Time Will Never Tell (acapella song)

 

I only vaguely remember what inspired this song.

Some TV show, that classic scene of a doctor telling the main character that “time will tell” if their loved one would make it. A thought burst in my mind: “What a filthy lie! Time doesn’t talk!” And then I had a voice in my head, getting angry at time.

Ten minutes later, I was singing a song, but it felt incomplete. I’ve been toying with it for three years, coming back to the verses cyclically. I wanted it to have a certain pattern, to tell a certain story with a certain level of details.

Lately, I’ve been listening to a bit more progressive music, and it hit me: I needed the pattern and details. I couldn’t put these last verses in because the song doesn’t want need them.

At least I don’t think it does, anymore. You be the judge!

As usual, this is recorded acapella on my phone, so don’t expect full orchestral, studio quality.

Hope you enjoy! Comments and critics always welcome!

Time Will Never Tell

Time will never tell
Where it went
When it covered its tracks with your smile.

No, it’ll never tell me.

Time will never tell
Where it flew
While we swapped stories about our scars.

No, it’ll never tell me.

So where does it get the right?
Why should I wait for it to tell me
If we can fix this?

And will it stand still at last?
Will it stay here for you because you need it
Just like I need you?

I’ll be here by your side
Getting you to your next breath
I promise I won’t cry much
I would mortgage my soul
To borrow hours for you to heal
And I’ll kill time before it runs out on us

So listen to me, Time
Listen to my plea
‘cause if you come for him
There’ll be nothing distracting me
From tracking you down
From haunting you ‘round the clock
From stalking all your seconds
All your tic and all your toc
So do us all a favor
And tell me he’ll be fine

I’ll be here by your side
Getting you to your next breath
I promise I won’t cry much
I would mortgage my soul
To borrow hours for you to heal
And I’ll kill time before it runs out on us

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About Aheïla

Somewhere in Quebec City, Aheïla works as a Game Design Director by day and writes by night. Known for her blue hair, unyielding dynamism and tasty cooking (quails, anyone?), she’s convinced “prose is the new crack”. She satisfies her addiction daily on The Writeaholic’s Blog and weekly on Games' Bustles View all posts by Aheïla

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