Time (7:07)

Cover of The Dark Side Of The Moon

From The Dark Side Of The Moon and 136 other releases

Time is a song from British 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. It is noted for its long introductory passage of clocks chiming and alarms ringing, recorded as a quadrophonic test by Alan Parsons, not specifically for the album.

Each clock at the beginning of the song was recorded separately in an antiques store. This is followed by an eerie two-minute passage dominated by Nick Mason’s rototoms and backgrounded by a tocking sound created by Roger Waters picking two muted strings on his bass. With David Gilmour singing lead on the verses and with Richard Wright singing lead on the bridges and with female singers providing backup vocals, the lyrics of the song deal with Roger Waters’s realization that life was not about preparing yourself for what happens next, but about grabbing control of your own destiny.
A guitar solo from Gilmour provides the refrain over the same chord progressions as the verse and chorus, and it is often praised among the fans as one of his best. A reprise of the album’s earlier “Breathe” brings the song to a closing, before it segues into “The Great Gig in the Sky”.


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Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

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  • The_Sun_XIX


    30 Oct 5:04pm Reply
  • TWHsr

    Real cool, love it and always have.

    30 Oct 4:42am Reply
  • MrShayton

    Nice Song

    28 Oct 5:54pm Reply


    19 Oct 9:48pm Reply
  • tecnhopata_laia

    TIME Ese solo con la guitarra,es imposible de olvidar. Es perfecto, melodico... Me encanta xD

    12 Oct 12:34pm Reply
  • tygergurl72

    Home, home again...I like to be here when I can. When I come home cold and tired...it's good to warm my bones beside the fire...Far away across the field...the tolling of the iron bell. Calls the faithful to their knees...to hear the softly spoken magic spells...

    15 Sep 4:29pm Reply
  • MikeyBGoode

    Amazing piece of musical art. I can't remember how many 8 tracks, cassettes, vinyl, and CD versions I've bought over the years. If you haven't heard the 5.1 surround sound mix, by Alan Parsons (the original engineer behind the board at Abby Road Studios), Buy it. It's an experience. And it all reminds us why DSOTM was on the Billboard top 200 album charts for 25 years. after starting at #1. It's a must have.

    15 Sep 3:44am Reply
  • G8Rbuttercups

    One of my many favorites from Pink Floyd:) so amazing..

    11 Sep 7:32pm Reply
  • TWHsr

    Wonderful song, always have thought so.

    8 Sep 6:44am Reply
  • The_Sun_XIX

    damn powerful

    1 Sep 1:44am Reply
  • gazardiel

    My life is ticking away as I race around enjoying the day. This is my life I will run it down and come up spinning around....ride on

    1 Sep 12:36am Reply
  • rby151


    31 Aug 3:16pm Reply
  • mot00rzysta

    mr Gilmour nails it

    29 Aug 11:58am Reply
  • ReNio316

    the only floyd song i know how to play on clock

    29 Aug 7:14am Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    Timeless Masterpiece.

    25 Aug 6:54pm Reply
  • marjo47


    12 Aug 5:45pm Reply
  • GenilsonSoares

    Maybe the sound more like Pink Floyd! "And you run and you run to catch up with the sun But it's sinking And racing around to come up behind you again The sun is the same in a relative way But you're older Shorter of breath and one day closer to death." wonderful!

    7 Aug 7:46pm Reply
  • MartianReaper

    the first song I've heard from them. Still hits the spot

    5 Aug 4:52pm Reply
  • MariianaAlvez

    These lyrics.

    5 Aug 3:18pm Reply
  • Kostly

    Can play as often as it bloody well likes......

    3 Aug 5:26pm Reply
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