Time After Time
Cyndi Lauper Lyrics


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Lying in my bed
I hear the clock tick and think of you
Caught up in circles
Confusion is nothing new
Flashback, warm nights almost left behind
Suitcases of memories
Time after
Sometimes you picture me
I'm walking too far ahead
You're calling to me
I can't hear what you've said
Then you say, go slow, I fall behind
The second hand unwinds

If you're lost, you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall, I will catch you, I'll be waiting
Time after time

If you're lost, you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall, I will catch you, I will be waiting (I'll be waiting)
Time after time

After my picture fades
And darkness has turned to gray
Watching through windows
You're wondering if I'm okay
Secrets stolen from deep inside
The drum beats out of time

If you're lost, you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall, I will catch you, I'll be waiting
Time after time

You said, go slow, I fall behind
The second hand unwinds

If you're lost, you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall, I will catch you, I'll be waiting
Time after time

If you're lost, you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall, I will catch you, I will be waiting (I'll be waiting)

Time after time, time after time
Time after time, time after time




Time after time, time after time
Time after time, time after time

Overall Meaning

"Time After Time" is a timeless ballad performed by Cyndi Lauper in 1984. The song tells a story of a relationship where one person is always a step ahead or behind the other, but the love between them transcends the boundaries of time. The first verse sets the mood and immediately creates a feeling of nostalgia, as the singer lies in bed, listening to the clock ticking and thinking of her loved one. She is caught up in circles and confusion, which she admits is nothing new. The lyrics that follow are reminiscent of warm nights and suitcases filled with memories.


The chorus is the centerpiece of the song, where the words "time after time" are repeated several times. The singer's partner calls out to her, but she can't hear them because she is walking too far ahead. They tell her to slow down, and she falls behind while the second hand of the clock unwinds. The repetition of the phrase emphasizes the theme of time and how it affects relationships.


The second part of the chorus serves as a reassuring message, that if one person is lost, they can look for the other and find them, showing the depth of the love they share. The last verse is melancholic as the singer admits that sometimes when their picture fades, and they are no longer around, the loved one is left wondering if they are okay. The bridge uses the metaphor of a drum beating out of time to represent the heartache and the pain they feel when they are apart. The chorus is repeated several more times as the song reaches its climax.


Overall, the song's timeless melody and lyrics have captured the hearts of audiences for decades. It remains one of the most beloved ballads in music history and is considered one of the best songs of the 1980s.


Line by Line Meaning

Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick
I'm alone with my thoughts, the ticking clock reminds me of the passing time.


And think of you
During these long hours, my mind wanders to you.


Caught up in circles
I feel stuck in a cycle of confusion and uncertainty.


Confusion is nothing new
This isn't the first time I've struggled with mixed feelings and unclear thoughts.


Flashback, warm nights
Memories of good times spent together come flooding back into my mind.


Almost left behind
I thought I had moved on from those memories, but they still linger close by.


Suitcases of memories
My mind is full of memories of the time we spent together, some I would rather forget.


Time after
These memories always seem to come back again and again.


Sometimes you picture me
I wonder if you think about me like I think about you.


I'm walking too far ahead
I'm moving forward without looking back, leaving you behind.


You're calling to me, I can't hear
You're trying to get my attention, but I'm preoccupied with my own thoughts.


What you've said
I'm not really listening to you, my mind is too busy with its own chatter.


Then you say, go slow
You're asking me to take things more slowly, to pause and appreciate the present moment.


I fall behind
I struggle to keep up with your pace and your requests.


The second hand unwinds
Time keeps ticking away, moving us further and further apart.


If you're lost you can look and you will find me
Despite our differences and distance, I'm still here for you, always available to help.


Time after time
I will always be here, no matter how many times you need me.


If you fall I will catch you, I'll be waiting
I'm ready to be your support system, to hold you up when everything is falling apart.


After my picture fades and darkness has
As time goes by, the memories and images of us getting dimmer and harder to see.


Turned to gray
Our once bright memories are fading away with time and distance.


Watching through windows
You're keeping an eye on me, wondering what I'm up to and how I'm doing.


You're wondering if I'm okay
You care about how I'm feeling, even though we may not be close anymore.


Secrets stolen from deep inside
We've shared secrets and personal information, things we may not have told others.


The drum beats out of time
Our lives and hearts beat to different rhythms, leading us down different paths.


Time after time
I'll always be here through thick and thin, no matter how much time has passed.


Time after time
Even though we may drift apart, I'll still be here, waiting for you to come back to me.


Time after time
Our lives may go in different directions, but my love for you will remain constant.


Time after time
No matter how long it's been since we've spoken or seen each other, our bond remains unbroken.


Time after time
I'll keep showing up for you, no matter how many times you need me.


Time after time
Our past will always connect us, reminding us of the love we once shared.


Time after time
No matter what happens, I'll always be here for you, every step of the way.


Time after
Our bond is timeless, it transcends distance and time itself.




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Robert Hyman, Cyndi Lauper

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Lying in my bed I hear the clock tickAnd think of youCaught up in circlesConfusion is nothing newFlashback, warm nightsAlmost left behindSuitcases of memoriesTime afterSometimes you picture meI'm walking too far aheadYou're calling to me, I can't hearWhat you've saidThen you say, go slowI fall behindThe second hand unwindsIf you're lost you can look and you will find meTime after timeIf you fall I will catch you, I'll be waitingTime after timeIf you're lost you can look and you will find meTime after timeIf you fall I will catch you, I will be waitingTime after timeAfter my picture fades and darkness hasTurned to grayWatching through windowsYou're wondering if I'm okaySecrets stolen from deep insideThe drum beats out of timeIf you're lost you can look and you will find meTime after timeIf you fall I will catch you, I'll be waitingTime after timeYou said go slowI fall behindThe second hand unwindsIf you're lost you can look and you will find meTime after timeIf you fall I will catch you, I'll be waitingTime after timeIf you're lost you can look and you will find meTime after timeIf you fall I will catch you, I will be waitingTime after timeTime after timeTime after timeTime after timeTime after timeTime after timeTime after timeTime afterTime

Time After Time - Lisa Wahlandt - Lyrics

Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick
And think of you
Caught up in circles
Confusion is nothing new
Flashback, warm nights
Almost left behind
Suitcases of memories
Time after

Sometimes you picture me
I'm walking too far ahead
You're calling to me, I can't hear
What you've said
Then you say, go slow
I fall behind
The second hand unwinds

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I'll be waiting
Time after time

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting
Time after time

After my picture fades and darkness has
Turned to gray
I’m watching through windows
And you're wondering if I'm okay
Secrets stolen from deep inside
The drum beats out of time

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I'll be waiting
Time after time

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I'll be waiting
Time after time

Musical Interlude

If you're lost you can look and you will really, really really, really really find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I know that I will be waiting

Time after time
Time after time
Hold on, hold on…..

Time after time
Time after time
Time after time
Time after time……..

Comments from YouTube:

@cyndilauper

Happy 37 to "Time After Time!"

@gabrielfreitas153

Very cool

@Flashguitaravenue

Love from nepal ,💗💖❤️♥️🙏

@bektibek8101

Awesome

@kwallace3821

Beautiful and timeless like you 🇬🇧🤍

@silhofn3

One of your best songs...thank you for this lovely music....

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@SaRita980

This morning my 7yr old daughter was singing this in the shower word for word and I don't why this made me so proud. But it did❤❤ Anyone listening in 2024???

@nadiamurchie1949

listening still at 41 thanks to my mammie

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