My Time
Roberto Cacciapaglia Lyrics


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Stored on the shelves of my memory
My thoughts are in perfect array

My life runs smooth like a highway
Billboards show me the way

My way of life has the glamour
Of an artificial neon ad

I need overwhelming information
For a complete shopping list

Acrylic colours oscillate my eyes
When I walk down a drugstore aisle

Stored on the shelves of my memory
My thoughts are in perfect array

I learn do it yourself cybernetics
While I′m jogging on a rolling tray

I love my weekends in the pure air
On the heights of the Eiffel tower

My time my time I love my time
My time has something more
My time's the best there′s ever been
My time I love my time
Thank you my time

My life runs smooth like a highway
Billboards show me the way

My love stories have the flavour
Of a swiss made digital watch

When I have to know what to love
I recall my stored data

Doctor Einstein we're going supernova
There's not a single thing that you can do
????????

My time my time I love my time
My time has something more
My time′s the best there′s ever been
My time I love my time
Thank you my time

My thoughts are still like a photo
In the hall of a Hilton Hotel

My reflex actions are mechanized
Like japanese camera tourists

Happily milling in Bloomingdales
Shooting at beautiful symbols

My time my time I love my time
My time has something more
My time's the best there′s ever been



My time I love my time
Thank you my time

Overall Meaning

The song "My Time" by Roberto Cacciapaglia is a commentary on the modern-day lifestyle driven by consumerism, technology, and the pursuit of pleasure. The song opens with the lines "Stored on the shelves of my memory, My thoughts are in perfect array," which suggest an orderly and structured mind. The singer of the song sees their life as running smoothly like a highway, with billboards showing them the way. They describe their way of life as glamorous with the artificial neon ads having a significant impact on their life. The singer admits to needing constant stimulation and information, likening it to an overwhelming shopping list.


The next few verses of the song highlight the singer's love for modern technology and consumerism, as they describe their fascination with do-it-yourself cybernetics, walking down a drugstore aisle, and love for Swiss-made digital watches. They refer to the heights of the Eiffel tower as a place to escape to on the weekends, showcasing their highflying lifestyle. The singer thanks "my time" for all of this, suggesting that they are grateful for the excesses they have been blessed with.


The final verses of the song describe the singer's lifestyle as one of a tourist, taking pictures of beautiful symbols in Bloomingdales and reflex actions mechanised like Japanese camera tourists. They end the song with a repetition of the lines "My time my time I love my time, My time has something more, My time's the best there′s ever been, My time I love my time, Thank you my time," emphasising their love for their luxurious lifestyle.


Line by Line Meaning

Stored on the shelves of my memory
My memories are neatly organized and easily accessible


My thoughts are in perfect array
My thoughts are well-ordered


My life runs smooth like a highway
My life is without obstacles


Billboards show me the way
My path in life is clearly marked by external feedback


My way of life has the glamour
My lifestyle is flashy and grandiose


Of an artificial neon ad
Like the ads that populate public spaces, my lifestyle is not authentic


I need overwhelming information
I require copious amounts of data on which to base my decisions


For a complete shopping list
My decision-making is often based solely on materialistic interests


Acrylic colours oscillate my eyes
The bright colors of consumer products catch my attention


When I walk down a drugstore aisle
The environment of a drugstore is particularly stimulating for me


I learn do it yourself cybernetics
I am constantly looking to improve myself through the use of technology


While I'm jogging on a rolling tray
I attempt to multitask in all aspects of my life, including exercise


I love my weekends in the pure air
I enjoy outdoor activities on weekends


On the heights of the Eiffel tower
Specifically, I enjoy outdoor activities in grand settings such as the Eiffel tower


My love stories have the flavour
My romantic experiences are akin to consumer products


Of a Swiss made digital watch
An expensive and high-quality consumer good


When I have to know what to love
I often default to past experiences and data to inform my romantic taste


I recall my stored data
I rely heavily on past experiences and memories for decision-making


Doctor Einstein we're going supernova
An allusion to the destructive nature of technological progress


There's not a single thing that you can do
Implying that the consequences of technological progress are inevitable and irreversible


