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Time Won't Let Me Go Lyrics

Whenever I look back
On the best days of my life
I think I saw them all on T.V.
I am so homesick now for
Someone that I never knew
I am so homesick now for
Someplace I will never be

Time won't let me go
Time won't let me go
If I could do it all...

  1. anonymous
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    Nov 10th 2017 report

    If you wouldn't change anything in your past, you're a liar or clueless.

    I broke my neck in 9th grade playing varsity football. I was already getting looks by big time schools, especially in the South, mostly SEC (Bama, Arky, UF, UGA, LSU, UT, & FSU-ACC, not SEC). Several recruiting services (Rivals, Scout, ESPN) & recruiting "experts" said I was the best cornerback in my state, regardless of which class & could be one of the best players to come out of this state in decades. It just so happens, that meant I was better than Dre Kirkpatrick (1st round draft pick out of Alabama by the Bengals & is a starter at CB,) & Dee Milliner (also a 1st round draft pick at CB out of Alabama by the NY Jets.)

    I'm not bragging. I'm saying I would have skipped practice on the day that I broke my neck (c-5). I have been paralyzed (quadriplegic) from the chest down ever since. (IT SUCKS!!! IN PAIN 24/7!!!) Therefore, if I would've skipped that day, it's possible I'd also have been a 1st round draft pick in the NFL at CB out of the University of Alabama, just as they were. I'd be making millions instead of having more medical bills than I likely will ever be able to pay. I wouldn't have even went to 9th grade. I probably would've stayed in 8th grade. After sports, I was going to be a sniper in THE Marines!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY USMC‼️‼️

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 17th 2017 report

    This song is very simple and very over analyzed.

    It's simply about getting old and losing your youth.

    Good God that's strong enough

  3. anonymous
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    May 17th 2012 report

    This song is about people who just can't fit their own time.
    It's for people who despise the growing degradation of people. Yes, we have advances but at a price too huge to pay.
    We have lost our the purity, our kindness, our honesty. We have no more honor, no more pride... we live like machines... nothing more is magic, there's nothing more to discover in our time. In our time we are just someone who lives, who buys and who will die.
    When people like us hear stories about the past (except war times) we feel like we should have lived in that time... we should have had our simple and pure time. But despite our feelings there is one thing that just don't let us live what we wanted to live, and it's the time. Time is the barrier that separates us from our dreams and there's no way... it just won't let us go back.

    The song talks about the summer of 69... By that time the narrator wasn't probably born, and if he was he wasn't mature enough to live that moment as he would like to have lived. I know that feeling. It's like "I would like to go back in time, but with the maturity, the mind I have now".
    If I could do that I would do it all so much better.

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 5th 2011 report

    The song is about a person Adele met, he was a drug dealer,focused on getting clean and going to rehab, and he had a girl with him and she wants him to be clean already and how she found it unfair that he wasn't clean and how long the process took; but she still stood by him. so this song doesn't actually involve Adele, its between to of her friends in a difficult situation.

  5. anonymous
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    Jun 13th 2010 report

    Pretty much something happened that the narrator can't stop thinking about and it won't let him move on with his life. "time won't let me go". And he keeps thinking about all the things that he's missed by focusing on that one traumatic event. "I never had a summer of '69" (song reference, I believe) and "I never had a Cherry Valance of my own" (alluding to the Outsiders). "All these precious moments. You promised me would come in time. So where was I when I missed mine?" (Just saying that he missed living his life because he was so focused on the past.


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