The Time of Your Life
Hans Zimmer Lyrics


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This is the time of your life
What you gonna do with it? - Don't fool with it
This is the time of your life
You better face it, don't waste it

Don't think about the future, don't think about the past
There's just this moment, better make it last
You better get it right 'cause
This is the time of your life

The Madonna's on the high spire, she's shining gold in the sun
I'm looking in the mirror, and it feels like staring down thebarrel of a gun
Don't want to confuse you and I don't want to let you down
I'm a little confused myself 'cause we're both strangers now
Can't we start all over again?

This is the time of your life
What you gonna do with it? - Don't fool with it
This is the time of your life
You better face it, don't waste it

Don't think about the future, don't think about the past
There's just this moment, better make it last
You better get it right 'cause
This is the time of your life

I'm looking down on the rooftops, the changes are comin' too fast
Don't have no answers, I don't even know what questions to ask
Better off saying nothing than telling you lies
Try and ride out the fire and kiss goodnight
I'm lost if I don't see myself in your eyes

This is the time of your life
What you gonna do with it? - Don't fool with it
This is the time of your life
You better face it, don't waste it

Don't think about the future, don't think about the past
There's just this moment, better make it last
You better get it right 'cause
This is the time of your life





This is the time of your life

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Hans Zimmer's "The Time of Your Life" pose an existential question that is relevant to the listener - what are you going to do with this moment in time? The song urges the listener to approach this moment in time with caution, asking them not to fool with it. It's a time to face realities head-on and to make the most of every second that ticks away - it's a time that ought not to be wasted.


The song then reminds the listener that there is no point fretting about the future or ruminating about the past. What matters is the present moment, and one ought to make it last. This is the time to get your life on track, to make it count, and to make sure that you don't waste the precious time you have.


The second verse of the song presents the listener with a more introspective view of the same concept. It uses metaphors that suggest fleetingness - the Madonna on the high spire is shining gold now, but that shimmer is only temporary. The singer is looking in the mirror and is almost overwhelmed by the speed with which time is passing. The song concludes with the line that the time of your life is now - this is your moment to make everything that you've ever wanted come true.


Line by Line Meaning

This is the time of your life
Emphasizing the importance of the present moment.


What you gonna do with it? - Don't fool with it
Challenging the listener to make the most of their time and not waste it on frivolous pursuits.


You better face it, don't waste it
Encouraging the listener to confront their life head-on and not let opportunities slip away.


Don't think about the future, don't think about the past
Advising against dwelling on regrets or worries about the future, but instead focusing on the present moment.


There's just this moment, better make it last
Highlighting the fleeting nature of time and the importance of cherishing each moment.


You better get it right 'cause This is the time of your life
Stressing the urgency of making the most of this moment and not wasting any opportunities.


The Madonna's on the high spire, she's shining gold in the sun
Painting a picturesque scene to contrast with the uncertainty and confusion of the singer's life.


I'm looking in the mirror, and it feels like staring down the barrel of a gun
Expressing the artist's anxiety and sense of being at a crossroads in their life.


Don't want to confuse you and I don't want to let you down
Acknowledging the artist's uncertainty about their own life choices and not wanting to lead others astray.


I'm a little confused myself 'cause we're both strangers now
Describing the distance that has grown between the artist and someone else, reflecting the internal conflict within the artist.


Can't we start all over again?
Expressing a desire to reset and try again, to make the most of this time of life.


I'm looking down on the rooftops, the changes are comin' too fast
Describing a world that is evolving quickly, heightening the need to seize the moment.


Don't have no answers, I don't even know what questions to ask
Conveying the singer's sense of confusion and lack of direction.


Better off saying nothing than telling you lies
Advising against hiding the truth, even if it means staying silent.


Try and ride out the fire and kiss goodnight
Encouraging the listener to withstand adversity and have the courage to move forward.


I'm lost if I don't see myself in your eyes
Expressing an emotional need for connection and validation from others.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: STEVEN VAN ZANDT

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Juan Arocha

When you realize some things just aren't meant to be, no matter how hard you try

Edit:
Firstly, thank you so much for the likes.

Secondly, I know I was sad, but I'm also happy that I was sad because for a while I felt something so strong, that it makes me wonder what else is out there, like it makes me happy I'm alive.