My thoughts are still like a photo
My memories are vivid and long-lasting, like a photograph


In the hall of a Hilton Hotel
My memories are often associated with grand and expensive settings


My reflex actions are mechanized
I am reliant on technology and automation in my day-to-day life


Like Japanese camera tourists
An allusion to the idea that technology and its influence is universal, regardless of culture


Happily milling in Bloomingdales
Enjoying myself in a place of luxury and opulence


Shooting at beautiful symbols
A metaphor for the act of purchasing or acquiring materialistic goods


My time I love my time
I am content with my current state of existence


My time has something more
Implying that there is something more to be gained from a technology-focused lifestyle


My time's the best there's ever been
Implying that a technology-focused lifestyle is superior to past ways of living


Thank you my time
Expressing gratitude for a lifestyle that prioritizes technology and material gain




Writer(s): Roberto Cacciapaglia, Villahermosa Manca Di

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Sojung Hong

Stored on the shelves of my memory
my thoughts are in perfect array

My life runs smooth like a highway
billboards show me the way

My way of life has the glamour
of an artificial neon ad

I need overwhelming information
for a complete shopping list

Acrylic colours oscillate my eyes
when I walk down a drugstore aisle

Stored on the shelves of my memory
my thoughts are in perfect array

I learn do it yourself cybernetics
while I'm jogging on a rolling tray

I love my weekends in the pure air
on the heights of the Eiffel tower

My time my time I love my time
My time has something more
My time's the best there's ever been
My time I love my time
Thank you my time

My life runs smooth like a highway
billboards show me the way

My love stories have the flavour
of a swiss made digital watch

When I have to know what to love
I recall my stored data

Doctor Einstein we're going supernova
There's not a single thing that you can do
????????

My time my time I love my time
My time has something more
My time's the best there's ever been
My time I love my time
Thank you my time

My thoughts are still like a photo
in the hall of a Hilton Hotel

My reflex actions are mechanized
like japanese camera tourists

happily milling in Bloomingdales
shooting at beautiful symbols

My time my time I love my time
My time has something more
My time's the best there's ever been
My time I love my time
Thank you my time



All comments from YouTube:

Alix

Lyrics and music so ahead of their time

Sojung Hong

Stored on the shelves of my memory
my thoughts are in perfect array

My life runs smooth like a highway
billboards show me the way

My way of life has the glamour
of an artificial neon ad

I need overwhelming information
for a complete shopping list

Acrylic colours oscillate my eyes
when I walk down a drugstore aisle

Stored on the shelves of my memory
my thoughts are in perfect array

I learn do it yourself cybernetics
while I'm jogging on a rolling tray

I love my weekends in the pure air
on the heights of the Eiffel tower

My time my time I love my time
My time has something more
My time's the best there's ever been
My time I love my time
Thank you my time

My life runs smooth like a highway
billboards show me the way

My love stories have the flavour
of a swiss made digital watch

When I have to know what to love
I recall my stored data

Doctor Einstein we're going supernova
There's not a single thing that you can do
????????

My time my time I love my time
My time has something more
My time's the best there's ever been
My time I love my time
Thank you my time

My thoughts are still like a photo
in the hall of a Hilton Hotel

My reflex actions are mechanized
like japanese camera tourists

happily milling in Bloomingdales
shooting at beautiful symbols

My time my time I love my time
My time has something more
My time's the best there's ever been
My time I love my time
Thank you my time

Andrea Masini Luccetti

Buon ritmo...buon testo ...ottima voce!!! Una scoperta musicale!!!

Isidoro Leon

My own Summer Jam for 2017! Thank you my time.👏🌞👏

osetrik1000

Way ahead of its time! Great tune.

Riccardo Persi

A Synthpop song that I love ! <3

tlftl

punk and new wave was my scene, I worked in a record store for God's sake but somehow this artist got past me. WTF is up with that?

Ab Fab

Didn't know it was an italian production !

jaquesaulait

Great track. Heard it on Tom Ravenscroft.

Jeffrey Lyons

Thanks for posting alex2009j. I only knew the Telex version until now.

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