An Analysis Of Pink Floyd's Song 'Time'

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Most people are confused about the differences between lyrics and poems. Poems are outlined to be silent or aloud, on the other hand lyrics are mapped out to go along with music. Poems, unlike lyrics, can be misunderstood and read without a sound, however lyrics normally need accompanying music to be understood in the correct way. If you lay out the lyrics of Pink Floyd 's song "Time" without the accompanying music, many questions and observations come to mind. One of which why is there no chorus in the song? Songs generally contain a chorus and it is peculiar to stumble across a song in absence of one, such as "Time." It makes the listener wonder if the Pink Floyd members purposefully chose to eliminate the chorus when brainstorming ideas …show more content…
A viewer can conclude repetition would occur if there were a chorus, but we know there isn 't one, and repetition doesn 't pop up in any of the phrases in the song. Perchance this was an additional purposeful choice in hopes to play in to the "Time" theme. The theme is that time passes by and in a blink of an eye you "Find ten years have got behind you" (Line 7). You cannot go back to change your past, even if you believe you missed it. I think the members of Pink Floyd carefully decided to have no repetition in the song because they were following the theme that there is indeed no repetition in …show more content…
It is said in (Line 6, "You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today," again in line 13, "Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time," and for the third time in line 16, "The time is gone the song is over, thought I 'd something more to say"). Songs are not required to have the song 's title in the actual song. It is thought-provoking that the song 's title makes an appearance in the song. Even though the word "time" was said only three times, time is referred to in other ways throughout the song. Take for instance, the very first sentence of the song is "Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day" referring to moments and day, which are two concepts of time. The second line goes on to continue mentioning hours ("You fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way"). In the seventh line it hinders in on the concept of time passing by too fast, "And then one day you find ten years have got behind you," and the same concept in line seven is mirrored in lines 9-13, "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/And shorter of breath and one day closer to death/Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time," the units of time mentioned are day, year, and then

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