Time It’s Time

Charles Cowling

Composer Jon Hopkins wants this played at his.

 

Nobody knows how long
Rustling leaves unrhyme
Lullaby breeze unsung
Babel of dreams
unwinds in memory

As bad as bad becomes
It’s not a part of you
And love is only sleeping
Wrapped in neglect

Time it’s time to live,
Time it’s time to live through the pain
Time it’s time to live
now that it’s all over
Time it’s time to live,
Time it’s time to live through the pain
now that it’s over,
now that it’s over

Kissing a grey garden
Shadow & shade
Sunlight treads softly

As bad as bad becomes
It’s not a part of you
Contempt is ever breeding
Trapped in itself

Time it’s time to live,
Time it’s time to live through the pain
Time it’s time to live
now that it’s all over
Time it’s time to live,
Time it’s time to live through the pain
now that it’s over,
now that it’s over,
now that it’s over

(Instrumental)

As bad as bad becomes
It’s not a part of you
The wicked and the weeping
Ramble or run

Time it’s time to live,
Time it’s time to live for living
Time it’s time to live
Now that it’s all over
Time it’s time to live,
Time it’s time to live for living
Time it’s time to live
Now that it’s all over

Now that it’s over,
Now that it’s over

Now that it’s over

Now that it’s over

Rest your head

 

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Evelyn
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I agree and was fantasising about reading it at a funeral when I came to ‘instrumental’ hmmm

Just love the simple truth in the line ‘as bad as bad becomes it’s not a part of you’.

I quite often read out some of the lines from songs before we reflect, just to remind people of the magic…

james
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I was hoping that this was to be read as a poem. As fine a piece of music as it might be, I find that it overshadows the powerful words and the sentiments within them.

I quite often find this – unless I know a piece of music well, the words are obscured: yet they are where the magic lies.