Time After Time
The Four Lads Lyrics


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But I'm bidin' my time,
Cause that's the kinda guy I'm
While other folks grow dizzy
I keep busy
Bidin' my time.

Next year, next year,
Somethin's bound to happen,
This year, this year,
I'll just keep on nappin'

And bidin' my time
Cause that's the kinda guy I'm.
There's no regrettin'




When I'm settin'
Bidin' my time.

Overall Meaning

The Four Lads's song, "Bidin' My Time," is a classic tune that speaks to the virtues of patience and hard work. The lyrics describe a person who is content to take their time and wait for good things to come their way. The singer is proud of his approach to life, declaring that he is "the kinda guy" who is always "bidin' my time."


The first verse paints a picture of a busy world, full of people who are "growin' dizzy" with all their running around. In contrast, the singer is "keepin' busy" by staying calm, cool, and collected. He knows that good things come to those who wait, and he is willing to wait as long as it takes. In the second verse, the singer acknowledges that "somethin's bound to happen" next year, but he is in no rush to make things happen this year. Instead, he's content "nappin'" and "bidin' my time."


The chorus reinforces the singer's proud assertion that he is "the kinda guy" who is always "bidin' my time." He knows that there's "no regrettin'" his approach to life, because it has served him well in the past and will continue to do so in the future. He is "settin'" himself up for success by taking his time and waiting for the right moment to strike.


Overall, "Bidin' My Time" is a classic song that celebrates the virtues of patience, hard work, and determination. It reminds us that sometimes the best things in life come to those who wait.


Line by Line Meaning

But I'm bidin' my time,
I'm patiently waiting for the right opportunity,


Cause that's the kinda guy I'm
It's just my personality to take things slow and steady,


While other folks grow dizzy
Others may rush around and get overwhelmed,


I keep busy
But I stay productive while I wait for my chance,


Next year, next year,
I'm optimistic that things will change for the better soon,


Somethin's bound to happen,
There's a high probability that good things are on the horizon,


This year, this year,
But in the meantime, I'm content to take it easy,


I'll just keep on nappin'
Even if it means napping or taking breaks instead of always being on the go,


And bidin' my time
I'll keep waiting patiently,


Cause that's the kinda guy I'm.
Because it's just my nature to be patient and steady,


There's no regrettin'
I have no regrets about taking this approach,


When I'm settin'
Because in the end, I'll have achieved my goals while taking my time and not rushing,


Bidin' my time.
And that's just fine with me.




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

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