won't Let Me" is the first studio album by "the Outsiders." 

It was named after the band's early 1966 break-out single, "Time Won't Let Me".

I can't wait forever
Even though you want me to
I can't wait forever
To know if you'll be true
CHORUS
Time won't let me, oh no
Time won't let me, oh no
Time won't let me wait that long
Can't you see I've waited too long
To love to hold you in my arms

"Time Passages" is the eighth studio album by Al Stewart, released in 1978.

The album was produced by Alan Parsons.

The album's title track reached #7 on the Billboard charts and was co-written by Peter White.


Well, I'm not the kind to live in the past
The years run too short and the days too fast
The things you lean on
Are the things that don't last
Well, it's just now
And then my line gets cast into these
Time passages
There's something back here that you left behind
Oh, time passages
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight

And finally there is the eponymous song"Once In A Lifetime" by David Byrne and the Talking Heads from their 1981 album "Remain in Light."  This song really came to the forefront in 1984 thanks to their live album "Stop Making Sense."  Who doesn't remember David Byrne on center stage in his gargantuan white suit gyrating like a tasered Muppet?

I think this song deals with the futility of not being happy with the things you have. Time keeps passing, we keep living and there's no way to stop life from moving on. The forces of nature and your own existence keep you moving almost without your conscious effort - like a ventriloquist moving a puppet( or a tasered Muppet).

The Talking Heads front man David Byrne shed some light on his lyrical inspiration when he told "Time Out" magazine: 


"Most of the words in 'Once in a Lifetime' come from evangelists I recorded off the radio while taking notes and picking up phrases I thought were interesting directions. Maybe I'm fascinated with the middle class because it seems so different from my life, so distant from what I do. I can't imagine living like that."

In an interview with NPR, Byrne said: "We're largely unconscious. You know, we operate half awake or on autopilot and end up, whatever, with a house and family and job and everything else, and we haven't really stopped to ask ourselves, 'How did I get here?"


And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack 
And you may find yourself in another part of the world 
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile 
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife 
And you may ask yourself 
Well...How did I get here? 

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down 
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground 
Into the blue again
After the money's gone 
Once in a lifetime

Same as it ever was... 
Same as it ever was... 
Look where my hand was 
Time isn't holding us 
Time isn't after us 

OK, "I've Run Out of Time" ,"Time Has Slipped Away" or maybe I have "Too Much Time On My Hands."

I mean, "Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is?"

So there you have it......These are my 10 favorite songs about "TIME" from the past.  Did you lose track of time as you listened to them or did they take you back to a better place in time?

If you know any more classic songs about time please add them in the comments section below.   Let's see who has the most obscure reference about time.