Stop fooling with time!)
You know, Ed? Got to sometimes in life, make a change. Got to learn! Things be going down, you’ll be sorry for it
[Marvin relaying instructions for Sparrow, next track]
Get to the F-minor there, now the whole process repeats again
And then it just repeats! Sooner the better is the saying
Sometimes it takes you a long time to learn
Way too long, way too long, man. I’ve been racing against time
Trying my best to find my way
Change our world in just one day
Blowin’ coke all up my nose
Gettin’ in and out my clothes
Foolin’ ’round with midnight hoes
But that chapter of life’s closed
From the day you’re born
Till the day you’re in the ground
Father, forgive me
To sing and dance, give love a chance
Please be on my side
Please be on my side
Just a few more days and I’ll change my ways
Please be on my side
Ain’t no need
For us to leave
Before we want to
But if we respect father time in our prime
Aw, baby, we won’t have to
Sometimes I’m ready to groove
And then sometimes I’m unable to move and then
Sometimes I’m ready to groove
And then sometimes I’m unable to move and then
Sometimes I’m ready to groove
And then sometimes I’m unable to move and then
Sometimes I’m ready to groove
And then sometimes I’m unable to move
Like the rest of mankind
I’ve been racing against time
Trying my best to find my way
Change my world in just one day
“I can dig it, I can dig it!”
Cold-blooded out there, man, I been fooling around a long time
Yeah, I been trying to hit the big one
“You got to learn!”
Like the rest of mankind
I’ve been racing against time
Trying my best to find my way
Change my world in just one day
Blowin’ coke all up my nose
Gettin’ in and out my clothes
Foolin’ ’round with midnight hoes
But that chapter of life’s closed
From the day you’re born
Till the day you’re in the ground
I’ve got to say, I’ve got some debts to say (please be on my side)
Please be on my side (time, time)
Know I’ve done some wrong, I won’t be here long
Please be on my side, please be on my side
(Stop fooling with time! Life’s a bitch, man
I tried my best to do right, man but you know it’s cold-blooded out there
Got to learn sooner or later, don’t you? Life can’t be this way! Oh, gonna get it together
Gonna love every day every night till I get it
All right, baby
Oh, gonna get it together
Gonna love every day every night till I get it
All right
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock –
My life’s a clock and it’s winding down
From the day you’re born
Till the day you’re in the ground
Come on, let’s say this thing together! Hey Mike, let me have a pelmel when you get a sec, please, bless you
Before we cut
One, two, three, four! Every man has to make a change. [Marvin riffing]
Jesus said time would heal ALL WOUNDS
(Time… Time…)
But we have to live right to get the time
(Time… Time…)
Oh, time
(Time… Time…)
Please, time, you got to be a friend of mine
Sometimes I am unable to move
(Sometimes I’m ready to groove
And then sometimes I’m unable to move and then)
I let temptation get me off of my groove
(Sometimes I’m ready to groove
And then sometimes I’m unable to move and then)
Sometimes I get it
Sometimes it’s hard
To stay with it
But right now, get it, gotta get it, get it
Got to stay with it
Makin’ up my mind to get it
Gonna get it together
Gonna love every day every night till I get it
All right
Pretty good lovin’, oh
Get it together
Gonna love every day every night till I get it
All right
Oh, gonna get it together
Gonna love every day every night till I get it
All right – Woo!

Do I even have a decision
Feeling like I’m living in a story already written
Am I part of a vision made by somebody else? Just calling to see how you’re doing, check in with you a little bit
Wanna obviously send my love and support and, um, just let you know I’m here for you
I know you’re super busy, didn’t wanna bother you, um, just wanted to let you know I’m thinking about you
Give me a call back if you want, if not, I get that too, um, but I’m sure I will see you and/or talk to you sometime soon. Alright bud, hope you’re hanging in there. See ya Too focused on the end and simply ready to fail
‘Cause I’m tired of the fear that I can’t control this
I’m tired of feeling like every next step’s hopeless
I’m tired of being scared what I build might break apart
I don’t want to know the end, all I want is a place to start
Oh, oh
I don’t want to know the end, all I want is a place to start
Oh, oh
[Outro]
Hey Mike, uh, just calling to uh, you know, send my condolences
Hey man, it’s Mark, just calling to check in onn you, see how you’re doing
What up Mike? I don’t have a leg to stand on
Spinning like a whirlwind nothing to land on
Came so far never thought it’d be done now
Stuck in a holding pattern waiting to come down
Did somebody else define me? Can I put the past behind me? Pointing fingers at villains but I’m the villain myself
Or am I out of conviction with no wind in the sail?