So yes, I was very sad, but at the same time, it was a beautiful type of sad.

Wishing everyone in the comments all the best life can offer!



TheVannieShow

Este comentario se va a perder entre muchos otros. Pero quiero desahogarme...
Me gusta mucho esta canción, últimamente la he estado escuchando mucho más porque me hace sentir nostálgica, ¿Con un rayo de esperanza? Simplemente me hace despejar mis pensamientos.

Hace poco mi novio (ahora ex) me cortó por mensaje un sábado en la noche. Me dijo que ya no sentía el mismo aprecio por nuestra relación, que yo no tenía la culpa y él si, que me quiere pero que quiere vivir experiencias diferentes y así... Algo se rompió en mi porque una semana antes de eso le dije que íbamos a trabajar juntos y salir adelante en nuestra relación, me dijo que si, pero nada más me aventó a la basura. Eliminó todo, me dejó de seguir y puso su cuenta en privado...
Me lo llegué a topar en la calle, lo ví de lejos y solo se escondió de mí, no venía solo.
No sé que fue lo que pasó para que todo acabara así, ¿Qué hice mal?
Fueron 3 años, y él solo los tiró a la basura... Puse mi corazón en el fuego y se terminó consumiendo. Ahora es raro ya no mandarle mensajes, ni ver su cara, ni tocarlo, ya no sé nada de él. Ahora es un desconocido. Pero creo que será lo mejor para que pueda sanar...
Sé que no es perfecto, no soy perfecta, pero enserio que lo amo tanto... No le deseo el mal, quiero que se encuentre mejor y que aprenda a tomar buenas decisiones para que vaya por un buen rumbo en su vida. Tal vez nos volvamos a encontrar.

Apenas van 2 semanas de esto, y estoy intentando levantarme para seguir. Creo que a él no le inmuta nada, pero para mi si significó tanto todo lo que viví con él.
Le dije que siempre lo apoyaría en todo, que siempre estaría con él. También él me prometió mucho, y ahora que se fue creo que todo fue una mentira. ¿O en algún punto si fue real lo que me dijo? Ya no lo sé...
¿Por qué?
"Me endulzaste los oídos, me arrancaste las vendas, conociste mis demonios y te alejaste en silencio. ¡Perverso! Si no ibas a quedarte, ¿Por qué desnudaste mi alma?" -Bob Marley

3 años no son fáciles de olvidar. 3 años contigo fueron tan especiales.

Una parte de mi se fue con él, una parte de mi murió. Ahora estoy intentando levantarme y seguir, quiero aprender a amarme. Sé que no es el fin del mundo, pero estoy cansada. También otras cosas se me atravesaron, y solo quiero estar en el suelo...
Pero Spider-man siempre se levanta, y quiero seguir su ejemplo.

¿Fui importante para ti? ¿Soy reemplazable? ¿Mi amor fue demasiado agobiante para ti como para que quisieras huir? ¿O tenias miedo al compromiso?

No es el fin del mundo... ¿No?



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Eternal Maverick

SUB & LIKE to show me you want more content like this, you have my gratitude!

isabella wheeler

Can you tell me where I can find this version of the song?

Bond Sean Bond

@isabella wheeler 0:50 Bambi’s mom’s death and Gwen Stacy’s death both made cry out loud.

bianca

“The hardest part of this job is, you can’t always save everyone”

Friendly Pizza Boi

I cant believe I'm crying from a quote from fricking Spider Ham..😢

Anastasija2 Pilnikova2

We can..it's a Matter of Resources

LoneArachnid

Anastasija2 Pilnikova2 not what it means but ok

fpoli

Mr. Blueberry You know you don't have to watch it if you don't want to? As I said this is for those who want to listen

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Krawna

This song is a kick in the gut for 3 reasons:

- Spiderman's been my favorite since a kid and him losing Gwen was already painful from the comics
- Peter and Gwen's on screen chemistry in the movie was amazing. This made the tragedy even harder to stomach
- Andrew and Emma were the only celebrity couple I ever rooted for and admired. Their love seemed so pure and authentic... and then they broke up. For good

Rodrigo Calderón

I could've not described it better. I completely agree with everything.
I really felt this movie and soundtrack.

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