What does This is the Time mean?

Billy Joel: This is the Time Meaning

Album cover for This is the Time album cover

Song Released: 1986


This is the Time Lyrics

We walked on the beach beside that old hotel
They're tearing it down now
But it's just as well
I haven't shown you everything a man can do
So stay with me baby
I've got plans for you

This is the time to remember
Cause it will not last...

  1. anonymous
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    Mar 18th 2017 !⃝

    It's about intimacy.

  2. C_hawk
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    Jul 21st 2016 !⃝

    This song means remember times of your life they will not Las forever

  3. anonymous
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    Jul 21st 2012 !⃝

    The for the donut comment. I love it :)

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 5th 2007 !⃝

    I think it's about some guy who finally decided to get out of his house and the very first thing he does is go to his local donut shop.

  5. JonahFalcon
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    May 18th 2006 !⃝

    This song is about a couple at a crux in their relationship. They're been lovers, but have not yet committed to each other fully - neither have allowed themselves to be vulnerable. The protagonist wants to move forward with the relationship, but doesn't want to rush it. However, he senses that the current state of the relationship is a dead end, and not going to the next step will result in the end of the affair.


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